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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