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11/18/2006 by Mark Randolph
Importance Important Symptoms These are symptoms that a Scrum team is not being protected from outside influences: External stakeholders talk in the daily Scrums Features are selected or priorities switched outside of sprint planning meetin...
11/11/2006 by Chris Fry
Scrum is built on a few simple principles. Many people are exposed to the how (the mechanics) of scrum first, without the why (the principles). This document focuses on the why.
11/6/2006 by Matt Truxaw
Single-celled organisms and software developers may not seem to have much in common. However, both of these organisms benefit from following a few simple rules that allow them to work in groups. Following these simple rules allows new behaviors an...
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...