Here I am.. Sunday afternoon.. Mother's day. Just got back from taking
the family out for a low key Mother's day celebration and now I've got
a little quiet time before the week begins. The conference last week
was quite a rush... had a great time... met a...
David Anderson, an agile thoughtleader and Kanban evangelist, has posted a very interesting blog post surrounding agile transitions - they simply don't work! His point is that the approach used by organizations that embark on these initiatives is...
Prior to the Lean & Kanban conference this week... I had the
opportunity to participate in the formation of this organization... and
as a result have become a founding member. I'll give you more on my
thoughts around this organization sometime next...
Everything in Scrum is time boxed -
assuming you go by the book of course. Did you ever stop to wonder why?
The Sprint planning meeting is time boxed to two 4 hours sessions (One to
define what you’re doing, the other to define how you’re going to do...
QA is always near and dear to our hearts. We all talk a lot about the fact
that Quality is "King" but we certainly don't show it. In fact, we
cut quality without even so much as a thought - "It's in our bones"
(Ken Schwaber). For most of...
When I was trying to search for "leaders vs. rulers" on
Google, I found many references to governments, royalty, and the
military, throughout history. But the strange thing is that none of the
articles seemed to distinguish between leaders and...
As we wrap up every CITCON, we’re
asked about what we take away. For me, a revelation was that the
definition of Continuous Integration has changed wildly. Traditionally,
Martin Fowler’s CI paper has been the benchmark. His current definition is:...
Agile and Scrum has done a horrible and irreversible injustice on software culture with it’s term - Product Owner.
The definition of Product Owner straight from Mountain Goat:
The Product Owner (typically someone from a Marketing role or a key
In conjunction with the Top 10 Java and Eclipse Twitterers, DZone presents the top 10 agile twitterrers you'll want to follow to stay in touch with leading agile practices and processes. Here's the top 10 list.Follow The DZone TeamYou can get most of the...
From the beginning of the Agile movement, I've heard the question:
"But does it scale?" And at first, I was interested in that question.
"We're not sure yet," I would reply. "Here are the challenges of
scaling Agile, and here's what...
Without doubt, Scrum has become a household
name in Software Development arenas. Scrum as we all know it today, is not an
acronym but derives from the game of rugby. A Scrum in Rugby
is a loose formation of forwards designed to bring the rugby ball back...
Scrum is a leading agile software development process. In coordination
with the recently published Scrum RefCard, DZone had the opportunity to chat with Michael James, a software process mentor, team coach, and Scrum trainer, about Scrum and some of it's...