Scrum Shock Therapy

Scrum is fail-fast and self-organizing, a combination that makes for bad project starts. Both the team and management struggle to understand this new paradigm that does not readily fit their current set up. The Therapy: Get off to a good start by directing the team with a careful set of good practices and a strict agreement that leaves little or no choice. The team can then, over a couple of iterations, gradually take command themselves. Come hear about Scrum Shock Therapy. How does it work for companies like MySpace? Is this a faster, better way to get started with Scrum?