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5/25/2010 by Pat Guariglia
Sprint burndowns are an essential Scrum artifact. Teams use them throughout the sprint to track work remaining. But one CSP has found that, for his projects, a release burndown has become just as essential, especially when it comes to communicating with upper management.
5/10/2010 by Marco Mulder
Are your team’s retrospectives really worth the effort? Do the problems you identify actually get solved? If not, your team might need some help learning how to use retrospectives to continuously improve. This article illustrates how Scrum teams can continuously improve by using a combination of their definition of done, working agreements, and the product backlog.
4/27/2010 by Sunil Upadhye
Successful ScrumMasters and agile coaches share many positive qualities—listed here from A&A to Z&Z.
Attitude & Affirmations
Dress up your attitude and you can achieve 100 percent success. Affirmation is a self talk – w...
4/19/2010 by William Nazzaro,Charles Suscheck
Everyone knows that to do Scrum well, you must change the way you approach requirements. But when you're just getting started it's hard to know the difference between traditional requirements, use cases, and user stories. And even harder to know which one works for you. Charles Suscheck, with co-author William Nazzarro, shares his knowledge and experience to help you choose the methodology that works best for you.
4/12/2010 by Roman Pichler
Product owners play a key part in creating successful products with Scrum: They are in charge of the product and lead the development effort. But this new, multi-faceted role can be challenging to apply. For many organizations, the path to effective product ownership is littered with traps and pitfalls. This article helps you recognize and avoid some of the most common traps.
4/5/2010 by Manoj Vadakkan
Recently I had an opportunity to speak with Alan Atlas, a Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach who works for Rally Software. In this conversation Alan shares his insight on the state of Agile and Scrum. He also takes a stab at predict...
3/23/2010 by Bachan Anand
Read one attendee's perspective on the 2010 Orlando Gathering. This article also includes links to several other first-hand accounts of the gathering.
3/3/2010 by Feyza O'Connell
In today’s work environments, research proves that distributed Scrum teams can achieve the same quality results as collocated teams, but relationships, communication and culture play important roles in the latter.
Since its inc...
2/22/2010 by Aaron Conoly
As I mentioned in my last article, I'm new to Scrum, and the journey to implement Scrum has had its challenges and rewards. After using Scrum for a month or so, I started to see a deficiency; we weren't having productive Daily Scrums. So, I dec...
2/19/2010 by Rahul Sawhney
Scrum and other agile methods recognize that responsiveness to change is an important aspect of delivering projects. They also recognize that software development is evolutionary and creative. By managing changes through Adaptive planning, Scrum p...