Scrum is chess, scaling Scrum is…

chess-316658_640I’ve been getting a fair number of questions lately that go like this:

What does Scrum say about [[ something that Scrum does not prescribe anything for ]]??

I love Schwaber’s chess analogy: you either play chess, or you do not. In the same way that chess does not succeed or fail, Scrum does not succeed or fail. Knowing the rules does not make you a Grandmaster or effective Scrum practitioner; strategy, practice, mentorship, etc. *may* make you a Grandmaster or effective Scrum practitioner. You get the idea.

Scaling Scrum is something that is not prescribed by the rules of Scrum**. But I’d like to tie scaling to the chess analogy.
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Presenting at the Dubuque .NET User Group on November 1st, 2011 – T4 Templates

I’ll be talking about T4 Templates in .NET in Dubuque, IA on November 1st, 2011. The presentation is on the Clarke University campus, in the Keller Computer Center, at 5:30 PM.

The group’s website is at http://dbqineta.com/.

The presentation description:
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Presenting in Fox Valley on October 11th, 2011 – Agile Modeling with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Feature Pack 2

I’ll be speaking at the Fox Valley .NET User Group on October 11th, 2011. The event is at 5:30 PM in Appleton – Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound, Room A170 A/B, Appleton, WI 54912. See the FV NUG site for more details.

I will be giving my “Agile Modeling with VS 2010 Ultimate and Feature Pack 2” presentation.

I hope to see you there.

Mulletude Theorem and the Ultimate Mullet

If we can agree that as the length “in the back” of a mullet haircut grows, if the length “in the front” stays the same, the wearer has “more mullet”

AND

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