3/15/2009 by Roger Brown
A small group of Certified Scrum Coaches were on a conference call recently, our voices travelling among continents through the digital magic of the Internet. One coach lamented the lack of having another coach to talk to on the job. Convincing or...
2/25/2009 by Nimesh Soni
To be truly successful with Scrum, you must fundamentally change the way you work. It's not just teams that must adjust; management and business have to think differently too. Breaking long-held habits is never easy, but it can be done.
2/11/2009 by Srikant Chellappa,Jerry Buchanan
How a distributed team made Scrum work for them, despite the distance and time that separated teams and team members from each other.
2/4/2009 by Jason Haines,Geoff Watts
Maintaining a prioritised product backlog of desired functionality is a key aspect of agile software development. When working with a single product owner and a small number of backlog items, this task is easily managed. However, scaling prioritisation to multiple stakeholders and large product backlogs presents unique challenges. This paper presents a market-based approach to prioritisation that is fair, open, and scalable.
1/29/2009 by Alan Atlas
Can you streamline sprint planning by eliminating task estimates? Alan Atlas says, "Yes, you can!" Find out when it's possible and how to get there.
1/9/2009 by Roman Pichler
The product vision is a critical success factor for Scrum projects. Little has been said about the contents and desirable qualities of a vision in Scrum. This article tries to fill the gap by helping you write a powerful product vision that guides and aligns everyone involved in the project.
1/7/2009 by Jann Thomas
How understanding the balance inherent in agile’s guiding principles can help project managers make the transition from traditional project management methodologies to agile.
12/9/2008 by Tom Steele
Ready, Fire, Aim is a play on Ready, Aim, Fire. Its intent is to demonstrate how nonsensical agile methodologies, and their perceived lack of planning, must be.This article provides some ammuntion to effectively counter that criticism.
12/1/2008 by Michael de la Maza
This article is the first in a multi-part series on Scrum games that, as a Scrum coach, the author has found useful in introducing Scrum principles and practices to traditional teams.
11/21/2008 by Pete Behrens
The Certified Scrum Coach program team recently sought feedback from current Certified Scrum Practitioners regarding the perceived benefits of the CSC program and how it can be improved as it enters its second year. Find out what the results of the survey were and what that might mean for the future of the CSC program.