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11/23/2009 by Raymond Shanley
ScrumBut: Construct the Sprint Backlog According to Individual Specialist Capacity.
by Raymond Shanley, CSM, CSP
I was recently discussing Scrum with some Scrum Teams, and one team was convinced that a certain ScrumBut was a better way...
11/19/2009 by Pete Deemer,Ramesh Donnipadu,Bala Kishore
A Checklist of Questions to Consider Before Starting a Large-Scale Agile Adoption
By Ramesh R. Donnipadu, Bala Kishore, Pete Deemer
The ability to deliver business value earlier and more often, increase productivity, and improve employ...
11/10/2009 by Rowan McCann
How Effective is your Agile Team?
By Rowan McCann, Bright Green Projects
Back in the '90s, self-managed teams were gaining popularity, but they had a high rate of failure mainly because team members lacked people sk...
11/9/2009 by Vetrivel Shanmugasundaram
Integration Testing Phase
I am sure most of us have gone through a rough development phase during which we would have considered implementing agile methodology. It is very disheartening to see our favorite project being trapped in the testing pha...
10/28/2009 by Dan Mezick
Scrum is unique in that the management method is consistently direct. All communication in authentic Scrum is concise, direct and clear. Scrum encourages responsibility. The daily stand-up meeting actively encourages personal responsibility to exe...
10/27/2009 by Manoj Vadakkan
Recently, I happened to overhear and eventually involve myself in a conversation between two Project managers. They were discussing why Project managers have to define what "yes" and "no" means to the team – after all, people have understood...
10/12/2009 by Rahul Sawhney
Inertia is defined as a state of being lazy, sluggish or indifferent. Challenging inertia is about challenging status quo in an organization. It is about how things should be done differently compared to how they are done now. Organizations someti...
9/28/2009 by Henri Stegehuis
About a year ago, I had been struggling with an important "don’t" of Agile Scrum, actual hours. In the first phase of Sprint planning we take all of our actual hours based activities and transform them to ideal hours. The focus factor or pro...
9/28/2009 by Christoph Oberle
The “normal” Scrum project.When I look around in the Scrum community, I wonder whether Scrum is only suitable for modern software development. All these shiny, new ways of making really cute, web- based software, with modern source re...
8/8/2009 by Michael de la Maza
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