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10/1/2010 by Knut Kvarme
How do you build your cross-functional teams? One CSP creates his in an agile manner, inspecting and adapting as the project evolves. He says that this allows team members to learn new skills and ensures that the right skills are brought on to the team when needed. Read on to hear his story.
10/1/2010 by Prashant Patel,Rahul Sawhney
Based on our experience, it is essential that stakeholders be involved in deciding the approach for solution delivery. Agile and Scrum require commitment and collaboration from various stakeholders for successful delivery and customer delight. While teams inspect and adapt their ways of working through multiple iterations, efforts of multiple stakeholders need to be coordinated. Without collaboration, sustainability is compromised. Commitment and collaboration cannot be achieved without setting the foundation early on in the project. At Baker Hughes Incorporated, our processes facilitate the initial conversation between multiple stakeholders to make the project successful. During the initial stage of projects at Baker Hughes, the teams have an opportunity to choose a solution delivery methodology – Waterfall, Rapid Application Deployment or Agile. In this article, Rahul Sawhney and Prashant Patel present: • The different aspects of this conversation - the parameters that we consider. • Why these parameters are relevant in the context of Baker Hughes Inc. • The impact of these parameters on solution delivery
9/27/2010 by Derek W. Wade
The following video with Derek Wade and Alan Dayley explore the role of Scrum in self-awareness. It was shot at the 2010 Scrum Beyond Software open space event in Phoenix.
9/16/2010 by Edward Wehr
When you create a new product backlog, filled with work yet undone, you are technically behind before you even start. The product owner must be able to manage this unwieldy backlog, breaking it into "sprint-able" stories and staying on top of new requirements. One CSPO shares the insights he has gained as a product owner with four Scrum development teams since 2007.
9/10/2010 by Carrie Schonhoff
Transitioning to Scrum can be a change. Change brings fear. And with fear come meltdowns—times when individuals or whole teams act out, rail against authority, and generally lose their cool. The good news is there are steps ScrumMasters can take to help them see a blow-up is coming and diffuse the situation before it can begin..
8/31/2010 by Tom Reynolds
One of the best ways to ensure that a team grows to be high performing is to get them off to the right start. Read on to learn two team start-up activities that focus on process and help ensure everyone is on the same page from the beginning.
8/30/2010 by Skip Angel
As more and more organizations adopt Scrum, the need for competent coaches to guide them is growing. Find out why one new CSC took the time to become certified and why he hopes you will become a CSC yourself.
8/30/2010 by Michael Vizdos
As a current Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), I'd like to share some information about what I have learned so far from working with people coming through the new process.
8/26/2010 by Prashant Pund
Is your team suffering from Scrum Mis-Adoption Syndrome? If your team is disinterested, unsure whether it is even doing Scrum, and failing to deliver, the team might have transitioned to Scrum without attending to some of the necessary details. Read on to discover how one CSM approaches agile adoptions in his organization.
7/27/2010 by Maria Matarelli
The story of how using Scrum helped one team complete a project outside the world of software with a minimal budget, almost no direction, and even less time.