Jeff Sutherland on Scrum and Not-Scrum

Posted in Project Management, Conferences on July 02, 2008

Jeff Sutherland on Scrum and Not-Scrum

Scrum creator Jeff Sutherland guesses there are 120,000 Scrum teams holding standup meetings on any given working day. But how many are really doing Scrum? At QCon London 2006 he talked about "the Nokia test" which he likes to use to distinguish whether teams are doing Agile or only iterative process - or neither! He also revealed the connection between Scrum and the Mars robots.

Dr. Jeff Sutherland has been VP/CTO of 9 software product companies, most recently PatientKeeper, a top vendor in the mobile/wireless healthcare market. He is an Agile Manifesto signatory and a Certified Scrum Trainer. In 1993 he ran the first Scrum at Easel, and has been a Scrum consultant to Microsoft, Yahoo, Ariba, Cadence, Adobe, GE Healthcare, and M3 Media Services.

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Tags: Business, Practices, Scrum, Interview, Agile, InfoQ, History, Methodologies, Qcon London 2006, Self-organizing Team