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.

Chris Sterling

Guest post: The IT Manager’s Dilemma with Software Debt

The team continues to complain about working with that legacy codebase because it has so much debt. That software debt slows them down in feature delivery and they are wondering if we can push for priority to be put into paying it back some?” asked the ScrumMaster. The IT Development Manager looked distraught about the […]

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Chris Sterling

Guest post: Scrum is the Vehicle, Not the Destination

Have you ever heard or said any of these phrases? We are going to implement the Scrum methodology. We’re doing a modified Scrum. Our developers are using a Scrum process. These may seem like innocuous statements but they are indicators of potential misinterpretation of how Scrum is best utilized. Scrum is not a full development […]

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George Dinwiddie

Guest post: Avoiding Iteration Zero

Teams new to Agile often realize that they have a lot to do before they get their new development process at full speed. Looking at this big and unknown hill in front of them, many Agile teams choose to do an Iteration Zero (or Sprint Zero) to prepare before they start delivering regular increments of […]

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Guest post: Mastering the sidle

Have you ever noticed when you have a team conversation, and agreement seems to be reached? Beware! There will be a sidle. Watch for it, be prepared for it. Don’t avoid it. What is the sidle? The sidle is simply, one person who hangs back … the conversation after the conversation; the hallway conversation; the […]

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