April 2011

FridayNight = Movie Time

Every friday we select one or more interesting videos on scrum or any related subjects.

We started Scrummin' way back in time, and we kept going going going. Suddenly we arrived at Sprint number 100: Time to party. Party hard like Keenan Cahill. 

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How to convince your executive to use Scrum (part 2)

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How to convince your executive to use Scrum? That' the way I do it.

Compare the moment when you can start making money out of your project (and release it).

In my professional life I regularly have to convince executive stakeholders about the benefits of agile development or Scrum. In a previous article (http://www.scrumalliance.org/articles/326-how-to-convince-your-cfo-to-use-scrum) I explained one possible strategy, which we used for our internal management. In this article I would like to share another strategy you can use to convince management to do a project using Scrum.

ScrumTips: 18 apr. - 22 apr.

ScrumTipsEvery day we release a new ScrumTip for all you agile folks out there.
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FridayNight = Movie Time

Every friday we select one or more interesting videos on scrum or any related subjects.

The pigs and the chickens - Scrummers all know what that means. But what if a chicken turns out the be a pig? The Spoongame.

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Follow this | 21 apr. 2011

Follow thisAbout Scrum for kids, what you can do with 5% creativity & BCUF vs BDUF and more

Try to raise your kids with scrum, trying to change your company to scrum, being creative and about KanBan and Lean. All in just five links.


Release Notes Sprint 99

TenForce Donuts

We are delivering our software in two-weekly sprints.
These are the release notes from the sprint we closed last Monday.

Follow this | 19 apr. 2011

Follow thisThree reasons why scrum does not work, about a feedback door and about lazy developers

Three reasons why scrum does not work and what to do about it, about Jurgen Appelo and his feedback door, why lazy developers hate agile and other links.



Top three reasons why scrum does not work
And what to do about it
http://chrismcspiritt.com/why-scrum-doesnt-work/

Getting things done now, but don’t forget your vision
Yves Hanoulle makes the parallel with buying a house
http://www.hanoulle.be/2011/04/long-term-over-short-term

ScrumTips: 11 apr. - 15 apr.

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FridayNight = Movie Time

Every friday we select one or more interesting videos on scrum or any related subjects.

Even the Ukrainian police squad is using scrum - Watch them here at their daily stand-up with physical taskboard. 

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Follow this | 14 apr. 2011

Follow thisMaking boring numbers sing, the waterfall quiz, kickstarting your day with upgrading yourself

Hans Rosling makes boring numbers come alive, how to upgrade yourself every morning, the agile vs. waterfall quiz and other interesting links.


Experimenting with OData as API

TenForce Donuts

Being agile, means being flexible. This does not reflect only to the team and co-workers but also to the technologies being used by our application.

 

Follow this | 12 apr. 2011

Follow thisMurphy's law in Scrum, and what to do about it & other interesting links

Why a team that can revert back to waterfall will, about the painful first months in a scrum transition, agile design - een mythe? and how KabBan can go terribly wrong.


ScrumTips: 4 apr. - 8 apr.

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FridayNight = Movie Time

Every friday we select one or more interesting videos on scrum or any related subjects.

The agile mindshift is the hardest part when you introduce scrum. But you can change the minds a bit too much too. From Waterfall to Scrum. And further.

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Follow this | 7 apr. 2011

Follow thisHow Darth Vader went Agile

About the agile skills of Darth Vader, about the myth of software development progress, and about the ideal workshop. And a bunch of more links about distributed scrum.


The StandUpSong

When it's time to start a "stand up meeting", you can use the following compilation to announce it.
Hope it works for you...

Retrospective on “Challenges when introducing Scrum in corporate environments” talks

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Last month we did 2 talks on the challenges of introducing Scrum in corporate environments. 
One for a group of Scrum practitioners, already using Scrum
Another for the PMI Belgium chapter members, a diverse group of experienced project managers.

Release Notes Sprint 98

TenForce Donuts

We are delivering our software in two-weekly sprints. These are the release notes from the sprint we closed last Monday.

ScrumTips: 28 mar. - 1 apr.

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FridayNight = Movie Time

Every friday we select one or more interesting videos on scrum or any related subjects.

Three scrum lessons by the godfather of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland:  How it all started, what you can achieve with scrum & demo or die. 

Read the full article to watch the videos.