Articles published in November 2006

Scrum Smells: Talking Chickens

Scrum Smells: Talking Chickens

Importance Important Symptoms These are symptoms that a Scrum team is not being protected from outside influences: External stakeholders talk in the daily Scrums Features are selected or priorities switched outside of sprint planning meetin...

The Why of Scrum

The Why of Scrum

Scrum is built on a few simple principles. Many people are exposed to the how (the mechanics) of scrum first, without the why (the principles). This document focuses on the why.

Scum versus Scrum

Scum versus Scrum

Single-celled organisms and software developers may not seem to have much in common. However, both of these organisms benefit from following a few simple rules that allow them to work in groups. Following these simple rules allows new behaviors an...