Merger fun

December 31, 2008 at 7:15 am Leave a comment

The company I am working for was just acquired by one of our competitors. Not too many details are known for now, except that in a few days an integration team from the new owners will come over and start “the integration process” that will lead eventually (couple of months time frame) to the restructuring and merger.

Naturally, everyone right now is trying to find ways to “market” themselves to this integration team. For my team, one of the issues is that we are using Scrum, while according to rumors the new owners are hardcore waterfall people. Having worked with waterfall before I am sure I wouldnt want to repeat that experience. On the other hand, perhaps there is an opportunity here to interest the new guys in this wonderful world of agile.

I am wondering if anyone have experienced such a situation before, and if so, if there are some strategy that should be employed. I would appreciate any advice and/or tips on how the best to handle this. In any case, I will update this blog once we know more (and if it’s not confidential). For now, it’s time to go work on the “integration backlog”.

Happy new year everyone 🙂


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