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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.
2/4/2009 by Jason Haines,Geoff Watts
Maintaining a prioritised product backlog of desired functionality is a key aspect of agile software development. When working with a single product owner and a small number of backlog items, this task is easily managed. However, scaling prioritisation to multiple stakeholders and large product backlogs presents unique challenges. This paper presents a market-based approach to prioritisation that is fair, open, and scalable.
1/29/2009 by Alan Atlas
Can you streamline sprint planning by eliminating task estimates? Alan Atlas says, "Yes, you can!" Find out when it's possible and how to get there.
1/9/2009 by Roman Pichler
The product vision is a critical success factor for Scrum projects. Little has been said about the contents and desirable qualities of a vision in Scrum. This article tries to fill the gap by helping you write a powerful product vision that guides and aligns everyone involved in the project.
1/7/2009 by Jann Thomas
How understanding the balance inherent in agile’s guiding principles can help project managers make the transition from traditional project management methodologies to agile.
12/9/2008 by Tom Steele
Ready, Fire, Aim is a play on Ready, Aim, Fire. Its intent is to demonstrate how nonsensical agile methodologies, and their perceived lack of planning, must be.This article provides some ammuntion to effectively counter that criticism.
12/1/2008 by Michael de la Maza
This article is the first in a multi-part series on Scrum games that, as a Scrum coach, the author has found useful in introducing Scrum principles and practices to traditional teams.
11/21/2008 by Pete Behrens
The Certified Scrum Coach program team recently sought feedback from current Certified Scrum Practitioners regarding the perceived benefits of the CSC program and how it can be improved as it enters its second year. Find out what the results of the survey were and what that might mean for the future of the CSC program.
10/13/2008 by Plamen Balkanski
Scrum doesn't cause team dysfunctions, but it certainly exposes the ones you already have. This article explores common problems through example and analysis. Then, it suggests ways to overcome these obstacles so that your Scrum team functions at optimal levels.
9/25/2008 by Ben Johnson,Geoff Watts
It is often said that to truly understand someone else, one must “walk a mile in that person’s shoes.” Similarly, taking on more than one role on a Scrum team, on a temporary basis at least, can have unexpected advantages that may offset the disadvantages.