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Challenging why (not if) Scrum works

May 24, 2007 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have repeatedly heard that "Scrum succeeds largely because the people doing the work define how to do the work" (see From The Top by Ken Schwaber for his full text). However, I do not think that is even a third of why Scrum works - and be clear, I am certainly not questioning that Scrum works - I just want to get at the why it works.

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Completing the Agile Development Puzzle

May 8, 2007 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Completing the Agile Development Puzzle

Bob Hartman formerly Net Objectives’ Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. He has over 20 years experience in the software industry and has seen it all. Maybe it is all those years in the trenches or maybe it is the gray in his beard or maybe it is living in Colorado, but I find his perspectives to be refreshing. He sees what organizations truly need and does a great job helping them.

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Know Thy Audience - Part 2

May 4, 2007 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Know Thy Audience - Part 2

Happy Cinco de Mayo 2007!

I will be doing a couple of shows with Alan Chedalawada, the Chief Operating Officer and manager of the coaching practice at Net Objectives. He is a gifted coach who connects with senior management as good as anyone I have seen. He knows how to get things moving.

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The Limits of Scrum

April 18, 2007 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I've discussed the issue of the limits of Scrum before but it has new life for me after doing a seminar last night called Scaling Scrum With Lean Software and Design Patterns: Going Beyond Scrum of Scrums.

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Resizing stories

April 10, 2007 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In our Agile Planning and Estimating with User Stories course I am often asked about when to resize stories. The short answer is to resize stories when it is apparent that their size has changed. Remember that the product owner prioritized the story on the backlog while considering the value return compared to its cost. If its cost changes, its priority may change as well. If you don't resize the story, then the developer, in essence, is making a prioritization. Typically, story sizes go up, not down, although that can happen.

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