Scrum has been very popular and still gains popularity around companies and individuals world wide. That’s good! Scrum keeps bringing Agile to the masses. What’s not good is teams doing Scrum only, not focusing on good development practices that XP are built around. In my talk I’ll be looking at some of the misconceptions around XP, how XP is compared to Scrum and why XP is superior to Scrum in many ways. Also why Scrum has become so popular the last few years and XP has not (in comparison).
This talk will be a introduction to XP, but it helps if you have experience with Agile in general and Scrum in particular.
My goal as of today is to bring XP to the masses! :-) Sign up for the meeting at NNUG Bergen.
Before my talk John Arthur Berg from it’s learning will give us an introduction to Cloud Computing. Don’t miss out on this, cause it will be a good background to have when Christian Weyer will go into the details of Azure Services Platform in April.
See you all there.
I was asked to do a Scrum presentation for NNUG Haugesund and pulled out my old Scrum presentation, refined it quite a bit (strange how much you learn in a couple of years) and tried it on my collogues at Frende. Feedback was good :)
I’m a firm believer that doing Scrum alone is not enough. That’s why my second presentation will be about XP. XP in my eyes is a complete Agile process, while Scrum is a subset of XP. I’ll be talking about why this is and give you an introduction to the practices which I think any Agile team should adapt and XP specifically.
Hope to see you there.
My second news post is out on InfoQ. This time for the Agile track, talking about how to measure productivity in Agile teams and also how to monetize acceleration. You’ll find it here: http://www.infoq.com/news/2009/01/Measure-Agile-Productivity
A little self promotion :-) Back in September last year, Einar Ingebrigtsen interviewed me about Agile, CI and other stuff I’ve been working on at Contiki. You can check out the podcast here: http://www.ingebrigtsen.info/post/2009/01/15/3cAgile-talk-with-Jon-Aril-Tc3b8rresdal-3e.aspx
Thanks Einar for doing this. Was very strange hearing myself talk. Don’t think I’ve done that since elementary school :-)