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 Go here for their summary of the changes Go here for a 17 min video of them discussing the changes. 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 - this year.. the US embedded the Agile Manifesto in its government regulations - The US post office has mandated Scrum everywhere in IT - The Gartner group says 'abandon waterfall.. get agile' -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]