Oct 10, 2011

Scrum is Open for Extension and Modification

The title says it all really.

Modifications to the framework need to be approved by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland (co-creators of Scrum), and to be honest there are likely to be very few, given it’s such a simple framework.

The more interesting thing to keep an eye on will be the Extensions.  As a Scrum Coach and Trainer, I’m often asked what teams should do in a specific scenarios.  Scrum is silent on those situations because they aren’t generic enough, and yet there are generally accepted, healthy behaviours teams should have in those situations.  That’s the essence of an extension.  The healthy, beneficial practices team can use to complement Scrum to help teams in Situation X.

This a is great move by Scrum.org and a very welcome one!

Scrum Extension Library and Submission Guide

Scrum Modification Submission Guide

Australian Alt.NET Open Spaces – Tickets Available

The inaugural Australian Alt.NET Opens Spaces unconference is happening on Sat Dec 3 in Melbourne, directly after the Melbourne YOW! event.

(Free!) Tickets are now available

And for the curious amongst you, the famous Seattle Alt.Net conference is run in exactly this style, and has the motto of “practice don’t preach” to indicate that it’s all about participation.  Have a search for people’s thoughts on the conference and you’ll invariably find people who found the conference much more enjoyable that traditional lecture style conferences.

So what are you waiting for? Go and book a ticket! I’ve got mine, you should get your hands on one too.

And don’t forget to spread the word!  The more we have there, the better! Rewteet this post, write your own tweets, put a post on Facebook or LinkedIn, blog about it, tell your colleagues; whatever works.