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FedEx Day: Lighting Corporate Passion

- Rob van Lanen
in Community Publications

How can my team deliver value and innovation in 24 hours without intervention from management? A "FedEx Day" can be used to show management that just a few people can deliver innovative, working products and software in only 24 hours, and how intrinsic motivators are the key to unlocking our own inn...


Agile’s Coming of Age

- David Starr
in Community Blogfeed

Now that the term “Agile” is sufficiently compromised as to be near meaningless, Agile Software Development is old enough to stand on its own, make its own business case, and demonstrate its value. But it still isn’t a mature adult. Agile Software Development is a hormonally unbala...


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...]


Combining Kanban and Scrum – lessons from a team of sysadmins

- Kate Terlecka
in Community Blogfeed

Lately, Ken Schwaber’s post about Kanban, strongly stating that it’s not a good way to follow, stirred up Scrum, Kanban and lean worlds. Let’s not take any side here and take a closer look at these two approaches collaborating. 


Professional Scrum Developer, now even better

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

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...


Are Project Managers Living A Lie?

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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? 


Scrum is Open for Modification and Extension

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Today, Scrum.org and Scrum Inc. are announcing a formal model for modifying and extending Scrum. Scrum's creators, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, are inviting practitioners from around the world to contribute to Scrum's future. Scrum was first developed 15+ years ago, and it has been evolvin...


Commitment vs. Forecast: A subtle but important change to Scrum

- Jose Luis Soria Teruel
in Community Publications

One of the most controversial updates to the 2011 Scrum Guide has been the removal of the term “commit” in favor of “forecast” in regards to the work selected for a Sprint. We used to say that the Development Team commits to which Product Backlog Items it will deliver by the ...


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