A Successful XBreed/Scrum Project
- Ken wrote:
> Congratulations to Mike on a job well done with hisMike wrote:
> innovations in Scrum and the technology he built for
> hipaaccelerator. Since we developed Scrum
> experientially, I too am awed by how well it works.
> Someday we may even understand why.
>Congratulations on the successful delivery, Mike.Linda wrote:
> That sounds like a great project
> Way to go, Mike! Congratulations!Thanks for cheering me up guys - it is nice to have
> The more I read about complexity theory, the more I
> seee Scrum: a few simple rules that generate complex
> Exciting stuff.
a forum to share Scrum development experiences.
I was told yesterday by the IDHW management
that they had never had delivered software as
fast and with as much quality as they had for this
project. In the words of the Product Owner, the
Privacy Officer here at IDHW, our project
was "nothing short of a small miracle".
One thing that really like about our "development
style", is that we continuously revise the
requirements, the design, and reprioritize the
tasks. You see, their official development style
here is a strict waterfall: 1) every project
needs to write a thorough requirements document,
2) design can't start until the requirements are
finished, 3) coding can't start until they finish the
design, 4) testing doesn't start until they finish
the code, etc.
Well, for this project, we were allowed to break the
above waterfall rules because of the urgency of the
situation (Hipaa Privacy compliance means huge
liabilities: law suits, fines, and even imprisionment
in some cases).
Now, after they have seen what this agile stuff
is all about, people are talking about using
Scrum/XBreed in other projects here as well.
We'll have to see how the battle between agility and
bureacracy plays out,