Posted on November 26, 2008 by admin

Trashing Scrum or Reflecting Reality?

Tobias Mayer thinks the Lean folks in our community have been trashing scrum!

While his criticism was aimed at Mary Poppendieck, others associated with Lean in software development, most notably Alan Shalloway and I have said things that the Scrum community don't like. So I think it worth expressing my point of view on this.

Posted on November 26, 2008 by admin

Why We Lost Focus on Development Practices

This is the first of two responses to Tobias Mayer's Getting Trashed by the Lean Machine, his reaction to the panel session at the Agile conference in Buenos Aires last month. This first response deals specifically with the interaction between Tobias and Micah Martin, and Micah's comments which I copy here for convenience...

Posted on November 02, 2008 by admin

Personal Hedgehog Revisited

[First pusblished at] More than 4 years ago, I riffed off Jim Collins idea of a corporate Hedgehog Concept, with this blog post on Personal Hedgehog Concept. It's proven to be one of the most popular blog pages on AgileManagement.Net since I started it in August 2003.