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What my father taught me about Agility Path (34 years before it was invented!)

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

A few weeks ago I headed out to the Scrum.org offices in Boston to participate in training to become an Engagement Manager for Agility Path. I was talking to my father about it when I got back and was surprised that he recognised many of the practices and tools. In the 1990′s my father (John ...


Half-Life of commitments

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

During private PSF (Profession Scrum Foundation) classes my students create a Change Backlog. The idea of this backlog is to codify the things that need to be changed in order to become agile. Actually, after they finished creating the backlog I ask them to put a name on each sticky note, meaning th...

Tags: Teams, Management

Avanade Partner in Principle of Scrum.org

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Avanade, a 20,000+ person venture formed by Microsoft and Accenture is a global business technology and managed services company. With more than 70 locations worldwide and 12,000 professionals making up their offshore global delivery network, Avanade’s footprint allows them to excel at helpi...


Our Fight Against Technical Debt

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

When implementing a new functionality you have two options: blue or red – quick and dirty or smart and clean. If you chose the first option you create a debt that has to be paid at some point. If you go with the second option it takes longer to implement new features but it makes change easier...


Metrics that matter with evidence-based management

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

I was recently asked to speak at ALM Days in Dusseldorf and more specifically to create a talk on Metrics and KPI’s for Quality. As I have been working a lot recently with evidence-based management. I am pretty sure that my session title translates as “Test management and reporting &ndas...


Evidence-Based Management for Software Organizations

- Scrum Admin
in Resources

Evidence-Based Management (EBMgt™) is an approach to managing software organizations for the value they deliver to the organization as a whole. It relies on the evaluation of valuable outcomes for the company and determines which parts of the software delivery process contribute to them. This ...


Estimating relative sizes (e.g. story points)

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

Many companies face issues when trying to estimate in relative sizes instead of absolute numbers (e.g. Story Points vs. man-hours). In Scrum trainings, it usually is the most difficult concept discussed. Very often, the approach is not well understood and people fall back into known (absolute estima...


‘Evidence-Based Management’ for Software Organizations

- Gunther Verheyen
in Resources

‘Evidence-Based Management’ for software organizations promotes evidence-based decision-making in the managerial domain to create a more sustainable business through improved services in turbulent markets and businesses. Scrum.org, which has Scrum as its DNA and empiricism as guiding pr...


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