Scaled Professional Scrum – Rationale of the framework

Scrum is a framework for complex systems development. Scaled Scrum is any instance of Scrum involving more than one team creating and sustaining a product or system. Scaled Professional Scrum is any instance of scaled Scrum that thrives on Scrum’s formal rules and roles, complemented by software development professionalism, and Scrum’s values and principles. The Scaled Professional Scrum framework of Scrum.org provides […]

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Is your Organization hoarding?

If you have seen the TV documentary series Hoarders which depicted the real-life struggles of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding. Some victims suffered so severely that they were often drowning within their own filth. The disorder is immediately obvious to family and friends. Similarly, organizations today are process hoarders. A large number of processes […]

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Scrum: Who are the Key Stakeholders that Should be Attending Every Sprint Review?

The Scrum Guide requires that the Product Owner ensure that “key stakeholders” attend the Scrum Sprint Review, but who are these “key stakeholders”? According to the Scrum Glossary, a stakeholder is “a person external to the Scrum Team with a specific interest in and knowledge of a product that is required for incremental discovery. Represented by the […]

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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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