Once upon a time I had to work with a project team that was supposed to use Scrum. The very first thing I discovered was their motivation, or rather their lack of it. Some developers left the project team upon my arrival, and a few others were ge...
For some time now I’ve been a part of the scrum.org organization, which provides high-quality Scrum education and helps development teams and customers to maximize value by using the Scrum framework. As a part of the Professional Scrum Trai...
Does the customer want to get project estimates quickly and with minimal investment in writing detailed requirements? We ask for rough estimates almost everywhere – when we order custom furniture, when we plan an apartment renovation, when ...
In the first part of this article you learned some specific terminology including: Sprint, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Definition of Done, and so on. This terminology is related to the Scrum framework, which was designed to deliver complex softw...
The Kanban method is becoming very popular in software development. Luxoft is trying to follow this trend and establish the use of Kanban process in teams where Scrum or other Agile methods are problematic. Kanban is the lightweight implementatio...
Sprint Zero is becoming a very popular practice in the organizations where Agile and Scrum are used. Sprint Zero is not a part of the official Scrum framework, where it is mandatory to have a working and usable increment of the software at the en...
Main topic of this post is the mechanics of the one-day Agile process simulation, in continuation to the previous article, where I tried to advertise a value of Agile simulation workshops. However, for a complete picture I would recommend to comb...