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Scrum is Chess, Part II

- Gary Pedretti
in Community Blogfeed

In my previous post, I mentioned that I’ve been getting a fair number of questions lately that go like this: What does Scrum say about []something that Scrum does not prescribe anything for []?? Questions are always good. I think I’m dealing with some clients who are a bit more sel...

Tags: Scrum

How Scrum Blends the Philosophies of Lean and Agile

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Some management or governance philosophies should not be mixed. Because the mix will be a blurry amalgam and the unique flavor of the individual ingredients will get lost in the mix. In general it’s even worse. Not only the flavor and the envisioned benefits get lost, the total ‘product&...

Tags: Scrum, Management

White paper published on Scrum.org

- Rob Maher
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum.org site has started showcasing more community content.  I have the distinction of authoring the first whitepaper listed in the Community Work section: Increasing Team Productivity. The whitepaper investigates productivity from different...

Tags: Teams, Agility

How to do Agile performance reviews

- Kane Mar
in Community Blogfeed

My last post of Performance reviews and Scrum left some readers unsatisfied. Brett send me an email where he comments: So, while my heart leapt when I saw this link, sadly I was bitterly disappointed to discover that despite the fact its one of your most frequently asked questions, you ...

Tags: Management

Tools for Continuous Integration at Google Scale

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Software engineers rarely invoke compilers and lower-level tools directly. Instead they interact with a build system which analyzes dependency information and then orchestrates the overall build process. Yet build systems are often overlooked by industry and academia.  


A Fresh New Look

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org has revamped its front page to make it easier for you to find the Scrum-related content you need. Users have asked for more varied and dynamic content, especially from practitioners in different companies, industries, and countries around the world. The first major change you'll notice ...


Increasing Team Productivity

- Rob Maher
in Community Publications

Increasing develpoment productivity is a hot topic. This paper focuses on increasing team productivity and discusses how changing a project staffing model can increase the productivity of project teams. [Read the full article...]

Tags: Teams, Agility

The Blending Philosophies of Lean and Agile

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Publications

Learn more about the distinct views and similiarities between Lean and Agile. Included is the Scrum perspective to Agile to demonstrate how the tangible, yet open framework of Scrum aligns and blends the underlying thinking of Agile and Lean. [Read the full article...]


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