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Scrum is like raspberry jam — the more you spread it, the thinner it gets. What is the minimum we need to derive some real benefits, how can we avoid fooling ourselves about “being agile”, do we really need additional methods to scale….
This talk was previously given as a keynote in the International Conference on Software Engineering for Defense in Rome.
Martine has been an enthusiast about agile and scrum ever since she convinced the Belgian government to try something different. No huge projects, describing and ordering delivery years later of things that by then would be outdated. Instead a joint envisioning and implementing state-of-art solutions that we only recognise as we are building and using them. A New Product Development Games — as first described by Nonaka and Takeuchi — and later detailed and adopted for software development. Martine spoke at conferences where it was not popular yet to bash “waterfall” and help document early experiments with iterative methods together with Schwaber, Sutherland, Beedle in the “Patterns for highly effective teams”, better known as the first set of scrum patterns. She is still coaching teams — often in big companies, governments, mission critical or time critical projects — with the same enthusiasm as in the early days. She is conscious though of the watering down of the terms and the constant need of renewal and turns her classes and talks into ….. well find out.
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Scrum - The Good, The Bad and The Not So Good
Martine Devos is an Organizational Development Consultant and trainer, with over 30 years of managerial experience in both traditional and Agile environments. She is a passionate thought-leader of Agile methodologies, coaching over 25,000 people in the theories and practices behind Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean Software Management and Kanban.