Articles published in June 2006

Effective Collaboration through Standardization

Effective Collaboration through Standardization

Let’s face it: for most of us, the term standardization has a negative connotation. We think of rules that are strictly enforced, procedures that must be followed, no matter what. This article tries to put a different perspective on standard...

Poisonous Scrum Anti-Patterns

Poisonous Scrum Anti-Patterns

My colleagues and I work with a number of organizations implementing agile and Scrum. We are starting to see patterns (and anti-patterns) emerge in the way in which many companies go about transitioning their products to Scrum. Two of these patter...

It's All in the Delivery

It's All in the Delivery

How Scrum Avoids Problems with Traditional "Earned Value" and "Schedule Performance Index" Calculations

Are You Ready to Coach?

Are You Ready to Coach?

As a ScrumMaster, part of your job is to improve the productivity and engineering practices of the team in any way possible. One way to help the team improve is coaching. In this column, I’ll talk about one of the foundations of successful c...