Videos on Scrum and Agile Project Management

Lean Procrastination

December 7, 2011 0

This video contains an interview about lean procrastination, which is the postponement of decisions to the latest responsible moment. Olaf Lewitz explains the idea and how it might help larger companies becoming more agile.

The Land that Scrum Forgot

December 5, 2011 0

Scrum is the most popular of all the Agile methods. Tens of thousands of people have been certified as Scrum Masters. Thousands of projects have use Scrum to get great work done. But there’s a problem. Some of those projects fail, and fail badly. The reason they fail is that Scrum forgot something.

The Dark Side of Metrics

November 30, 2011 0

This short presentation explains why software metrics are not the panacea that we thought they might be 20 years ago. This is why moving from a predictive model to a reactive approach is the only rational course.

Distributed Agile: 5 DOs and 5 DON’Ts to Global Team

November 23, 2011 1

Some estimates say that 80% of Software development projects are now global. According to these trends, if you work in or manage a co-located team, it will not last long. There are two approaches to global projects: outsourcing and distributed teams. My concern is distributed teams, where team members can work from a location of their choice.

Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber Meeting

November 21, 2011 0

Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber met for the first time together in Europe at the ESE conference in Zürich. For the closing keynote they discussed on the theme “Agile Development in the Enterprise: Transforming the Way of Work”.

Dealing With Defects on an Agile Team

November 16, 2011 0

Software defects are annoyances for everyone. If your organization is like most, you have a large queue of defects waiting to be fixed. It’s probably not realistic to think you will get around to fixing all of these bugs; so, you need to consider other approaches. Janet Gregory, author of the book Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin, facilitated a workshop to help you develop a strategy for how your team can address defects in an agile manner.

Will You Make the Date?

November 8, 2011 0

Agile estimating and planning in a Scrum project will not prevent your boss from asking: “Will you make the date?”  This video explains how to use Scrum and the “Cone of Uncertainty” to provide an answer like: “60% probability.”

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