Peter Stevens Scrum Breakfast Blog

31-12-2009

WTO Bidding Process Considered Harmful

I’ve long believed that the WTO bidding process for IT projects is an expensive, wasteful process. By its very nature, it forces a waterfall process, which […]
20-12-2009

Free Scrum Resources in Switzerland

If you want to find out about Scrum, but a course or coaching is not the right solution for you, what can you do? Come to […]
19-12-2009

Standish Chaos reports miss the point

The Standish Chaos report of 1995 is probably the most cited work on project success and failure. The latest incarnation is quoted as saying: 32% of […]
27-11-2009

Making Change Happen in Your Organization

Last Monday, I spoke at the CHOOSE Choose Forum on Human-centric Software Development on how to introduce change into an organization. The talk is based on […]
26-11-2009

Interrupts Considered Harmful

A True Story: Setting: a development team which is responsible for a production application. This application processes millions of dollars per day in financial transactions, so […]
21-11-2009

Italian Agile Day: Fixed Price Projects

Yesterday it was my privilege and honor to give the keynote speech at the 6th Italian Agile Day. 400 Agilists gathered at the Savoia in Bologna […]
12-11-2009

Risks and Side Effects of Scrum

Yesterday evening, Alain Guilieri, Ralph Jocham & I had the privilege of speaking at the SwissICT Event ‘Risks and Side Effects of Lean, Agile & Scrum.’ […]
06-11-2009

Scrum Breakfast in Zürich: Breaking Through Corporate Gridlock

Everyone who works in a large organization knows that such organizations can become inflexible and unresponsive. Rules and regulations dominate, office politics are more important than […]
04-11-2009

I want it all! I want it now!

If only Santa Clause would deliver software. Life would be so much easier. Unfortunately he doesn’t, and delivering working software which meets business needs is still […]