December 1, 2011
Seit dieser Woche nutzen die Teams nun die neu angeschafften Whiteboards als Scrumbords. Das Team CRUD hat dies besonders gut umgesetzt und kreativ erweitert. Die ersten fünf Spalten sind die Klassiker:
- Story selected,
- Tasks (not started),
- Tasks in progress,
- Task done,
- Story done.
Dann folgt ein “Story approved” für eine Abnahme vom PO, die hier vor der Review erfolgt, danach vier Spalten mit den durchzuführenden Tests als Checkboxen. Diese sind vom Team festzulegen, zu schreiben und durchzuführen. (in unserem Fall sind das DB-Unit Tests, Unit-Tsts, Selenium Tests und Regression bzw. manuelle Tests.)
Die rechte Seite ist noch mit dem Burn-down-chart, der Definition of done und dem Abwesenheitskalender bestückt.
Dies ist sehr übersichtlich gestaltet und zeigt auch die Testbemühungen sehr gut auf. Wie ich finde ein gutes Beispiel für ein “best practise Scrum board”.
October 10, 2010
Sticky notes are convenient in use. But my user stories are often done with Word/other software for a clear readable print. So here I want to show how you can print user stories on sticky notes.
First you need to buy sticky notes with the size of 200 * 149 mm. This is A5 landscape. Now you can write your user story with MS Word or Open Office, but limited to the upper half of a A4 page.
Now you have to prepare the sticky note for the print (see right pic) : Read the rest of this entry »
September 26, 2010
Well last week I attended successful the Scrum Master certification course of Simon Roberts in Berlin. Simon is a dedicated teacher of the agile principles and lives scrum with his heart. That’s the kind of teacher I seeking for, they inspire you to do the right things. Their knowledge results from practical experience and shared experience is the key to knowledge.
However, I’m now a proud Scrum Alliance certified Scrum Master and I got a lot of ideas how I could improve my work.
Thank you Simon for that inspiring training.
June 18, 2010
Since I have been working in a localization company, you get a sharper focus when viewing translations: this example made me laugh.
January 26, 2010
As mentioned before, we were doing Scrum just a while, but we used a software as main basic tool for the project management. Still we had many questions about Scrum, some occurring problems and insufficient results. When I was asking some of those questions my Scrum trainer, Boris Gloger, his answer was often short: “Get your self a physical task board.” Or: “That won’t happen with a task board”
So after the training, we started to look for a physical task board right away. As already told, we finally used a segmented glass wall as our new task board.
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December 9, 2009
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
Now we returned excited and enthusiastic with new knowledge and many ideas. Read the rest of this entry »