I have had a bit of revelation moment today. I have been thinking and evaluating about my experience with Scrum. For a long time now, I am been in the role of ScrumMaster, and filling in for Product Owner due to accessibility issue. I have come to the conclusion that, it’s really a recipe for failed Scrum implementation.
When I started using b2evolution, I received quite a few warnings from different people that it’s a giant spam magnet. I gave it a few months and my trackback and comment spam volume is simply enormous, despsite b2’s centralized anti-spam list. I have finally broken down and ported everything over to WordPress. Installation was a snap and only took me a few hours to port my skin over. So far, I am very happy with it 🙂 No wonder it’s so popular!
It was an incredible journey to attend SD Best Practices 2006! I found that I have learned more from talking to other attendees and the speakers (most notably Mike Cohn and Johanna Rothman), than from the class materials themselves (even though I have learned a lot from there as well). I salute everyone who had given me insight on how to do better. By virtue of One Minute Manager, I will be sharing some musings as to what I have learned this week.
Questions questions and questions. We had a Q&A session with Ken mostly about implementation of Scrum in various types of projects and environments. The gist of it is there’s really no right answer. That is why Scrum is not a methodology, but rather, a framework that can help you identify the issues, and forces you to resolve them. In every day work, we are faced with numerous impediments and problems that can slow down our work, but often times we ignore them and just accept the inefficiency. Scrum practices exposes them to the maximum level and mandate them be resolved.
UPDATE: I have since switched to WordPress due to spam issues. See my Battle of the Blogs: Part 2 entry.
This site is powered by b2evolution if you haven’t noticed. Why did I pick it? First of all, I searched on SourceForge.net on “php blog”, sorted by number of downloads and b2evolution came up at the top, with over 150k downloads. Now even though I have heard about WordPress before, it didn’t come up in the search. Even though they claim that they have moved off SourceForge.net, still a big mistake on their part to have neither “php” nor “blog” in their listing.