on one of my projects we introduced scrum… ok lets be honest, we are doing “scrum … but”. But we are now able to deliver much more than before, and the effort = money spend on each feature has decreased. However we track that we talk more than before. We do standups every day, and once a week a planning session (either backlog with the PO or sprint with the SM) and we are doing retrospectives.
But somehow the higher level management is unhappy. They tell us we spend to much time on “communication”. They are very much happy with our productivity though.
Might be that they have not realized that the increased communication time is related to the increased productivity?