Today I’ll rant about the same thing. Management in Scrum environment.
I had the unwanted pleasure yesterday to witness one of the most rudest intrusions of team autonomy.
Our Scrum Dictator wanted that the team space, the sacred living quarters of the team, to be organized exactly the same way as other spaces nearby. Despite team resistance. The Scrum Dictator does not work in the team space. Period. Thus, he/she can not say anything about the team space. As long as the team space does not violate safety regulations, it is up to the team to setup the space as they want.
I had to intervene and I got the team’s will to survive this assault, though not fully. I guess we’ll do the changes in a stealthy manner later ;-)
After all, the team must have a space they like to be in.