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Team Commitment requires a Learning Organisation

Ken Schwaber explained the changes to Scrum in a Keynote at the Scrum Day in Germany. One major change is the renaming of the Sprint Commitment to Sprint Forecast. Ken said that some Product Owners were yelling to the team

COTS not always saving money

Companies  use nowadays more and more Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software products. I have seen many of these projects that launch a big software product within an larger IT organization. My feeling is that it not always helps the

Design Thinking in Software Development

Related to my last post on the need for documents during the design of software, I came across the topic of Design Thinking. Unlike analytical thinking, Design Thinking is aimed at building up ideas. It fits perfectly to agile methods,

The need for Documents

It’s common sense in the agile community that design is emerging during the development. Some extremist state that modelling before coding is not necessary at all. Well, that is not true. But is it necessary to create design documents to

.NET and Good Software

I have found a post on the State of the .NET Culture. It reminds me on a project which I did recently in the role of the Scrum Master. There were some .NET developers in the team. We took over

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