Scrum is my favorite agile framework by far.
I discovered Scrum a few years ago, in the Spring of 2009 when I traveled to Buenos Aires Argentina, in order to took the Certified Scrum Master course. In all honesty, I didn’t know much about this methodology, I had more misconceptions in my head than facts about it.
The first session took place in a big conference room at the Colon Hotel, located near the famous obelisk over the Pellegrini avenue.
It was a crowded room, full of cardboards on the walls and post-its everywhere, almos a surreal view. There were about 20 expectant people avid to start in the agile world.
My trainer was Alan Cyment, a very passionate and enthusiastic agile coach with a huge domain of Scrum, who achieved his knowledg from the most respected “Agilists” in the industry. During these couple of days that the certification course lasted, Alan showed us what Scrum really is, and most important, what Scrum is not, that point of view broke every one of my misconceptions about Scrum and for the first time in my life I was able to see the advantage and benefits of the agile world.
Since then, I became a promotor of agile frameworks, I have studied many agile methodologies, and I have had the opportunity to prove them in the real world, what I have learned is that there is a methodology for every case, and most of the time you have to use a mix of agile practices that are not neccesarily part of a single framework.
I love companies that venture to implementing agile methods and best practices, this is a very courageous decision which leads to increase their value, and most of the time they put themselves in a very competitive scenario, which forces other companies to look inside and question their own practices.
I founded Lymon with a vision, to help IT industry to develop a competitive platform using agile methodologies and the best practices available. In my opinion, there is not reason to deliver late, or to overload development teams, or to lie respect the real progress of a project. Everybody should know how to implement best practices, our goal is to contribute to create an effective development industry where efficiency and professional ethics help to create a better world.