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Agile Tools vs. Agile Books

Agile Tools vs. Agile Books

I have been working with Agile for a couple of years. At Berteig Consulting we are using Agile to run our small business. As such we try to use various tools to make our life easier. We have used CardMeeting for our cycles and tasks. I have t...

Use of Scrum in music industry

Use of Scrum in music industry

Some times ago I never could think about a way to do a music production with processes cause I was very against follow rules and process to me could consider then a stuck thing.

Scrum & Gaming Addiction

Scrum & Gaming Addiction

There are few people in our Scrum Community who know personally the power of video games to engage people, and even create addictions to them. There are even some who have applied Scrum to creating those addictive online video games. This artic...

An Example ScrumMaster's Checklist

An Example ScrumMaster's Checklist

An adequate ScrumMaster can handle two or three teams at a time. If you're content to limit your role to organizing meetings, enforcing timeboxes, and responding to the impediments people explicitly report, you can get by with part time attention ...

Ouija Board Estimation

Ouija Board Estimation

During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true!  This gave me an idea for a different type of iterative estimation that I tried in practice with ‘Team Woodstock’.

Why Your Boss's Boss Should Also Go Agile

Why Your Boss's Boss Should Also Go Agile

Rowers row below decks, propelling the ship based on directions relayed down from up top. The ship will make it to the destination that way, but it would be so much more efficient if the crew could view the captain and interact with him more directly through a see-through deck. Find out why companies that want to maneuver better should strive for a similar degree of transparency and a company-wide agile focus.

Getting Dirty with Scrum

Getting Dirty with Scrum

Scrum teams just look different. From their faded whiteboards to their discarded post-it notes, Scrum teams make their mark just by doing their job. Read one CSPs story of how his team's space tells the story of their struggles and their triumphs.

Negotiating Scrum Through a Waterfall

Negotiating Scrum Through a Waterfall

Trying to run a Scrum project in a waterfall-dominated culture is no easy feat. Read how one CSP navigates his way through these often tumultuous waters.

Scrum in Palestine

Scrum in Palestine

Sponsored by PalDev and the Scrum Alliance, James Coplien recently traveled to Palestine to hold the country's first-ever CSM course. With the help of user groups and Scrum evangelists, the Scrum Alliance is transforming the world of work, one cou...

The Scrum Team: A Puzzle of People

The Scrum Team: A Puzzle of People

How do you build your cross-functional teams? One CSP creates his in an agile manner, inspecting and adapting as the project evolves. He says that this allows team members to learn new skills and ensures that the right skills are brought on to the team when needed. Read on to hear his story.

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