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Scrum for the long term

A good recommendation for implementing scrum for teams and organizations.

Scrum, as an agile methodology (the team should be able to adapt quickly to change), encourages to work as unit to reach goals –emerging requirements that can constantly change -. Scrum is mainly philosophical and it only defines roles, artifacts and events. One of its core foundations is that the team must decide how to work and accomplish the goals.


Robert Martin (“Uncle Bob”) wrote, on 2010, the article “The Land that Scrum Forgot”. Although this article is 5 years old, I think it will always be relevant for any organization/team trying to adopt Scrum. I recommend to read thoroughly the article, since it gives a great insight on how to implement the methodology to have a steady pace in the long-term, by coding as fast as possible, but never sacrificing following best practices.
Osvaldo G.

Calling Osvaldo “el Doc” is no coincidence, he is part of the Inflection Point’s gurus and has been working in the company for 9 years; his degree in Computer Engineering, the numerous certifications and more than 15 years of experience in Microsoft technologies, have made of him a mentor for many and also an avid writer for Inflection Point’s blog with tips and facts that have saved more than one coder in their quest for better coding. He comes from San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo Leon and is a Tigres (local soccer team) fan.

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