Sunday, July 3, 2011

Beware of Scrum

This article is dedicated to the people endlessly discussing relationship between Scrum and Agile. Scrum is one of the biggest process invention but it does not guarantee success. Even creators of Scrum accept that more than half of the Scrum implementation does not go well. Why is that? Scrum is critical but what is more critical than Scrum?

Through a creative analogy, the following video helps you understand why we need to be careful with Scrum implementations. Here are the key learning objectives:
  • What makes Scrum successful?
  • Are you failing because you are overdoing Scrum?
  • When not to use Scrum? 


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Agility Explained - Back To The Basics

It is easy to deviate from the goals we set. If you are on a agile journey then take a step back and try to validate if you are going on a right track. May be you are too busy in implementing a process that is not really agile. It doesn't hurt to validate.  Do you know types of agility? What are agility drills? How can agility drills help you in successfully implementing strategy?

The following video provides a fresh perspective on agility and explains it with the help of real life examples. I really enjoyed making it. I hope you will find it valuable. Here are the key learning objectives:
  • What is agility?
  • Types of agility - Programmed and Random
  • Agility drills - preset, reaction, quickness
  • Where does Scrum fit in agility?