Later in the evening I arrived home where I found a letter from the city of Delft. It was about the train tunnel the city of Delft is building and announced that unfortunately the building project is behind schedule and the delay is at least a year. By the end of this year (6 months from now) a better planning, including budget issues can be given. For the rest it was all about how sorry they are for the people living in the mess etc.
When I thought about this and looked at some previous information from the city it became even stranger. The whole project started about 2 years ago with preparing the building site. Just 2 weeks ago the actual digging had started and the tunnel would be delivered in 2 phases, the first tracks in 2013, the next set in 2016 and the whole project including many new houses, parks, etc. would be complete in 2020.
All communications so far gives the impression that a very extensive waterfall planning has been prepared and with my simple thinking I started to consider why wouldn't they use scrum for implementing this kind of large infrastructure project. From a customer value perspective the first 2013 set of tracks create maximum value and thus should get top priority. Everything I've seen at the information and construction site shows clearly that the team is working on everything at the same time and is not giving focus to maximum customer value.
Does anyone know how to get contact information of the main project lead of the whole project so I can send this person 'De kracht van Scrum'