Peter Stevens Scrum Breakfast Blog

04-02-2020

Top Ten Product Development Risks That Can Kill Your Project

Every project has some degree of risk. Every project is a leap of faith. Risk identification and mitigation start long before the contracts are signed. Some […]
03-02-2020

Personal Agility: The Path to Leadership is released to early readers

Fifty some years ago, man from the planet Earth first set foot on the Moon. Two astronauts did the walking, and one person spoke the first […]
20-06-2019

What are they talking about? A glossary of Scrum and Agile terminology

What are they talking about? What is the difference between acceptance criteria and the definition of done? Every field has its own special vocabulary and agile […]
19-06-2019

Recommendations for an Agile contract

A contract manages some risks but not all of them. More importantly, the contract defines the playing rules, which in turn drive people’s behavior.  What would […]
17-06-2019

Joint Ventures

A marriage made in heaven…? Or hell?! Contracts are often about one party establishing control over the other party. What if two equal partners are collaborating […]
14-06-2019

Money for Nothing, Changes for Free

“Money for Nothing, Changes for Free” encourages both customers and suppliers to focus on value. A key advantage of Scrum projects is that at least once […]
13-06-2019

Bonus and Penalty Clauses

Bonus and Penalty Clauses look good on paper but work better with things you can build out of concrete. If you are building to a critical […]
12-06-2019

Phased Development

A Phased Development contract is similar to how venture capitalists work with start-ups. It keeps stakeholders in the loop while delegating most decisions to the product […]
11-06-2019

Time and Materials with Variable Scope and a Cost Ceiling

For customers that aren’t used to working with Scrum, this might feel like a leap of faith, because they don’t know exactly what they will get […]