First of all… this is a really, really, really big topic. If we are lucky, we’ll get a start and maybe lay a foundation for future conversations. My goal in the next 1000 words or so is to at least introduce the foundational concepts, and frankly… help me see where I want to go with this. So… with all my pre-qualifications in place, let’s see what we can do.
Over the last few posts,...read more
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Chris Oldwood asked me about the difference (as I see it) between the Scrum concept of Sprint and Iteration in XP. Although the terms “Sprint” and “Iteration” are often bandied...read more
As agilists, we all hear a lot about self-organizing teams. I'm pretty sure I have already aired several, probably conflicting, opinions about self-organizing teams, like "someone...read more
Question from Denise: My organization has decided to go from Waterfall to Agile SCRUM. I have experience with SCRUM, but very little experience implementing it. I was wondering if anybody...read more
So: you’re thinking about taking on this “scaled Agile” thing.
Maybe you're feeling pressured to deliver new features your customers have been demanding, but you don't know which...read more
My take is that when you stop thinking about Scrum in terms of roles, ceremonies, and artifacts… it opens up the conversation to look at what’s really going on with your struggling...read more
A recent email I sent, slightly edited.
Dear Mike and Mark:
You asked for something to give the executives and managers.
I might send them “The New New Product Development Game”...read more
I've never met a Scrum team that was highly performant (one commonly stated end goal) that did not have a highly engaged and participatory Product Owner. I've also not...read more
Okay…I think this is the 5th post (or so) we have in our series on the Fundamentals of Agile Transformation. You might ask yourself… wait, Mike hasn’t said anything about the...read more
If you estimate the size of your stories in relative story points, realize that the more large stories you have in your backlog, the less reliable will be your velocity (trend) for...read more
The ScrumMaster duties make up a full-time job on a Scrum Team. The ScrumMaster should not be a manager, a developer or have any other partial duties outside the role of ScrumMaster....read more
Mike Cohn has the phrase ‘planning poker’ registered. So, this is acknowledgement of that. And, like Kleenex, that’s what we call the thing itself. It no longer...read more