Having experience Flaccid Scrum, I find this article interesting, and agree with most of it.
I’d also like to add though, that if you do the scrum practices (story cards, stand ups, retrospectives, etc) but don’t buy into the fundamental principals, you will not succeed. And that means everyone on the team, not just the people in charge. In particular, if the team is not empowered, is not committing to the estimates and the iteration plan in its heart, and and does not trust, then you are probably better off using traditional processes. Or just as likely to fail whatever process you use.
Nine Things Developer Want More Than Money
Read if you’re a developer and wondering what’s missing from your job.
Read if you’re a manager and you’re looking to recruit the right types of developers. In particular be honest with yourself over whether your organisation is more aligned to "hygiene" or "motivation". At least one of the poor job decisions I have made is because the role was mis-sold as one and turned out to be the other.
<blockquote style="font-style: italic;">Certifiction (n.) : a professional endorsement which states only that the holder had the money to pay for the exam.
…which reminded me of this debate, particularly the first comment.