Thursday, 25 June 2009

South UK Scrum User Group (Wessex) – 22nd June 2009

Well it was great to see a number of familiar faces at the South Scrum User Group meeting on the 22nd June 2009.  As always we had a very interesting discussion.


We covered a number of items before starting the main discussion.  Firstly the name of the group.  Plamen has been in discussion with the Scrum Alliance (SA) to have the groups details included in the SA website.  SA had suggested that the title of South UK was too broad ranging and we should adopt a more local title.  The discussion ensued on what name would be appropriate for a group that covers Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury and beyond.  We decided that the group we be renamed Wessex Scrum User Group.  After the meeting Plamen has arranged for the group to be visible on the SA website here.


Plamen has also arranged for Geoff Watts to come to the group in the near future.  Watch the group’s linkedin group for more information.


The main topic of the meeting was “Continuous Integration – How Far Do You Go?”.   Again we used a Mind Map approach to documenting the discussion and thoughts from the group.  Below is the resulting Mind Map.  Interestingly the topic is not necessarily a Scrum topic, but we were very careful to tie back Agile principles to the concept that were discussed.



Wednesday, 17 June 2009

South UK Scrum User Group 22nd June 2009

Just a quick reminder that the next South UK Scrum User Group will be held on Monday 22nd June 2009 at the Inn on the Furlong, Ringwood, Hampshire, UK. The event is free! So please come along.

For more information please go to the Linkedin Group here.

Videos – Toyota Production System, Just In Time (JIT) and Kanban

I am current doing a lot of research and reading around the whole application of Lean Principles and Kanban to software development.  At the moment this is a hot topic in the software development arena.

As a result I came across some very interesting videos on the Toyota website explaining the Just In Time and Kanban card process.  These have certainly added some context to my understanding, so I thought I would post a link here in the hope it will be of use to my blog readers.

Monday, 1 June 2009

South UK Scrum User Group – 27 May 2009

On Wednesday 27 May 2009 evening eight like minded individuals gathered at the Inn on the Furlong for the South UK Scrum User Group.  The topic of discussion for this month’s meeting was “Planning”.  To facilitate the discussion we used a mind map.  The resulting mind map is below.


SUKSUG - 20090527 - Planning Mind Map