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Rachel Davies coaches teams in agile software development techniques, such as test-driven development, heartbeat retrospectives and planning with user stories. She is passionate about agile software development because it increases the chance of success projects in the face of complex problems.

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May 06, 2009

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  • Project Manager on Agile projects alongwith ScrumMaster and Product Owner

    by Vijay Nathani /

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    This presentation says that on some agile projects we have ScrumMaster and Product Owner both reporting to a single person like Project Manager. I think that this is a recipe for disaster. It will violate the basic principles of Scrum.
    The responsibilities of ScrumMaster tends to collide with responsibilities of Product Owner. The Product owner is responsible for ROI (Return on investment). The ScrumMaster is responsible for the process.
    Many companies have the tendency to cut quality to meet the deadline. Scrum deliberately created two roles of Product Owner and ScrumMaster, so that quietly cutting quality will be difficult.
    When organizations have a project manager, with ScrumMaster and Product Owner reporting to him / her, cutting quality quietly on the project becomes easy. It seems that this kind of structure is used by companies that do not wish to change, but want to call their projects Scrum.
    To retain creditability and avoid going the SEI CMM route (companies getting certification for marketing and not for process improvement), we need to discourage this type of systems.

  • Re: Project Manager on Agile projects alongwith ScrumMaster and Product Own

    by Rachel Davies /

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    I agree with you. In the talk I also advise people not to do this but it's an anti-pattern I see.

    Rachel

  • Slides from your presentation

    by Peter Gordon /

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    Is it possible to get a copy of the slides from your presentation?

  • Digital whiteboard for iteration tracking?

    by Karsten Fanke /

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    First of all, very good presentation. I also started mashup different agile principles. Where I really agree is using a whiteboard to track the iteration status. It's always a good feeling to move your own cards to a new position, so to visualize your work.
    But the problem that I'm facing, my development team is located offshore in India, whereas I'm in Frankfurt. Do you know a provider of a digital whiteboard? Means an easy way to stick notes and move them around and colorize these?
    Thanks to all for any hint...

  • Re: Digital whiteboard for iteration tracking?

    by Rainer Trunk /

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    Karsten,
    I remember that I read something in the scrum4you community.
    Please have a look at the following URL
    scrum4you.wordpress.com/2008/12/19/scrum-tools-...
    Maybe it is helpful to you.

    When you are from Frankfurt, German should be o.k. for you.

    Gruß
    auch aus Frankfurt
    Rainer

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