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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 […]

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 […]

Three Ways to Stand Out as a Project Manager in Today’s Economy

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Guest post by Erika Flora With the current economic conditions, an increasing number of people are either afraid of losing their jobs or desperately searching for work. Just like it?s a buyer?s market for housing, it also seems to be a buyer?s market for employers. Those who are hiring can be extremely selective in whom […]

Scrum Revisited: Video Edition

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I’ve been crazy again about Scrum recently and wanted to share these great videos with you. ?All are entertaining and relatively short, and good for Scrum newbies. Enjoy! Scrum Basics This is one of the best “intro to Scrum” video I’ve ever seen! ?The first minute is a little slow, but it gets better after […]

Get Developers Pumped About Project Management

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Yep, that’s what I said. This is a great presentation of how one firm utilizes SCRUM in the real world.? Jim Kinter and I have both written about SCRUM on this site before, and I think this video does a wonderful job of giving you a feel for it. It’s also played to some hip […]

Implementing SCRUM…the basics – Part 1

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I started to write a response to a recent blog post about the effect that a slowing economy will have on the adoption of?Agile project management methodologies when I realized?from the comments on that site that there may be some folks here that are not yet familiar with Agile/SCRUM. I’m going to speak specifically about […]