Saturday, 15 March 2008

A game to help with estimation

A lot more useful than the BS by MS.
I've been looking for or even wanting to create a similar one (damn, I'm late again!) but anyway there it is a game developed to help with doing the XP planning game which I think is perfectly suitable for introducing team members to the SCRUM estimation and planning techniques as well.

Read about it here

Friday, 14 March 2008

A World of change [taken from the yahoo scrum group]

Below is a quote which I find quite interesting and so much reflecting the reality that it made me laugh ;)

Frank Herbert (from his book Heretics of Dune):

"Technology, in common with many other activities, tends toward
avoidance of risks by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible.
Capital investment follows this rule, since people generally prefer
the predictable. Few recognize how destructive this can be, how it
imposes severe limits on variability and thus makes whole populations
fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our universe can throw the

(Assessment of Ix, Bene Gesserit Archives)

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

UK Scrum Practitioners

I started a group on linked-in which I named Uk Scrum Practitioners.

If you are even remotely involved in Scrum you are more than welcome to join by clicking here.

A collection of Agile Videos

I've been keeping this in my links collection for a while and I tought it might be a good idea to share it.

I think there are a number of "must watch" videos for agile practitioners.

Enjoy ;)