Just-in-Time Scaling Agile
Scaling Agile is a hot topic. Adverts for courses on SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) and LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) seem to be everywhere. Then there is DAD (Disciplined Agile Development – from IBM) and Enterprise Scrum and a few more approaches just emerging. The first advanced certifications announced by ScrumAlliance are concerned with scaling Scrum. […]
The World is Becoming Scrummier
Hot on the heels of my response to Michael O. Church’s tirade against Scrum comes the State of Scrum report: the results of a survey conducted by the Scrum Alliance. There’s bad news for Mr. Church who looked forward to the early death of Agile and Scrum. Use of Scrum is growing exponentially, and developers […]
Why Ranting That “Scrum is Terrible” is a Straw Man Argument
My good friend and colleague at Learning Tree, Doug Rehnstrom, sent me a link last month to a blog post by Michael O. Church entitled “Why ‘Agile’ and especially Scrum are Terrible”. My first reaction to it was that it was an entertaining if misguided rant, but in retrospect Michael says some important things. He […]
Using Scrum? Get Certified!
It is always amusing for a speaker of UK English to hear an American professional declare that they are certified. To be certified in the UK means that a Doctor or a social worker has committed you to a centre for the treatment for mental illness. The Oxford English Dictionary term for professional qualifications is […]
Scaling Agile: Is it The Next Big Thing?
“What’s the next big thing in Agile?” is a question I’ve been asked a lot over the years. Answering used to make me a feel a little awkward. It was almost as though the questioner is treating Agile as a fashion, one that includes many fads. My usual answer has been, “Whatever your team decides […]