Articles I've written
Scrum in Palestine
Sponsored by PalDev and the Scrum Alliance, James Coplien recently traveled to Palestine to hold the country's first-ever CSM course. With the help of user groups and Scrum evangelists, the Scrum Alliance is transforming the world of work, one cou...
Scrum Training in Ramallah
Jim "Cope" Coplien is from one of a handful of Scrum firms whose ROI consciously and regularly reaches beyond economic value to give something back to the world community. Supported by the Scrum Alliance, Jim Coplien recently traveled ...
It's Ordered -- Not Prioritized!
In the past, the Scrum Guide consistently used the word "priority" for the Product Backlog or noted that the Product Backlog was “prioritized.” While the Product Backlog must be ordered, prioritization is only one technique — and rarely a good one at that. The new Scrum Guide instead uses the term ordered for the Product Backlog. This reflects long-held understanding by many leaders in the Scrum community. Let’s clarify the reason for the change.——