‘Scrum And’ more than ‘Scrum But’

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in All, Scrum | 0 comments

July 2011. I attended a very good course in Boston labelled : Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO).Very interesting sessions BTW. Scrum But During this course, Ken Schwaber, one of the founder behind Scrum, talked about the Scrum But concept: the way some teams partially adhere to the Scrum organization principles. “We use Scrum but…”. Scrum And? While discussing this concept with the participants (and Scrum.org folks), I...

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Mockups, essential part of agile modeling

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Agile, Dev Tools, Scrum | 0 comments

Mockups usage Scrum enforces a strong collaboration between the developers team and the Product Owner. By working on a single product backlog, where all requirements, bugs and impediments are stored, constantly  updated and visible by all. This works great. However, some observations found during sprint planning sessions: Sometimes stories, requests and intentions are misunderstood by the developers team. Without visual support, the...

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Waterfall planning weaknesses

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Agile, Scrum | 0 comments

I have worked on several software projects where planning is hugely influenced by waterfall concepts. Which consist of: Hire some business/functional analysts to find and write ‘requirements’ and specifications Dividing the software in ‘modules’ Listing all tasks required to do this job ( generally this is done by architects or managers) Rough estimations of all these tasks GANTT charts! (They love them!) Budget...

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