A Software Consulting Conundrum: Providing Estimates While Staying Agile

As a software consulting firm, Grio strives to provide high quality, high value software to its clients. We embrace an agile software development methodology based on Scrum. This iterative approach provides our clients with flexibility to adapt and change their product over the course of development as discoveries are made while using the software. This […]

Scrum is like 20th Century Politics (Part 3 of 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2, we saw the forces of extreme right and extreme left savage two organizations in the name of scrum. One company goose stepped about in Luftwaffe jumpsuits. Another built a gulag for stakeholders who would question its developers-only central planning meetings. In both cases, malevolent propagandists diverted the team’s purpose, […]

Scrum is like 20th Century Politics (Part 2 of 3)

Part 1 Having toiled for years under the yoke of a brutal waterfallocracy, one bitter developer learns of management’s decision to adopt scrum and sees…a revolution. Born is the Marxist, leader and friend to the common bit farmer. The revolutionary swoons at scrum’s commitment to the “self-organizing team”. He visualizes an enervated bourgeois middle management, […]

Scrum is like 20th Century Politics (Part 1 of 3)

Scrum is a bit like 20th century politics. You have your burn-down crazed fascists, your ground-up “power to the coding plebe” reds, greedy ladder climbers hiding under the guise of scrumocracy, and on very rare occasions… responsible elected representation. Fascism Let’s deal with the fascists first. Your average scrum doctrinaire falls back on phrases like […]

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