3/18/2007 by Melanie Silver
During an open space discussion at the Fall 2006 Scrum Gathering, an intriguing question was raised: If a project uses only some Scrum techniques, is it truly Scrum? Though the topic was debated during the Gathering, the participants, including the author, Pooja Gupta, Stefan Ahrensdorf, and Dennis Luhn, felt more research was needed. This week's column continues that discussion and includes the results of the research.
3/12/2007 by Victor Szalvay
This glossary of Scrum Terms was published in November 2005. As a community, do we need to make any changes or additions to this list?
3/5/2007 by Roman Pichler
Your project has to be done yesterday. You need to kick off your first sprint as soon as possible. But before you take that leap, spend a little bit of time getting ready. This article describes four activities that should be completed before the first sprint is kicked off and four activiites that should take place prior to each sprint planning meeting.
2/16/2007 by Aaron Ruhnow
One of the hardest things for a new agile team to learn is when a story is complete. Make a list of what constitutes done for your team, and you may find that it will soon become so much a part of your daily routine that you won’t even need to look at it anymore. It will be incorporated into your shared knowledge and vocabulary. At that point, you, too, will have reached Done Nirvana.
2/5/2007 by Mike Cohn
When it comes time to choose a ScrumMaster, who should you choose? A technical guru? A political mastermind? A visionary? In this week’s column, Mike Cohn describes six attributes to look for in a potential ScrumMaster.
1/29/2007 by John Hill
Maybe Baskin Robbins had it right. Just as one flavor of ice cream doesn’t suit every buyer, vanilla Scrum may not be the best recipe for every organization. Find out how combining tasks and blending roles can result in a more evolved, cross-functional team.
1/22/2007 by Tom Mellor,Bill Wake,Bob Schatz,Alan Shalloway
Part of what makes a good leader great is a commitment to continuous improvement. These are the “must-reads” for every leader (or potential leader). What’s on your bookshelf?
1/15/2007 by Bob Schatz
Bob Schatz makes the case for the ScrumMaster as both a leader and a dreamer.
1/8/2007 by Esther Derby
It's sometimes difficult for managers who aren't on the Scrum team to figure out how to rate those who are. Some turn to the ScrumMaster for input. Others have the ScrumMaster do the appraisal in their stead. Is either of these solutions a workable one?