Accountability is a quality of agile

Software is created by people; for better or for worse. That is very different from looking at software development as a robotizeable activity. The agile worldview builds on software development being a creative activity (not: industrial) undertaken by and for people (not: replaceable pieces of machinery). It explains the high prevalence of terms like ‘emergence’, ‘collaboration’ […]

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The Power of Appreciating Others

On more than one occasion over the years, I have encountered software development teams that are working day and night on a “challenged” project – both waterfall *and* Scrum. Perhaps you have lived through one of these situations: a long project that is behind schedule, over budget, and over-stressed on many levels … and with […]

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The Scrum Stance

In 1995, the first codified version of Scrum was made public. In 2010, the co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, described the roles and rules of Scrum in the Scrum Guide. The Scrum Guide is globally recognized as the definite body of knowledge to Scrum. The value of the Scrum Guide however is […]

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What is a failed Sprint?

Recently I was involved in a discussion with Scrum.org trainers regarding the question “What is a failed Sprint?” I think we came to the same opinion and the same answer. And, in your opinion, what a failed Sprint is: If the team doesn’t complete all the forecasted Product Backlog Items for the Sprint? If the […]

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