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Going beyond Scrum, Part 1

February 17, 2010 — Posted by Jim Trott

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Chapter 5 of the new book, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, discusses "Going beyond Scrum." This is a big chapter, so we are going to take it in two parts. First, we want to consider the implications of the maturing and segmentation of the Scrum community and two key factors required for being able to scale Scrum to an enterprise: taking a systemic approach and looking at the team holistically, how it fits with and must work within the organization. Next time, we will look at kanban, managing the flow of work, and using the Scrum clinic to (reusing) good practices learned by others.

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Scrumbutters to Scrumdamentalists - We're Mad as Hell and Aren't Going to Take it Anymore

February 13, 2010 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Before you read on, let me give a disclaimer.  This is not intended to be read by anyone who provides Scrum training or consulting.  If you are a Scrum trainer or coach, please stop reading now.  This is for those of you who have been trying to implement Scrum and are having challenges in doing so. This is especially to those of you who call yourselves (or are called by others) “Scrum Butters” (that is, those who do Scrum but). If you are in this latter category, please read on.  My message has three parts:

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How to Affect Change

February 10, 2010 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Virginia Satir said that people prefer familiarity over comfort.  The equivalent of this in transitioning organizations seems to be that people prefer pain over fear.  That is, the current pain they are experiencing over the fear of what change may be. Here are some thoughts I've had about changing organizations.

Most people don’t change unless there is a compelling reason for them to change. This compelling reason usually takes the form of current pain they want to relieve or a fear of future pain they want to avoid. Change itself, however, is painful to most.

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Reflections on a New Year: Part 1

January 18, 2010 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audio Reflections on a New Year: Part 1

The beginning of the year is a natural time to think about what is coming in the year. Alan Shalloway shares his thoughts about some of the areas in which Net Objectives will be investing its energy and thought as we help to serve our partners and customers.  In addition to our normal areas of training and coaching in Lean, Agile, acceptance test-driven development, design patterns, and process improvement. But what else? In this podcast, Alan and I talk about two key areas where we are going to be investing our energy: Kanban and what it takes to help enterprises and teams make the transition.  

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Smart People, XP and Scrum – Is there a pattern?

January 16, 2010 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There is a division in the agile community about whether one should rely on people or focus on people supported by systemic thinking (no one I know of suggests systems alone are enough). This debate is often the people over process Vs. people and process (or as Don Reinertsen would say people times process). I've been in the agile community for some time and have seen some interesting things that I think shed some light on this debate. This long-time perspective has enabled me to see an interesting pattern.

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