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Scrum

This page contains posts by Jayme related to using the Scrum development methodology for delivering software products and services. Scrum is a subset of agile development practices, and Ken Schwaber popularized its use on teams in the 1990s.

Many teams that say they are “doing agile” on a software project are actually using the Scrum development methodology. In it, teams do the work needed to complete a software project in iterations, also known as sprints.

Each sprint has activities similar to waterfall projects, with the addition of meetings at the beginning (the sprint kickoff) and end (the sprint review) that scope and show off the work respectively.

Additionally, scrum introduces the concept of a ScrumMaster, a role someone on the team takes to remove blockages the team runs into. The ScrumMaster is also the chief evangelist of the process. In many companies, someone with a Product Management or Product Owner role take on this role, unfortunately without enough training in Scrum to have expertise in the process. Due to this, some teams rotate assignment of the ScrumMaster where each member of the delivery team takes turns each sprint playing this role.


How Agile Teams Grow Toxic! Ep. 4 Commitments

Does it ever feel like you'd get so much more done if it weren't for how much work people have you do to make commitments?...

Scrum Got 3 People Fired From a Software Project!

Over my career I've seen many software projects fail spectacularly due to political infighting between team members. Blame-shifting and improper application of scrum got people fired on this one!...

Can User Stories Make Software Projects Late?

Let me help you avoid some bad advice I see out there about what user stories are and how they can help (or hurt) you....

We Were Hired For A Hidden Agenda

Ever been on a software development project where one team is putting pressure on another because of a hidden agenda?...

How Failure Produces BETTER Software Projects!

Today I'd like to talk about how learning of a team failure produces better software when you plan to exploit this ability....

The Journey To Cross Functional Development Teams

Today I'd like to talk about the journey to cross functional development teams and some of the considerations on your way to integration....

Scrum vs Kanban – How Do They Help You Be More Lean In 2017?

I'll help you understand how to decide between scrum and kanban, so you can make a decision that lets you deliver products in a lean fashion....
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