1/26/2011 by John Clifford
The more I work with companies that are struggling with Scrum, the more I’m starting to believe that "hybrid" Scrum adoptions in which people pick and choose what Scrum practices to follow and what to ignore invariably lead to failure.
1/19/2011 by Jan Van den Nieuwenhof
Convincing your CFO or other executive officers in your company to use Scrum is actually very simple, in theory. Try this strategy the next time you need to help executive stakeholders understand why Scrum is an important and useful process for so...
1/19/2011 by Paul Goddard
During a recent training course I ran, one of the delegates made a joke about the nature of agile estimation in Scrum teams resembling a "séance"; whereby the team gathers around the table and stares at a number of user story cards expecting something unnatural to happen. How true! This gave me an idea for a different type of iterative estimation that I tried in practice with ‘Team Woodstock’.
1/19/2011 by Rahul Sah
The Scrum Bangalore User group is the largest Agile Meetup group in India. Agile practitioners, experts, and enthusiasts are all able to meet and talk about their Scrum and Agile experiences. Scrum Bangalore is an initiative by a leading Agile Sof...
1/19/2011 by Haim Deutsch
Like every good story, this one begins with…
Once upon a time, there was a poor shoe maker living with his wife in a little house. They did not have much, not a table, not a sofa, and not even a fridge. Their cupboard was empty of go...
1/18/2011 by Om Band
Many teams are able to produce significantly better and faster software with Scrum than with other development models. Let’s take a look at the components that make up Scrum’s DNA to find out why.
1/17/2011 by Bas Vodde
Specialization in Scrum has been a hot topic for many years and pops up at every Scrum course I run. It is an important issue that’s particularly relevant for a new team in their first Sprint.
Scrum defines specialization as a cross-functio...
1/14/2011 by Alexandre Magno
One of the best experiences I had in 2010 was to have trained the first team of Certified ScrumMasters in Angola.The experience was fantastic by several factors, ...
1/11/2011 by Geoff Watts
"An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success." -- Stephen R. Covey, Principle-centered Leadership
1/11/2011 by Geoff Watts
There are only three roles in Scrum. This is often the first thing that people have difficulty with. There is no project manager in Scrum, there is no distinction between different members of a development team – they are just called team me...