2/13/2008 by Alan Atlas
In the hunt for clues as to how to manage an agile team, the sprint backlog can seem like a major breakthrough. Finally! A list of tasks broken down by person and estimated. What a find! Not so fast, Sherlock. Your search for "who's doing what and when" is leading you down the wrong track.
2/12/2008 by Mike Cohn
How much work should you do in advance of a sprint? Nothing? As little as possible? As much as possible? Find out why doing just enough, just in time might be your best strategy.
2/6/2008 by Henrik Kniberg
Legacy code. It's out there, dragging you down, forcing you to create workarounds just to avoid touching it. Automated testing could help but who has time? And where would you even start? How about a little bit at a time? The Scrum way.
1/8/2008 by Sally Elatta
More and more companies are adopting agile methodologies for software development. What's behind this switch? Explore why the move to agile is becoming so popular, not just for developers but for everyone involved.
1/2/2008 by Nimesh Soni
We know that Scrum's simple framework can be applied outside of IT, but can it work for a football team? Whether they know it or not, the New England Patriots seem to be employing many elements of Scrum in their quest for excellence.
12/28/2007 by Haim Deutsch
What do turtles and market trading have to do with Scrum? Read on to find out.
12/26/2007 by Scrum Alliance
“It’s relieving to know that in this world of skeptics and nay-sayers, a group of intelligent and rational people from such diverse backgrounds can come together and support one another for the benefit of our often-chastised IT profession. The Gatherings always give me a sense that sanity really can and does exist in the otherwise very scary and trepid world of software development.” —Tom Mellor, CSP, State Farm Insurance, Spring 2007 Scrum Gathering attendee.
12/20/2007 by Narasimhan Anantharangachar
You think you may need to move to a new level of Scrum, but how do you know if scaling is the best idea for your organization? And what precautions should you take to ensure all goes well?
12/6/2007 by Nimesh Soni
How focusing on Requirements gathering, estimation, and delivery (RED) can keep your project in the green.
11/26/2007 by Ian Wilson
It has been said that in a waterfall project you aim a rifle at the target, shoot, and then hope you hit the target. With agile methods, on the other hand, you aim the rifle toward the perceived center of the target, shoot, and then steer the bullet towards the actual center of the target. If the customer is not involved in steering the bullet, you will almost certainly miss the target. The question is, how do we ensure that the customer steers the bullet? This article offers several approaches for obtaining the customer commitment necessary for project success.