How it began
While we saw, that the old way of developing software was full of adversities, like missing the milestones, getting things that nobody needed or just a general bad quality of software without documentation, we decided to try something new. The team-leader, Rene , picked Scrum as the most hyped methodology to meet our problems.
So we started by reading books, blogs and other sources and picked Agilo as basically cost-free software to work along that line.
To be honest, the only good result was that the programmers liked the 2-week sprints because of the better prepared job definition and tasks. At least for that short duration they got clear messages what to do. We didn’t use a task board and relied pretty much on the free Agile features.
But still I did not saw major improvements. To increase our professionalism, we decided to get a coaching with Boris Gloger.
The real start of practicing SCRUM