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Romper las reglas . . . siempre una tentación

Romper las reglas . . . siempre una tentación

Las metodologías o frameworks ágiles, tienen un grave peligro. . . .

Success Story: PRINCE2 + Scrum Delivers ONTRAK on Time

Success Story: PRINCE2 + Scrum Delivers ONTRAK on Time

In this article, I present how I used Scrum effectively in a project that was managed using the PRINCE2 project management method. . . .

Mapping of the Project Manager Role to the ScrumMaster Role

Mapping of the Project Manager Role to the ScrumMaster Role

What is the role of the project manager in the Scrum team? I have seen organizations jumping on the Agile train, making a development lead or the project manager into the ScrumMaster. But are these organizations doing the right thing by turning existing roles into the ScrumMaster role -- and if so, are they doing it correctly?

Agile Pilot Project Selection

Agile Pilot Project Selection

There are many reasons why organizations fail when adopting Agile as a software delivery model. . . . This paper focuses on project selection criteria by listing the two key aspects . . . that should be checked before selecting a project for Agile deliveries in organizations that have limited experience in Agile.

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Over the last few years, Agile has acquired a lot of unwanted baggage. . . . However it has come about, the term "Agile" has -- in some circles -- become a loaded one.

Radiating the Right Message

Radiating the Right Message

A while back I was asked to advise how a sprint burn-down chart should be constructed. There was no time for elaborate discussion, so I just replied with my usual "story points left over time." The guy asking the question was not convinced . . .

ScrumMaster 2.0

ScrumMaster 2.0

Adopting a servant-leadership style makes you an effective ScrumMaster, one I call "ScrumMaster 2.0."

Trust and Commitment

Trust and Commitment

Trust in a customer/supplier relationship is the most critical factor in an Agile project's success or failure. . . .

Risks and Issues: How They Apply and Are Worked in Scrum Sprints

Risks and Issues: How They Apply and Are Worked in Scrum Sprints

Scrum teams try, where possible, to identify and plan for risks before the start of a sprint. Unfortunately, issues are the more frequent event a Scrum team has to deal with. . . .

Piloting Agile at Macmillan Science and Education

Piloting Agile at Macmillan Science and Education

At Macmillan Technical Services, we . . . decided to pilot Scrum with a single development team, and I'd like to share our experience for others who may be looking to start their own pilot Scrum project.

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