Why you will fail with Scrum

Finally here is an English translation of my article „Kein Erfolg mit Scrum“ in German which describes several reasons why you...

Book: Mike Cohn – Agile Estimating and Planning

Book: Mike Cohn – Agile Estimating and Planning

Everyone getting agile has to read this book!   Author: Mike Cohn Title: Agile Estimating and Planning http://bit.ly/1JA1Cr   Rating: highly...

Generalize Your Specialized Generalists

Generalize Your Specialized Generalists

The software developers in a well-known Scrum team have undergone a transition from generalists to specialists in former times. They...

Drive-Driven Personality

Drive-Driven Personality

There was heavy „agile fun“ in the last months with all the agilists working close with me. We made lots...

Book: Mike Cohn – User Stories Applied

Book: Mike Cohn – User Stories Applied

Everyone getting agile has to read this book!   Author: Mike Cohn Title: User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development...

Guerilla Scrum: How to force organisational change

Guerilla Scrum: How to force organisational change

Situation   Many organizations do not dare to change themselves although everyone knows that things do not work well. Usually...

Personal Taskboard: Evolution to Mobile

Personal Taskboard: Evolution to Mobile

The major disadvantage of a wall-based personal taskboard is its pure static character. You can’t take it with you for...

Personal Taskboard: Evolution to Priorities

Personal Taskboard: Evolution to Priorities

Just a small update on my personal task board: as the open tasks got more and more it was hard...

Personal Taskboard: Evolution to Kanban

Personal Taskboard: Evolution to Kanban

A few weeks ago I setup a personal taskboard at the wall next to my desk. It had three lanes like...

Sprint Meetings in Distributed Scrum

Sprint Meetings in Distributed Scrum

My current scrum team is distributed in three locations: Location A: developers only Location B: testers and the product owner...

Plan-Driven Testing fails with Agile Developers

Plan-Driven Testing fails with Agile Developers

There were two situations today in the office that opened my eyes. I finally understand why it is so hard...

Transition of the Definition of Done in Regulated Environments

Transition of the Definition of Done in Regulated Environments

Projects in regulated environments have to follow strict guidelines and rules. Laws, normative regulations, product risk analysis, and detailled development...

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