Scrum hoax #2: the Scrum master handles all conflicts

Any activity done in group may create conflicts between individuals.Scrum, by proposing self-organized teams synchronized by ceremonies and pair-reviews, may bring to the surface conflicts within the team and outside the team. A common thinking is that it relies on the Scrum master to solve these conflicts.  In this article we will review where the … Continue reading Scrum hoax #2: the Scrum master handles all conflicts

Retrospective of Vivatech 2018

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail A return of experience from Vivatech, the biggest startup conference in Europe We had the chance to be invited by the Institut Mines-Telecom to participate to the 3rd Vivatech conference in Paris. We attended mostly to meet with various companies and discuss about Stenusys Scrumboard but we also took time to attend few conferences … Continue reading Retrospective of Vivatech 2018

A branching strategy for Scrum using Git

Scrum is a great framework. If you do not know it, you should check it out and then come back here ! Defining a branching strategy suitable for Scrum is not so simple, here is a proposal. Scrum is designed to develop product among iterations (called sprints). The sprint backlog contains stories which represents the … Continue reading A branching strategy for Scrum using Git

How to setup PostgreSql datasource with Wildfly ?

Pretty much all applications require some sort of persistence. Strangely enough, it is not always trivial to set up properly connection between your application server and your database, or to do it in the best way. In particular, putting together Wildfly, one of the most common JavaEE application server, with PostgreSQL, one of the most … Continue reading How to setup PostgreSql datasource with Wildfly ?

Why software engineering matters

What Spotify, Criteo, Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have in common? Of course, they are young tech companies extremely successful in their fields. But beyond that, they have invested a lot in software engineering. Just like other great tech companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon. And they are very vocal about it: Google Developers, Spotify Labs, … Continue reading Why software engineering matters

Should a Scrum Product Owner have technical skills?

In agile transformation projects, the position and scope of the Product Owner role is often source of confusion. Most agilists get that it is about translating user wishes into stories. Functionally it seems OK (thus it is not always easy to do). But a software product is more than a bunch of features. If you … Continue reading Should a Scrum Product Owner have technical skills?