Released Sunday, October 5th, 2014.
Why Scrum Should Basically Just Die in a Fire by Giles Bowkett
- The estimation process in Scrum, planning poker combined with the inevitable technical discussions is broken.
- Agile values communication, why do we limit the technical discussions that always occur during estimation?
- Standups don’t work because they always devolve into hour long meetings and what is worse is that the managers always find a way to sit down while the rest of us are left standing.
- “Sprints” fly in the face of agility. Agility espouses sustainable pace and there is no such thing as a sustainable sprint.
- Scrum devalues measuring progress via working software because we track velocity as a metric.
- “Scrum…tries to enhance the accountability of a field of work [software development] where both failure and success are obvious to the naked eye.”
- Look at Marketing…they can’t measure their worth so neither should we.
- Listener Shoutouts: Rob Jago, Tom Woundy, Firoj Shaikh
- Evidence Based Scheduling
- How to use velocity properly and predictively.
- This is why you never end up hiring good developers
- I like what she says about “team fit”.
- Wickham House – hand made bow ties – Jeremy McAnally from Mandiant(SP?) + Wife
- WTF – is this a Matt Philip pic – Philip would love that Boooo!
- Interesting blogs from a guy at GitHub, Zach Holman, http://zachholman.com/
- For fun – Poo-Poo Bad ScrumMasters Say from Adam Weisbart (also Chris Sims and Laura Powers) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGbsgs611MM
- The 3M Post-It App – have some fun iOS 8 and be able to easily capture image of all your favorite post it notes – http://www.post-it.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/PostItNA/Home/Ideas/Plus-App/
- AgileDC – Tuesday, 10/21/2014 – www.agiledc.org – John is already going, but now I’m going to and will be facilitating “The Last Responsible Moment LEGO Game” a fun game that allows teams to safely explore the risks and rewards of putting of decisions and work until the “last responsible moment”