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Linda Linda has wondered for some time whether much of Agile’s success was the result of the placebo effect, that is, good things happened because we believed they would. The placebo effect is a startling reminder of the power our minds have over our perceived reality.
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This card game highlights your Team’s hard-to-reach Big Goal.
Players write cards with Obstacles outside their control, stopping them from reaching the Goal.
Then together they use Fearless Change++ patterns to design influence Str...
This game is aimed to learn from failing.
Just imagine you are on the Daily Standup meeting. Each player brings his issues to the team and also trying to solve issues that are already open.
You will be surprised by patterns of collaborative work and the power of solving issues together with th...
The software craftsmanship movement is gaining momentum. The idea that writing software is a craft is one that you may or may not agree with, but it is hard to disagree with some of the practices that the community promotes.
At the last Scrum Trainer’s Retreat in Boston, MA, Lowell Lindstrom presented a 30-minute exercise on Affinity Estimating. Kane Mar has written a short blog entry on this technique for sizing a large Product Backlog here.
Learn how short release durations help companies test market theories to maximize profit. Daniel Greening considers the relationship of process methodology, development group size and release duration by looking at example companies, Citrix Online, and PatientKeeper.
This is a game I use to introduce people to iterative development. The aim is to help the players to understand that upfront large plans are pointless the minute they are created. Helmuth (quoted above), for me, was one of the first proponents of an iterative approach.
Contrary to popular myth, Project Management is not a job, a profession or a career path. It is an illness, a disorder characterized by delusion, specifically a desire to control people and outcomes, and a belief that the future can be predicted accurately if only everyone did what they were su...
We are excited to announce the premier of the Scrum.org Global Webcast Series, an ongoing public discourse on Agile, Scrum, and professional software development. This free series kicks off January 24th with The Dollars and Sense of Agility, presented by Chad Albrecht, Agile Practice VP at Centare.
I get a lot of questions about the role of the Project Manger in the world of Scrum and there is usually a lot of hemming and hawing from consultants and Scrum coaches that want to take the touchy-feely approach.
For your consideration, a paper written by Victor Basili and Albert Turner, Iterative Enhancement : A Practical Technique for Software Development. They make some very good points about iterative feature development, some of which I’d like to call out in this post. Here are some...
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.
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 ...
Scrum.org announces the newest addition to the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program family: the 3-day variation for Scrum Practitioners.
Those that have completed the 5-day PSD program, now called PSD+, have experienced a learning environment that is unrivaled in today's marketplace. Stud...
I had a fun 20 minute talk with a VP of Development and a Sr. Program Manager at a DoD facility during my time at AgileDC 2011 this year. The topic was around Project Managers managing projects in a way that is already poised for failure. Are they living a lie?