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Fragile Agile – Scrum antipatterns and pitfalls to watch out for!

Posted On June 8, 2013 10:18 pm By Ilan

Possibly one of the most frustrating comments that I hear when speaking to novice software teams is, “We do Scrum — we work in sprints, we have a daily scrum, and we even have a product backlog.” In addition, although they may not explicitly say it, you can often add, “We don’t write any documentation, […]

Metrics to measure your Scrum adoption and Scrum progress

Posted On May 31, 2013 9:26 am By Ilan

I sometimes hear industry colleagues comment that their project team is, “About 85% agile” or they might say something like, “We are using Scrum to about 50% capacity. The typical question that goes through my head when I hear comments such as these is, “what the hell does that mean?” Let’s take a look at […]

Sprint retrospective irrespective

Posted On May 17, 2013 5:17 pm By Ilan

Unfortunately, when a team is under pressure, the important sprint retrospective is often the first to get bumped to when life is a bit more relaxed and under control. Even I have to admit that in my earlier days as a ScrumMaster I was guilty of skipping the retrospective on occasion. The irony is that […]

Scrum Australia 2013 – Our first ever regional Scrum Gathering!

Posted On May 17, 2013 2:20 pm By Ilan

When fruit ninjas meet rockstars and lifeguards, entertainment is sure to follow, and that is exactly what transpired at Scrum Australia 2013 – the first ever Aussie Regional Scrum Gathering held in Sydney on April 10-11! The surf-themed event was sold out well in advance thanks to the fantastic array of diverse speakers including Kenny […]

Testing in Scrum – We still love the testers

Posted On July 3, 2012 10:48 pm By Ilan

In fact, not only do we still love the testers, we love them even more in our new Scrum world! I really feel that this is an important point to emphasize, and I’ll tell you why. I remember when I was excitedly presenting Scrum 101 concepts to my first soon-to-be Scrum team. I was sure […]

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