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Ableton Developers build a LEGO city

The Ableton application developers build a LEGO city using Scrum as part of the Scrum training.

On
26 April 2010
In
Agilo, Scrum, Training

In a second round of training the developers at Ableton have constructed another LEGO city using Scrum. Using 5 minute bursts of planning, building and retrospecting, the teams transform the high-level wishes of the Product Owner into structures.

Ableton City

Instead of writing detailed, low-level specifications, the Product Owner uses User Stories: descriptions of functionality from the end-users perspective. LEGO stories look like this:

As a citizen, I would like a two-story house so I can have a large house on a small plot of land.

The teams would estimate and commit to these kind of stories, then iteratively transform them into ...

Agile Estimating 2.0 - Cheat Sheet

Team Estimation Game Start with a stack of ranked story cards. The team will arrange the cards so the ...

On
21 April 2010
In
Tags
agile, agile42, agile development, agile tools, agilo, product owner, scrum, scrum development, scrummaster, scrum tool, scrum tools

Team Estimation Game

  • Start with a stack of ranked story cards. The team will arrange the cards so the smallest size items are on the left and the largest items on the right. Items with the same or similar size should grouped together in vertical columns (the same place in the left-right direction).
  • Place the first (highest ranked) story card in the middle of the table (or in the middle of the board or wall)
  • Team members take turns estimating in a round-robin manner. On each turn, the player has two options, as shown below. With both options, the player ...

Scrumtisch May 2010

Good day everybody, I hope you are all fine and nobody is still stucked somewhere because of the vulcano (I ...

On
20 April 2010
In
Scrumtisch Berlin
Tags
agile, agile42, agile development, agile tools, agilo, product owner, scrum, scrum development, scrummaster, scrum tool, scrum tools

Good day everybody,

I hope you are all fine and nobody is still stucked somewhere because of the vulcano (I can spell the name ;-))

Please find below date and time of the next Scrumtisch.

One Topic
I had a nice talk with Martin and Friedemann, who are working for Ableton and who are implenting Scrum right now in their teams. They agreed, to give us an overview on how they started, challanges, good and bad experiences and answering questions.

Please let me know -as usual- if you are coming.

All the Best Marion

Date: 6th May 2010
Time: 18:30 ...

Using Open Space as a retrospective format

I was lucky enough to attend the Orlando Scrum Gathering in March this year, and even luckier to hear <a ...

On
11 April 2010
In
Scrum Sense

I was lucky enough to attend the Orlando Scrum Gathering in March this year, and even luckier to hear Harrison Owen talk about Open Space and then to have him facilitate the Open Space at the Gathering.

As he was introducing the days event, I was suddenly and powerfully struck by an idea; why had I never thought to use Open Space as a format to facilitate a team retrospective!

On returning to Cape Town I discussed with Peter, and we decided to try running it with one of our clients for a multi-team retrospective.

So, firstly, Harrison Owen's ...

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