The Ghana Police Service is in trouble. Over the last few last few decades each new Police organisation and government has tried in various ways to carry out some change but most changes have been ad-hoc, temporary, not robust enough or strategic. The old problems return to haunt new administrations and many police officers and […]
I get asked a lot at conferences and at customers how Scrum and Continuous Delivery can work together. The reality is that they complement each other and at the last Scrum.org F2F I sat down to make a little video on the way I think that it works. Scrum Tapas is a series of short […]
The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) course is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum by experiencing what it’s like to build software using the Scrum framework. Working in a series of Sprints, students break into Scrum Teams fulfilling all of the roles on a team to build a software application, simulating real-life problems.
The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) with Nexus Workshop is a 2-day course that teaches anyone involved with formulating, managing, and participating in scaled Scrum product development. In the workshop, students will use a hands-on case study to learn about Nexus and over 50 practices to reduce dependencies at scale.
Both as a 1 hour ScrumPulse and a team based workshop for the Dutch ALM UG I did sessions entitled Scaling Professional Scrum with Visual Studio Team Services. I showed how to use Team Services in the scope of multiple collaborative teams (or a Nexus) working on a single product.
Last year I attended Agile In Africa, an event that I would list as the most fun event I have ever attended.
Once you have Professional Scrum Teams you can focus on enhancing the communication lines that are a necessity of Scaling Software Delivery. Nexus is a framework for using Scrum to scale Scrum from Scrum.org and Ken Schwaber.
Are you doing mechanical Scrum? Also called flaccid Scrum, amateur Scrum, or by-the-book Scrum; all are equally ineffective. If you are not able to ship twice the features in half the time that you used to, then you are probably doing mechanical Scrum.
It has been just over a year since I returned from 3 years in the USA and started naked ALM Consulting, and things are going well.. So far. The key to success in software development is, I believe, Professional Scrum.
Due to the decimation of the oil prices one of my larger customers has had to cancel our engagement for February. I am suddenly and surprisingly available in February! I usually have engagements booked out up to 3 months in advance and that makes for some difficult conversations with potential customers that want me onsite […]