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4/22/2013 by Brock Argue
When I took my first Certified ScrumMaster course, I was taught that one of the responsibilities of the ScrumMaster is to educate. The role of educator is an increasingly important one, as we see more and more organizations adopting Scrum at the e...
4/19/2013 by Beth Macy
In Scrum, velocity is how much product backlog effort a team can handle in one sprint. This can be estimated by viewing previous sprints, assuming the team composition and sprint duration are kept constant. Velocity is used in sprint planning to f...
4/17/2013 by Geoffrey Etwein
When some people talk about the future of Agile approaches, and Scrum in particular, they consider the spread of Scrum outside of IT. To properly accompany the Agile transition to another world, I think that asking how to move Agile outward from I...
4/15/2013 by Rex Lester
Please don't excommunicate me!
This article may seem a little Machiavellian, because it is. There's a lot of soft stuff talked about business change. Anyone who's implementing Scrum in a Waterfall-centric organization will understand that the rea...
4/12/2013 by Thiago Avelino da Silva
The cleverness and dexterity of Egyptian workmanship, as evidenced in the pyramids, is magnificent. In them we can see the unlimited human capacity for imagination and architecture. Even today, researchers still study the organizational chart and ...
4/10/2013 by Prabhakar Gumma
Contracting and billing models have always been a point of debate in the IT world. Fixed price or time and material? Which one to select? Both models have been criticized for their biased features toward vendor or customer, but this ...
4/8/2013 by Narasimhan Anantharangachar
Agile teams find a lot of benefit from external coaching. Especially teams who, for whatever reasons, have not been focusing on continuous improvement. In my experience as an Agile coach, I've come across many situations where I could add value as...
4/5/2013 by Ahmad Fahmy,Craig Larman
How long does it take an organization to reorganize in order to adopt Scrum? Three hours. Really.
Background and goal
Bank of America's Merrill Lynch (BAML) Global Securities Operations Technology decided to adopt Scrum — and needed some c...
4/3/2013 by Ryan Thomas Hewitt
What was the problem?
In order to encourage the incorporation of Agile practices into our software project, we adopted the roles and artifacts of Scrum. Features were assigned to iterative sprints, the product owner maintained a prioritized produ...
4/1/2013 by Erwin Verweij
There are companies that somehow don't seem to get Scrum to work, and they attempt to get it undone — to uninstall it, so to speak. Sometimes the reason is that they feel they don't get the expected results, or that control is no longer ther...