Posts made in July, 2012

  

Funding by Backlog

Managers responsible for a portfolio of existing applications must decide how to allocate their budget for application enhancements across their portfolio. For the purposes of this discussion, I am going to assume the following constraints: There are too many applications for the manager to make decisions on individual application enhancements. Instead, the manager must delegate […]

The Mindset of a ScrumMaster

I have been familiar with the Scrum method for developing software for a number of years. Scrum is a simple tool: it defines just a few meetings, artifacts, and roles. So the basic mechanics of scrum are easy to pick up. Using Scrum to its fullest potential, however, requires a much deeper understanding. One area […]