Monthly Archives: February 2017

Why Scrum?

Note: This is the second in a continuing series of posts re Scrum Intro. The preceding post is here. Why Scrum?  How did it get here?  How do we understand it?  How do you explain it to your colleagues? Why was Scrum invented? The way I understand it, Jeff Sutherland became a software development group manager […]

Scrum Guide 2016

Here is the new Scrum Guide as of July 2016. Scrum-Guide-US-2016 Worth re-reading. There is a newer Scrum Guide, published 2017, which is available here: Scrum Guide 2017

Question: Is Scrum all or none?

Kevin asked: (I paraphrase and greatly simplify his question, perhaps beyond his recognition)  ….. Do you have to do Scrum ‘all or none’? ANSWER: We get this question a lot, phrased in different ways.  Here is one answer. I consider it an Agile principle that people are free.  The idea started long before the Declaration […]

Agile Release Planning – some questions

QUESTIONS: Hi Joe, I’ve read through your book [on Agile Release Planning] and want to say that it was a great review of our Friday session, I enjoyed your clear and concise language, and am sure this will make an excellent resource. But there are still a few things that are unclear to me; it […]