36938Re: A tale of two Scrums
- Mar 4, 2009Hi Ron
Thanks for your comment - you helped me make sense of the elephant.
It's always a delight to read your posts.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries@...> wrote:
> Hello, jens.meydam. On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 3:36:29 PM,
> you wrote:
> > Let me just add that my association of certain practices (like
> > specification of soon-to-be developed requirements in form of
> > small, well understood user stories) with XP may stem from my
> > observation that people close to XP seem to feel particularly
> > strongly about these practices.
> Yes, especially since we think we originated the ideas. Not that
> anyone is counting ...
> > What I still wonder, though, is whether we are really heading
> > towards a kind of "Unified Agile Method" combining the best of
> > Scrum, XP, Chrystal, ... - or whether these approaches to software
> > development and creative work are not really to some extent incompatible.
> > I have the impression that - depending on the style of Scrum -
> > doing Scrum and doing XP can feel very different.
> I'm not quite sure what that means. Certainly operating at a high
> level of discipline feels different from a low level. Alistair used
> to say that Crystal was designed to require low discipline (and
> implicitly XP wasn't). I see no reason why a sufficiently
> low-discipline execution of XP wouldn't begin to look a lot like
> Crystal or Scrum, or why high-discipline versions of those wouldn't
> look like XP.
> I think it is all one elephant, whose tail and trunk and legs we
> grab onto and apply as our needs and judgment dictate.
> Ron Jeffries
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