This is an article about opposition to Scrum. Most of the challenges in Scrum adoption aren’t technical, but social. Because Scrum makes ineffectiveness obvious and control organic, some people will fight tooth and nail to stop the effort.
“If the team is uncertain about how to achieve the sprint goal or if experimentation or prototypes need to be done, then the sprint should be shorter. Uncertainty implies that the work eventually required for the sprint might be significantly different from what was anticipated at the start. If this is the case, it’s better to change direction after two weeks than four.”
In this blog post, Samuli Heljo shares his experience about a Scrum team that transitioned to Kanban. It offers a lot of data about this experience and try to analyze the failures made and to come up with some solutions.
This short video explains how to integrate user experience with agile development processes.
Agile coaches need to be able to teach the agile framework their teams will use in 10 minutes or less. Why? Because they will have to teach it hundreds of times to new team member joins or when a manager stands in the team’s way. This video shows how Lyssa Adkins teaches the Scrum framework. Use her example as a starting point and get good at delivering your own version.
This article documents a team’s move to Agile using Team Foundation Server 2010, starting out with the Microsoft Solutions Framework Agile v5.0 process template and eventually switching to the Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 template.
In this blog post, Whitney Johnson shares four simple steps to build trust with your collaborator.