6/25/2013 by Ashish Mahajan
The general belief is that a self-organizing team has enhanced ability to produce high-quality working software efficiently. But how often are we able to create such environment, where the teams are motivated and take full accountability for the work they do? How often do we see high-performing teams?
6/24/2013 by Dele Oluwole
The role of ScrumMaster is not a role for the fainthearted. . . . He is a servant-leader to the team whose authority over the Scrum process can quickly be misunderstood, misinterpreted, or even misrepresented. It is unlikely for the ScrumMaster not to cross the borderline, if he doesn't have a good knowledge of attributes embedded in his role as a servant-leader in the team.
6/21/2013 by Gaurav Rastogi
Working with companies implementing Agile, I have seen that most of the time management is more concerned about how to implement Scrum than why to implement Scrum.
6/19/2013 by P Corry
As a relatively recent addition to the ScrumMaster ranks, I am finding myself regularly faced with a question related to motivation. Understanding the context of any task is hugely important before a realistic commitment can be agreed upon with the team. More and more, I am seeing that the "why?" is just as important to the team as the "what?" or the "how?"
6/17/2013 by Doug Snyder
Can your Scrum team save the world? Try this team-building exercise with the cooperative board game Pandemic.
6/14/2013 by Eric King
On just about any given Saturday or Sunday in the United States, you'll find friends and families enjoying time watching football (or American football, as my European friends call it). Regardless of whether it's the college or pro game, the telev...
6/12/2013 by Anurag Prakash
For effective Scrumming, stories should have the desirable INVEST characteristics: They should be independent, negotiable, valuable, estimable, sized, and testable). We'll assume that the product owner is trained in Scrum and creates clean stories...
6/10/2013 by Ian Mitchell
If you've been involved in Agile development for the past 10 or 15 years, you may have noticed that certain patterns of Agile application have emerged. The Scrum Patterns repository has captured at least some of them. Like the Design Patterns that...
6/7/2013 by Mariano Giardina
Today's tester role is more versatile and calls on a wide range of skills. Now testers have tasks throughout the sprint, and they also program — yes! — as regular programmers. (I don't say as developers, as all participants in the team...
6/5/2013 by Leandro Faria
How to use Agile practices on large projects? There is an idea that Agile only applies to small projects, perhaps for the simplest of the routines, events, and artifacts of the frameworks.
The fears are valid. We can mention several issues that w...