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2/22/2011 by Michael Sahota
In 2006, while recovering from an eXtreme Programming (XP) implementation gone bad, I presented my observations on the differing focus of Scrum and XP at my local user group (XPToronto). Since then, I have continued to see this pattern in the agile community and my direct work practice. It's time to share this story to enhance clarity on how Scrum and XP differ and why that makes them better together.
2/16/2011 by Bal Mahale
Several years ago, I worked for Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), a consulting company that specialized in Rapid Application Development (RAD). CTP’s hallmark was Rapid Solutions Workshop (RSW), in which we would build a prototype of a r...
2/4/2011 by Jim Schiel
For me, one of the most intriguing, yet not explicitly stated, fundamentals of AgileDevelopment is the practice of analyzing and designing just enough of what we are planning to build that we can then move forward to build it. You can find specifi...
2/4/2011 by Henrik Kniberg
This article is a based on my keynote at the Cape Town Scrum Gathering last fall
Scrum is great! Except when it isn’t. What do you do when Scrum doesn’t appear to work?
Diagnosis 1: Using the process wron...
2/4/2011 by Bob Schatz
Project work is serious business that should never be entered into without taking stock of what you know and don’t know. Projects cost money and consume people’s time and energy. If you waste time, money, or energy there is an increasi...
2/4/2011 by Mary Sakry,Neil Potter
IntroductionIf you are a software engineer or IT professional, your group has very likely shown a strong interest in reducing costs, improving quality and productivity. Your group might also have looked at various pre-packaged frameworks, such as ...
1/26/2011 by John Clifford
The more I work with companies that are struggling with Scrum, the more I’m starting to believe that "hybrid" Scrum adoptions in which people pick and choose what Scrum practices to follow and what to ignore invariably lead to failure.
1/19/2011 by Jan Van den Nieuwenhof
Convincing your CFO or other executive officers in your company to use Scrum is actually very simple, in theory. Try this strategy the next time you need to help executive stakeholders understand why Scrum is an important and useful process for so...
1/19/2011 by Paul Goddard
During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true! This gave me an idea for a different type of iterative estimation that I tried in practice with ‘Team Woodstock’.
1/19/2011 by Rahul Sah
The Scrum Bangalore User group is the largest Agile Meetup group in India. Agile practitioners, experts, and enthusiasts are all able to meet and talk about their Scrum and Agile experiences. Scrum Bangalore is an initiative by a leading Agile Sof...