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1/15/2010 by Sanzio Albuquerque
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...
1/14/2010 by Heitor Roriz Filho
Ba and Knowledge Creation in Scrum By Heitor Roriz Filho, M.Sc., CSP Agile Coach AdaptWorks, Brazil firstname.lastname@example.org This article briefly discusses the creation of knowledge in Scrum and the importance of the environment that enables kno...
1/12/2010 by Pat Guariglia PMP
Three lessons one CSP learned during his first Scrum project.
1/5/2010 by Dan Mezick
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...
12/21/2009 by Yi Lv
Requirement analysis and Design flow in Scrum
By: Yi Lv CSM, CSP, CST
When do requirement analysis and design activities happen in the Scrum framework? How is our understanding of requirement and design analysis valuable in the Scrum framework? ...
12/21/2009 by Marko Majkic
Beware of the Evil “85% Done”
By: Marko Majkic, CSM, CSP
Years ago, in the dawn of my Scrum voyage, I was asked by my colleague from the sales department to estimate a project. The situation was kind of complicated; I would say kind ...
12/21/2009 by Doug Shimp,Dan Rawsthorne PhD PMP
Scrum is about Teams producing Results in an agile way. Scrum Teams achieve results anyway they can by using a simple set of rules to guide effort. We will describe Scrum as a simple applied model so that a central understanding of Scrum can be built. Other complexities of applied Scrum such as scaling, distribution, etc. will be explored elsewhere.
12/18/2009 by Pete Deemer
When an organization starts to explore Scrum, there’s often an uncomfortable moment early on when someone points out that the role of "manager" seems to be missing entirely. "Well I guess we’ll have to just get rid of ‘em all!" wisecracks one of the developers, and all the managers in the room shift uncomfortably in their seats.
12/11/2009 by Don McGreal,Michael McCullough
Fun Driven Development
Building Momentum for Agile Through GamesBy Don McGreal, CSM, CSP Michael McCullough
Games, like the ones described on TastyCupcakes.com, provide the opportunity for agile teams to quickly build on a shared experience, rea...
12/10/2009 by Manoj Vadakkan
Cargo Cult Agile
By: Manoj Vadakkan, CSM, CSP
We have been saying "there are no silver bullets" over and over again. But do we really believe that? In some ways, it is like the disclaimer we add to the end our e-mails. Nobody reads it, but the l...