Announcing Scrum#: Scrum for the Enterprise

July 17, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I wanted to announce Scrum# our approach to Scrum. As many of you know, we have been long-time proponents of extending Scrum with Lean and technical best practices (Design Patterns, Test-Driven Development, aka Emergent Design). We've decided to formalize the naming of our approach so we could better define it.

In Lean, process is the baseline for change. It's how we improve. A baseline is essential so we can evaluate how we are doing. Defining a process, both its principles and suggested practices, is essential if we are going to move ahead as an industry and create a base for the best practices to follow. Scrum# is our attempt at doing that.

You can get more information on Scrum#, including a few chapters from our upcoming book Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise with Scrum# here. You can also get information on our three part webinar series on Scrum# and Emergent Design here.

Alan Shalloway

CEO, Net Objectives

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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