Friday, January 14, 2011

Scope of this Blog

When organizations start thinking of implementing a new method, this means they are not happy with the way things are currently going. The discontent may stem from:
  • too little process, causing chaos and misunderstanding;
  • a very rigid process, causing people to feel constrained and hindered in effectively doing their job;
  • a lack of timely feedback and focus on working software in the process, causing dissatisfied customers and overruns in delivery;
  • too much pressure on the team and measures like working overtime, causing concessions to software quality and maintainability and dissatisfied team members.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

ScrumUP Fairytale - Part 1

The Soup Stone – 1: At the beginning…

Once upon a time in a land far far away a soldier served in the king's army, or the emperor's or sultan's. History is not really clear on that point. In this land a conflict had been going on for many years, that cost a lot of people their lives and made even more people miserable. Our soldier played a very important role in finding a peaceful solution to this conflict which is quite an accomplishment since this hadn't been part of his training as a soldier. But that's another story and should be told another time.