Archive | People and Process

Scrum is not just a process, it’s all about the people. In this section we discuss Scrum Roles and responsibilities, people and processes.

Alan Cyment

Listen to how Alan Cyment went from being an employee to Argentina’s first Scrum Trainer (CST)

I wanted to call this interview “Agile hustle” because it’s a great story of how an employee in Argentina hustled to help host a Certified Scrum Master course, and then hustled himself into a conference and a new job. It’s an inspiring story of how commitment and dedication took Alan Cyment from Buenos Aires to […]

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James "Cope" Coplien

How a Bell Labs researcher impacted the Scrum framework

James (“Cope”) Coplien is a well known author, educator, lecturer and software philosopher who I’ve been following for some time. Firstly with his books on C++ during the 90’s (“Advanced C++ Programming Styles and Idioms.”, Addison-Wesley, J. Coplien) and after I moved into the Scrum community with his famous article on the Borland Quattro Pro […]

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Martin Hinshelwood

Guest Post: The fallacy of the rejected backlog item

To my understanding there is a frustrating misunderstanding of reality when one thinks that the Product Owner can reject a single story at the Sprint Review. Oh the Product Owner can reject the assertion of the Development Team that they have completed it and have them re-estimate it and stick it back on the backlog. […]

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Dr. Dan Rawsthorne

Large Scale Scrum and Cosmic function points with Dr. Dan Rawsthorne

Back in 2007 I worked with Dr. Dan for a number of years. I don’t always agree with Dan … and in fact we’ve had long arguments about many of the topics in Scrum. I remember a cold and wet road trip with him in his 1980’s Jag, travelling from Seattle down to Portland. We […]

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