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
I've been going to the dentist for over thirty years. Whenever I visit the dentist, I'm told to floss twice a day. Flossing fights cavities, bad breath, and disease. Flossing is simple: it takes about two minutes and costs just a few cents.
6/1/2009 by Samir Bellouti
In 2008, I began work with a client on a new project. The client was a airline and travel agency that needed to rewrite, from scratch, their online travel booking application. The new website had the following primary requirements:
Improve end ...
5/26/2009 by Rafael Sabbagh,Marcos Garrido
The world faces one of the worst financial crises in history. Several European countries, the United States, and Japan are already in a state of recession. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently stated that the recession will continue to d...
5/15/2009 by Tirthankar Barari
Most new ScrumMasters have a basic understanding of their new role. Many have been through training and received their Certified ScrumMaster designation. When their teams ask them to step in as ScrumMaster, they are often excited and eager.But aft...
4/28/2009 by Laszlo Szalvay
Historically, the function of the human resources department has been twofold: to police the organization for compliance and to help cultivate a vibrant culture in which employees can flourish by recruiting and retaining the best talent.
But as t...