I remember the threatening email as if I had received it yesterday. I was in my home office on a Saturday when it showed up in my inbox, a message from one of the world’s leading scrum trainers and coaches. Basically, he threatened my certifications in the email unless I “ceased and desisted” talking about hardening sprints.
I’ve shared agile methods for over ten years at conferences and workshops. One of the top three questions I always receive from attendees is:
Does Agile work with distributed teams?
In my previous post I shared about experience I’ve had in “connecting” UX activity into Scrum development teams. I tried to explain a pattern of collaborative partnering over either embedded UX in the teams or independent UX outside of the teams.
I thought I’d share another story that illustrates an aspect of these ideas.
Matt Kortering of Universal Mind, wrote a blog post about How UX Fits Within a SAFe Environment. Lately I’ve been thinking about and writing about the scaling models, so a part of this fits well with current themes.
In February of 2001 a small group of software development pioneers and thought leaders gathered in the mountains of Utah to create a set of four key values and twelve principles better known as the Agile Manifesto. Over the past nine years these ideals have grown throughout the software development community to spawn “agilistas” throughout the world as well as a host of conferences focused on agile concepts.