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Make Them Grow

by scrumexpert in Books 0

There might exist some lonely standalone software developers that create software without any other person involved, but my guess is that there are not many of them. Communication is an essential skill in software development, testing and project management… and life. As feedback is a key communication tool, I was therefore very interested when I stumble on this book about feedback written by an Agile coach.

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Reasons Why Scrum Can Fail

January 30, 2017 0

If Scrum and Agile approaches are supposed to increase the chances of success for software development projects, not all the projects that want to use Scrum are successful. In this article, John Yorke shares his opinion on why Agile projects might fail because of the confusion between the roles (ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Developer) of a Scrum Team and the required Agile mindsets.

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Scrum Master & Scrum Team
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The ScrumMaster Job Description

January 17, 2017 2

The ScrumMaster role might be the more difficult to define among the three role involved in Scrum. Starting from a “bad” ScrumMaster job description, Sam Laing discusses errors to avoid when you create such a role specification. As a bonus, she adds at the end a good ScrumMaster job description.

Knowledge

  • Modifying the Definition of Done

    January 23, 2017 0
    Having a good Definition of Done (DoD) might be one of the most important technical asset of a Scrum team. This makes the difference between delivering at the end of the sprint fully completed business features or half-baked software. In his blog post “Changing the Definition of Done”, Ken Rubin [...]
  • The ScrumMaster Job Description

    January 17, 2017 2
    The ScrumMaster role might be the more difficult to define among the three role involved in Scrum. Starting from a “bad” ScrumMaster job description, Sam Laing discusses errors to avoid when you create such a role specification. As a bonus, she adds at the end a good ScrumMaster job description.
  • Agile Open Florida 2016 Report

    December 20, 2016 0
    Agile Open Florida is a conference organized by leaders and volunteers from the Agile Florida community who are passionate about building community and advancing all things Agile. Adam Sandman, whose company was also sponsoring Agile Open Florida 2016, has written his personal report about some of the sessions.

Tools

  • Free Retrospective Tools for Distributed Scrum Teams

    January 11, 2017 7
    Even if Agile approaches favor collocated teams, distributed Scrum teams are more common that what we might think. Many Agile software development teams are based on a virtual organization. This article presents some free online tools that can be used to facilitate retrospectives for distributed Scrum teams.
  • Free Online Kanban Tools

    November 21, 2016 0
    In the context of software development, Kanban is an approach based on Lean that tries to limit waste and work in progress to the actual capacity of the software development team. The aim of Kanban is to create a context that balances capacity and demand through a value stream. Thus [...]
  • Scrum and Kanban Plugins for Redmine

    September 5, 2016 3
    Redmine is a popular open source project management web application. It was written using the Ruby on Rails framework. This software is more oriented towards a traditional approach for project management with Gantt charts and calendar than Agile, Scrum or Kanban. However, Redmine architecture allows however creating plugins to add [...]

Videos

  • Becoming a Product Samurai

    February 1, 2017 0
    With Agile practices becoming more and more common, the call for Product Leadership has never been louder. Product owners are drowning in feature alignment and internal stakeholder discussions, slowed by technical and organizational complexity, crippled [...]
  • Back to the Heart of Agile

    January 25, 2017 0
    “Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of Agile.” The Heart of Agile is a fresh look at Agile that strips away a [...]