The only foundation for scaling agile is to start with Professional Scrum Teams. Teams should not just talk the talk, but embody the values and principals that underpin the very essence of the business agility that you want. Deliver twice the features in half the time with Professional Scrum.
Once you have Professional Scrum Teams you can focus on enhancing the communication lines that are a necessity of Scaling Software Delivery. Nexus is a framework for using Scrum to scale Scrum from Scrum.org and Ken Schwaber.
Are you doing mechanical Scrum? Also called flaccid Scrum, amateur Scrum, or by-the-book Scrum; all are equally ineffective. If you are not able to ship twice the features in half the time that you used to, then you are probably doing mechanical Scrum.
TAG:Ever since TFS 2005 shipped we have been asking ourselves why, oh, why, can’t we rename a Team Project. As each version of the product shipped we hoped beyond hope that this would change and we would get rid of those ugly code names, or that old corporate identity that no longer exists.
Microsoft just announced the availability of TFS 2015 and with Go-Live you can install TFS 2015 in production today and be fully supported. I just completed first production successful upgrade for a customer from TFS 2013 to TFS 2015, they are acting like kids at Christmas with all of the new features.
If you are setting up to run Team Foundation Server’s vNext build system that Microsoft is previewing on VSO you may hit a “Unable to load task handler PowerShell for task VSBuild with version 1.0.1” error when you try to build on Windows Server Technical Preview.
With the release of Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP you should be starting to plan your upgrade strategy. It’s going to be a tough one but you should get ready to upgrade to TFS 2015 now. Mainstream support for TFS 2010 ends on 14/07/2015. If you have been looking enviously at the new features popping […]
I have had a lot of folks asking for dates of the public courses that I will be running in the next few months. When I moved back from the USA and started consulting I initially alighted at my parents’ house as the house I was in before moving out was still being rented. Well […]
I am going to show how to create a Build.vNext build definition on VSO. Microsoft recently announced the creation of a brand new build system for TFS and VSO at the Connect event last year. This new build system will eventually replace the current one and be much more modular and friendly. Happily I am in the early adopter program and the product team just made an early alfa of the service available for that program and I have been giving it a spin.