Thursday, July 2, 2009

Preparing your team for their very first Agile Scrum

If not all members of your new team have previously worked using the Agile Scrum framework, it would help to lay some groundwork. To start with, I would suggest taking your team though the concise 90 minute Agile scrum presentation by Mountain Goat Software. It is fully re-distributable and reusable. This would be a excellent starting point for anybody brand new to Agile/Scrum.

Secondly I would recommend your team to read this book "Scrum and XP from the Trenches" by Henrik Kniberg. This is around 120 pages and nice easy read over the weekend. The ebook version is free to download. (Thank you, Henrik Kniberg).

These two together will help your team to get a good grounding of the Agile Scrum framework. But don't expect the first couple of sprints to be great! That will only come with experience.

Happy Sprinting

Ravi