Macroscope and Scrum - Part Two

Highlights of Scrum for Me - Techniques

User Stories

To me, one of the most powerful contributions of Agile and Scrum to our profession is the focus on the User Story (along with the Use Case). The simple statement, “As a ___ I want to ___ so that ___” gives us an intuitive yet fairly precise view of the business capability that is needed and its justification. It’s easy and it’s natural.

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Macroscope and Scrum - Part Three

Limitations of Scrum

The Scrum Guide makes it very clear that Scrum is a process framework to manage product development, but it is not a process or technique for buildingproducts. The comments below elaborate on some outside-of-Scrum aspects that can be necessary for a successful system delivery and implementation, with some references to where these are addressed in Macroscope.

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Macroscope and Scrum - Part Four

Reality Checks

Not Everybody Fits the Scrum Profile

The vision of the Scrum Developer is of a flexible, highly collaborative person who is keenly interested in seeing all aspects of the product. He/she is multi-disciplinary and interested in expanding their knowledge of new disciplines.

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Can we stop using the word Artifact?

I fully appreciate that language is always evolving, and as we make up new words and definitions they become added to the dictionary.

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Can we Banish the word Waterfall?

Background

When systems people talk about “waterfall” approaches, they mean something like the picture above.

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