A professional approach in software development started in 1990 when I was offered a job at SAS Institute as consultant/developer/trainer. A few years later I was part of an R&D facility in Copenhagen, creating Business Intelligence software specifically for the European markets. The Agile leap came in the year 2000, […]
Janne Peltonen, certified Scrum Master at Finland-based company Qvantel, knows from his own experience how to make distributed projects more productive and less problematic. Qvantel has an offshore development center in Hyderabad, India, and offers near-shoring services for its customers in Scandinavia. Hence, it is crucial to find a […]
A good product backlog is the key to any successful Scrum project. In this e-mail interview, Mike Cohn gives some good advice on how to succeed as a Product Owner. We all know that the main responsibility of a Product Owner in Scrum is to create, prioritise and groom the […]
Recently Jeff Sutherland studied Scrum in an outsourced organization at SirsiDynix. The findings were quite extraordinary: this intercontinental project achieved a productivity of five times the industry average. Here, Sutherland describes the project in his own words. – Well, to take it from the start, Jack Blount was CEO of […]
During his long career, Jeff Sutherland – often referred to as the inventor of Scrum – has participated in many projects where Scrum has been implementedin larger organizations. In this article, he shares his experiences in an industry where offshore outsourcing is a major trend.