Articles published in 2006

Contracts for Implementing Scrum

Contracts for Implementing Scrum

The essential promises required for Scrum to succeed in an organization.

Scrum Delivers

Scrum Delivers

Toyota often is touted as the world's best manufacturer. This success has been attributed to fourteen clearly identified principles. Find out how Scrum can allow you to model these ideals in your own product development.

Use Your Scrum Senses

Use Your Scrum Senses

Sight, Sound, Touch. You were born with powerful learning tools. You have only to tap into them.

The Art of the Dodge

The Art of the Dodge

Why ScrumMasters should question answers, but not be so quick to answer questions.

Scrum's Complex Simplicity: Nowhere to Hide

Scrum's Complex Simplicity: Nowhere to Hide

What to do when Scrum lifts the veil of opacity from your project, revealing obstacles and problems you may wish you'd never seen.

An Inside Job

An Inside Job

External consultants bring a wealth of experience and an objective perspective to the classroom. However, we have been experimenting with running internal certified ScrumMaster courses ourselves. Bringing the training in-house has resulted in some significant benefits but has also brought some significant challenges.

Attractive Task Boards

Attractive Task Boards

When trying to implement Scrum, sometimes it seems that the little things create the biggest problems. Take task boards for instance: how do you create a tidy space where your cards aren't falling and supplies are handy when you want to add new stories? Lisa Owens has found a simple solution that might work for you

Scrum in a Fixed-Date Environment

Scrum in a Fixed-Date Environment

Sure, Scrum is great for some projects, but can it work for a complex project with hard release dates and changing requirements? Find out what happened when we gave it a try.

Seven Ways to Revitalize Your Sprint Retrospectives

Seven Ways to Revitalize Your Sprint Retrospectives

For some teams, retrospectives start to lose their punch after a few sprints have gone by. If your retrospectives feel a little stale, don't abandon them. Freshen them up instead. Seven things you can do to inject new energy.

Scrum Shouldn't Be a Burden

Scrum Shouldn't Be a Burden

If lightweight processes feel too heavy, it's most likely an implementation problem.

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