Friday, October 24, 2008

Scrum and XP from the Trenches

My friend Manuela suggested me "Scrum and XP from the Trenches", an introductory war story on Scrum written by Henrik Kniberg which I found very interesting.

I particularly liked the idea of a separate place for unplanned items on the whiteboard, as we normally pin them with the others, depending on the feature they address: even if the team knows why it's taking so long to get things done, the management always seems to not to. A huge cluster of unplanned items is a clear signal nobody can ignore :-)

This is another (working) example of the old bit "the simplest thing that could possibily work"... way to go whiteboard warriors!

Henrik and InfoQ provide a courtesy copy of the white paper here (you have to login first).

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