Tagged: scrum

The Scrum Burn­down Chart

Jeff Suther­land explains in this video that the Burn­down Chart is intended to monitor the simul­ta­ne­ous agile devel­op­ment meth­ods going on within a Scrum team. Like a fighter plane land­ing, there is no room for error, and the chart is intended to mon­i­tor such issues.

Agile Project Risk Management

The article “Managing Schedule Flaws using Agile Methods” presents several symptoms and causes of schedule problems, describes metrics and diagrams that can be used to track your team’s progress against its schedule and proposes Agile approaches to mitigate these risks.

Implementing Scrum (Agile) and CMMI Together

This article  compares CMMI® and Scrum since  groups struggle with when using them together and explains why you can use both as Scrum is a good implementation for some of the practices in Level 2 and all the remaining practices in Levels 2 and 3 can be implemented while using...

The Land that Scrum Forgot

As Scrum teams quickly release new software, Bob Martin recommends to monitor that the team is not hyper-productively making a mess! You have to make sure they are practicing the disciplines that produce data that can be measured. You use that data to measure the quality of the code they...

Manager 2.0: The Role of the Manager in Scrum

When an organization starts to explore Scrum, there’s often an uncomfortable moment early on when someone points out that the role of “manager” seems to be missing entirely. “Well I guess we’ll have to just get rid of ‘em all!” wisecracks one of the developers, and all the managers in...

How to Sustain Adaptive Planning

Scrum and other agile methods recognize that responsiveness to change is an important aspect of delivering projects. They also recognize that software development is evolutionary and creative. By managing changes through Adaptive planning, Scrum provides a simple yet effective method of planning and tracking project progress. “How to Sustain Adaptive...

Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn

Now that Agile has established itself as the dominant new trend in software development, the number of books that deal with this topic is increasing every day. Besides the fact that Mike Cohn is a recognized expert in the area of agile project management, why should you buy his book...