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Entries for September 2012

Agility can’t be planned

- Gunther Verheyen
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I have been fortunate. I have been involved in some larger scale Scrum transformations. I have learned much. I have much to learn. Here are some basics that are fundamental to set the right expectations for a enterprise Scrum transformation. I will relentlessly repeat and remind these. Because in...

Pair Programming Is A Good Software Development Practice

- Gunther Verheyen
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Agile is not only about the ‘process’ we follow to build software products. Agility is not just achieved by following a method. Agile is also about the behavior we show while creating software products. But agile is certainly also about the software craftsmanshipwe show in...

Can you change Scrum?

- Dominik Maximini
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Quite often people come up to me in training or coaching and ask me if it is possible to "tweak" or "alter" Scrum. Well, the answer to this is quick: Sure you can. Just go to and continue from there. Changing Scrum is like changing any other ...

Creating an ATDD Ready Sprint Backlog in Scrum

- Ralph Jocham
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Scrum is a very powerful framework to drive out the right requirements and thereby delivering the best possible product in a given time frame. This is made possible by frequent inspection and adaptation based on ongoing transparency. One of the empirical process-control-feedback loops is the Sprint ...

Want change? Have courage!

- Andy Brandt
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The most common complaint I hear from developers is that their managers push unrealistic deadlines on them. The managers come and say something must by done by this date – and won’t take “no” for an answer. The developers then work nights to deliver on a promise they...