Scrum Presentation posted on dnrTV

My interview with Carl Franklin about the Scrum Process Template and Visual Studio is now posted on dnrTV. Listen in as I discuss and demonstrate some of the aspects covered in the Professional Scrum Developer Training available from, such as managing a software project with TFS, Test Driven Development, and review Urban Turtle’s excellent… Read More »

Slides from my Code Mastery Talk on Scrum

Earlier this month I gave a talk on Scrum and Visual Studio 2010 at Magenic’s Code Mastery event in Minneapolis. I have uploaded the slides to, and you can view the presentation on slideshare or view it below. Scrum process in visual studio 2010 View more presentations from Scott Koland. Carl Franklin of .NET… Read More »

The Wisdom of Teams

In the book The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande recounts how the building industry has adapted to successfully manage complex projects. The Wisdom of the Group Traditionally, a master builder was in charge of overseeing all aspects of the successful completion of a building. But this began to change in the early to mid 20th Century,… Read More »

Team Productivity Metrics and Agile

What is the most effective way to measure a software development team’s productivity? On an Agile software team, where we are ultimately delivering value in the form of functional software, how can this be accurately measured? This was the area of discussion the other night at the MN Scrum Experiences user group. It was quickly… Read More »

Speaking at Twin Cities Code Camp 9

I am excited to be speaking for the first time at a Code Camp at Twin Cities Code Camp 9 on Sunday October 10th. TCCC9 is a two day event, and there are now in the neighborhood of 400+ registered attendees (and growing). There are some excellent topics scheduled over the two days, with a… Read More »