9/10/2013 by Olukayode Dada
I was at the Agile 2013 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in August and had the opportunity to participate in the Scrum Alliance-sponsored Coaches Clinic. Two of the volunteers at the clinic put up a poster board with a simple statement: "Agile will fail at my company because . . ."
9/9/2013 by Ansar Kanhiroli
No matter what style the ScrumMaster adopts, he or she should do whatever is necessary to facilitate the team. . . .
9/6/2013 by Lawrence Apke
With Agile as a philosophy and Scrum as a framework, ScrumMasters are sometimes on their own, left out in the cold when it comes to specific tactics. . . .
9/5/2013 by Vijay Bandaru
I recently worked on a project in which almost everyone in the Scrum team was new. The product owners in particular had worked in traditional project delivery models. . . .
9/5/2013 by Phillip Stiby
Change is inevitable; everything changes and can change a lot over the lifetime of a project. For some reason, however, a lot of people who decided to go Agile seem to throw control out of the window. . . .
9/4/2013 by Rajesh Pulaparambil
Earned Value Management, or EVM, is a popular method of measuring project performance, and an Agile project manager/ScrumMaster should know how to calculate this for better control on a project. . . .
9/4/2013 by Anurag Prakash
The idea of Sprint Zero, like a lot of other things, has been used and abused. . . .
9/3/2013 by Matt Gilliland
Scrum and other Agile frameworks don't have an explicit method for highlighting and handling certain types of risks. . . . For instance, risks around dependencies on other projects, features, stories, decisions, teams, etc., plus market risk, are difficult to account for.
9/3/2013 by Glen Wang
The Agile Manifesto says that the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. The Scrum Guide says that self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team. But how about letting the team self-organize to reward itself?
9/2/2013 by Francesco Attanasio
Sooner or later comes a time to coach people one-on-one. . . . In my experience as a ScrumMaster, when it happened for the first time, I wasn't ready.