By Mike Cohn
This is often the definitive, practical, actionable consultant to beginning speedy with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the lengthy haul. major agile advisor and practitioner Mike Cohn offers particular suggestions, strong advice, and real-world case reports drawn from his remarkable event aiding 1000s of software program businesses make Scrum and agile work.
Succeeding with Agile is for pragmatic software program execs who wish actual solutions to the main tricky demanding situations they face in imposing Scrum. Cohn covers each part of the transition: getting all started, supporting contributors transition to new roles, structuring groups, scaling up, operating with a allotted workforce, and at last, enforcing potent metrics and non-stop development.
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If you have not yet gathered metrics on quality, employee morale, stakeholder satisfaction, or so on, select a few factors of interest and measure a baseline you can compare against later. ❑ If you gathered baseline measurements earlier and have been doing Scrum for at least three or six months, remeasure and see what progress has been made. Create your own “why Scrum is worth it” charts that you can share with other teams as they begin to transition to Scrum or with existing teams who are having difficulty sticking with it.
Key to any successful adoption of Scrum will be combining elements of both bottom-up and top-down change. The End State Is Unpredictable Perhaps you’ve read a book on Extreme Programming and have decided that is the right approach for your company. Or maybe you attended a Certified ScrumMaster training course and think Scrum sounds good. Or maybe you read a book on a different agile process, and it sounds perfect for your organization. In all likelihood, you’re wrong. None of these processes as described by their originators is perfect for your organization.
A few key people took interest, and that really helped the rest of the group open up to the possibilities of Scrum. Create a sense of urgency. One way to turn awareness into desire is to turn up the heat. By creating a sense of urgency, we make it clear to others that the status quo cannot continue as such for long. Remember my awareness that I need to eat more vegetables? Suppose my doctor called tomorrow and said that I would die in six months if I didn’t start eating broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, and the like.
Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum by Mike Cohn