Scrum: A Brief History of a Long-Lived Hype

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum has been around for a while, they say. The Scrum Guide holds the definition of Scrum, they say. The first, official version of the Scrum Guide was released in February 2010. So, how was Scrum defined before 2010 then?


How I ended up becoming a (Professional) Scrum trainer

Gunther Verheyen

In October 2003 my life of Scrum started, albeit not with Scrum. My life of Scrum actually started with eXtreme Programming which we then wrapped in Scrum. Attending the class was part of my journey towards becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer (“PST”) for

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Moving Your Scrum Downfield [Paper]

Gunther Verheyen

Apparently, it is easy to get stuck at interpreting the rules of Scrum. In the publication “ Moving Your Scrum Downfield ” I have described the six essential traits of the game to help you get unstuck and up your game. Yet, they are needed for a more unconsidered performance of Scrum, which allows minding the goal of the game–push back the old adversary of predictive rigidity–rather than the rules. In 2010 he initiated the creation of the Scrum Guide.


Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. There have been no drastic changes to the core definition of Scrum. I imagine the difficulty of every rephrasing involved in updating the Scrum Guide. I imagine the discipline of updating the Scrum Guide knowing that many people will not read it.

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Scrum: A Brief History of a Long-Lived Hype

Scrum has been around for a while, they say. The Scrum Guide holds the definition of Scrum, they say. The first, official version of the Scrum Guide was released in February 2010. So, how was Scrum defined before 2010 then? independent Scrum Caretaker.

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Quick and Easy: This Is New in the Scrum Guide 2020


The creators of Scrum , Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, developed the concept in the early 1990s. You can read all the basics about the agile method Scrum in this blogpost: The Scrum Methodology. Examples of this: Daily Scrum questions were removed.

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The Rules of the Project: Two Strategies for Aligning Means


This idea originates from Jeff Sutherland in “ Shock Therapy: Bootstrapping Hyperproductive Scrum ”. If you have a new team that has no experience with Scrum, you will put a very experienced Scum Master in charge and he will set the rules. Only a few rules, that make up the basics of Scrum, but they have to be followed with strong discipline. The Scrum Master will make sure this happens.

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The University of Applied Sciences at Albstadt-Sigmaringen (HSAlbSig) Offers Professional Scrum Master training to Students

The HSAlbSig is realizing that the concepts of agile cannot be ignored in this accelerating world and asked me to provide Professional Scrum Master trainings for the last five years. Since 2010, I have been providing training with in Europe and was personally trained by Ken Schwaber. After having attended the Professional Scrum Master Training with Ralph Jocham at HSAlbSig I couldn’t wait to implement it at my company.

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20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

Girl's Guide to PM

The role of the project manager doesn’t really exist in many agile teams: instead, the team is self-organizing and supported by a Scrum Master (in Scrum), or agile coach. Can you believe the Agile Manifesto has been around 20 years?

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Why Agile Transformations sometimes fail

Based on my experience working in agile environments since 2010, I did some research and had general observations on the topic. Usually, top management is at some point aware of Agile activities in the company, Scrum adoption, although they leave it to the teams.

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

The future will be flexible project management models such as those used in Agile and Scrum projects. Managers need to recognize the type of project at the start, resist institutional pressure to adapt traditional ‘rational’ approaches to all projects and apply an appropriate approach – one tailored for the type of project” [Lenfle & Loch, 2010]. We have learned from Agile and Scrum that flexible project management approaches are necessary for many projects. 2010).

Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. 262 pages, ET to read: 4 hours, Published April 7th, 2010 by Blue Hole Press). David Anderson, who is widely regarded as the Kanban Method pioneer published this book in 2010. Kanban and Scrum – Making the Most of Both – Henrik Kniberg & Mattias Skarin. Are you new to Kanban?

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Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1


I’d like to begin by sharing a brilliant quote that puts the latest project management fashion, Agile, into humbling perspective: “ A Waterfall project is just an Agile (Scrum) project with one huge sprint!

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, Addison Wesley, 2010. Scaling Lean & Agle Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Voode, Addison Wesley, 2008. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex.

The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019


Introduced in 2006, with a major redesign in 2010, the platform serves as a single systematic and flexible solution for all the task management needs of a team. Kanban and Scrum boards. Customizable Scrum boards. Smartsheet is a project management tool which essentially relies on a spreadsheet format for managing projects and tasks.

