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>I have almost never seen Scrum sold as magical by developers. Executives? Yes. Consultants? Yes. But developers?

In many places, especially smaller ones, project managers are also developers (or lead developers etc), and they often drink the Scrum kool-aid.

Seconded. I've also seen it promoted by developers who are in what one could call a "honeymoon period" of their careers. First or second job, probably learned programming at university so every task is an interesting challenge, SCRUM is their first agile methodology, they don't have enough broad knowledge about programming and the industry to become disillusioned and cynical. I've had such people evangelize SCRUM to me, with pride in their eyes, like it was the best thing since sliced bread.

I’ve noticed this, too. For some reason a junior developer on my team 2 years our of school was made into scrum master, and if we so much as sneeze there’s no JIRA ticket for it he starts whining.

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