As previously seen on Forbes.com
The best quarterbacks in the NFL, such as Tom Brady, do an excellent job of making the right calls on the field. This is what has helped make the New England Patriots one of the best teams in NFL history. Once the play clock hits 15 seconds, communication between the QB and coaches shuts off. At this point, Brady continues to read the defense and makes his own calls. When Brady feels confident he has the right matchups, he’ll finally say, “Hike!”
“Scrum can’t work with distributed teams. Physical proximity is crucial to agile success.” A statement I’ve heard in the past, in one form or another, that I think is important to address.
While the vast majority of time Scrum is used for software development, people often ask, "Can you use Scrum for non-software projects?" The emphatic answer is always "YES!"
How do we know Scrum can be used on non-software projects?
You’re sitting in sprint review with your development team, and the product owner is presenting a new feature to you and the other stakeholders. Everyone is excited. You’ve been anxiously awaiting this feature. Maybe you have customers that have been expecting it, or better yet, you have a big sale that is depending on it.
When you're building your Scrum team, sometimes it doesn’t make sense for a particular individual to be a member of the team. They may have a specialty that’s only needed occasionally by the team or may be too busy with other work to participate in regular Scrum ceremonies.
When you're trying to put together a development team, you want to structure that team for success. It would be great to have all the perfect team members, but that dream cannot always be realized.
On September 20, 2018, Dave Todaro will join agile expert panelists for a fireside chat at the Quicken Loans Tech Con 2018 event. Dave is one of five technology leaders who will be gathering at the annual event in Detroit for discussion and Q&A about agile concepts.
You're all fired up about embracing agile software development and ready to build the ideal Scrum development team, but you’re not sure where to start. You might ask, "What is the perfect mix of team members needed to create my Super Scrum Development Team?"