Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

Scrum in a Heat

In my group we have adopted Scrum, along with a “Heat” variant. That is, a Heat is 3 month-long scrums. During the heat we are expected to release something for our stakeholders to preview (Sprint 1), collect feedback while continuing development (Sprint 2), and integrate customer feedback as appropriate and release (Sprint 3). Here are… Read more

Writing Stories for Scrum

This week I have been giving a lot of thought to how stories should be written for Scrum projects. I was just reviewing some of the stuff on Mountain Goat Software’s site. The INVEST acronym hit home with me – this is a good set of guidance on how to craft a story for Scrum…. Read more