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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...

Estimation with no historical data: a Monte Carlo approach

Estimation with no historical data: a Monte Carlo approach

Estimation with no historical data: a Monte Carlo approach By Sanzio Castor, MSc, CSM Better estimates can significantly change the course of a software development project and its budget results. This article proposes to use a basic Monte Carlo...

Ba and Knowledge Creation in Scrum

Ba and Knowledge Creation in Scrum

Ba and Knowledge Creation in Scrum By Heitor Roriz Filho, M.Sc., CSP Agile Coach AdaptWorks, Brazil hroriz@adaptworks.com.br This article briefly discusses the creation of knowledge in Scrum and the importance of the environment that enables kno...

Three Things I Wish I Knew Before Jumping

Three Things I Wish I Knew Before Jumping

Three lessons one CSP learned during his first Scrum project.

Attraction and Repulsion: ScrumΓÇÖs Immune System, Up Close

Attraction and Repulsion: ScrumΓÇÖs Immune System, Up Close

The popular book The Secret tells a story about the so-called "law of attraction." An equal and opposite force, the flip side of attraction, is the law of repulsion. Scrum is attractive to some and repulsive to others. Am I saying Scrum is repulsi...

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