Mike Cottmeyer recently wrote an interesting article about whether or not managers can lead agile teams?
Organisations do need managers, for a wide variety of reasons. And
let's face it, the roles of Product Owner and Scrum Master are
New agile methodologies are sometimes criticized for simply
re-labelling old practices and calling them 'new'. Scrum in particular
is critcized for rebranding things like iterations and stand ups as
"sprints" and "scrums". DZone spoke...
So now that we have set a little context, it's time to start
getting down to the business of talking about how to solve the problem.
About time huh? This next section is intended to bridge to a high-level
description of the solution and then a chapter by...
Henrik Kniberg, an Agile & Lean coach at Crisp, has written some great blog posts that compare Scrum and Kanban. He says it's unfortunate that most discussions comparing Scrum to Kanban are focused on trying to see which is better. "To me, this...
Once upon a time there lived a very brave and adventurous young man
by the name Arthur. He lived in a large kingdom with knights and
castles and an extremely cunning king who had a beautiful daughter -
Caroline. She was so beautiful, that every morning birds...
If you're not already a member of the Scrum development group on
Yahoo, you really should join. There's a fortune of information
changing hands and you can learn so much from the interactions. Just
recently there was a huge debate on the topic of...
Back in September 2009, I ran a poll on what agile project management software people would recommend. I was amazed at the response - so far (Jan 2010), about 2,000 people have voted!For those that haven't been back to the poll to see the results, here they...
Pair programming is one of the more controversial extreme
programming practices. Having two people work on the same piece of code
at the same time looks very unpractical and inefficient to someone not
familiar with this practice.
Today's new version release of Perforce's Software Configuration Management (SCM) system contains a new shelving feature, real-time metadata replication, and additional functionality for working offline. Version 2009.2 also has improved system...
There's been a lot said about certification lately. I think it's a
natural outgrowth of Agile's growing popularity. Unfortunately, I think
it's also an outgrowth of the continued watering-down of Agile,
which--if we're not careful--will lead to Agile becoming...
Always in search of the absolute minimum of ceremony, my last team
"discovered" a useful agile practice that takes 60 seconds from start
to end: the ROTI Meeting.After every meeting, on the way out the door, draw a diagonal line on the whiteboard...
Kanban looks like it's becoming the next big trend in agile
development. With its simple, adaptive approach to work organization,
Kanban's Lean approach to software development may become even more
popular than Scrum. Although Scrum is fresh and exciting,...