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. I'll refer to those articles rather than repeat them here.
Product Owner - I hosted a session on challenges of being a product owner. We described various problems, and broke into subgroups to look...
"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? Alistair discusses several strategies, including the non-obvious one that the non-bottleneck may be better off deliberately spend extra time exploring alternatives...
IEEE Software is going to have a special issue on test-driven development. Here's the call for papers:
Papers are due by December 1, 2006; the issue will appear in May/June 2007.