Archive for the ‘Agile’ Category

Rapid Prototyping With a Piece of Wood

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

May I recommend Aza Raskins recent presentation on Rapid prototyping. He shares a lot of very insightful thoughts on how (and why) rapid prototyping is so important. Rapid Prototyping with Aza Raskin from Dan Braghis on Vimeo. Aza Raskin, creative lead at Firefox, shares some tips and tricks about rapid prototyping at the Mozilla Drumbeat […]

Rup vs Scrum vs Kanban

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

For a presentation tomorrow, my colleague Mads decided to include this illustration that compares the number of “rules” in some of the most used software development philosophies.I think the visualization has it all: RUP is pretty prescriptive – it has over 30 roles, over 20 activities, and over 70 artifacts. You aren’t supposed to use […]

Hitler’s Final Agile Planning Meeting

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

It all ends with the fatal Iteration#6 — at least according to this video a colleague pointed me to. Video clip is taken from “The Downfall” and texted as if we were attending a daily scrum meeting during world war II.

Not Ready For Agile

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Pragmatic programmer Andy Hunt’s “Stage 0: Not Ready For Agile” is a brilliant blog post where he ponders over counter-indicators for an agile organization. So if you see these, your organization is probably not agile. You’re not ready for agile if you: are inflexible. You’ve got a policy for everything. If it’s not in the […]

Scrum vs CMMI Level 5

Sunday, March 30th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

A final quote from Jeff Sutherlands presentation: Agile and Scrum Tuning I wrote about recently. The question is if there is anything else that can bring an organization to the same level of performance as Scrum. Right now I’m working with a CMM level 5 organisation. It took them seven years to get to level […]

Scrum Presentation Edit

Thursday, March 27th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Jakob Scmidt Sørensen made an edited boiled down of his Internal Capgemini Scrum Presentation. Thanks Jakob! The entire 38 minutes presentation is in Danish As a side note, we had quite some traffic from the Danish blog “Version 2” where Rasmus Knippel (an ex capgemini colleague) wrote about the video. Rasmus found it quite unique […]

Where to find a giant, affordable touch screen?

Friday, March 14th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Time for a Lazyweb request. Mads, a colleague of mine did a fast prototype of a new application that we probably want to use as a tool in our agile projects. We’ll do a fast, digital version of a Scrum board (see image below) For the digital version, we’d like to project the scrum board […]

Internal Capgemini Scrum Presentation

Saturday, March 8th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

If you understand Danish, then this internal presentation might be something for you. Capgemini Denmark lunchbag session explaining “What is Scrum”, “how to Scrum”, “Why Scrum”, recorded Friday March 7th. Presenter is my colleague Jakob Schmidt Sørensen, Capgemini Denmark. He asked me to help him out keep track of time and draw the burndown chart […]

Scrum vs Outsourcing

Friday, March 7th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

More from Jeff Sutherland (the video presentation i posted about yesterday). This time on outsourcing (sending to India) vs implementing Scrum locally. Scrum Tuning: Lessons learned from Scrum implementation at Google (example starts around 42 minutes into the presentation) Outsource $2million development Outsourcing costs $1.6M (industry data show 20% cost savings on average) Alternative: Introduce […]

Video: Agile and Scrum Tuning by Jeff Sutherland

Thursday, March 6th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Scrum video presentation from Jeff Sutherland (speech from December 2006 but highly relevant). The presentation is really packet with great quotes and inspiration. I wonder if I ever will be motivated to work in traditional big waterfall projects again… Scrum Tuning: Lessons learned from Scrum implementation at Google Working software is really the only measure […]

Great Quotes For The Agile Project Wall

Sunday, February 24th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

At a recent internal Capgemini tradeshow, we had the pleasure of using some great quotes that really benefit working the way I like the best: Small agile teams where we can show and tell — make working software and prototypes very fast in close collaboration with clients. Mads and I decided to add a few […]

Selling Ruby, Rails, and Agile Project Management

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

My colleague Mads and myself made an internal “sales show” for the way we use Ruby on Rails to deliver web projects that are fast, small, agile prototypes in close collaboration with clients. Here are a few photos from our internal Capgemini kickoff: The sign says “Test yourself: Project manager — can you handle it”. […]

Lean Software Development Video Mary Poppendieck

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Here are some great examples i jotted down when watching Mary Poppendieck’s presentation at Google: “Competing on the basis of speed“. See my notes below. Complexity kills speed: Windows 95 took 350 developers, Vista took 3500 developers Make sure your project anticipates change: 60-80% of all software is developed after first release to production Defer […]

Speed House Building Video, Teamwork and Collaboration

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

You may know this video, where American construction workers compete to build a house as fast as possible. Colleagues of mine showed this video at a 50-60 people workshop for inspiration to teamwork and collaboration. I was really amazed when I first saw this video. It seems chaotic but is of course well prepared down […]

UI Conf: Jeff Patton on Agile Development

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

[Live notes from UI Conf] My final thoughts: This is a power talk, and the full day tomorrow probably covers it better. Why agile development continues to grow in popularity Rare combination: Companies that are strong both on agile development and user experience. Wrong assumption. Agile is just about finishing something faster It isn’t just […]