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Agile Scrum, Or Not-So-Agile Scrum?

by Kelly Waters, 01 June 2010

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 agile enough? There are quite a […]

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Lean and Scrum – Chicken and Egg

by Kelly Waters, 29 October 2009

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 – Chicken and Egg Whilst this is clearly admirable […]

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

by Kelly Waters, 28 October 2009

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 to think of Scrum as an agile management methodology, whilst eXtreme Programming (XP) […]

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Certified Scrum Master Exam

by Kelly Waters, 26 October 2009

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 pretty rigourous, ensuring the quality of the trainers. It’s the terms ‘Certified’ and […]

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Agile Scrum

by Kelly Waters, 06 October 2009

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 of some of my most popular posts about Scrum… […]

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Scum Certified Agile Master (SCAM) Training

by Kelly Waters, 11 August 2009

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 think Certified Scrum Master training isn’t worth the paper it’s written […]

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Using Scrum on Larger Projects: “Scrum of Scrums”

by Kelly Waters, 10 June 2009

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 purpose. However, these days we hear plenty of examples of larger companies using Scrum on […]

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