Posts Tagged ‘Scrum’

Feature Estimation: Using Ideal Weeks

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Recently, a client asked me what an ideal feature-estimation-week would look like. It was a fairly straightforward question, but I knew she was setting a trap.  We had been training on and using ideal weeks for six months already, so this caught me off guard. It took me a little bit to wrap my head […]

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Atlanta Scrum User Group MeetUp: April 2017

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Lightning Talks – You’ve Been…Thunderstruck Do you know Lightning talks are the second most popular event in any conferences after the Keynote? It’s been years since we have had Lightning talks and they are always a big hit with huge learnings.  We are reserving April for up to 7 speakers who wants to share a […]

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Is There Life Beyond Scrum?

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When Scrum was first defined, it addressed a number of issues that plagued IT organizations of the 1980s. Functional silos and their key side-effect, cross-team dependencies. Lack of clear communication. Extended lead times. Poor alignment of solutions with needs. High defect rates. More. To this day, Scrum continues to be a valuable tool for teams […]

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We Tried That, and it Didn’t Work

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I once used a hammer and it didn’t work. Therefore, people should never use hammers. If you find that reasoning satisfactory, then you may also appreciate the following statements: We tried pair programming and it didn’t work. We tried test-driven development and it didn’t work. We tried Scrum and it didn’t work. We tried User Stories […]

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5 Qualities of a Bad ScrumMaster

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A ScrumMaster is one of the three key roles of the Scrum Framework. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland conceived the Scrum process in the early 90’s. With so many years having passed, you’d think organizations would better understand qualities of a good ScrumMaster. More noteworthy, they should know qualities of a bad ScrumMaster. Because of this, I […]

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