Articles published in April 2009

Human Resources and Scrum

Human Resources and Scrum

Historically, the function of the human resources department has been twofold: to police the organization for compliance and to help cultivate a vibrant culture in which employees can flourish by recruiting and retaining the best talent. But as t...

The Sprint Review: Mastering the Art of Feedback

The Sprint Review: Mastering the Art of Feedback

The sprint review in Scrum is a critical part of the inspect and adapt cycle. Having worked with many teams and organizations, I have noticed an overall reluctance (and in some cases fear) to do them in the way they were intended. First, let&rsqu...

Top Ten Organizational Impediments

Top Ten Organizational Impediments

We asked a group of agile development experts working in and with large companies about their most challenging organizational impediments. We aggregated their responses into a list of the top ten organizational impediments for implementing agile methodologies on a large scale.