My twenty-third Podcast is up. This episode is about Scrum, an agile product management methodology.
There's a number of resources we talked about but there's dozens we missed for lack of time (and knowledge!)
UPDATE: A review of this Podcast from Chris Chapman. We got it "kind-of right" which isn't too bad, IMHO. Be sure to get the full story and as always, read and read and read for yourself. Thanks Chris! Also, take a look at his History of Scrum.
However, listener and Scrum expert Howard van Rooijen (pronounced Royen) has put together a list of Scrum-related resources for us. Howard also let me know about an upcoming Certified ScrumMaster course taught by Mike Cohn on September 26-27, 2006 and an Agile Estimating and Planning course on September 28, 2006 in London (http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/)
- Scrum for Team System - http://tinyurl.com/ztxrf - I know you (Scott) use a Subversion / CC.NET / rubber bands and voodoo environment, but we wrote a Scrum add-in for Team Foundation Server (with Ken Schwaber) and it's now available for download for free.
- Scrum for Team System Process Guidance - http://tinyurl.com/jfhnf - One of the decisions we made early on was to separate the process guidance from the implementation so non-TFS folks could still benefit from the help and process guidance that we and Ken came up with. The site is a starter kit for people who want to learn more about Scrum - the written content is complemented by some videos of Ken describing the history of the Agile movement and some of the key aspects of the Scrum process
- Ken Schwaber's Top Tips - http://tinyurl.com/e5ojr - a series of short videos of Ken talking about Agile & Scrum and a recording of one of Ken's workshops
- Agile Software Development with Scrum Podcast Series - Scrum FAQ - http://tinyurl.com/hflnd - I was fortunate enough to be able to spent a couple of hours with Ken Schwaber last autumn and we recorded a series of podcasts where Ken answered some of the most frequently asked questions around Scrum.
- A really good talk by Ken Schwaber - recorded by IT Conversations
- Visual Studio 2005 SDK and Scrum - http://tinyurl.com/o5sjd - a post about the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SDK team's use of Scrum (and their channel9 video)
- Scrum Development Yahoo Group - http://tinyurl.com/fnhfj - The place to go if you want to ask any question relating to Scrum - all the Luminaries hang out there.
- Agile Alliance: http://tinyurl.com/kbg28 - The home of Agile Methodologies - lots of good resources, whitepapers, research papers, articles, events and newsletters.
- The Agile Manifesto - http://tinyurl.com/dyg4f - the core tenets of all the Agile Methodologies
- Agile Software Development with Scrum - http://tinyurl.com/egmmf - The original book about learning Scrum - more about the processes and how to implement them. Less case studies than the Microsoft Press "Agile Project Management with Scrum"
- Lean Software Development An Agile Toolkit - http://tinyurl.com/zfwl3 - this has become de facto reading at Conchango (every consultant has been given a copy) - the Lean Principles: <http://www.poppendieck.com/> (also http://codebetter.com/blogs/darrell.norton/articles/50341.aspx ) are lessons learnt from the Lean Manufacturing process.
- The 7 Wastes of Software Development - This is something all developers should be aware of.
- Implementing Lean Software Development : From Concept to Cash - http://tinyurl.com/f3bvt - Mary Poppendieck's follow up to "Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit"
- User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development - http://tinyurl.com/zsotm - Mike Cohn: <http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/> , one of the founders of the Agile Alliance - book about User Stories - a nice approach to defining requirements that can be used as a mechanism for defining your Product Backlog.
- Agile Estimation and Planning - http://tinyurl.com/hsulp - building on the work done in User Stories Applied, Mike Cohn's book about how to estimate and plan Agile Projects. Excellent stuff.
Thanks to Howard for the links!
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