Agile Transformation (1)

I was leading an Intermediate CSPO course last week in Winston-Salem.  Some good questions. One theme was about the agile transformation. The idea is simple, and has many names.  One way to say it: Only by transforming the culture and many of the current ‘ways of doing things’ can a firm realize the fuller value of lean-agile-scrum.  So, a couple of related sayings: “Culture eats strategy...

Why Do Scrum?

If we hear about Scrum and want to convince some managers to do it, how should we present the benefits of this approach? The 2011 Agile Survey by Version One gives some ideas.  See it here: http://agileconsortium.pbworks.com/w/page/51511217/2011%20State%20of%20Agile%20Survey Typically...

Dr. Royce and Waterfall

In 1970, Dr. Winston Royce wrote the paper on Waterfall.  And defined it. Here is the paper: http://agileconsortium.pbworks.com/w/page/52184647/Royce%20Defining%20Waterfall He identified 5 things that must be added to reduce most of the risks of doing waterfall. ...