Monthly Archives: November 2011

Howto: Create and Promote a new (but popular) Agile Methodolology


1) Make sure it has a board. The bigger the better. It doesn’t really matter what information is on the board, as long as the board is there

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Lack of Scrum Success stories a Growing Concern?


Scrum is nearly 20 years old and has enjoyed significant popularity in recent years. But that popularity has not manifested itself in terms of visible success. There have been repeated requests, for success stories, both here on my blog, as … Continue reading

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Planet of the eXtreme Programmers, 10th Anniv. Edition


Remember XP? Pair Programming? Onsite¬†customers? Sure, most of that is passe¬†now, but we have new fads that are just as silly (Scrum, etc). So, in a spirit of humor and nostalgia, I am reposting my original story, Planet of the … Continue reading

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Is Scrum just a series of Mini Waterfalls?


To many, sprinting through Scrum feels suspiciously like Mini Waterfalls; others state that that is merely a “bad smell” and Scrum is not just a series of mini waterfalls. Which is correct? Although the odor may be pungent, to me … Continue reading

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Are you an independent thinker or just an Agile Parrot?


There are two kinds of blog posters out there: 1) Independent thinkers who have their own opinion or conclusions about things, and write about them 2) Parrots who regurgitate what others have written with little to no original content. When … Continue reading

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