Monthly Archives: October 2008
Agile Reading List
It’s a rather long list. Top 100 Agile Books (Edition 2013) – by Jurgen Appelo This ranking of 100 best agile books is the average of five different rankings: the number of Amazon reviews, the number of GoodReads reviews, the average Amazon rating, the average GoodReads rating, and the number of days since first publication. That means this list shows you a mix of the most popular, best rated, and (relatively) newest books in this category.
How do you handle Sprint review and retrospective for multiple Scrum teams?
If there are multiple teams working off of one Product Backlog, how best to reflect and close the iteration? I see these choices: choice 1: one review per team one retrospective per team one consolidated review for everyone at end choice 2: one consolidated review one retrospective per team choice 3: one consolidated review one consolidated retrospective I have a bias to the last choice, if space is not a factor. What is yours? Do you prefer another way to coordinate these meetings? Here are my definitions for these Scrum ceremonies. Sprint Review: Story time. Only stories which are DONE … Continue reading
an experiment – don’t come to standup today
What does the Scrum Master do in the role, besides facilitate the daily standup? Have you ever thought perhaps a team was too dependent on the Scrum Master for this meeting? What have you done to address this issue? Right now, I’m with a group that I feel is in this predicament. This group went through training together and could rotate the position, as frequently as on a daily basis. After the training each team elected a developer to fulfill this role. Time was deducted in Sprint planning to handle the additional responsibilities of the role. Recently after standup I … Continue reading
Three Short Videos About Usability and Agile Development
One year ago, at an event titled the “7-Minute Soapbox on User Experience Design“, three presentations touched upon the integration of usability/UCD with agile development. A word of warning: the 7-minute duration was strictly enforced at this event, so these videos may feel more like previews than feature-length films. But it makes for easy watching! Here’s a brief summary of each: * User-Centered Design and Agile Development at NCR How a 2-person usability team at NCR is working to better support both design and testing activities across 30 agile projects. * Tips for Integrating User Experience and Agile Development Challenges, … Continue reading
What if the standup is ended on time, but not everyone spoke?
A question paraphrased from an email just received. It’s from the first team to anoint one of the new Scrum Masters for a group I coach. The reason not everyone on the team answered the 3 questions in standup …and as long as I’m just throwing in links it’s not just standing up, by the way… is because some really good discussions emerged that people were interested in. What part of the Scrum Master’s Role could help empower the team to stay focused? Before digging in to that, I’ve also expanded a little on this definition of the role. I … Continue reading