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Fascinating tale of what can happen when trying to use Agile Methodologies fails

Lorenzo Barberi posts this story of a guy trying to introduce agile methodologies into a traditional corporate 'Waterfall' management culture. What's really interesting in this story are the 'lessons' he mentions: 1) I wasn't very good at defending agile practices, which probably made me seem less competent and less professional than I would have if I had been able to rattle off responses to challenges immediately. That's partially a matter of education, an area where I have gotten better, and partially a matter of my personality (INTP) where I almost effortlessly try to adopt the frame of reference of my...

posted @ Thursday, June 10, 2004 9:26 AM | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ SCRUM ]

Anyone know of a free tool for managing SCRUM projects?

As I posted previously, the company I work for is looking at improving out development process, with this in mind we're currently trying out SCRUM - thing is, I've yet to find a tool perfectly suited for managing projects using this method. My criteria are - free (or as near to it as possible), ideally .NET based and able to use the SCRUM process (so, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, possibly some integration with VSS).; So how about it, anyone know of a tool that can do this?

posted @ Thursday, June 03, 2004 11:04 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET SCRUM ]

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