Author Archives: Software Maestro

About Software Maestro

Long time OOP Software Architect

Yes, Scrum Sucks, tell us your story

Yes Scrum sucks. But it feels good to get the word out. Feel free to take a look at the many postings on this blog in relation to this subject, and post your own thoughts and comments on just how … Continue reading

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Introducing Levitation to your Agile Team

As I demonstrated before, teams that levitate are 4x as productive as teams that don’t. Your competitors are levitating…how can you bring your team up to speed? Here are some suggestions to get your team levitating as quickly as possible.

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That Hope-y, Change-y, Scrum-y thing

“Embrace Change”. You’ve heard that before? What is the change and why are we embracing it? Is it just change for the sake of change? If we go from eating Cheeseburgers to Pizza will we really be healthier? Probably not? … Continue reading

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Scrum Censorship, Brainwashing and Propaganda

One thing that has always bothered me greatly about the Scrum and XP community is that although they posit that they believe in introspection, adaptation and “agile manifesto” values (eg, People over Process), many members of this community limit this … Continue reading

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Refusal to do Scrum/XP?

I’m curious how many people are refusing to do Scrum/XP either because the implementation at the shop is either “too by the book” or “not enough by the book” or any other reason? As a developer have you refused to … Continue reading

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Scrum blog or Infomercial?

There seem to be two types of scrum blogs out there: 1) Belongs to a CSM, CST, or Consultancy, or someone who is working towards their CSM etc. These are invariably glowing praises of scrum, filled with exhortations to follow … Continue reading

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Scrum and Levitation

Scrum Teams that Levitate are 4x as productive as their “landfall” counterparts. Imagine the productivity gains of zipping to meetings without having to walk , the relaxation of floating a few feet about the ground on a pillow of air, … Continue reading

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