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The Estimation Net

The Estimation Net

"Scrum is easy; implementation is hard" — probably you've already heard that many times. The same goes for some particular tools, like planning poker. The practice itself is very straightforward, but how to use it productively over a long pe...

Agile Architecture: How Much Is Just Enough?

Agile Architecture: How Much Is Just Enough?

Agile has been here for some time, but confusion still floats around when we discuss Agile architecture. We hear, "Don't do up-front design" — which is often counteracted by the fact that if we don't do the design early, how can we proceed w...

Greenfield and Scrum: A Recipe for Great Success or Colossal Failure

Greenfield and Scrum: A Recipe for Great Success or Colossal Failure

Over the course of the last 20 years, I have been both a participant and a leader on multiple programs that started from the ground up. They were called different things at different times, yet they can all be classified as Greenfield programs. Fo...

Scrum Project Management for IT Data Center and Infrastructure Teams

Scrum Project Management for IT Data Center and Infrastructure Teams

Introduction What are the plausible steps and best practices for incorporating a Scrum project management framework into the data center and infrastructure teamwork at a model organization? The Enterprise Web Reporting pilot project goal was to ...

Traditional and Agile Methods: An Interpretation

Traditional and Agile Methods: An Interpretation

Introduction The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model used to develop information systems with well-defined phases. The phases are: user requirements definition, system requirements definition, analysis and system design, s...

History Lesson: Using Core Elements of Scrum in 1961?

History Lesson: Using Core Elements of Scrum in 1961?

This article looks at a project that had nothing to do with software development but that practiced core elements of the Scrum framework in 1961, a quarter-century before Scrum was first described in 1986. . . .

Let's Try to Do an Experiment

Let's Try to Do an Experiment

The distributed stakeholders in and complexities of my large e-Governance projects regularly led to delays in the agreed schedules. Business problems tended to delay schedules for implementing e-Governance solutions, in particular software develop...

Estimation and Self-Organization

Estimation and Self-Organization

In Scrum, we depend on the team for estimation. It is the team that estimates the efforts and time for each product backlog item; it is the team that, in the sprint planning meeting, breaks down each item into tasks and estimates efforts for each;...

Agile Support to Testing

Agile Support to Testing

January 5, 2012, 1030 hours (10:30 a.m.): A government test organization's data management Scrum team was asked to support a testing effort a day after we had started our two-week sprint. We were asked to set up a website/fresh data management too...

Am I Agile? An Introspection

Am I Agile? An Introspection

When we introduce an Agile framework (like Scrum or XP) to a team that follows traditional development methodologies, we are usually hit by a big block of resistance from the team. Each role has its own peculiar question: From the software deve...

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