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.
10/13/2008 by Plamen Balkanski
Scrum doesn't cause team dysfunctions, but it certainly exposes the ones you already have. This article explores common problems through example and analysis. Then, it suggests ways to overcome these obstacles so that your Scrum team functions at optimal levels.
9/25/2008 by Ben Johnson,Geoff Watts
It is often said that to truly understand someone else, one must “walk a mile in that person’s shoes.” Similarly, taking on more than one role on a Scrum team, on a temporary basis at least, can have unexpected advantages that may offset the disadvantages.
9/10/2008 by Mitch Lacey PMP
Last week, two practitioners of Scrum shared ways in which their teams have defined done. This week, CST and CSC Mitch Lacey gives his own definition, one he argues is more in line with agile principles, both in its structure and in its formation.
9/3/2008 by Dhaval Panchal
This week we are featuring two articles and one news item, all related to the concept of "done" on a Scrum project. Panchal attempts to describe characteristics that should be in every team's Definition of Done.
9/3/2008 by Mayank Gupta
Continuing our multi-article and news item discussion around defining done, this reference provides an exhaustive “thinking grid” that may help you when creating own unique definition of when a story is truly complete.
8/27/2008 by Rahul Sawhney
Scrum mechanisms exist to keep teams functioning at a high level. Learn ways to prioritize the backlog and implement Scrum ceremonies so that teams are happy in their work and customers are satisfied with the resulting product.
7/23/2008 by Michael Spayd,Lyssa Adkins
When a team converts to agile, managers are often left wondering what part they will play in leading an agile team to success. Just as the team must learn new skills in order to self-organize, managers should explore a new set of competencies in order to function most effectively.
7/15/2008 by Paul Jackson
One man’s story of how Scrum helped him ready a Royal Navy Warship for deployment.The twist? He had never heard of Scrum at the time and didn’t know he was using it.
7/9/2008 by Cindy Shelton
Agile and CMMI are often wrongly considered adversarial software development methodologies. On the contrary, these different approaches can complement each other beautifully, if the timing and the attitudes are right.