Posts Tagged “Agile”

The originators of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland have released an updated version of the Scrum Guide. Go here to get the latest version http://www.scrumguides.org/ Go here for their summary of the changes http://www.scrumguides.org/s/Scrum-Guide-2013-Changes.pdf Go here for a 17 min video of them discussing the changes. http://scrumguides.squarespace.com/2013-scrum-guide-changes-video/ Here are my key points taken from the video, and the summary page, and a few comments about them. Interesting points on the uptake of Scrum - two years ago the US Congress passed a law that all Department of Defence IT Projects must be agile http://scrum.jeffsutherland.com/2012/04/dod-goes-agile.html - this year.. the US embedded the Agile Manifesto in its government regulations http://agilemanifesto.org/ - The US post office has mandated Scrum everywhere in IT - The Gartner group says 'abandon waterfall.. get agile' http://blog.alinean.com/2012/11/are-you-ready-for-business-controlled.html?goback=%2Egde_2753627_member_185856692 http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2207915 -Jim Johnson at the Stannis group repots: In a survey of 50-100,000 projects where success is defined as on time, on budget with happy customers (in itself a waterfall benchmark) - The success rate in waterfall projects is 14% The success in agile is 42% (Jeff believes this is not great.. but a conservative figure) - The Forster report: next year there will be 3 trillion dollars spent on software Ken: "our way of trying to narrow the gap between software that is needed and the available provisioning capacity is - higher productivity - higher value - higher quality" The 6 key changes to the 2013 Scrum Guide 1. Re-emphasising Transparency A new section on Artefact Transparency has been... ... [Read More]
Peter Gfader knows how to ship software. In this interview we chat about Clean Code, testing and continuous improvement ... [Read More]
I had a conversation today with a lead developer who was working with a team who couldn’t get the hang of not checking in bad code. To resolve the issue, he implemented Gated Checkins. He asked me to check out some the code and I was happy to, right up until I had to do a few checkins. The following are my subsequent thoughts on the matter. ... [Read More]
In case you missed yesterday’s post, I’m in New Delhi at the moment with Adam Cogan and Damian Brady helping out with a Professional Scrum Developer course. Day 2 begins Day 2 started a lot smoother than Day 1 because we now knew the way to the venue. ... [Read More]
I’m in India at the moment with Adam Cogan and Damian Brady  helping out on a Professional Scrum Developer course. The training is with a group of 24 guys with varying roles - developers, testers, architects, and managers. At the end of the course, they will all have the opportunity to sit an online exam to become “Professional Scrum Developers”. ... [Read More]