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Scrum Master

by Kelly Waters, 01 May 2008

Here are some useful resources for new Scrum Masters or Scrum Masters to be… * How To Implement Scrum * Certified Scrum Master Training * Scrum Study Guide (free demo) * Ask the Scrum Community Enjoy! Photo by benleto

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eXtreme Programming Versus Scrum

by Kelly Waters, 22 April 2008

So you’ve had enough of failed projects. You like the sound of agile development as an alternative. You buy into the key principles and you’re ready to take the plunge. Which methodology should you go for? I don’t have any official stats on which agile methodologies are most widely used, but there certainly seems to […]

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eXtreme Programming Is Not Agile!

by Kelly Waters, 17 April 2008

In the course of my blogging, I’ve often come across comments or other bloggers talking about XP (eXtreme Programming) as though it *is* agile. Truth is, XP is Agile, but Agile is not XP… Although I like a lot of the concepts in eXtreme Programming, whether or not you use XP practices does not define […]

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Agile Development Methodologies

by Kelly Waters, 10 March 2008

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 […]

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ScrumMaster Can Be A Blocker

by Kelly Waters, 27 February 2008

I was intrigued by this article from InfoQ about the role of ScrumMaster as a blocker. Personally, I hate office politics. I think they’re are complete waste of time. They zap my energy and leave me feeling frustrated and angry. I guess there’s an argument here that playing political games protects the team from people […]

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Certified ScrumMaster Is Not Worth The Paper It Is Written On

by Kelly Waters, 07 January 2008

In my opinion, ScrumMaster Certification isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Scrum. Huge fan. It’s really helped to transform the web development department I head up. And I’m not getting at the training companies that deliver Certified ScrumMaster training either. Nor the people that go […]

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Implementing Scrum (PowerPoint)

by Kelly Waters, 03 December 2007

After seeing how popular my last presentation was (10 Key Principles of Agile Software Development) – and following numerous requests to do another one – I’ve created this PowerPoint presentation about ‘Implementing Scrum’. This presentation follows my latest series about How To Implement Scrum in 10 Easy Steps. It goes step by step, with pictures […]

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Step 10: Review, Reflect, Repeat

by Kelly Waters, 20 November 2007

So you’ve got your backlog in order, estimated your backlog, clarified your requirements, planned your sprint and created a collaborative workspace. You’ve sprinted to achieve your sprint goals, run daily stand-up meetings and tracked progress with a daily burndown chart. Now you’ve come to the end of your Sprint and finished when you said you […]

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