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Half-Life of commitments

Half-life is the amount of time required for a quantity to fall to half its value as measured at the beginning of the time period.  During private PSF (Profession Scrum Foundation) classes my students create a Change Backlog. The idea of this backlog is to codify the things that need to be changed in order...

The Antibiotics of Software Engineering – Agile Testing

Surgery is not a recent invention, it dates back millennia. Notable Milestones in Surgical History (http://surgery.about.com/od/surgeryinthemedia/a/HistoryOfSurgeryTimeline.htm)6,500 B.C.E. - Skulls found in France show signs of a rudimentary surgery called trepanation, which involves drilling a hole in the skull. 1540 C.E. - English barbers and surgeons unite to form The United Barber-Surgeons...

The 1000 Students Challenge (4)

In May of 2011 I was able to run my first Pay It Forward Scrum Training at the University of Bern in Switzerland. I had blogged about this event here:  The 1000 Students Challenge Last week-end I had the third run at the University of Applied Sciences (HS-AlbSig) in Albstadt,...

Cynefin – Making sense of complexity

In my trainings, I’ve been using the Cynfin framework which was developed by Dave Snowden in 1999 while he was working for IBM, for a long time. It really helps to describe the significant distinction between ordered and unorded - when a defined process works and when to use an...

The 1000 students challenge (3)

In May of 2011 I was able to run my first Pay It Forward Scrum Training at the University of Bern in Switzerland. I had blogged about this event here:  The 1000 Students Challenge Last week-end I had the second run at the University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) in Brugg...