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YAPC::EU 2010 - The Renaissance of Perl



When Scrum isn't agile enough

By Abigail from Philadelphia.pm, NY.pm, AmsterdamX.pm
Date: Thursday, 5 August 2010 12:00
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: development. enterprise scrum.

In early 2009, Booking.com started using the agile programming technique,
Scrum, for doing development. Right from the beginning, Booking.com
needed to steer away from the formal Scrum way in order to cope with
its unique demands. Over a period of a year, Booking.com has evolved
the technique it uses, resulting in a methodology called "Beyond Scrum".

In this talk, we discuss the Scrum methodology, and how Booking.com
initially implemented it. We then discuss the shortcomings and problems
Booking.com encountered, and how Booking.com has solved them. We finish
we an overview of how Booking.com currently uses its "Beyond Scrum"

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