5 Ways Scrum Creates Safety (vs. XP)

5 Ways Scrum Creates Safety (vs. XP)

Just had my first article posted to Scrum Alliance website. (Click link to check it out). I originally wrote this 9 months ago to support my Certified Scrum Coach application, but that process finished first. Here is the abstract: Scrum contains a set of practices distinct from XP that are intended to enhance project safety. [...] Continue reading »
Scrum or Kanban? YES!

Scrum or Kanban? YES!

Alternate Title: A model for understanding Scrum and Kanban (Cool diagram below - skip down if you are in a rush ;-) Or check out the 3 minute video explaining why Scrum and Kanban are complementary. As I flew home after LSSC10, I wondered how Kanban-style software development would shape my world in the years [...] Continue reading »
Kanban for Video Game Production

Kanban for Video Game Production

Clinton Keith gave an insightful session around designing and configuration a Kanban system for leveled video game production. Clinton described Scrum and Kanban coexisting peacefully. They used cross-functional Scrum teams to drive collaborative creative work at the outset of the project where team members would swarm stories. Aside from creating the game concept and playability, one of [...] Continue reading »
So you want to be a CST?

So you want to be a CST?

There was a really good session at the Scrum Gathering's Open Space on some of the challenges around the CST application process. What I want to share here is some general thoughts on what is required to be a Certified Scrum Trainer that I noted during the open space session. This is only an excerpt [...] Continue reading »