The last ScrumGathering was held in Portland, OR, May 7-11.
On Tuesday, Mike Cohn and I taught a course centered around a series of case studies. Wednesday and Thursday were Open Space sessions.
The overall site for the Gathering is here".
I ran across an interesting talk by Brett Pettichord: "Schools of
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The Second IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer
Newport, Rhode Island, USA, October 10-12, 2007.
Held in conjunction with ACM UIST 2007
Supported by IEEE
The use of the tabletop as an input/output device is an exciti
Project management from a portfolio or stage-gate perspective (including how agile development fits in): "Rockets, Cars and Gardens: Visualizing waterfall, agile and stage gate."
Tom Mellor, Alan Shalloway, Bob Schatz, and I put together a reading list on leadership, available on the ScrumAlliance web site.
I work with a group that's been estimating in pair hours for a while. We'll describe a story, everybody will write their estimate on a card, somebody collects the estimates, and we make an overall estimate. (The tricky part is that an estimate needs to include the tasks that aren't yet known but that will be discovered.)
We also track actuals.
Just a pointer to an article I created, exploring lean product development and how set-based concurrent engineering relates to software.
The fall ScrumGathering is in Minneapolis, MN, this week. I'm here for the two-day open space and the trainer's meeting.
Groups are using http://scrumalliance.pbwiki.com as the conference proceedings.
"Two Case Studies Motivating Efficiency as a "Spendable" Quantity", by Alistair Cockburn.
A bottleneck limits the rate of production of a system. Clearly we want to improve its performance. But what should we do about non-bottlenecks?