Peter Stevens Scrum Breakfast Blog


Top Project Risk Number 10: Bullshit Risk

Are you lying to yourselves about something important? “I am bidding on a tender. The client has put in requirements that we both know are physically […]

Five Also Rans – Product Development Risks That Can Kill Your Project!

“These are the only onesof which the news has come to Harvard.There may be many othersbut they haven’t been discovered.” – Tom Lehrer, The Elements While collecting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]