Articles published in June 2008

Implementing Scrum: 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin

Implementing Scrum: 8 Questions to Answer Before You Begin

Do your homework. Before embarking on the Scrum journey, go through this checklist to ensure you, your team, and your organization are ready for the changes Scrum will bring.

Coaching Scrum Teams

Coaching Scrum Teams

High-performing teams are the Formula Ones of cooperation. Systemic leadership, teambuilding and coaching are key elements for a successful implementation of Scrum. Implementation of Scrum is more than just new working procedures; it also can be a showdown with the traditional management role and business rules. This article describes how you as the leader can support and develop your team by considering your own role in light of the team’s stage of development.

Pinky and The Brain

Pinky and The Brain

Pinky and The Brain is a cartoon about two mice (Pinky and The Brain) who are opposites in nearly every way. The interesting thing about this cartoon, and why it’s relevant to software development, is the struggle between the key character...

Two Tips to Help Product Owners with Release Planning

Two Tips to Help Product Owners with Release Planning

In real estate, it's all about location, location, location, In agile, we could say it's all about business value, business value, business value. Lyssa Adkins gives product owners tips to keep in mind when making plans for a release so that they don't forget their ultimate goal: produce the highest business value first.