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Scrum is a World View

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Guest post by Jim Kinter I’ve been thinking about how to help a colleague get his arms around a Scrum implementation that seems to be out of control and rife with what my friend Ken Schwaber refers to as “ScrumButs”. During our conversation, I cringed several times when reference was made to their “version” of […]

Scrum Tune-up

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Guest post by Jim Kinter In my previous post I referenced a conversation with a colleague about a Scrum implementation that hasn’t produced the results he expected. His expectations from the outset seem to be primarily focused on productivity, but motivation and drivers for choosing Scrum is for another day. As I was mulling this […]

Agile Project Management: What’s Up?

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There is a great new site in town about Agile project management. They are running a series of interview/guest posts on The State of Agile. To my surprise, Peter from AgileScout.com reached out to me and asked me to be one of the interviewees.? It’s pretty amazing to be included in this list of Agile […]

Project Estimation: Mapping Size and Complexity

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Complexity in project estimation is important, and yet many if not most project managers seem to ignore it from what I’ve seen. I have been thinking and reading up quite a bit on relative methods for eliciting estimates for projects. I’ve enjoyed Planning Poker mostly as a means to get a team working more as […]

Chaos and SCRUM

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Josh asked me to write about some of the challenges and obstacles that we face in our environment. In order to do that I should explain a little about that environment.

Over the past 36 months we have transformed ourselves…

Implementing SCRUM…the basics – part 2

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In this post, I explained that SCRUM is not a silver bullet and?that there some significant barriers to entry for organizations wanting to adopt SCRUM. In this post, I’m going to introduce Agile estimating, planning poker, fibonacci, and velocity. Let’s say that your organization is ready to go, you’ve turned command and control on it’s […]

Self-Organization: The Secret Sauce for Improving your Scrum Team

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Dr. Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creators of the Scrum software development process. He and Ken Schwaber invented Scrum in 1993. Since then he has worked with many software companies and IT organizations to extend and enhance this process.

I’ll add a bit about the Nokia Test and Shock Therapy, but you’ll have to watch the video for the rest.