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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...
4/21/2009 by Bob Schatz
The sprint review in Scrum is a critical part of the inspect and adapt cycle. Having worked with many teams and organizations, I have noticed an overall reluctance (and in some cases fear) to do them in the way they were intended.
4/2/2009 by Bas Vodde,Craig Larman
We asked a group of agile development experts working in and with large companies about their most challenging organizational impediments. We aggregated their responses into a list of the top ten organizational impediments for implementing agile methodologies on a large scale.
3/24/2009 by Luciano Felix
The sprint backlog is a simple list of the tasks that must executed by the team in order to deliver an increment of functional software at the end of that sprint. Sprint backlog creation happens in the second part of the sprint planning meeting wi...
3/20/2009 by Srinivas Suravarapu
Srinivas calls for an organizational ScrumMaster, a strategist who balances the company's wish list against market realities and organizational capabilities. What do you think? Is this a necessary role? Are companies currently filling this need through other means? We invite you to read this article and share your organization's own experiences.
3/15/2009 by Roger Brown
A small group of Certified Scrum Coaches were on a conference call recently, our voices travelling among continents through the digital magic of the Internet. One coach lamented the lack of having another coach to talk to on the job. Convincing or...
2/25/2009 by Nimesh Soni
To be truly successful with Scrum, you must fundamentally change the way you work. It's not just teams that must adjust; management and business have to think differently too. Breaking long-held habits is never easy, but it can be done.
2/11/2009 by Srikant Chellappa,Jerry Buchanan
How a distributed team made Scrum work for them, despite the distance and time that separated teams and team members from each other.