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Tale of the Demanding Consultant

So, I just heard that a consultant canceled a gig at a company because — get this — the company did not move off of a big VCS system prior to his Scrum (etc.) engagement. (In the words of one friend, it sounds a bit like a temper tantrum or elitism.)

In my opinion, any consultant worth their salt would simply deal with it… the choice of VCS is *not* an issue. Neither is the choice of “Use Cases” or “User Stories.”

If you think these sorts of things are a big deal,

  1. go directly to jail,
  2. do not pass go,
  3. do not collect $200.


Consider this a “Bad Smell” should you face such a pre-engagement demand!