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    Charles & Wouter, Thank you for the book recommendations - I have read some of Cohn s work, but not that book. And I haven t read anything by Larman or Vodde
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      Charles & Wouter,

      Thank you for the book recommendations - I have read some of Cohn's work, but not that book. And I haven't read anything by Larman or Vodde yet.

      I'll definitely have to check these out.

      Thank you!

      Mark Wavle
      http://www.cardinalsolutions.com | @wavle < http://twitter.com/#!/wavle >


      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, Wouter Lagerweij <wouter@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Mark,
      >
      > Welcome to the group!
      >
      > A belated reply from me, on the scaling issue, but since no-one has
      > mentioned the excellent 'Scaling Lean and Agile' books by Craig Larman and
      > Bas Vodde. They have a sample chapter available on-line on Craig's website:
      > http://www.craiglarman.com/wiki/index.php?title=Book_-_Scaling_Lean_and_Agile_-_Thinking_and_Organizational_Tools#Sample_Chapters
      > Reading that chapter on Feature Teams already should give you some great
      > ideas on how to set-up your teams. And a desire to buy those books:-)
      >
      > Wouter
      >
      > On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:39 AM, Mark Wavle <mark@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hello! I just joined the group in the past couple weeks and wanted to
      > > introduce myself...
      > >
      > > I'm a consultant for Cardinal Solutions, working in Cincinnati (and SO
      > > happy my Ohio Bobcats are in the sweet 16!).
      > >
      > > A BA by training and passion, I also have a love for testing and lighter
      > > technical things (SQL, HTML, shell scripting). I joined a Scrum team over
      > > three years ago and, since our original Scrum Master left, have grown into
      > > the Scrum Master role. I just passed the PSM I yesterday. :)
      > >
      > > I greatly enjoy the smaller planning cycles of Scrum, especially the daily
      > > plan, and I love that I can contribute all of my skills (including
      > > planning, coordinating, facilitating, testing, and those light technical
      > > skills, too) to bring value to our users. Conversely, I get so excited when
      > > other development team members who have a heavy technical background ask
      > > excellent requirements questions. Collaboration is an amazing thing - I'm
      > > so happy we're not restricted to the traditional silos! We add so much more
      > > value working closely together than we would throwing documents over the
      > > wall at each other.
      > >
      > > I'm struggling with the expansion of Scrum, as it seems like it will be
      > > challenging to split the team in two when the time comes...maintaining a
      > > consistent sizing scale, coordinating our Sprint cadences, helping each
      > > team individually rally to produce high-value work, and yet maintain
      > > high-quality output together. Additionally, there will be some loss of
      > > productivity as there will be a bit more overhead in coordination between
      > > the teams that our Product Owner will be paying for.
      > >
      > > I have enjoyed the discussions thus far; the questions and ponderings have
      > > made me realize that I'm not alone on the journey, and I have gained great
      > > insights already. I look forward to returning the favor based on the
      > > experiences I've had.
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > > Mark
      >
      > --
      > Wouter Lagerweij | wouter@...
      > http://www.lagerweij.com | @wouterla <http://twitter.com/#!/wouterla>
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