Read about the experiences and ideas of Agile colleagues around the world, and share your own thoughts here. You can also visit
, which features blogs by experts in the fields of Scrum, Agile, and the broader business world.
1/29/2013 by Kirill Klimov
"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...
1/28/2013 by Arijit Sarbagna
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...
1/25/2013 by Eric King
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...
1/24/2013 by Anthony Principato
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 ...
1/23/2013 by Vijaya Devi
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...
1/22/2013 by John Hill
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. . . .
1/21/2013 by Krovvidi Soma Sekhara Anilkumar
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...
1/18/2013 by Jingjie Wang
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;...
1/17/2013 by Tina Johnson
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...
1/16/2013 by Albert Arul Prakash Rajendran
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...