The Scrum methodology of agile software development marks a dramatic departure from waterfall management. In fact, Scrum and other agile processes were inspired by its shortcomings. The Scrum methodology emphasizes communication and collaboration, functioning software, and the flexibility to adapt to emerging business realities — all attributes that suffer in the rigidly ordered waterfall paradigm.

3rd
DEC

Agile Two Years From Now

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Victor Szalvay, CTO of Danuber Technology, makers of ScrumWorks, tells a story about his hope for the future of Agile in the next 2 years. “I think the coolest thing for Agile is if the core principles are still intact and hadn’t been corrupted by this push, this press for codification at the enterprise scale.”

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4th
NOV

Agile Conference 2008

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Here’s an interesting video I reposted from the Agile Journal website: an interview at the Agile 2008 conference in Toronto between Agile Journal reporter Patrick Egan and Victor Szalvay, co-founder of Danube Technologies, Inc. and Product Owner for the ScrumWorks Pro agile management tool. It only clocks in at about five minutes, but, in that time, Patrick and Victor cover a lot of ground. Topics discussed include agile adoption trends; the evolution of agile tooling solutions; common challenges organizations face when adopting agile; and how Danube uses Scrum to manage all their projects, from budget forecasting to marketing.

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