Agile Software Development, Scrum, Extreme Programing, XP, Test Driven Development, TDD, Feature Driven Development, FDD, Lean, DSDM, Behavior Driven Development, BDD, Refactoring, Pair Programming, Kanban

Scrum Shock Therapy

Scrum is fail-fast and self-organizing, a combination that makes for bad project starts. Both the team and management struggle to understand this new paradigm that does not readily fit their current set up. The Therapy: Get off to a good start by directing the team with a careful set of good practices and a strict agreement that leaves little or no choice. The team can then, over a couple of iterations, gradually take command themselves. Come hear about Scrum Shock Therapy. How does it work for companies like MySpace? Is this a faster, better way to get started with Scrum?