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

Scrum Guide 2013

Jeff and I have been working on the next revisions to the Scrum Guide. We will be presenting a webinar about it within a month or so. We first presented and published Scrum in 1995 at an OOPSLA conference in Tampa, Florida. Almost twenty years have passed. Agile and Scrum have succeeded far beyond our … Continue reading

Ken Schwaber and Gunther Verheyen Create a Collaborative Partnership

Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, and Gunther Verheyen have signed a collaborative partnership deal. The collaboration will be implemented within Scrum.org and covers the creative evolution of the Professional Scrum programs of Scrum.org. Over the past 3 years Ken Schwaber and Gunther Verheyen have established a firm working relationship. They created and shared many ideas … Continue reading

Scrum and Continuous Improvement

Organizations usually don’t adopt Scrum because they like its name. Instead, they have heard that software development is better if they use Scrum – quicker, cheaper, higher quality, more satisfied customers and employees. Sometimes things are so bad in software development that they try Scrum just because it wasn’t what they were doing before. However, … Continue reading