Articles published in July 2010

From Meager Beginnings to Masterful Ends

From Meager Beginnings to Masterful Ends

The story of how using Scrum helped one team complete a project outside the world of software with a minimal budget, almost no direction, and even less time.

I'm No Guru. I'm a Scrum Emcee

I'm No Guru. I'm a Scrum Emcee

The name ScrumMaster can be misleading. Many have likened ScrumMasters to Jedi Masters, Kung-Fu masters, or other guru-type roles. This has probably happened because the word master itself seems to imply a deep knowledge and understanding. However...

Are We Headed to Abilene?

Are We Headed to Abilene?

Scrum teams are tasked with finding the most optimal way to accomplish the work. To do this, they make decisions ranging from how best to meet goals to who should work on which tasks. Reaching group consensus can be difficult. Some opinions are more dominant than others; some voices more hesitant to speak out. Even in agreement, true consensus might not exist. Find out how to reach an agreement that everyone on the team can believe in.