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ScrumAlliance - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 17:39
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ScrumAlliance - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 17:37
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Sit Down and Learn from the Master: The ScrumMaster's Responsibility to Educate

ScrumAlliance - Sat, 04/20/2013 - 15:47
When I took my first Certified ScrumMaster course, I was taught that one of the responsibilities of the ScrumMaster is to educate. The role of educator is an increasingly important one, as we see more and more organizations adopting Scrum at the e...
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How Should We Use Velocity?

ScrumAlliance - Fri, 04/19/2013 - 04:36
In Scrum, velocity is how much product backlog effort a team can handle in one sprint. This can be estimated by viewing previous sprints, assuming the team composition and sprint duration are kept constant. Velocity is used in sprint planning to f...
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Scrum Is Already Out There

ScrumAlliance - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 21:42
When some people talk about the future of Agile approaches, and Scrum in particular, they consider the spread of Scrum outside of IT. To properly accompany the Agile transition to another world, I think that asking how to move Agile outward from I...
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Evolution or Revolution Implementing Scrum Is Tough!

ScrumAlliance - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 21:58
Please don't excommunicate me! This article may seem a little Machiavellian, because it is. There's a lot of soft stuff talked about business change. Anyone who's implementing Scrum in a Waterfall-centric organization will understand that the rea...
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Comparing Agile and Waterfall Values

ScrumAlliance - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 05:43
The cleverness and dexterity of Egyptian workmanship, as evidenced in the pyramids, is magnificent. In them we can see the unlimited human capacity for imagination and architecture. Even today, researchers still study the organizational chart and ...
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ScrumAlliance - Thu, 04/11/2013 - 21:07
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Agile Contracting: A Story-Point Billing Model

ScrumAlliance - Tue, 04/09/2013 - 07:08
Introduction Contracting and billing models have always been a point of debate in the IT world. Fixed price or time and material? Which one to select? Both models have been criticized for their biased features toward vendor or customer, but this ...
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Experiences in Agile Coaching: Courage as a Value

ScrumAlliance - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 08:02
Agile teams find a lot of benefit from external coaching. Especially teams who, for whatever reasons, have not been focusing on continuous improvement. In my experience as an Agile coach, I've come across many situations where I could add value as...
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How to Form Teams in Large-Scale Scrum? A Story of Self-Designing Teams

ScrumAlliance - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 07:38
How long does it take an organization to reorganize in order to adopt Scrum? Three hours. Really. Background and goal Bank of America's Merrill Lynch (BAML) Global Securities Operations Technology decided to adopt Scrum and needed some c...
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The Scrum Primer

ScrumAlliance - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:38
The Scrum Primer is an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of Scrum, and includes data on results from a large-scale corporate adoption of Scrum. Its authors are Certified Scrum TrainersGabrielle Benefield,Pete Deemer,Craig Larman, andBas Vodde. You can download the Scrum Primerhere.
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Introducing the Three Amigos

ScrumAlliance - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 21:12
What was the problem? In order to encourage the incorporation of Agile practices into our software project, we adopted the roles and artifacts of Scrum. Features were assigned to iterative sprints, the product owner maintained a prioritized produ...
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How to Uninstall Scrum

ScrumAlliance - Fri, 03/29/2013 - 00:57
There are companies that somehow don't seem to get Scrum to work, and they attempt to get it undone to uninstall it, so to speak. Sometimes the reason is that they feel they don't get the expected results, or that control is no longer ther...
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Agile Methodology Is Not All About Exploratory Testing

ScrumAlliance - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 19:45
This article is born out of the need to establish that due diligence is required even in the face of the self-organization and independence that Agile principles hinge on. I want to start by quoting one of the pillars of the Agile Methodology dom...
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Constellation: A Retrospective Exercise

ScrumAlliance - Tue, 03/26/2013 - 03:50
While a successful Agile retrospective implies an open discussion in a team, many would agree that it's not always easy to have everyone in a team actively involved in an exchange of opinions. There can be a number of reasons why people feel retic...
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Your Product Owner Is Missing in Action Now What?

ScrumAlliance - Tue, 03/19/2013 - 20:36
We all know that three key groups exist in both the creation and implementation of successful Agile teams. These groups serve basic functions that are important for the team's collective and ultimate success. Many of the functions that each group ...
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Real-Time Free Testing: A New Form of Agile Testing

ScrumAlliance - Tue, 03/19/2013 - 19:13
When we're working on software projects and following an Agile method, e.g., Scrum, our usual focus is on how we communicate with customers about the actual requirements, and how we manage (or empower) the Agile team so that deliverable software c...
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