Serious Scrum Weekly Update #52
Our weekly update anniversary
This is version 52 of our weekly update. This means that we have a first anniversary!
This week we present all the Serious Scrum activities and publications from the 26th of August to the 1st of September.
1. Mitigating the customer-vendor-problem by Daniel Westermayr
One of the most common anti-patterns in software development is the „customer-vendor-problem“. Daniel discusses how to mitigate this here:
Mitigating the customer-vendor-problem
One of the most common anti-patterns in software development is what Jeff Patton aptly names the…
2. The 12 enemies of adaptability — enemy 4: Habit by Marty de Jonge
Marty’s awesome series describes 12 enemies of internal adaptability. Episode 4 is about Habit.
3. A night at the story Oscars by Scott Oliver
This article is part of a series of Sprint Retrospective stories. Each story will walk you through the steps, keeping it straightforward with no fluffy edges. This time it’s about nominating stories for Oscars.
A night at the Story Oscars
A great Sprint Retrospective, an emotional ice breaker, Liberating Structures and coaching focused around User Stories.
4. As a user, what is my place in Scrum? by Willem-Jan Ageling
Scrum knows the roles Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master. People outside of the Scrum Team are called a stakeholder. There are many flavours of stakeholders and often they have difficulties to understand their place in Scrum. Willem-Jan started a series to discuss this, starting with the users.
5. How the compound effect can lead to a successful Agile Transformation by Scott Oliver
Scott’s 2nd article of the week discusses a Sprint Retrospective which talks about sweating the small stuff, taking you through how small incremental changes can lead to big change.
How the Compound Effect can lead to a successful Agile Transformation
A Sprint Retrospective which talks about sweating the small stuff, taking you through how small incremental changes can…
6. You’re dead to me! by John Clopton
John debunks the myth that Deadlines aren’t compatible in Agile environment.
You’re Dead to Me!
Can we please stop perpetuating the “there-are-no-deadlines-in-Scrum” fallacy?
7. Work beyond features by Sjoerd Nijland
Encouraging creativity and exploration creates a larger view of the work beyond features. Lean UX is great to help achieve this.
8. The destructive power of Scrum lip service by Willem-Jan Ageling
It’s easy to use Scrum in good times, but how about the bad times? Stay away from Scrum lip service!
Hope you enjoyed these posts! Thanks for reading and if you wish to write your own Scrum articles: just approach us!