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Kanban Project Management Everything you Need to Know

ProProfs Project Management

David even built on the methodology to define the kanban method and released a book in 2010 called “Kanban: Successfully Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business”. Q1: Is Kanban better than scrum? Q2: What is the difference between a Scrum board and a Kanban board?

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Misconceptions of Risk , Terje Aven, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Critical Code, Software Producibility for Defense, Committee for Advancing Software-Intensive Systems Producibility , Computer Science and Telecommunications Board Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies, 2010. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014.

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

For years, I worked in several Berlin-based, fast-growing startups in my capacity as Scrum Master, agile coach, and Product Owner. These are my lessons learned on making ‘agile’ — including Scrum as a framework — work in a fast-growing startup.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

15, The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, 2010. December 2010. Determinism and the Paradox of Predictability,” Stefan Rummens and Stefaan Cuypers, Erkenntnis March 2010, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp. 4, November 2010. From Story Points to COSMIC Function Points – A Six Sigma perspective,” Thomas Fehlmann and Luca Santillo, MetriKon, 2010. Can Functional Size Measures Improve Effort Estimation in SCRUM?” 4, November 2010. 58, 2010.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Andreou, 3rd Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Software Engineering Workshop , 7 October, 2010, Larnaca, Cyprus. 3, 2010, “Empirical Estimation of Hybrid Model: A Controlled Case Study,” Sadaf Un Nisa and M. An Analysis of XP, TDD, Pair Programming, and Scrum (Using Real Options),” Dr. David Rico, [link] Johnson, STC 2010. 3, 2010.

Configuring Microsoft Teams for Live Virtual Training

This article will lead any Professional Scrum Trainer that wants to Deliver Live Virtual Classes in Microsoft Teams through the configuration required to do so. Professional Scrum Foundations for 20 Guests in Microsoft Teams. Gold Plating for a Professional Scrum Class Experience. I had to install and administer Sharepoint 2007, and Sharepoint 2010 back in the day and it traumatized me so much that I don’t even put it on my CV.

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Agile Movers & Shakers (6): The Liberators Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem

Christiaan and Barry are both Professional Scrum Trainers (PST) with, dedicated early adopters of Liberating Structures, and co-authors of the upcoming Zombie Scrum Survival Guide. Both are Professional Scrum Trainers and Liberating Structures enthusiasts. Also, they are co-authors of the upcoming Zombie Scrum book . We had to find some way to keep things organized, and Scrum was up-and-coming at the time.


Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

255, April 2010. 24, 2010. “A 1, 2010. Problems with scoring methods and ordinal scales in risk assessment,” Douglas Hubbard and Dylan Evans, IBM Journal of Research and Development , 54(3):2, May 2010. Project Risk Management Model Based on Prince2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek and Jan Juricek, International Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (IJSEA) , Vol. 29 April 2010. 48, 2010. 503, 2010. 3, Spring 2010, pp.

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In-Depth: What a Social Systems Perspective Teaches us About Change

like choosing for Scrum?—?they The strong focus on empiricism and measurement would later inspire Kanban and the Scrum Framework. Our own research with 1.195 Scrum Teams, showed a similar pattern. 2010). 2010).

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management Model Based on PRINCE2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek, Jan Juricek, The International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications (IJSEA) , January 2015, Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN: 0975-9018. A Meta-Analysis of Empirical Evidence,” Karel de Bakker, Albert Boonstra, Hans Wortmann, International Journal of Project Management , 2010. “A Product Security Risk Management in Agile Product Management,” Antti Vähä-Sipilä, OWASP AppSec Research , 2010. “A

5 reasons why Binfire is the best Asana alternative


If you are not familiar with Binfire we have been in business since 2010 (longer than Asana). This enables users to manage their projects using Agile project management including Scrum. . Binfire fully supports Agile and Scrum methods. In the past twelve months, we have been hard at work to create a new online project management software , one we are aiming to be the best Asana Alternative!

