Articles published in 2007

Agile Smells: Lack of Progress

Agile Smells: Lack of Progress

Progress smells often point to failings in one of three areas: backlog management, feature definition, and feature completion. This article analyzes what lack of progress means and describes remedies for weaknesses in backlog management. Parts two and three of this smell analysis will address feature definition and completion, respectively.

Scrum is Not the Point. Agile is!

Scrum is Not the Point. Agile is!

The simplicity of Scrum is both its strength and its weakness. A true understanding of agile principles is necessary for Scrum (or any other agile method) to succeed.

Predictability in Action

Predictability in Action

Agile estimation gives you the right answer, even if it’s not the one you want to hear.

Scrum is so easy! Why don't they get it?

Scrum is so easy! Why don't they get it?

Management can see that Scrum works for developing software. What they often have more trouble understanding is that Scrum is a project management process that should govern the entire project, not just the "development part."

Why Fixed Bids Are Bad for Clients

Why Fixed Bids Are Bad for Clients

Just because your company is agile doesn't mean your customers are. How do you compete in a market where fixed bids and waterfalls are commonplace?

What Scrum Can and Cannot Fix

What Scrum Can and Cannot Fix

The Scrum framework brings a structure to projects that can right many wrongs, but it is not a silver bullet, and it certainly won’t make all problems disappear.

Scrum Alliance Certifications

Scrum Alliance Certifications

An at-a-glance synopsis of all Scrum Alliance certifications, their prerequisites, and the associated fees.

Scrum Reading List

Scrum Reading List

A recommended reading list for anyone interested in learning more about Scrum.

Be There or Be Square

Be There or Be Square

Discover why it’s critical for your agile teams to be collocated and how to best position your teams for agile success.

Going Nowhere Fast

Going Nowhere Fast

Customers want it yesterday. Scrum promises it tomorrow. So why aren’t we getting it? What is “it” anyway?

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