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Selling Scrum - Scrum "Endorcement" in SD Times, October 15, 2007 A friend sent me the above link to this months Software Development Times where one of the front page stories was about the decline of RAD and the rise of Agile. I have little use for SD Times because it's I see it as basically being a giant advertisement for various tool developers aimed at CIOs. In fact the entire "Rapid Application Decline?" article was completely tools focused. However, as I was going through the issue, I found an interesting ......

Posted On Monday, October 15, 2007 5:51 PM

The myth of the part time Scrum Master
Recently a job posting came through the ScrumDevelopment list reflects an all too common misunderstanding about Scrum. "An exciting new [industry removed] company located in Bethesda, MD is looking for a ScrumMaster and Technical Lead to join their team. This is a key employee position responsible for leading the construction and enhancement of the company’s web-based e-commerce and portal software, and its interfaces with various content and service provider systems." My reply to this person pretty ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 9, 2007 5:52 PM

Using Scrum on a multi project development team
Recently a question came up on the ScrumDevelopment list asking about using Scrum an a team doing multiple projects in parallel. Since being involved on a team doing just that, I've been wanting to take the time to document our approach but have never taken the time to do it. Now I have an excuse and I thought i would share it with everyone. > I wonder how would you approach to planning and tracking when there is > a small (<15) team involved in several projects at the same time (not > ......

Posted On Monday, October 8, 2007 3:50 PM

My Life - A Modern Parable
This came across the ScrumDevelopment list today, and I had to share it. Once more, it's not mine, but it's my life and one of the reasons that I am so passionate about Scrum (leveraging Lean principles, and XP practices). From Modern Parable A Japanese company ( Toyota ) and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River . Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. ......

Posted On Thursday, October 4, 2007 2:59 PM

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