donderdag 30 december 2010

About transparent hearts and babies in Scrum?

Recently the CST (Tobias Mayer) which gave me my CSM training posted a nice blog about taskboards.
And the agile coach (Xavier Quesada) I'm currently working with did actually use his visual management skills for a "scrum beyond software" project : his baby.

check it out at : http://www.pmscrum.com/blog/2010/12/follow-17-dec-2010

donderdag 23 december 2010

Scrum makes EVM (earned value management) easy

Earned value management (EVM) is a very usefull method to assess the state of your project.
By calculating some basic values like Earned Value, Planned Value and actual cost over a timeframe, you can easily check whether you're on schedule or behind schedule and on budget or over budget.

I always found it extremely difficult to figure out what my 'earned value' was in software, when using a traditional phased approach. However since Scrum it has never been easier to it.

Interested in more, read my post on pmScrum blog: http://www.pmscrum.com/blog/2010/10/evm-built-scrum

woensdag 22 december 2010