Jeff Sutherland

Why a Good Product Owner Will Increase Revenue at Least 20%

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

Maurits Rijk did a Monte Carlo simulation of a project where implementation is not prioritized (blue) versus prioritized by return on investment (green). Value delivered is the region under the curve. Interestingly, prioritizing only by business value (orange) and not accounting for cost lowers earned value but not as much as having an unprioritized backlog. [...]


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Back to the Future: Agile Manifesto Reunion

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

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Reviewers needed for HICSS-45 Agile research papers

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

HICSS is one of the top conferences in paper citation index rankings. This means papers will be seen and used by researchers worldwide more than papers from other conferences. All HICSS papers are published in the IEEE Digital Library and are FREE to download, so accepted papers are accessible to everyone at any time, even [...]


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Grandfathers of Scrum on Leadership

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

The Big Idea: The Wise Leader by Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi in Harvard Business Review, May 2011 In an era when discontinuity is the only constant, the ability to lead wisely has nearly vanished. All the knowledge in the world did not prevent the collapse of the global financial system three years ago or stop institutions like Lehman [...]


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Can your new hire work on a Scrum team?

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

New for Aspiring Doctors, the People Skills Test By GARDINER HARRIS Published: July 10, 2011, New York Times ROANOKE, Va. — Doctors save lives, but they can sometimes be insufferable know-it-alls who bully nurses and do not listen to patients. Medical schools have traditionally done little to screen out such flawed applicants or to train them [...]


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Openview: Scrum Inc. training on location

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

VENTURE CAPITAL Inside OpenView’s corporate relocation program Posted by Scott Kirsner August 2, 2011 11:01 AM Boston.com By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Scott Maxwell grew up in Silicon Valley, but these days he is practically operating a shadow economic development agency in Massachusetts. As founder of OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston-based venture capital firm (and before that as [...]


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Author by admin - September 16, 2011

Bob Sarni Aug 02 11:29AM If you have not seen this series on youtube, I would recommend it. I really enjoyed. It was great to hear Ken and Jeff really talk about the roots and future of Scrum. Parts 6 through 8 are Q&A. Of course the question was asked about Scrum Alliance vs Scrum.org. Both [...]


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Forbes Blog: Steve Jobs on Get Rid of the Crappy Stuff!

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

Image via Wikipedia Carmin Gallo, Forbes, 5/16/2011 Apple recently passed Google as the most valuable brand in the world.  It’s extraordinary to think that the world’s top brand has a product portfolio that could fit on a small table.  Of course that’s part of the reason why Apple is so successful—its relentless focus on creating a small number [...]


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Author by admin - September 16, 2011

Outmoded project management practices are much more damaging that most people realize. Here is a 5M IT project failure that turned into a 200M writeoff for the company. Board members take notice. Why Your IT Project May Be Riskier Than You Think by Bent Flyvbjerg and Alexander Budzier, Harvard Business Review, Sep 2011 To top managers at Levi [...]


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Breaking Departmental Silos: Scrum in Finance

Author by admin - September 16, 2011

By Christine Hegarty, Scrum Inc. “So-and-so does that, not me.” Upon hiring our accountant this June, I gleefully handed off the company QuickBooks file, stacks of financial statements and an overview of the bookkeeping functions and relished in the relief of no longer having responsibility for anything finance-related. The prospect of ignorance was bliss. Defining [...]


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