5/17/2013 by Mário Melo
The concern about continuous improvement has been a constant at Facta TI since the company's inception. This concern made some practices emerge in a natural way, and they quietly became part of our days. In fact, they became so natural to us tha...
5/15/2013 by Karim Harbott
Let's face it: People skills is not an area in which the software development community has traditionally excelled. The very traits that can help a developer excel at technical problem solving can often make him or her challenging to work with day...
5/13/2013 by Dennis Kornbluh
When you're about to engage in a risky activity, such as flying an airplane, it's wise to be prepared. The cost of a mistake may be measured in lives. Thankfully, aviators have figured out a simple but effective means to keep planes flying safely....
5/10/2013 by Prashant Pund
User stories and story points
A user story is a description of functionality at the lowest level of granularity that can be independently developed and demonstrated to generate feedback. Since, in Scrum, we focus on developing the smallest increm...
5/8/2013 by Rajat Bhalla
Considering the increasing number of companies practicing Agile, getting a ScrumMaster on the rolls has almost become mandatory. Consequently, lot of people (including PMPs) are getting themselves certified as ScrumMasters (or Certified Scrum Deve...
5/6/2013 by Hubert Smits
I recently was asked this question: "Typically, does the ScrumMaster have stories in any given sprint that track for iteration planning, backlog refinement, or any other sprint/Scrum tracking activities? Or does the ScrumMaster's time fall outside...
5/3/2013 by Satheesh Thekku Veethil
There is no definite consensus on the need for risk management within the Agile method. This has led many to believe that risk management is irrelevant in an iterative model. Some follow the approach of ignoring risks until they manifest into issu...
5/1/2013 by Glen Wang
In Scrum: The Unity of Knowing and Doing, I discussed the two basic abilities of human beings: knowing and doing. In terms of Scrum, inspection is about knowing, adaption is about doing, and transparency unites knowing and doing. From a team persp...
4/29/2013 by Ravi Kant Srivastava
I would like to pose the question, "Why not merge roles in Scrum?" I'll begin not by talking about Scrum specifically, but by taking a different approach and using an example.
The world of colors
We recognize three primary colors: red, blue, and...
4/26/2013 by John Hill
When I attended the February 2013 Agile SoCal group meeting in Orange County, California, the main event was a presentation by George Schlitz, founder of BigVisible Solutions. The title of this presentation was "Agile Beyond the Teams ...