Plenty of software test history in this post. Thanks Bob! I’m going to share with our emerging Agile practice. Maybe some of it will sink in…
Twenty Years a Scrum Master
It was twenty years ago this month I finished my first assignment as a Scrum Master at Barclays Bank Head Office in London.
Of course, Scrum hadn’t been invented then, and my role wasn’t actually called “Scrum Master”. But anyone looking back at what I was doing, day-to-day, would probably recognise much of it as Scrum Mastering. Facilitation, identification and removal of impediments, a buffer between the team and distracting influences, guidance in a common approach, and so on.
Actually, it was more than just a Scrum Master role, because as well as delivering some key NeXTStep projects for Barclays, we were also inventing our own approach to software development, involving self-organisation, inspect-and-adapt, short time-boxed interactions, etc., which we came to call “Jerid” (and which over the years evolved into “Javelin“).
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