Articles published in 2013

The Enlightened Scrum Team

The Enlightened Scrum Team

The idea behind a Scrum team is that is it self-organizing, self-managed, and self-improving. Why does this work so well?

Manage Objectives, Actions, and Uncertainty in Scrum

Manage Objectives, Actions, and Uncertainty in Scrum

This article provides a simplified and commonsense perspective to understanding Scrum. Everything in Scrum can be summarized this way. . . .

The Burden of True Agility

The Burden of True Agility

What do we know from a quarter-century of software projects? Most of them are either challenged or fail. They run over budget, run late, run off the rails. . . .

Interpretation of Scrum

Interpretation of Scrum

What does Scrum mean to you? When I posed this question to folks, I got interesting answers -- and across most of them, the interpretation of Scrum was different. . . .

Face-Off: Marketing, Management, and Delivery

Face-Off: Marketing, Management, and Delivery

For decades there has been a growing conflict between the marketing end of an organization and the delivery side, especially in the software industry. Projections, Promises, and Profits versus Feasibility, Facts, and Fallacies. . . .

Agile and Its Value

Agile and Its Value

A lot of people in the business community joke that Agile is for those who don't know what they are doing. May be they have read and signed off on huge requirements specs (running into hundreds of pages) and are proud about it. . . .

Scaling Scrum: 4 Tips to Help with Organizational Change

Scaling Scrum: 4 Tips to Help with Organizational Change

When a company decides to embark upon the Scrum journey, it may start with renaming a few project managers as ScrumMasters. It may even send them to become certified and then have them come back and teach others. Things muddle along for a while, then at some point the organization begins to stall, and no one understands why. . . .

Agile Will Fail Because . . .

Agile Will Fail Because . . .

I was at the Agile 2013 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in August and had the opportunity to participate in the Scrum Alliance-sponsored Coaches Clinic. Two of the volunteers at the clinic put up a poster board with a simple statement: "Agile will fail at my company because . . ."

A Simple Daily Checklist for a ScrumMaster

A Simple Daily Checklist for a ScrumMaster

No matter what style the ScrumMaster adopts, he or she should do whatever is necessary to facilitate the team. . . .

Two Time-Management Techniques to Aid Agility

Two Time-Management Techniques to Aid Agility

With Agile as a philosophy and Scrum as a framework, ScrumMasters are sometimes on their own, left out in the cold when it comes to specific tactics. . . .

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