Apr 27, 2014
Listen to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 287.
SPaMCAST 287 features our essay on Scrum. Scrum is the nearly ubiquitous project management process that has become the face of Agile to many people.
The essay begins:
When most people think of Agile, they really mean Scrum. Scrum is a fairly simple framework whose origin is attributed to Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. There are numerous overviews of the history and evolutions of the framework; those at Scrum.org and Scrumalliance.org (where my CSM certification comes from) are two good ones. The framework is simple. In its basic form it is comprised of three roles, five events and four deliverables.
We also have the next installment of Steve Tendon’s column, Tame the Flow. Steve revisits constraints and bottlenecks.
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Next week we will feature our interview with Susan Atkinson. We discussed Agile contracts, governance and trust. Quite a set of topics and quite an interview!
I will be speaking at the StarEast Conference May 4th – 9th in Orlando, Florida. I will be presenting a talk titled, The Impact of Cognitive Biases on Test and Project Teams. Follow the link for more information on StarEast.
On June 3 I will be presenting the webinar titled “Rescuing a Troubled Project With Agile.” The webinar will demonstrate how Agile can be used to rescue troubled projects. Your will learn how to recognize that a project is in trouble and how the discipline, focus, and transparency of Agile can promote recovery. Register now!
Upcoming DCG Webinars:
May 22 11:30 EDT – Agile User Stories
June 19 11:30 EDT – How To Split User Stories
July 24 11:30 EDT - The Impact of Cognitive Bias On Teams
I look forward to seeing or hearing all SPaMCAST readers and listeners at all of these great events!
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