Scrum

Optimal Team Size. What’s So Special About 7 +- 2?

We are taught that the optimal team size for a Scrum team is 7 plus or minus 2.  We hear about it in our Certified ScrumMaster Training and from others.  It is something that I often took for granted.  After all, that was the Scrum rule!  My own experiences have backed it up seeing the dynamic of groups larger than 7+-2 changing quickly, especially evident in the Daily Scrum.  But, other than my experiences, why?  It isn’t just because Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland said so .. read more »

Scrum

To Scrum or Not to Scrum … That is the Question …

To Scrum or not to Scrum, that is the question.  Is it nobler to follow traditional methods, or to “take arms against a sea of troubles” and use agile methods like Scrum.   read more »