James Wyllie

Scrum – What am I Missing?

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“If Scrum is so simple, why is it so hard to apply?” said my client. For me the answer is clear. It’s not Scrum that’s hard to apply, after all as my client stated, it’s actually very simple. No, it’s the bits that the Scrum framework doesn’t prescribe that are… Read More »Scrum – What am I Missing?

Culture and Behaviour

As a community, we spend a lot of time debating the practicalities of Agile thinking. What makes a good retrospective? Should we run 2 or 3 week Sprints? What questions should we ask at the stand up? These are all great things to discuss, but if we agree that Agile… Read More »Culture and Behaviour

Is Scrum the same as Agile?

This week’s blog post is based on a chapter from our book, Scrum 101: the most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum, which is available to buy for $12.60. Agile is the underlying values and principles that Scrum lives by as documented in the Agile Manifesto (Beck et al., 2001). You cannot… Read More »Is Scrum the same as Agile?

What is the Agile Manifesto?

This week’s blog post is based on a chapter from our book, Scrum 101: the most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum, which is available to buy for £9.90. In 2001, a group of seventeen software specialists met in a ski resort in Utah, USA. They came from a variety of backgrounds… Read More »What is the Agile Manifesto?