Features help us plan work better in Team Foundation Service Scrum process

Recently a new work item type named “Feature” popped up in the web UI for Team Foundation Service in both the Scrum and generic Agile process templates. Unfortunately it was not included in any of the backlogs or standard queries by default and I have been experimenting with using it for solving some issues we have been having with longer term planning and the Scrum process template and I believe I have found a good […] Read more »

Speaking at SweNug


Tonight I will be speaking at SweNug, this is an introduction to Scrum and XP and will be based on the courses I have held for Addskills on doing Scrum in practice. I am looking forward to hearing what some of the members of SweNug think about Scrum, XP and agile in general; is it generally accepted everywhere or is it just the Agilist bubble I live in where everyone talks about Scrum, XP and […] Read more »

Scrum and XP from the Trenches

A colleague of mine informed me of a very interesting document that Henrik Kniberg at Crisp has published as a PDF. It is entitled Scrum and XP from the Trenches and is a detailed description of how Henrik and his colleagues have implemented Scrum. While Scrum is not a prescriptive method and does not require that you work with specific templates or that you perform tasks in a specific manner it is still good to […] Read more »

DEVED17 – Team System Adoption Best Practices

I have been working with Visual Studio Team System since the public Beta came out so the possibility of customizing, reconfiguring and extending Team System was not new for me. Unfortunately I am slightly disappointed with the content of this White Board Discussion since I have been looking forward to hearing how others are implementing Team System, I was expecting more information and tips on actually getting management buy-in and best practices for process adoption. […] Read more »