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WHAT…The Product Owner ISN’T The Customer

April 15, 2009

So it appears I may have been doing the right thing wrong all this time…Scrum talks about a Product Owner role and I’ve always had teams setup so the the customer (one or more actual people) fulfils this role. Recent discussions on the Scrum mailing list seem to say this isn’t the case. Personally I’d […]

Software Development is a Team Sport

April 8, 2009

So recently I heard of a team that is using Scrum and their manager had decided to have a “Person of the Iteration” award for the person that completes the most points in a Iteration. I think this totally misses the point of Agile being a team of people working together to get as much […]

Agile Is Easy

June 9, 2008

We’ve currently got some .NET Agile zealots developers in our office doing some work and last week we had a prospective client come down to see the team in action. The engineering practices in Agile (Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming) aren’t the easy thing to do well and seeing our team doing it […]