Scrum Development Kit

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

Scaling, the Nexus, and Scrumbling

I will be conducting a Nexus workshop in Boston on November 17-18, with Richard Hundhausen and Rob Maher, based on the Nexus Guide. Of interest to many, SDK, API architectures, and remediation Scrumbles, and DevOps. Many Scrum teams deliver a “done”, potentially shippable increment at the end of each Sprint. As the number of teams rises, as the project scales, … Continue reading

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” , 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

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