Scrum Log Jeff Sutherland

Scrum is an Agile development framework that Jeff Sutherland invented at Easel Corporation in 1993. Jeff worked with Ken Schwaber to formalize Scrum at OOPSLA'95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and helped write the Agile Manifesto.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Scrum in 5 Minutes

When I am in Scandinavia, I often work with Softhouse, a consultancy with clients like Sony/Ericson and IKEA. They have an excellent short paper called:

Scrum in 5 Minutes

On my laptop, I can run this PDF in full screen mode as a slide show and use it for press briefings or short overviews for those not familiar with Scrum, particularly when working on "Scrum for Everybody" for non-IT implementations.

I used it in a large press conference last week in Buenos Aires and the press feedback was very positive. They said it hit them at just the right level and that my responses to questions (working through a real time Spanish interpreter) were unusually direct and to the point every time. I told them that was a lesson in Scrum transparency. We want everything to be open, clear, and direct so that teams and companies can self-organize to improve performance.

Softhouse also has a nice graphic showing the Scrum process.


Blogger Jens said...

As an employee and member of the agile team of Softhouse this is music to my ears... or eyes.

I have a blog of my own, where I occationally give you some credit. You are welcome to comment me anytime at IntelliJens.

9:30 AM  
Blogger james said...

love it. Gives me just enough to keep a manager's interest.

9:07 PM  

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