Jesse Fewell

Innovation. Collaboration. Agility.

New Scrum RACI for Roles & Responsibilities

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

New Scrum RACI for Roles & Responsibilities

  Scrum is by far and away the most popular of all the agile methods in use today. A key feature of Scrum is the distribution of responsibilities across three roles: a business representative (Product Owner), a group of skilled professionals building a product (Development Team), and a facilitator who removes obstacles (ScrumMaster). These roles have become ubiquitous in Agile projects...

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The 5 most annoying things people get wrong about Scrum

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013

The 5 most annoying things people get wrong about Scrum

I’ve had it. The other week I heard the umpteenth person make some misguided, mistaken declaration about the rules of Scrum. I hear it way too often. “Scrum says this” or “Scrum says that”. There is a ton of misunderstanding out there about what Scrum is and what it isn’t, and it’s driving me crazy. Using the Scrum.org Scrum Guide and the ScrumAlliance’s definition of Core...

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ScrumMaster exam will be pass/fail starting September 1st

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012

ScrumMaster exam will be pass/fail starting September 1st

Today, the Scrum Alliance has announced  its “intent to transition the Certified ScrumMaster post-course test from pass-only to pass/fail on September 1, 2012.” The rest of the announcement follows below: After monitoring the results of the current pass-only test over the past several weeks, we are confident in our decision to transition to the pass/fail test. Students who pass the...

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Reflections After a Year of Agile Coaching in India

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011

I started working in India full-time in August of 2010. As an American, I had a suitcase full of expectations and assumptions. After a year of working with Indian IT professionals side-by-side, it’s time for a few reflections and observations. Scrum in India is HOT. Some 18 Months ago, there was only one reliable vendor offering Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training in all of South Asia...

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Bangalore India Talks About Scaling Scrum

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010

This week featured the latest gathering of Scrum prapractitioners in Bangalore. This free event drew a solid 50 participants for the second straight time, and featured some really smart technology workers. The group was about 50% developers, 25% testers, and 25% managers. I did get to do my standard presentation on Agile Contracts, but the broader theme for the day was “Scaling...

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