The daily scrum is probably the best known, and possibly the most misunderstood, scrum event. Here’s why.[Read more…]
The Fixed-Price Contract and Agility
A fixed-price contract is a type of contract where the payment amount does not depend on resources used or time expended.
Government buyers often use Fixed-price contracts to control the cost of a project and put the risk on the seller’s side. From a buyer’s perspective, there are some advantages and disadvantages to this. Here are just some of them.[Read more…]
Face to Face Communications
Why Face to Face?
Agile coaches and scrum masters are fans of face to face communications. They’re great because we can read nuance, emotion, body language and osmotic communication.
What happens when we can’t do this and end up having a video conference or, worse still, a telephone conference?[Read more…]
How Much Planning is Needed Prior to Sprinting?
How do you overcome analysis paralysis? John Harvey Jones advised: “Ready, Fire, Aim”. In describing the reason he said “I’m more interested in speed than direction. Once you get moving, you can veer and tack. But the important thing is, you’re moving”
This can be aptly applied to scrum implementations. We need a plan and we need to get going. But, how much planning do we need to get a scrum implementation started?
The One Impediment that will Kill Agile Transformation
What do you need for a successful enterprise agile transformation? According to some texts, you need commitment from the CxO suite and buy in from the guys doing the work.
But, I’ve never seen that work. To go one step further, the bigger the enterprise, the more likely a transformation is to fail. The reason? In a word, the ABOMM.
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