The Scrum approach to agile software development marks a dramatic departure from waterfall management. Scrum and other agile methods were inspired by its shortcomings. Scrum emphasizes collaboration, functioning software, team self management, and the flexibility to adapt to emerging business realities.

March 2009

Guest Column: Scrum Transitions, Part 3 of 3

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 08:54

Scrum Methodology’s Guest Column feature asks individuals throughout the Scrum community to address an issue that is a common obstacle for Scrum teams. In the final part of the inaugural column, entitled “Scrum Transitions: Do It Once, Do It Right,” Katie Playfair, director of client services at Danube Technologies, Inc., discusses how teams can work toward making a Scrum transformation a success—long before the transformation actually occurs.

Guest Column: Scrum Transitions, Part 2 of 3

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/23/2009 - 09:41

Scrum Methodology’s Guest Column feature asks individuals throughout the Scrum community to address an issue that is a common obstacle for Scrum teams. In part two of the inaugural column, entitled “Scrum Transitions: Do It Once, Do It Right,” Katie Playfair, director of client services at Danube Technologies, Inc., discusses how teams can work toward making a Scrum transformation a success—long before the transformation actually occurs.

Guest Column: Scrum Transitions, Part 1 of 3

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 13:55

Scrum Methodology’s Guest Column feature asks individuals throughout the Scrum community to address an issue that is a common obstacle for Scrum teams. In the inaugural column, entitled “Scrum Transitions: Do It Once, Do It Right,” Katie Playfair, director of client services at Danube Technologies, Inc., discusses how teams can work toward making a Scrum transformation a success—long before the transformation actually occurs.

A Scrum Users Group with a Twist

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/05/2009 - 13:11
InfoQ just published a brief article on Scrum Club, a group of Los Angeles-based software professionals that operates like a mix of a user group and a philanthropic outreach organization. In short, the group—which was founded by devs who connected at Agile Open California 2008—strengthens the Scrum community by meeting regularly and discussing Scrum best practices. It extends its impact by offering its services to a hand-picked group of local non-profit organizations.