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Agile Engineering - Continuously Monitoring the Sprint

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Our pmScrum software is developed using agile engineering. To make sure we don't let go on that one, we created our scrum monitor to continuously monitoring the status of our sprint.


Our pmScrum software is developed using agile engineering techniques. One of our references, to check if we are doing it correctly, is the JoelTest. We try to stick as close as possible to the Joel Test.
(http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html).

 

The Joel Test is basically a list of questions you can answer with a simple yes/no:

 

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?

Release Notes Sprint 100

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Besides celebrating,
this is what we realized during our sprint 100.

Rates for hours per person are now configurable
- Four fields (standard, weekend, overtime and oncall) costs are added to the person page and organization unit.
- On the skills page, internal and external costs are added.
- The API has been extended to support the setting/getting of these values.
- There is a specific method to retrieve the cost of a person. If no value is set on the person, the values of the organization unit are returned.

ScrumTips: 25 apr. - 29 apr.

ScrumTipsEvery day we release a new ScrumTip for all you agile folks out there.
These tips are released last week, you could have received these tips much earlier: Follow us on Twitter

 

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. 

Read the full article to watch the videos.

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.
These tips are released last week, you could have received these tips much earlier: Follow us on Twitter

 

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.

Read the full article to watch the videos.

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

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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