Something about SCRUM


There are a lot of reference material about SCRUM available online. To start with you can read the following lists:

SCRUM 101

Succeeding with Agile – Mike Cohn’s Blog

SCRUM Primer

SCRUM is a flavor of  AGILE. To know the philosophy of AGILE please see the Agile manifesto.

In my opinion  SCRUM simply is a way of doing work. People do have a lot of misconceptions when we  talk about SCRUM, they think it is a way to solve the problems. But I see it differently, SCRUM will not solve our day-to-day problems, it will just help them to be visible. What we do with our problems is definitely in our hands.

When both of us started on this project, we incidentally were reading a book “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement ” by Dr. Eliyahu M Goldratt. This book was a point of inflection for both of us, as we were trying to correlate the idea to find bottlenecks in our development process and to some extent how we manage things at our company. Even after 2 years of development we still correlate the incidents of the book and try to solve them.

“The Goal”, explains the “Bottlenecks” (constraints) in manufacturing process, we stuck an analogy of this with our development process we follow. I would recommend this book for anybody who is serious in implementing agile. It is important to note that it is “Critical Thinking and Constant Actions” which can help a system to improve and deliver better results.

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About ssmantha

A Technologist and Evangelist, with more than 9 years of extensive experience in Microsoft and related Technologies. Working as Technical Solution Architect in To-Increase India since Sep 2006 Role - Technical Solution Architect responsible for creating cutting edge solutions in the Microsoft Dynamics Ax and NAV using .Net framework. Satya enjoys work involving implementation and integration of .NET and related Microsoft Technologies including Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV, apart from playing around with new software technologies. He successfully built development tools which assists ERP teams to develop better solutions using Agile Practices. Using TFS 2010, Visual Studio 2010 he integrated the Development Processes with the Microsoft Dynamics Ax and NAV. By automating the development processes using the tools and technology, he was able to educate the practices, which in turn is helping people focus more on building innovative products rather than maintaining them. His latest work include a successful integration of ERP on Cloud, a pretty stable integration interface to a third party vendor. Another feather in his cap, automating TFS builds for Dynamics Suite of products on both AX and NAV. He is currently focusing on technologies surrounding ERP on cloud, Mobile Connectivity, XRM 2011 and many more. His areas of interest also include helping Development Teams work in a more structured way using Agile practices. Currently, Satya is working on the a Next-Generation of Business Integration Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. Using industry proven architecture, he and his team are working on simplifying the domain of integration. Some key work areas he contributed on, Document Processor, Created a Data Model Mapping language and compiler working in tandem with XSLT transformation, and modular Integration Pipeline Architecture design.

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