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Getting Scrummy

By Sparky | March 28, 2007

Things are pretty crazy at work – we are going through some growing pains in a new project and things are hectic from a PM perspective as a result. It’s great experience on how to manage rapidly changing requirements as well as an opportunity to learn more about new methodologies. A big part of the stress is coming from my groups conversion to the Scrum methodology.

So far I like Scrum, and will be interested to see how things turn out. It seems much more focused on getting rapid results than waterfall and suits my personality better. I like being able to work through issues in real time (so to speak) and focusing on delivering features rather than documentation. I’ll be interested to see what my take away lessons from Scrum are after we have gone through a few sprints and I feel more confident and educated about the process.

Luckily the week is over half over. Last weekend I didn’t get much ‘me’ time between visiting my grandpa and getting my car taken care of so I’m really looking forward to spending some quality time with my couch this coming Saturday and Sunday.

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Topics: Daily grind, Development, Technology | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Getting Scrummy”

  1. Mike Vizdos Says:
    March 29th, 2007 at 4:44 am


    Great blog entry and I hope you learn how to work well using this new framework (Scrum).

    If you are interested in learning more about it, I publish a weekly cartoon blog at http://www.implementingscrum.com that addresses topics I see while working with Scrum Teams on a daily basis.

    Enjoy and good luck!

    - mike vizdos