4 Jun
2008

Conchango’s Scrum Process Template 2.1 for Team System

I went to my favorite session of Tech Ed today, but it was for personal gratification reasons that I enjoyed this so much. I am so happy about the work coming out of Conchango that I could pop. Why? Because when I get home I have the task of implementing TFS 2008 for my organization […]

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3 Jun
2008

Scaling Scrum With Epics

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Scrum is an incredibly effective project management tool and has great success within small teams and large companies alike. As organizations move from one or two teams using Scrum to adopting an more enterprise-wide implementation, typical questions occur. One such question goes like this: How does a Project Manager or Product Owner coordinate work across […]

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1 Jun
2008

Backlog estimation photos

Over the years my company has acquired several companies products which do the same thing, in different technologies. They are all aging and becoming very difficult to maintain (gross understatement here). My current project is taking “like” functionality out of the products and creating a new platform in order to migrate our customer base and […]

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22 May
2008

Viewing Your Backlog

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In many Agile development processes, there exists the idea of THE BACKLOG. This is particularly true in Scrum, the methodology that originated the idea. The recipe from Scrum is a Product Backlog which contains all the requirements or features desired in the software being created. The backlog items are organized in priority order, determined by […]

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28 Mar
2008

Who is a Product Owner?

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Because of the decentralized control model of Agile software development methodologies, there is a living debate on the role of a Product Owner, particularly in Scrum which defines the term. Here are links to sufficiently ambiguous definitions from some trusted sources, all saying effectively the same thing. http://www.scrumalliance.org/articles/39-glossary-of-scrum-terms#1122 http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/product_owner More informative is this course description […]

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26 Mar
2008

Agile Training Companies

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There are tons of companies out there referring to themselves as Agile training organizations. When I was asked recently for recommendations on specific silos of expertise, here were my recommendations. Lean / Agile Net Objectives EMS Strategies Scrum Ken Schwaber Mountain Goat Software (Mike Cohn) Danube Software Development Practices Object Mentor Net Objectives

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24 Jan
2008

Sprint Planning, Velocity, and Reality

Looking at the following graph, how many story points should the team pull into their next iteration? Click the image to make it bigger. There are several schools of thought on this. Mike Cohn refers to 2 different types of iteration planning: Commitment based planning and Velocity based planning. Velocity Based Iteration Planning Velocity based […]

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