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How do you know she’s a witch? by Bil Simser

She looks like one! So begins one of my favourite skits in movie history, the witch scene from Monty Python and Holy Grail. The gist of it is: If she weighs the same as a duck then she’s made of wood and therefore… A witch! And what do we do with witches...

Scrum for Team System Tips by Bil Simser

As I'm staring at my blank Team System setup waiting for the system to work again, I thought I would share a few Scrum for Team System tips with you. SFTS has done a pretty good job for us (much better than the stock templates Team System comes with)...
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Scrum for SharePoint by Bil Simser

Agile teams are all about co-location and communication. We have a wall where tasks are posted. The wall is life. It is the source of truth. From the wall, the ScrumMaster (me generally) enters in the hours remaining for tasks and updates some backend...
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A Scrum by any other name... by Bil Simser

I'm not getting it. I'm seeing a lot of posts about " Feature Driven Development " (or FDD for short) but I'm just not getting it. All I see is Scrum with different terminology. I was reading the Igloo Boy's blog where he's...
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Scrum Room = Fun Room! by Bil Simser

I like to have fun at work. Whether it's just messing around (by changing developers desktops to pictures of the Simpsons) or just focusing on a task, I think software development should be a fun thing and thus, be conducted in a fun atmosphere. After...
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Beware the Scrum Witch! by Bil Simser

I'm always happy when I see the Internet spread goodness, or at least what I perceive to be goodness. Last week or so I talked about the Scrum Witch , a horrific little screamer that we introduced to our daily scrums as things were getting out of hand...
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Introducing... the Scrum Witch! by Bil Simser

My co-worker came by today and dropped off something at my desk. He calls it the Scrum Witch. Here she is: She's a crazy one alright (and loud). We've had some challenges getting everyone to follow the daily Scrums as side discussions start happening...
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The "need" for Scrum Tools by Bil Simser

I got an email from Mike Vizdos about a blog post he was writing up. Mike is the author of a blog called Implementing Scrum . It's a great blog where he posts a cartoon to describe a Scrum concept in a very acceptable way (see below for an example). It...

Scrum Tools Roundup by Bil Simser

Working this weekend on some new SharePoint stuff which you’ll see in a few weeks but thought I would pull together a list of tools to help people with Scrum. These are tools that help you plan iterations, keep track of your updates, and generally...

Getting started with Scrum by Bil Simser

Mike Cohn over at Mountain Goat Software has been in the Agile software development river since 1993. He's the author of the most excellent book Agile Estimating and Planning and really knows his stuff. For those wanting to greenfield Scrum at your...
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