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.
Scrum.org has announced its new Scrum with Kanban course to teach individuals and teams how to use Scrum with Kanban practices, without changing Scrum. Scrum.org has collaborated with Daniel Vacantito create the course. In 2007 he helped develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching and consulting ever since.
Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management technique that measures the technical performance, cost and schedule of a project against planned objectives. The result is a simple set of metrics that provides early warnings of performance issues, allowing for timely and appropriate adjustments.
The Cost of Delay is a concept that combines an understanding of value with how that value leaks away over time. it allows to answer the question: “What would it cost us if this was delayed by 1 month?”. This presentation explores the Cost of Delay, what it is and how it helps in improving prioritization.
The Scrum Alliance has published its 2017-18 State of Scrum Report that provide data about Scrum adoption and trends based on a survey of more than 2,000 of its members. This report emphasizes Agile transformation and the need for scaling Scrum. It also shows that people using only Scrum has strongly decreased these past two years.
Three years ago, a presentation of the 2014 PNSQC conference was titled, “How to Fail at Agile Without Really Trying”. It was based on achieving a successful implementation of Agile Scrum by leveraging “lessons learned” from failure. The company in question is now over four years into using the Scrum Methodology.