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Scrum Video

by Kelly Waters, 18 May 2009

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.

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10-Minute Video Introduction to Scrum

by Kelly Waters, 05 January 2009

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 in a very short time. I do, however, […]

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Agile Software Development – How Agile Are You?

by Kelly Waters, 06 November 2008

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 how consistently we had implemented agile […]

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Example Product Backlog & Sprint Backlog

by Kelly Waters, 24 July 2008

One of the readers of my blog (someone with the id ‘phani’) has kindly posted an example Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog on the allaboutagile Google Group. I’ve taken a look at them. They’re not exactly how we do it, but I think they are very nice examples. Note that the Product Backlog has Sprint […]

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Scrumaholics Anonymous!

by Kelly Waters, 13 July 2008

I read this blog post from Tobias Mayer that compares Scrum with Alchoholics Anonymous… It made me laugh out loud! 🙂 There are some interesting parallels, but I can’t imagine what possessed Tobias to think of this. That’s what you call laterall thinking! Stan Taylor has expanded further on this post on his Agile Testing […]

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Why General Agile Is Not Enough – Why Scrum Wins

by Kelly Waters, 09 July 2008

I found this article on Agile Journal really interesting: Why ‘General Agile’ Isn’t Enough – Why Scrum Wins in the Enterprise. I have to say, I agree with Katie’s points entirely… We have implemented Scrum in a large web development group that is now about 120 people. The simplicity of Scrum. The high visibility. The […]

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Scrum Hell!

by Kelly Waters, 27 May 2008

When you first implement Scrum, it can be HELL! Sure, if you start with an established team, where the majority of the team has been trained in Scrum or done Scrum before, and you’re working on BAU (Business As Usual) development, it’s reasonably straightforward. If you have a free choice about where to start implementing […]

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