Quote of the week

  • "There's no real way to know if your product or service is perfect until you get it into the hands of your customers" - 

    Andy Beal

Other quotes

In the excellent book Little Bets by Peter Sims, there's one quote from a Pixar executive that resonates with me. According the movie maker's John Lasseter: "We don't actually finish our films, we release them." When I shared that quote on Twitter—admittedly without much context—I received a mixture of replies, including some…
  "The ScrumMaster's authority over process rather than the team can quickly change" -- Mike Cohn   The role of ScrumMaster is not a role for the fainthearted. He must be aware that there is a thin line between the ScrumMaster's authority over process and authority over the Scrum team. He…
There are probably thousands of internet discussions, endless meetings and forums that talk about Waterfall vs. Agile Methodologies and whether Waterfall is dead, etc. Like with many other questions or hot issues – there is no single answer. However, as project management continues to evolve, it is very clear that…
Acceptance Testing Formal testing conducted to determine whether or not a system satisfies its acceptance criteria and to enable the customer to determine whether or not to accept the system.
This article is born out of the need to establish that due diligence is required even in the face of the self-organization and independence that Agile principles hinge on. I want to start by quoting one of the pillars of the Agile Methodology domain. Mike Cohn laid it out in…
Seven Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started out as a ScrumMaster  Typically, when an organization starts using Scrum, the person chosen to play the role of ScrumMaster comes from some sort of managerial background. The organization expects that the manager, the so-called "Master," will get the Scrum project…
  As many of you already know, I am the program lead for the Certified Scrum Coaching (CSC) Program with the Scrum Alliance. As the program lead, it is my responsibility to facilitate the review process, review teams, and review application. While a relatively new program founded in 2007, our…
For some time I have been asking myself if the certification of the Scrum Alliance and more recently of Scrum.org is really what European organizations need. I don’t think so. Why do I think this? Scrum Alliance – Standstill in further development Inspite of all efforts the Scrum Alliance is…
Sunday, 10 February 2013 03:29

Scrum Alliance and the aborted Sprint

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  I have attempted in this article to apply scrum as a framework (that suits all projects) to Scrum Alliance continuous improvement of the Certified Scrum Professional Certification (CSP)   "While most often associated with software development efforts, Scrum is a project management framework not a software development life cycle…
I just finished reading the following article: Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org: Yesterday’s Concepts Do Not Solve Today’s Problems I was going to comment there, and then decided it was really worth its own blog post.   Full disclosure: I am a CSM and a CSPO, and (while not a CST)…
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