It's time for a 21st century successor to Agile and Scrum based on modern tools, async communication, and flexible work environments.
A brief list of what Scrum gets wrong
One of the most important things that I've learned over the years is that the Daily Stand-Up is a tool that solves a particular problem.Specifically, if you have a team that doesn't communicate effectively on a daily basis, then the standup gives you -- the manager -- a place where you can get a ...
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I’ve just finished reading an article by Jason Yip collecting some patterns and smell related to the daily stand-up or Daily Scrum. Rather than review the ar...
Your Daily Scrum is almost certainly killing your team, and probably not for the reasons you think.
The Daily Stand-up is a keystone of the Scrum framework
that advocates for short, time-boxed (usually 15 minutes) daily meetings where all members of the scrum team answer
Scrum is a suboptimal development methodology that will make developers less intelligent, less disciplined, and more forgetful. Scrum is the
Enough of the stand-up meetings please, just WRITE SOME CODE
Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifesto isn’t unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called “Waterfall”, Agile is notably superior. Yet, so much of Agil…
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Scrum has issues due to the maker's schedule, flow, observer effect, bikeshedding, and heavy overhead. It strains ties between management and developers.
"You influenced me to think in completely different ways, and to question traditional assumptions about everything I thought I knew" —Chris W., Extreme Programmer and Coach
Scrum intentionally does not mandate technical practices as part of its definition, but it expects you to add your own. If you don't you'll get a sickly code base that slows down feature development.
While we can all agree agile is better than waterfall development, the iterative methodology has an awful lot of detractors from it's history of misuse.
Though Erik puts up a straw man easily attacked instead of agile, his views are popular and so important to know. He does play on the "we are more intelligent than the people in suits and with ties"-trope.
This presentation was recorded at GOTO Copenhagen 2015 http://gotocph.com Erik Meijer - Founder at Applied Duality, Inc. ABSTRACT Erik challenges the basic i...
Agile is clumsy, un-scaleable and lacks any appreciation of software architecture. So why do people worship at the Church of Agile? It is time for change; Winter is coming.