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13
JUN
2008

No Bad Scrum

One of the things I strive for in my work is to make sure that when people are doing Scrum, they are really doing it. My reasoning is that if you are going to go through all the effort and extra burden of Scrum, you might as well do it right and then decide if it is worth it....
05
JUN
2008

What Jeff Says

Read his article about sharing your email password. He sums up my feelings around many of these community sites out there and puts a finger on why I am hesitant to join.  
31
MAY
2008

Agile Coach Camp – Lightning Talks + Social Mixing

I got to Coach Camp last night and met a lot of new people. There are about 50 people here from all over the US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Ukraine and even India. Friday night was for meeting people, introductions and Lightning Talks. About 20 people talked for three minutes each and I...
29
MAY
2008

Task Board Example

Just wanted to post some pictures (sorry, they didn’t make the move – 01/31/2009 CEN) of the Team’s task board as yet another example for people who are curious about how this looks and feels. It is a very, low tech Team tool for talking about the work they are doing....
22
MAY
2008

I’m Going to Agile Coach Camp!

It’s kinda like going to Hollywood, but for the ubergeeks. When I mentioned this at home, not a single person cared (that much). All they wanted to know is what would they be doing while I was at the conference. It’s in Ann Arbor, MI – so not that much. A few weeks back, I...
09
MAY
2008

Precision in Language

One of the more important things I learned in graduate school that applies to my work in the software industry is precision. When I talk about precision, I mean being very clear about what you are claiming (or not claiming). Earlier today, I read this question at the Scrum...
02
MAY
2008

Management Tools vs. Team Tools

Just this week I participated in a WebExchange of yet another “enterprise Scum tool” with all the cool database, web access and reporting features you could dream of. Apart from some serious misunderstandings of just what Scrum is and how it can be made scalable, the tool was OK....
29
APR
2008

Why I Use Points For Estimating

A recent discussion among some colleagues of mine centered around the use of points (or story points) for estimating and the utility of points. The basic concept behind points is one uses a dimensionless quantity to size chunks of work relative to some standard everyone can agree...
23
APR
2008

Why Crouch, Touch, Pause…Engage?

  …well, most of what I do every day is help teams use and implement Scrum (even though I got to Scrum through XP). The name Scrum comes from rugby, so I figured this will serve as a good title as I talk about how I use Scrum to solve problems and assisting people so they can...
22
APR
2008

Everyone has to have a first day…

…and today is mine. It is customary to start a new blog with an introduction, so let me begin. My name is Carlton Nettleton and I live in San Diego, CA. I have lived in San Diego since 1995, not counting the 11 months I spent in Texas working for Exxon. I have a master’s degree...