Scrum Agile Project Management

Agile Architecture

October 31, 2011 0

Upfront Modeling is fine, documents describing the intended architecture are fine, and so forth. But the architecture, and our learning about it, can improve. Speculative software architecture should be made concrete and not of concrete.

An Example of Distributed Scrum

October 27, 2011 0

In this blog post, Joseph Little proposes a set of suggestions and questions that should help you to think on how you should make decisions about distributed scrum.

Producing Real Value in each Sprint

October 25, 2011 0

How in the world do agile teams produce real value every few weeks? In this video, Lyssa Adkins explains how agile puts the business in the driver’s seat to slice the wedding cake of value one slice at a time.

Agile Practices with Visual Studio

October 25, 2011 0

This article presents the mechanisms that Visual Studio provides to support the team enacting an Agile process, primarily with Team Foundation Server (TFS). TFS captures backlogs, workflow, status and metrics of Scrum projects. This guides the users to the next appropriate actions. TFS also helps ensure the “done-ness” of work so that the team cannot accrue technical debt without warning and visibility.

Measuring Agile Team Maturity

October 13, 2011 0

How do you know if you are developing and maturing as a team? How do you know you are getting good at this agile stuff? Typically agile talks about the soft side of things with a focus on the less tangible aspects such as individuals and interactions. Are there things that teams can tangibly work towards and measure their progress against? This video presents metrics that will help you assess the agile maturity of your team.

Pitfalls of Scrum Stand-up Meetings

October 12, 2011 0

In this blog post, Gary Reynolds shares ten issues that prevent Scrum stand-up meetings to reach their goal. He also offers advice on what  ScrumMasters can do to ensure they either don’t occur at all or are eradicated over as short a time as possible.

A New Tool for Retrospectives

October 10, 2011 0

 The Dialogue Sheet is a new technique for team retrospectives in Scrum Projects. This technique involves a large sheet of paper that help to create good discussion and teamwork in Agile and Scrum projects.

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