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Death of the Iteration
A friend of mine recently send me an article titled, RIP: The Iteration 19?? – 2010. It is an interesting read, but I warn you … you may start asking questions about Iterations. For myself, I have spent several months thinking a lot about the iterative cycle of development, how to improve the performance of a development team, and what “better performance” even means. Articles like this one really make me evaluate things anew. I guess that is good. Confusing sometimes. But good ......

Posted On Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:23 PM

A Better Team
I am not the first to post on this, but just in case you have not heard, take a look at This is a short on-line survey which will plot how you perceive your Agile team is doing. This is a good tool to get the conversations going and see where the differences are in your team’s perceptions of itself. We recently used the results of this survey in one of our Retrospectives. While we all agreed on several questions, it was where we disagreed that sparked some interesting ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2:10 AM

Star Wars and Scrum
Yes … there is a connection between the two! You just have to love an article which starts with a Star Wars reference. In Unlearn What You Have Learned, Nimesh Soni does a good job of listing several habits which we must overcome in order to succeed with Scrum. I found this article to be interesting as I looked at my work team and compared us to this list. We’re close in some areas and have work to do in other areas. This is a good check-list which I think I will revisit now and then to see how well ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2:05 AM

Is Scrum Failing Us?

Interesting post by Alan Shalloway titled Is Scrum Failing Us? I liked the article and thought you might like it too.

Posted On Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:36 PM

VSTS with Scrum
My work team is trying to get our minds around Visual Studio Team Systems and we really want to see how it works with our implementation of Scrum. We have seen various add-ins which enable VSTS to do Agile/Scrum, but I am curious if anyone else has experience with VSTS and Scrum. Which implementation did you decide on? And why? How do you configure your Projects? Did you have to change your Scrum process? Are you able to easily generate User Stories, Taskboards, Burn Down Charts, etc.? Do you think ......

Posted On Monday, September 15, 2008 1:32 PM

What is a ScrumMaster worth?

Yesterday I found a very interesting post over at Agile & Business.  However, I did not get a chance to look at it until this morning.  If you have not read it, take a look at, "What's a ScrumMaster Worth?".

Posted On Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:59 AM

Scrum Development Group

A friend at work just told me about this good Yahoo! Group called scrumdevelopment.  I have just recently begun reviewing the group and taking advantage of the RSS feed they have.  I am learning a few things, but I hope to learn a lot more.

Take a peek and see what you think.

Posted On Monday, September 10, 2007 11:26 PM

August 17th Meeting

Don't forget about the meeting this week!

Posted On Monday, August 15, 2005 7:53 PM

Check it out, Kansas City!

If you're in the Kansas City metro area, you really need to take a look at Agile KC.  This relatively new group is all about the Agile methodology and how it can work in your organization.

I believe their next meeting will be August 17, 2005.  But check the web site for more details.

Posted On Friday, August 5, 2005 7:49 PM

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