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 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...

Enterprise Team Spike

When faced with new technology or other not well understood programming problems we like to implement a spike. What is a spike? I like the definition from  http://www.extremeprogramming.org/rules/spike.htmlCreate spike solutions to figure out answers to tough technical or design problems. A spike solution is a very simple program to explore...

Creating an ATDD Ready Sprint Backlog

The arcticle about 'Creating an ATDD Ready Sprint Backlog' can be found here Enjoy,RalphRalph Jocham is the founder of effective agile. GmbH effective agile. believes that agile is more than just working in iterations, doing a daily standup or writing a unit test after the fact.effective agile. believes that people are the most important...

The 1000 students challenge (2)

In May of last year 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 there:  The 1000 Students ChallengeLast week-end I had the chance to do the second run at the University of Applied...