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Friday, August 24

  1. page Scrum For System Integration Teams edited ... Waterfall thinking in terms of fixed scope/fixed date vendor professional services contracts c…
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    Waterfall thinking in terms of fixed scope/fixed date vendor professional services contracts can misalign with Agile principles.
    There is an extremely low amount of "on point" Agile/Scrum literature about how to use Agile/Scrum practices for system integration type work. As we have shown above, many of the Scrum concepts transfer readily, but the literature almost always gives examples from vanilla software development. This can lead to further "snowflake"/ScrumBut thinking (see "The Snowflake Objection" in the Top 10 Challenges to Scrum Adoption)
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    reducing a 1 month6 week story into
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    to Scrum. (SubmittedLast but not least, it could save 5 weeks of dev time and money! --Submitted by Professional
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    Trainer Jesse Houwing)Houwing
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  2. page Scrum For System Integration Teams edited ... Waterfall thinking in terms of fixed scope/fixed date vendor professional services contracts c…
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    Waterfall thinking in terms of fixed scope/fixed date vendor professional services contracts can misalign with Agile principles.
    There is an extremely low amount of "on point" Agile/Scrum literature about how to use Agile/Scrum practices for system integration type work. As we have shown above, many of the Scrum concepts transfer readily, but the literature almost always gives examples from vanilla software development. This can lead to further "snowflake"/ScrumBut thinking (see "The Snowflake Objection" in the Top 10 Challenges to Scrum Adoption)
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    problem using 1815 transformation steps,
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    have written 1815 lines of custom code instead.instead, possibly reducing a 1 month story into a 1 week story. This is
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    to Scrum. (Submitted by Professional Scrum Trainer Jesse Houwing)
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  3. page Scrum For System Integration Teams edited ... Waterfall thinking in terms of fixed scope/fixed date vendor professional services contracts c…
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    Waterfall thinking in terms of fixed scope/fixed date vendor professional services contracts can misalign with Agile principles.
    There is an extremely low amount of "on point" Agile/Scrum literature about how to use Agile/Scrum practices for system integration type work. As we have shown above, many of the Scrum concepts transfer readily, but the literature almost always gives examples from vanilla software development. This can lead to further "snowflake"/ScrumBut thinking (see "The Snowflake Objection" in the Top 10 Challenges to Scrum Adoption)
    SIPV teams often feel that their tool is the "Golden Hammer" for all the work related to their domain. For instance, they might be able to solve a particular problem using 18 transformation steps, when they could have written 18 lines of custom code instead. This is not a direct threat to Scrum per se, but it can impact a team's creativity and cause a dysfunction where stories are constantly carrying over from sprint to sprint. Also, it might be a sign that the team is not terribly cross functional, which can cause other complications with respect to Scrum.
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Wednesday, August 22

  1. page My Preferred Agile, Scrum, and XP Resources edited ... http://a.co/bXgvuhd My article called "Scrum For Laypeople" (A good intro for total…
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    My article called "Scrum For Laypeople" (A good intro for total newbies or people who won't be on the new Scrum Team. If you're a manager or PO or someone interacting with the Scrum team, be sure to read #1 above if you haven't already)
    xxScrum For Lay People
    Cohn's _Agile Estimating and Planning_ (Must read for Scrum Masters, but note that some of the Scrum stuff is out of date, and some of the story stuff is more directed at the PO role)
    http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Estimating-Planning-Mike-Cohn/dp/0131479415
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  2. page My Preferred Agile, Scrum, and XP Resources edited ... My Answer This question from my friend is a very tricky one, in that it is very broad and gen…
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    My Answer
    This question from my friend is a very tricky one, in that it is very broad and generic, and my friend gave me no extra team or organizational context to go on, so about all I can do is give a generic answer, and that is what I've done below.
    Don't have time to read all of these? Well then, read the first couple from each category, and then continue working your way down each list based on what brings you the most value at the time.
    My Preferred Resources
    All below are in order of our recommendation in each category.
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    Doshi's _Scrum Insights..._ (Short book, Must read for Scrum Masters)
    http://a.co/bXgvuhd
    My article called "Scrum For Laypeople" (A good intro for total newbies or people who won't be on the new Scrum Team. If you're a manager or PO or someone interacting with the Scrum team, be sure to read #1 above if you haven't already)
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    Cohn's _Agile Estimating and Planning_ (Must read for Scrum Masters, but note that some of the Scrum stuff is out of date, and some of the story stuff is more directed at the PO role)
    http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Estimating-Planning-Mike-Cohn/dp/0131479415
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Tuesday, August 7

  1. page Good Resources for Scaling Agile and Scrum edited ... Good Resources for Scaling and Spreading Scrum and Agile When scaling, we strongly recommend …
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    Good Resources for Scaling and Spreading Scrum and Agile
    When scaling, we strongly recommend getting Scrum Coaching help.
    Scaled Agile Framework
    http://www.scaledagileframework.com/what-is-safe#Essential
    http://www.scaledagileframework.com

    Large Scale Scrum(aka LeSS) Resources
    2016! Article - Chapter 2 from the book below on LeSS Website (about 30 pages)
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    Scrum.org's "Evidence Based Management for Software Organizations"
    http://ebmgt.org/
    Scaled Agile Framework
    http://www.scaledagileframework.com/what-is-safe#Essential
    http://www.scaledagileframework.com

    Schwaber's _The Enterprise and Scrum..._
    http://www.amazon.com/Succeeding-Agile-Software-Development-Using/dp/0321579364
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