Scrum and other agile methods recognize that responsiveness to change is an important aspect of delivering projects. They also recognize that software development is evolutionary and creative. By managing changes through Adaptive planning, Scrum provides a simple yet effective method of planning and tracking project progress. “How to Sustain Adaptive Planning” examines what is needed to sustain Adaptive planning and improve Team’s responsiveness towards customer needs.
Articles on Scrum and Agile Project Management
“The Quest for High Performance” by Tom Reynolds. One of the best ways to ensure that a team grows to be high performing is to get them off to the right start. Read this article to learn two team start-up activities that focus on process and help ensure everyone is on the same page from the beginning.
Incremental development is distinctly different from iterative development in its purpose and also from its management implications. Teams get into trouble by doing one and not the other, or by trying to manage them the same way. “Using Both Incremental and Iterative Development” illustrates their differences and how to use them together.
While the iterative development approaches found in Agile Software Development fulfill the promise of working software each iteration, that task of choosing which software to build first can be daunting.
An introduction to the software estimation process aimed at project managers, developers and customers who want to get a better understanding of the basics this subject, and avoid to make their projects a death march one.
If you have never experienced a well-run retrospective, then it is hard to imagine what it is like by simply reading a book. Nevertheless, the article “An anatomy of a retrospective” tries to tie many of the discussions into a single experience. It is based on one real-life retrospective, but spiced up with a few pieces from other retrospectives. I’m certain the participants would recognize themselves, but I hope I have changed enough of the trivia to protect their privacy.
This article “Scrum Roles – an Unsolvable Puzzle?” discusses the different roles in Scrum projects and how you can relate them to traditional project management roles.