SCRUM LOG JEFF SUTHERLAND - Jeff created the first Scrum team in 1993 and worked with Ken Schwaber to formalize Scrum at OOPSLA'95.
Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies, helped write the Agile Manifesto in 2001, and authored the Scrum Guide.
I worked with Henrik Kniberg in Stockholm this week and heard the latest about the Agile Manifesto translation project. A simple idea is having some far reaching effects. See agilemanifesto.org.
Agile Manifesto Translation - program report Henrik Kniberg - Agile Alliance Board
Current status:- Program has been public for 6 months
- 13 languages published
- 19 languages in progress, 9 of these are in review state
- $0 consumed so far
The Good:- Steady stream of new translation offers coming in
- Joint translation efforts are building bridges between people
- New agile communities are being ignited. For example Telugu in India with over 70M speakers.
- Estimate 35-40 languages published by Agile2011.
The Less Good:
- We have sometimes not been very responsive to new translation offers. We are caught up now though, hoping (naively perhaps) to stay on top in the future.
- Some of the ongoing translations have run out of steam. Actively reigniting these now.
- No female translators so far (I think)! Why is that?
The Future - plans & ideas:
- Planning to create a colorful collage with faces of translators & examples of translations.
- Since Agile2011 is the 10 year anniversary of the manifesto creation we should definitely highlight the agile internationalization at the opening of the conference (as Ward recommended for this year). For example:
- Show the collage on a slide while talking about how the manifesto is reaching into each culture
- When we acknowledge the authors of the manifesto (which I hope is going to happen at some point), we also acknowledge the translators and have them stand up to get applauded.
- Have a standing "expo" somewhere in the conference, showing all translations & the translator faces collage. Something like the one I created at Agile2010, but prettier - i.e. spend a few $ on the design this time :o)
I've been working with a lot of developers using Scrum to build iPhone apps lately. Not sure if they used Scrum to build the music app in the video below, but JJ Sutherland thought it was cool enough to do a piece on it at National Public Radio.
It's Friday. And sometimes you just need a little pick me up to get through the day and pump you up for the weekend. I know I do. And sometimes the whole, there's a war on, mortgage fiasco, elections, gay torture attacks, drone strikes, Somali civil war just kinda gets you down.
So here's your cool little thing of the day, Atomic Tom, performing live, on the subway, in Brooklyn, on iPhones.