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8/15/2006 by Mark Randolph
Lack of rhythm has a variety of odors, all related to inconsistency:
Daily Scrum ritual is inconsistent or is drifting (subtly changing)
Daily Scrums are skipped or meeting times vary
Sprint durations are inc...
8/7/2006 by Ken Schwaber
There was a recent thread on the Yahoo egroup ScrumDevelopment asking about the contents of the next release of Scrum. In particular, people wanted a new release that would address the architectural failings of Scrum regarding the product owner. T...
7/24/2006 by Kane Mar
My last article dealt with technical debt and design death. This article is going to expand upon those ideas. In a far-from-academic way, I’d like to discuss what happens once you already have legacy code. What are your options for dealing w...
7/17/2006 by Kane Mar
At a recent Scrum gathering, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland spoke about technical and design death. Although the concepts themselves are not new, Ken and Jeff have identified a number of characteristics that (I believe) are original insights. In...
7/10/2006 by Mike Cohn
While teaching a recent Certified ScrumMaster class I was asked what a ScrumMaster should do about a team member who doesn’t want to participate in a sprint planning meeting. In this specific case, the question referred to a team member who ...
6/26/2006 by Roman Pichler
Let’s face it: for most of us, the term standardization has a negative connotation. We think of rules that are strictly enforced, procedures that must be followed, no matter what. This article tries to put a different perspective on standard...
6/19/2006 by Victor Szalvay
My colleagues and I work with a number of organizations implementing agile and Scrum. We are starting to see patterns (and anti-patterns) emerge in the way in which many companies go about transitioning their products to Scrum. Two of these patter...
6/12/2006 by John Hill
How Scrum Avoids Problems with Traditional "Earned Value" and "Schedule Performance Index" Calculations
6/5/2006 by Esther Derby
As a ScrumMaster, part of your job is to improve the productivity and engineering practices of the team in any way possible. One way to help the team improve is coaching. In this column, I’ll talk about one of the foundations of successful c...
5/22/2006 by Doug Shimp,Dan Rawsthorne PhD PMP
The essential promises required for Scrum to succeed in an organization.