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May 25

Hanging Out with Ken Schwaber…

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May 25

May 25, 2010

… and keynoting with him at the Central Ohio Agile Association 2010 Conference, “The Path to Agility”.

PLUS! My good friend Dr. Israel Gat will be there as well along with an incredible attendee list. As always I’ll have some surprising benchmark stats to share, which I also presented last week at SET 2010 in Zurich Switzerland.

Here’s Ken’s keynote address overview. If you’re anywhere near Columbus Ohio this Thursday, be there or be square!!

Ken Schwaber “State of Scrum”

The Agile Manifesto was created and signed in 2001. In 2008, more organizations reported using agile processes to develop software than waterfall. Of these organizations, 84% reported using Scrum as their agile process. Is that good, or bad, or somewhere in between. This questions has pertinence because less than 505 of the organizations reportedly using Scrum also reported using iterative, incremental techniques. Even worse, Martin Fowler reported on observing many cases of “flaccid” Scrum.

Scrum has been around for 19 years, proving both its worth and the difficulty to effectively use it. Ken will discuss this history, the findings, the current state of Scrum, and the next steps.

Ken Schwaber developed the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990’s and has gone on to test and popularize its use. Ken was a signatory to the Agile Manifesto in 2001, and has founded the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. Ken has been a software developer for over 30 years, from hacked to procedural to object, from bottle-washer to cook.

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