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Orlando Scrum Gathering 2010: A Diary

Orlando Scrum Gathering 2010: A Diary

Read one attendee's perspective on the 2010 Orlando Gathering. This article also includes links to several other first-hand accounts of the gathering.

Scrum Success in a Distributed Team Environment

Scrum Success in a Distributed Team Environment

In today’s work environments, research proves that distributed Scrum teams can achieve the same quality results as collocated teams, but relationships, communication and culture play important roles in the latter. About Scrum Since its inc...

How I  Stole an Office and Fixed Our Daily Scrum

How I Stole an Office and Fixed Our Daily Scrum

As I mentioned in my last article, I'm new to Scrum, and the journey to implement Scrum has had its challenges and rewards. After using Scrum for a month or so, I started to see a deficiency; we weren't having productive Daily Scrums. So, I dec...

How to Sustain Adaptive Planning

How to Sustain Adaptive Planning

Scrum and other agile methods recognize that responsiveness to change is an important aspect of delivering projects. They also recognize that software development is evolutionary and creative. By managing changes through Adaptive planning, Scrum p...

Why Go AgileΓÇöWhy Should I Embrace Change?

Why Go AgileΓÇöWhy Should I Embrace Change?

Has someone in your organization taken time to explain to you why you should embrace Agile? Ask yourself, why would "I" as a CIO/ Business Stakeholder / Developer/QA/BA implement Agile? Teamwork is very key in any organization; however, at the end...

Can Scrum Support Six Sigma?

Can Scrum Support Six Sigma?

Can Scrum Support Six Sigma? By Heitor Roriz Filho, MSc, CSP Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach Rally Software partner for Latin America hroriz@gmail.com   INTRODUCTION This article discusses briefly how Scrum could support Six Si...

What does a ScrumMaster do?

What does a ScrumMaster do?

What does a ScrumMaster do? Dr. German Sakaryan CSP, CSM As a ScrumMaster, I was asked this question many times. Sometimes I had enough time to explain, sometimes not. But every time it was challenging to provide a clear picture of what a ScrumM...

Power of the Post-it

Power of the Post-it

When is a Post-it more than just a Post-it? When it becomes the basis for an easy-to-update taskboard for a non-development Scrum team. Read the rest of the story...

Transitioning to Scrum: Selecting the Product Owner

Transitioning to Scrum: Selecting the Product Owner

Transitioning to Scrum: Selecting the Product Owner By John Clifford, CSM, CSPO, CSP Construx Software, Inc. John.Clifford@Construx.com Many teams moving to Scrum have questions about the Product Owner position. Is the Product Owner a member of ...

Scrummertime and the livin' is easy

Scrummertime and the livin' is easy

Scrummertime and the livin' is easy By Marko Majkic, CSM, CSP I have prejudices. Usually, people have prejudices about everything, including Scrum. This is normal and ok as long as we are aware of these prejudices and we're ready to deal with t...

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