On Tuesday, Jeff Sutherland and I will be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Scrum’s first public appearance. Those twenty years were my warm up for the next twenty, when I will focus on improving our professionalism. Specifically, I will be done when all Scrum teams deliver “done”, potentially shippable, in operations and usable, increments of … Continue reading
Category Archives: Profession of Software Development
Can Software Developers Meet the Need?
Marc Andreessen provided some insights into the importance of software and the software profession’s ability to meet the need at “Why Software Is Eating The World” , http://goo.gl/ob2Cvx Scrum facilitates control through frequent, regular inspection and adaptation of transparent software functionality. Transparency means the software is ready. It can either be immediately deployed or built … Continue reading
Do you think there are culture barriers in promoting the idea of Scrum in China?
No more than any other culture. The sticking point for how well a culture can take advantage of Scrum is the belief in predictability. People who are culturally attuned to predictability want to believe that they can predict the future. Their job is then to cause the future to come true by forcing the people … Continue reading
unSAFe at any speed
The boys from RUP (Rational Unified Process) are back. Building on the profound failure of RUP, they are now pushing the Scaled Agile Framework (e) as a simple, one-size fits all approach to the agile organization. They have made their approach even more complicated by partnering with Rally, a tools vendor. Consultants are available to … Continue reading
Back from Sabbatical
I recently returned from a short sabbatical, the purpose of which was to recharge my batteries, refresh my mind, and ponder my goals. Some of my friends asked me if the sabbatical was the first step toward retirement. I told them that I wasn’t going to retire until I was done meeting my goal of … Continue reading