KEY LESSONS FROM STANDISH’S 2015 CHAOS REPORT

The Standish Group’s “Chaos Report 2015″ was recently published.  Standish gathers data from projects done across a variety of industries.  They present the data in buckets of “successful, challenged, or failed” projects.   I’d like to highlight my two key learnings after reading the 2015 Chaos Report. ONE: Standish redefined what “successful” means in 2015.  Previously, a successful project […]

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What is Scaling Scrum?

Scaled Professional Scrum is based on unit of development called a Nexus. The Nexus consists of up to 10 Scrum teams, the number depending on how well the code and design are structured, the domains understood, and the people organized. The Nexus consists of practices, roles, events, and artifacts that bind and weave the work […]

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Done is at the heart of Scrum

Scrum brings agility to and creates Agile organizations through the implementation of empirical process control, the process of frequent inspection and adaptation. The empiricism of Scrum serves discovering and taking advantage of opportunities and options, at all levels; people, technology, market. If Scrum, as a product development framework, was to be reduced to one purpose, and one purpose only, that core […]

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Team Launch

I’ve been witness to the start of hundreds of teams and projects. There’s a point at which, during the launch of a new team even before the first Sprint, I can tell with fair certainty whether the team will be successful or not. I’ve been thinking about what the root causes of this are, and […]

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