Does your company culture resemble Survivor? Do you have a culture in your organisation where individuals that help others are considered slackers for not getting their own assignments complete?
The insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy perpetrated by teams that don’t step up their practices in concert with their planning and don’t really want to make it work anyway. You can fail doing Kanban, XP or Merese and SSADM just as easily. The goal of Agile is to have you fail sooner and for it to cost less.
I have talked before on the new normal for software development as part of the Visual Studio 2012 launch events and Microsoft in itself is not immune to this change.
I get a lot of questions about the role of the Project Manger in the world of Scrum and there is usually a lot of hemming and hawing from consultants and Scrum coaches that want to take the touchy-feely approach. Update – 2012– 01 – 21 – I felt that Are Project Managers Living A Lie? […]
There has been a subtle but targeted change in the wording used as part of Scrum. There has bee a move away from commitment towards forecasting what will be completed. Why is this happening and what does it mean to my team? There has long been a subtle lack of transparency between the Product Owner […]
This week I was at the ALM Summit in Redmond. There was a very interesting talk from David Starr of Scrum.org going over the recent changes in Scrum. These changes are, I think, designed to battle the things that have made Scrum unpalatable to many people. The reality is that many people and organisation are […]
Steven Borg brought “5 Reasons Why a Product Owner Team Might Be a Good Idea” to my attention which in turn lead me to read “Is Scrum a –ism that doesn’t work for real?“, and for me there seams to be a certain amount of “missing the point” and I wanted to try to find […]
If you are interested in finding out more about Scrum and how to implement it you might be interested in the Professional Scrum Master certification. Think of it not as becoming a “Master” of anything, but just making sure that you are not going to be a danger to those around you. Do you […]
Before the “Professional Scrum Foundations” course ever existed I was tasked with delivering a practical Scrum foundation course for our customers. I came up with a 2 day “Scrum Foundation” course that included lots of practical exercises and leveraged the existing Scrum Open exam. But why would you want it and is that all you need?
If you are doing Scrum but the Scrum Master tells the team what to do then you may be missing the point.