Peter Stevens Scrum Breakfast Blog

31-12-2014

How many people do you need in your team?

How big should your team be? It depends on what your goal is. In my classes, I have been showing the relationship between project size, cost […]
15-09-2014

How much do you let a new team self organize?

I have a team of 11 developers and 3 Product Owners. Their ideas about how to organize the team are all over the place. Some want […]
14-03-2011

Success Factors in a Scrum Sprint

Last week, I posted a summary of the responses to my poll on scrum sprint success and story size. I also proposed a simple definition of […]
06-03-2011

What is the optimal Story Size?

Last November, I started a quick poll on Story Size, Team Size, and Sprint Success. I wanted to explore that variables of team size, sprint duration, […]
04-07-2010

Scrum Breakfast/July: Virtual Cooperation with Social Media

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. This is one of the 12 Principles of […]
04-07-2010

Tennis Tournament Theory of Management Salaries

I just stumbled upon the prize money table at Wimbledon. The winner gets one million pounds sterling. The runner up gets 1/2 million. The 64 first […]
28-04-2010

Scrum Breakfast/May Agile Methods in a Global, Regulated Environment

International, virtual teams are more the rule than the exception in Software Development Projects. Customers, Suppliers and Development Partners come together for a project, separate and […]
18-04-2010

Scrum at Six Card Solutions (or why I think managers are needed in Scrum)

Six Card Solutions belongs to the earlier adopters among Swiss Financial Institutions deploying Scrum. They started rolling out Scrum among their 80 developers in Zurich last […]
23-03-2009

Of Light Bulbs and Lasers

“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” — Patrick […]

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