Agile Methodologies

There are various agile methodologies, although 'agile development' is really a philosophy, not a methodology.  A set of values and principles.  The agile manifesto describes these values and principles, and I have also written about 10 key principles that underly most agile  methodologies. Agile methodologies are characterised as 'agile' when they exhibit these principles.  Some examples are: ...

Agile Scrum, Or Not-So-Agile Scrum?

Scrum is the form of agile software development that has helped me the most. It has helped me to transform the performance of the web development groups that I've led at both my current company and at my last one. But, sometimes, I do wonder if Scrum is really...

Lean and Scrum – Chicken and Egg

Here is a really interesting post from John Scumniotales, one of the inventors of Scrum. Here he sets the record straight about whether or not Scrum was based on the concepts of Lean manufacturing, as pioneered by the likes of Toyota and Honda... Lean and Scrum...

Which Agile Methodology: Scrum, XP, Either, Both or Neither?

Here is an interesting article on InfoQ about the debate over agile methodologies, and which is best: Scrum, XP, either, both or neither? Personally I think they are entirely complimentary as they cover different aspects of software development. I find it useful...

Certified Scrum Master Exam

I've blogged before about Certified Scrum Master (CSM) status, and how I think Scrum Master Certification isn't worth the paper it's written on! I'm not against CSM training. In fact I'd heartily recommend it to anyone. The Certified Scrum Trainer process is...

Agile Scrum

Over the last couple of years, I've written quite a lot about Scrum. It's certainly my agile methodology of choice. I love the fact it's so easy to apply, straight over the top of whatever technical or engineering practices you already use. Here's a quick round-up...

Scum Certified Agile Master (SCAM) Training

I've just stumbled across this genius piece of work from Scott Ambler, who recently posted here on All About Agile about agile project management and the challenges of agile project initiation. Those who've followed my blog for a while will already know that I...

Video Introduction to Agile Software Development and Scrum

Check out this great video introduction to agile software development and Scrum from Rob Dempsey: Video Introduction to Agile and Scrum It's a 3 part series and definitely worth watching, particularly if you're new to agile and Scrum... Kelly.

Using Scrum on Larger Projects: "Scrum of Scrums"

It is sometimes said that agile software development methods, such as Scrum, are ideal for small projects being delivered by small teams. Personally I would certainly agree that Scrum is ideal for small, multi-disciplined, co-located teams, working on a common...

Scrum Video

Bruno Sbille and his team have made this video as a nice light-hearted way to show how they used Scrum agile software development on a real-world project... Scrum methodology from Soul' on Vimeo. Kelly.

The Role of Scrum Product Owner

Interesting thoughts about the role of Product Owner in Scrum agile software development teams.

10-Minute Video Introduction to Scrum

I'm back. After a long, hard-earned holiday. While I was away, I received this interesting video from Hamid Shojaee at AxoSoft. The video is a whistle-stop tour of Scrum in under 10 minutes! For anyone curious to know about the basics of Scrum, it's a neat introduction...

Agile Software Development – How Agile Are You?

In a recent blog post, Mark Levison asks, 'Is there value in the Nokia test?' I would say Yes, if used wisely... Where I work, we liked the idea of using the test to assess how 'mature' teams are with agile principles and practices. We also wanted to understand...

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