Nexus

I will be conducting a Nexus workshop in Boston on November 17-18, with Richard Hundhausen and Rob Maher, fleshing out the Nexus Guide with examples, case studies, practices and tooling –         Why Nexus? The word Nexus refers to a connected group or series that are integrated, linked together. When I use the phrase Nexus. I also … Continue reading

What is Scaling Scrum?

Scaled Professional Scrum is based on unit of development called a Nexus. The Nexus consists of up to 10 Scrum teams, the number depending on how well the code and design are structured, the domains understood, and the people organized. The Nexus consists of practices, roles, events, and artifacts that bind and weave the work … Continue reading

Scale Scrum Development, not Technical Debt

Creating software with Scrum is difficult. Creating one integrated piece of software with multiple Scrum teams is a managerial and technical drama, requiring sophisticated techniques, tools, and collaboration. In my last two blogs, I shared my opinions about the skills and knowledge to scale Scrum. I could be wrong, but in my experience many people … Continue reading

Scrum Scaled for Large Projects and Organizational Initiatives

Jeff Sutherland and I have helped hundreds of organizations scale their projects, enable their entire product development, and thread Scrum through their organizations. For sure, none of them were easy, and each had its own unique challenges. Each had its own structure, culture, goals and strategies, challenges, current practices and infrastructure, domains of competence, existing … Continue reading

Agile

I am returning from the Agile Alliance conference. I thought I would share the answer to several questions that I was asked in my session: 1. What is “Agile” Any software activity that conforms or attempts to conform to the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto for Software Development. 2. If you could add … Continue reading