Category Archives: c#

If you’re not doing XYZ, you’re not REALLY doing Scrum/XP…


We hear that all the time… if you don’t do …. $X…. then you’re not really doing Scrum or XP. So what are the implications of this? 1) It doesn’t matter if you’re “really” doing XP or Scrum. Those are … Continue reading

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Scrum and XP as related to the Agile Manifesto


People often point to the manifesto to justify aspects of Scrum or XP. They’ll say “see right here in the manifesto it says that….” These folks need to learn a little history.

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Rhetorical Anti-Patterns in Scrum and XP


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The flawed rhetoric about “Scrum” and “Organizational Dysfunction”


One of the most bizarre, yet highly touted, “features” of Scrum is that it “exposes Organizational Dysfunction”. Not mere team based, project based, or even departmental dysfunction, but Organizational Dysfunction … enterprise wide. Now this is crazy on so many … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Emergent Design/Subsequent Refactorings


In my previous post, I demonstrated that even with a lowered cost of change curve, change is still expensive. But, you might say, OK, we agree with that, so we’ll try to do more up front analysis and try to … Continue reading

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A Flattened Cost of Change Curve: An economic analysis


Much has been written about how a lowered cost of change curve is a benefit. And it certainly is a benefit. However, change is still costly, in terms of both time and money, even with this lowered cost of change. … Continue reading

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Let’s stop calling Scrum, Agile, XP, etc, “Best” Practices


Let’s stop calling Scrum, Agile, XP, etc, “Best” Practices Let’s instead call them what they are: Practices

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