Best Links of the Week – July 30th 2010

July 30, 20101 min

More great writings gathered from far and wide.

  1. Scrum at Mind Candy – brief video of a task board in action over a three month period.
  2. Confessions of an Agile Project Manager – PMI sponsored a video contest among PMP using Agile – check out the results on YouTube!
  3. Thoughts on two months pairing – Sarah Mei reflects on her experience pair programming and the benefits it has provided her professional & personal life.
  4. Can Agile Learn Anything from PMBOK? – Dennis Stevens looks at how the PMBOK supports, compliments and impedes Agile and proposes some solutions to make the two synchronize better.
  5. Multitasking Gets You There Later – Roger Brown discusses a common paradigm in project management when dealing with too many projects and too few people.
  6. Waterfall, Lean\Kanban and Scrum – Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, discusses why Scrum relies on empirical process control theory and why they did not choose Lean or a defined process.
  7. The Role of Middle Management in Toyota or a Lean System – special post on the new focus of management in Agile organizations.
  8. Team Room – want to get increased focus, quality and retention from your Team?  Check out this team room article by Martin Fowler.
  9. Agile + UX: six strategies for more agile user experience – how Comcast is combining good user experience (UX) practices with Scrum.
  10. June 2010 CSM class – very cool visualization of a Certified ScrumMaster class taught by Tobias Mayer and Bachan Anand.