Posted by | March 13, 2012
Diving into the Visual Studio Scrum 2.0 Reports

Being the geek I am, I wanted to take a detailed look at the reports in the new Scrum template. Rather than wait for guidance to be posted, or call...

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Posted by | March 13, 2012
What’s new and different in Visual Studio Scrum 2.0?

Try this: Download the Visual Studio Scrum 2.0 – Preview 3 process template from the Team Foundation Server 11 Beta into one folder and then do the same with the...

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Posted by | February 21, 2012
Scrum Power of 3 imbalance – Scrum Master as Product Owner

The question was recently posed to me –  What conflicts occur if the Scrum Master is also the Product Owner? This can be seen as a workaround for not getting...

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Posted by | October 20, 2011
Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group: VS11 and Scrum

I was in town this week delivering a Professional Scrum Developer Train-The-Trainer (TTT) event. Last night I gave a presentation to a full room at the Chicago Visual Studio ALM...

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Posted by | August 3, 2011
A Scrum comparison of the MSF/Agile and Visual Studio Scrum templates

While it’s possible for a Scrum team to use the MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 process template to implement Scrum, it makes more sense to use the Visual Studio...

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Posted by | May 19, 2011
Professional Scrum Developer Questions asked at TechEd 2011

Q. We are implementing Product Life Cycle Management (PLCM) as part of our ISO certification. How does Scrum fit into the ISO world? We are also adopting 3M’s (our parent...

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Posted by | May 18, 2011
Debugging a Dysfunctional Team

UPDATE (3 June 2011): Watch the recorded presentation on Channel 9. Yesterday I gave a talk at TechEd on Dysfunctional software development teams. We primarily focused on people dysfunctions, but...

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Posted by | May 17, 2011
Files from Implementing Scrum pre-conference at Microsoft TechEd

UPDATE (3 June 2011): Here are the answers to questions that were asked during the pre-conference. Thank you for attending the preconference yesterday. I hope the presentation and ensuing conversations...

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Posted by | May 2, 2011
Scrumming in DC

Actually at Microsoft’s MTC in Reston, Virginia, but close enough. Thanks to everyone who attended our event, either online or in-person, last week. It was great to have such a...

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Posted by | March 18, 2011
Agile Scrum Development Practices with the Experts – see you in DC next month

If you are in the DC area next month, you should attend this exciting, free event where will explore Scrum in the real-world and how you can adopt a more...

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