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The Insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

The insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy perpetrated by teams that don’t step up their practices in concert with their planning and don’t really want to make it work anyway. You can fail doing Kanban, XP, Merise and SSADM just as easily unless you have good engineering practices as well.

Tags: Scrum, Management

Scrum: Framework, not methodology

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

The term ‘Scrum’ was first used by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, 2 acknowledged management thinkers, in their ground-breaking 1986 paper “The New New Product Development Game“. They borrowed the name from the game of rugby to stress the importance of teams in complex ...

Tags: Scrum

Release Cadence: You’re Not Agile If You’re Not Shipping

- Ryan Cromwell
in Community Blogfeed

I’ve spent the last 3 years exploring the in’s and out’s of different Agile frameworks and methodologies. I’ve worked with large commercial firms, government contractors, and small ISVs to adopt one set of Agile practices or another. In the beginning things are generally amaz...


Assigning value to information in the Scrum framework

- Paul Kuijten
in Community Blogfeed

Today I was finally able to connect some dots on something that had been bothering me for a while. As a Scrum.org Scrum trainer, I always tried to convey that assigning value to information has a big risk of obscuring the transparency needed for inspect & adapt. The reasoning here is that if you...

Tags: Scrum, Teams, Behavior

Emergent Transformation Canvas

- Cesario Ramos
in Community Blogfeed

Lean Agile adoption can only be successful when the people themselves create the necessary changes and therefore are really committed and feel accountable for it. The path to Lean Agile adoption can therefore not be planned in full detail upfront. But the path towards adoption can only emerge, the p...


How to Build the Right Thing

- Cesario Ramos
in Resources


Scrum Values

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum is not a methodology. Scrum is a process, but of a non-repeatable kind. Scrum is a framework of rules, roles and principles that helps people and organizations emerge their real process, specific and fitting to their time and context. Scrum is a light and simple base that wraps existing produc...

Tags: Scrum, Teams, Behavior

The 1000 students challenge (3)

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

In May of 2011 I was able to run my first Pay It Forward Scrum Training at the University of Bern in Switzerland. I had blogged about this event here:  The 1000 Students Challenge. Last week-end I had the second run at the University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) in Brugg Switzerland. 29 stud...


Enacting Scrum and Agile with Visual Studio 2012

- Clementino Mendonca
in Community Publications

Find out how Visual Studio has become the tool of choice to manage your Scrum projects, and how it stands out of the way allowing you to do Agile in your own terms instead of forcing you to adapt your development process to a tool. We will take a tour on how you can enact Scrum best practices and cy...

Tags: Scrum, Tools

We shouldn't build software like we build houses

- Alex Armstrong
in Community Blogfeed

On January 25th, 2013, Wired published an article by Leslie Lamport describing the need to build software like we build houses. This wasn’t the first time I heard this argument, but I was surprised that a publication as forward-thinking as Wired would publish such a backwards-looking article. ...


Essence of enterprise Scrum

- Ken Schwaber
in Resources

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How to run a Sprint Review

- Edwin Dando
in Community Blogfeed

The most common Scrum meeting that people seem to get wrong is the Sprint Review. I hear people calling it a “demo", a “showcase” or my pet hate the “show and tell". This completely fails to achieve the key purpose of the Sprint Review. The Sprint Review is designed so tha...

Tags: Scrum

The Herculean Doughnut

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

This is a game I created, which was then used and refined by me and my colleague Laurie Young to help gauge how well everyone involved in a project understand their responsibilites to the project and each other. It lends insight in to the pre-conceptions that people have about how projects should be...

Tags: Agile Games

Non Violent Communication

- Giovanni Bassi
in Resources

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Giovanni Bassi provides examples of typical downfalls of ineffective communication, followed by simple communication methods you can begin using immediately to influence your team in a positive way. FYI: video frames blur from 3:51-3:59.

Tags: Behavior, Videos

Leveling Up Agile Requirements

- David Starr
in Community Publications

Not only does backlog management impact product architecture, but full adoption of Experience Leveling can also enable faster time-to-production, higher quality, and better user experience. Mature agile development teams strive to deliver only the smallest amount of functionality and code needed to...


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