Regularly I read Barry Overeem’s notes because he gives practical advice about Scrum, always in a concise and understandable way. In this recently updated article, he demonstrates 8 practices to set up at the very beginning of a Scrum project: before and during Sprint #1. If you find his article too long to read, here are some notes to sum it up.
Although they are relevant insights to set up a successful Scrum Team, I bring some comments (framed with <NC></NC> tags) because in my opinion this is too close to an ideal world: a majority of organisations are not designed to enable such a way of working.
Continue reading Some notes about “8 Best Practices to Start a Scrum Project” article
I have recently the book “Learn from the Trenches” from Henrik Kniberg ( @henrikkniberg ). This is an outstanding “how to” build complex and robust software, delivered on time and with quality.
Here is an extract (pages 106-113) I would like to share because it gives a brilliant overview about Lean, Scrum, XP (Extreme Programming) and Kanban.
Continue reading Learn from the Trenches – Lean, Scrum, XP and Kanban in a nutshell
On a quite similar model of this Scrum quiz I published some days ago, here is another quiz about Agile, with 10 questions targeting in particular what is called the ‘capacity’ of a team.
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When talking about Agile, Scrum and Kanban are among the most notorious frameworks. One used to hear: “I want to do Agile, let’s perform Scrum or Kanban”. Because they distinctly bring added-value to specific contexts, this is relevant to keep in mind their very own particularities.
Continue reading Scrum and Kanban: what are the differences?