unSAFe at any speed

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Schwaber and his negative feelings about SAFe. Reads a lot like the jilted sister. “Only I am allowed to improve. If anyone else does it, they are merely copying me. – Ken” (oh, where did Scrum come from btw?)

Oh, by the way — surprise, Ken Schwaber is involved in a consultancy too that will charge you to  “customize Scrum.” Hypocrite. Hypocrite.

Psstt. Hey Ken. SAFe has 27% of the market share in agility. And it is growing 150% per year. Actions speak louder than your words. Relentless improvement Ken. Try it sometime.

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Ken Schwaber's Blog: Telling It Like It Is

The boys from RUP (Rational Unified Process) are back. Building on the profound failure of RUP, they are now pushing the Scaled Agile Framework (e) as a simple, one-size fits all approach to the agile organization. They have made their approach even more complicated by partnering with Rally, a tools vendor. Consultants are available to customize it for you, also just like RUP.

They are touting their processes and tools this week at Agile 2013 in Nashville. They would be at the RUP conference, but there are none. They would be at a waterfall conference, but they are no longer. So they are at our conference. Strange, but they had nowhere else to go. Try to be polite.

When the signers of the Agile Manifesto got together in 2001, we wanted to share our ideas about software development, a discussion that resulted in the Agile Manifeto. The very first tenet…

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