More and more companies are adopting agile methodologies for software development. What's behind this switch? Explore why the move to agile is becoming so popular, not just for developers but for everyone involved.
We know that Scrum's simple framework can be applied outside of IT, but can it work for a football team? Whether they know it or not, the New England Patriots seem to be employing many elements of Scrum in their quest for excellence.
What do turtles and market trading have to do with Scrum? Read on to find out.
“It’s relieving to know that in this world of skeptics and nay-sayers, a group of intelligent and rational people from such diverse backgrounds can come together and support one another for the benefit of our often-chastised IT profession. The Gatherings always give me a sense that sanity really can and does exist in the otherwise very scary and trepid world of software development.” —Tom Mellor, CSP, State Farm Insurance, Spring 2007 Scrum Gathering attendee.
You think you may need to move to a new level of Scrum, but how do you know if scaling is the best idea for your organization? And what precautions should you take to ensure all goes well?
It has been said that in a waterfall project you aim a rifle at the target, shoot, and then hope you hit the target. With agile methods, on the other hand, you aim the rifle toward the perceived center of the target, shoot, and then steer the bullet towards the actual center of the target. If the customer is not involved in steering the bullet, you will almost certainly miss the target. The question is, how do we ensure that the customer steers the bullet? This article offers several approaches for obtaining the customer commitment necessary for project success.