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10/23/2006 by Kane Mar
Burndown graphs are commonly used in Scrum projects to give the team an understanding of the amount of work remaining for the Sprint (or iteration). In Ken's own words:
“As a team works together, it develop its own style of creating ...
10/16/2006 by Mike Cohn
The selection of a new Scrum team's ScrumMaster can impact the success or failure of the team's Scrum adoption. Choose the wrong person and the team could face the uphill struggle of trying to become self-organizing while under the thumb...
10/9/2006 by Alexey Krivitsky,Ragnar Birgisson
Two weeks? Four weeks? One week? How long should a sprint be? Our story chronicles our experiences with various sprint lengths and the conclusions we reached.
10/2/2006 by Esther Derby
As a coach, your job is not to solve or do—it’s to support other people as they develop skills and capabilities and as they solve problems on their own. When it comes to coaching, one size does not fit all. You need to have a variety o...
9/25/2006 by Stacia Viscardi
If you're team is suffering from daily standup withdrawal (DSW), there is hope. Find out how DSW manifests itself, what you can do to prevent it, and how to cure it if you're team is already afflicted.
8/15/2006 by Mark Randolph
Lack of rhythm has a variety of odors, all related to inconsistency:
Daily Scrum ritual is inconsistent or is drifting (subtly changing)
Daily Scrums are skipped or meeting times vary
Sprint durations are inc...
8/7/2006 by Ken Schwaber
There was a recent thread on the Yahoo egroup ScrumDevelopment asking about the contents of the next release of Scrum. In particular, people wanted a new release that would address the architectural failings of Scrum regarding the product owner. T...
7/24/2006 by Kane Mar
My last article dealt with technical debt and design death. This article is going to expand upon those ideas. In a far-from-academic way, I’d like to discuss what happens once you already have legacy code. What are your options for dealing w...
7/17/2006 by Kane Mar
At a recent Scrum gathering, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland spoke about technical and design death. Although the concepts themselves are not new, Ken and Jeff have identified a number of characteristics that (I believe) are original insights. In...
7/10/2006 by Mike Cohn
While teaching a recent Certified ScrumMaster class I was asked what a ScrumMaster should do about a team member who doesn’t want to participate in a sprint planning meeting. In this specific case, the question referred to a team member who ...