This week we are featuring two articles and one news item, all related to the concept of "done" on a Scrum project. Panchal attempts to describe characteristics that should be in every team's Definition of Done.
Continuing our multi-article and news item discussion around defining done, this reference provides an exhaustive “thinking grid” that may help you when creating own unique definition of when a story is truly complete.
Scrum mechanisms exist to keep teams functioning at a high level. Learn ways to prioritize the backlog and implement Scrum ceremonies so that teams are happy in their work and customers are satisfied with the resulting product.
When a team converts to agile, managers are often left wondering what part they will play in leading an agile team to success. Just as the team must learn new skills in order to self-organize, managers should explore a new set of competencies in order to function most effectively.
One man’s story of how Scrum helped him ready a Royal Navy Warship for deployment.
The twist? He had never heard of Scrum at the time and didn’t know he was using it.
Agile and CMMI are often wrongly considered adversarial software development methodologies. On the contrary, these different approaches can complement each other beautifully, if the timing and the attitudes are right.
Do your homework. Before embarking on the Scrum journey, go through this checklist to ensure you, your team, and your organization are ready for the changes Scrum will bring.