Monthly Archives: December 2009

Large Systems and Scrum

“Release early, release often” goes the Scrum mantra. What to do when the system to be released seems to be too big for that? I have identified just two ways. Big Bang -release Small incremental releases The problem with a big bang release is that it requires a lot of synchronization. I mean a lot.

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Who’s in charge?

Today I’ll rant about the same thing. Management in Scrum environment. I had the unwanted pleasure yesterday to witness one of the most rudest intrusions of team autonomy. Our Scrum Dictator wanted that the team space, the sacred living quarters of the team, to be organized exactly the same way as other spaces nearby. Despite

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Hijacking the process

I have witnessed it. Actually I am witnessing it at the very moment. Someone without a Scrum role (remember, Product Owner, Team, Scrummaster) dictates how the process should go. How should individuals behave. This time the problem is in bad leadership from the line manager. This disturbing person sees only black and white. It is

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The Beginning

This will be a blog about Scrum in practice. How does Scrum work in day-to-day life and does it make the people using it any happier. I hope I can shed some light to the process in action. Are you agile?

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