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Archive for August, 2012

Establishing Rhythm on a New Scrum Team

One of the questions I hear in my 1-Day Scrum Foundations and Principles class is “How long should our new team’s Sprint be?” The amount of work your team commits to during an iteration should be guided by the Sprint length, not vice-versa. Time boxing, or choosing a specific iteration length, is a central principle […]

Scrum and Maturity of the team

I was recently asked this question: Doesn’t Agile expect a certain amount of maturity and experience in the team for it to fully succeed? For instance, an inexperienced or younger team member may not understand what self-organization means, since she has never been exposed to it, and has always followed orders. She may understand it in […]