As a Scrum coach and practitioner, I find that Scrum itself, backed up by my experience, provides most of the guidance that I need to advise clients during agile transitions. However, sometimes it is useful to look at other flavours of agile. Lean Software Development, which shares a common ancestry with Scrum in that they… Continue reading Scrum and Lean
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We’ve translated Mike Cohn’s re-distributable “Introduction to Scrum” into German. You can get it here. It’s licensed using the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Please let us know if you make improvements.
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It’s the end of the first week with a new client in Munich. Despite the storm on Thursday (didn’t impact Munich too much apart from the S-Bahn being suspended from 20:00 on Thursday night) we’ve made some great progress. I’ve tried to do a lot of listening this week and have taken part in several… Continue reading First Week Round-up
Monday was the first full day with my new customer in Munich. I’m going to be here on and off for the next 5 to 6 months helping a part of a large organisation transition to agile methods. It’s looking really interesting. Although this is going to be a challenging assignment (most agile transitions are!),… Continue reading First Day at New Assignment in Munich
I’m in Munich again visiting my major new agile enablement client. Today we discussed the most likely candidate for a pilot project, the makeup of the team (4 developers, 1 tester, the customer, the ScrumMaster and myself as coach and mentor) and Sprint 0 activities. These will include training the team, establishing the development and… Continue reading Agile Day in Munich
The demand for agile method consultancy seems to be growing. I’ve secured two new clients during the last two weeks: one in Stevenage, UK and the other one in Munich, Germany. This week I’m with the UK client, doing a Scrum Quick Start. Last week I introduced agile to some of the key stakeholders. Today,… Continue reading New agile projects in the UK and Germany
The Dysfunctional Scrum exercise normally goes down very well as part of agile training. Its great fun but, more importantly, lets participants experience the Worlds worst Daily Scrum. The exercise can lead to a useful discussion on how to deal with common Scrum smells. Read more here. Technorati Tags: agile, scrum