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

255, April 2010. 24, 2010. “A 1, 2010. Problems with scoring methods and ordinal scales in risk assessment,” Douglas Hubbard and Dylan Evans, IBM Journal of Research and Development , 54(3):2, May 2010. Project Risk Management Model Based on Prince2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek and Jan Juricek, International Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (IJSEA) , Vol. 29 April 2010. 48, 2010. 503, 2010. 3, Spring 2010, pp.

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What is Agile Project Management? (and how to implement it)


For example, Microsoft, which began with one team in 2008, several teams in 2009, some 25 teams in 2010 in the Visual Studio group, then several hundred teams in the Developer Division in 2011, and then a commitment to take Agile across the whole organization around 2014. There are three main agile methodologies to consider: Scrum, Kanban or Extreme Programming. Scrum. Scrum is used by software development teams. What is Agile Project Management? .

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The Myth of Standish Reports - Update Number 2

Herding Cats

1, Jan-Feb 2010, pages 30-36. So it's time once more to move beyond the worn out red herrings and start to address how to Increase the Probability of Project Success with processes and tools beyond just applying Scrum to the development team. The Standish Report is raising its head again in the Agile presentations I've seen recently at conferences. Forgetting for the moment all the past "criticisms" of Standish. Standish Report. Standish Report and Naive Statistics.

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What Makes A Developer Culture?

This is what another Scrum Master told me after we took turns during a recent training to share a success story about a Development Team. These days, it seems to be more about Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, and other “process roles”. These days, it seems to be more about Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, and other “process people”. Just look at the number of people showcasing their Scrum Master, Product Owner or coaching certificate on LinkedIn.

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The Ultimate Guide to Kanban Methodology


His book on Kanban , published in 2010, is still one of the most comprehensive resources out there for technology-focused projects. Unlike other frameworks that promote their own unique roles (such as Scrum master ), Kanban emphasizes working with the roles your team already has. .

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Monte Carlo Simulation

Herding Cats

This is a Closed Loop Control Systems for managing the performance of a Software Intensive System of Systems, all developed using Scrum. Harrison, AIP Conference Proceedings , January 5, 2010, 1204, pp. Pedrycz, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering , 25 (2010) 238–252. [8] Banks, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. [11] Estimation is part of project management. . The most important estimates for the project manager are related to time and cost. .

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Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

So we first worked together, I guess it was probably back in like late 2009, 2010. Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Spotify. Soundcloud.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

I just don’t see as much of their work as I do the guys that are doing Scrum and LeSS and SAFe and things like that. Started LeadingAgile in 2010. – [Brian] 2009, 2010? Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud. Welcome to an all-new podcast hosted by LeadingAgile’s CEO, Mike Cottmeyer.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 Business services (2 million jobs) and Manufacturing (630,000 jobs) supported the greatest number of project management roles in 2010. Business services and healthcare are expected to lead job growth between 2010 and 2020. [11]. Project Management Institute: Industry Growth Forecast – Project Management Between 2010 + 2020. KPMG New Zealand: Project Management Survey 2010.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project


As early as 2009, 2010, nearly 11 years before I was working as a PMO. It also supports the agile [inaudible 00:08:08] concepts such as you have Scrum or Kanban, you can also have in Microsoft Project.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

WS-05: Coming Late to the Party - Getting to GREEN on the Fly - Using the structure of a Greek play - the setting, the protagonist, the imbalance, the balance, and the solution, show how to increase the probability of program success.PMI CPM, Professional Education Program, June 2010. . Agile Lifecycle - Product Roadmap, Release Plan and Responsibilities, Epics, Features, Stories, and Tasks developed for, State Health Care Enrollment System using Scrum for multi-million $ IT program.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do.

18 Best Alternatives for Project Management in 2020 (Free and Paid)


In 2010 daPulse, created by , joined the vast array of project management tools on the market, and in 2017, daPulse went through a transformation to become Pros: Highly customizable, this tool can support Scrum, Lean, or Kanban project methods. Comparing alternatives can help you identify whether it’s the right tool for your team.

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Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

In iterative or agile development, as management consultant and agile specialist, Craig Larman , explains, technological feasibility is reached after a number of iterations (called sprints in the Scrum methodology) after which capitalization can start. An Introduction to IT Project Financials – Budgeting, Cost Management and Chargebacks (Michael Gentle), 2010. Money comes in many colors. Green here in the United States. Much prettier colors around the world.

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