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Agility, Scrum and the marketing departments

posted Jul 20, 2011, 6:12 AM by Marcel Baumann   [ updated Jul 20, 2011, 6:23 AM ]
I always wondered how serious the Microsoft marketing people are about Scrum and agile approaches. Do they embrace the agile Manifesto or just want to sell more TFS - Team Foundation Server - licenses. One father of Scrum, Ken Schwaber has similar doubts. Read his post about Microsoft and Scrum. He expresses the same critics as we do when talking about empowered teams, self-organization and communication to the management. If you are using established project management approaches such as PMI see also Agility and PMI.

Another interesting new is that the Scrum guide - the small document with a blue cover - will be updated in the next days and reflect the changes they defined the last two years.

Stay tuned for a discussion about the guide as soon as posted.