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Jim Coplien, co-author of Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development, describes the Scrum Patterns movement, the origins of Scrum, and the research that will lead to a future book on Scrum Patterns.

In his own inimitable style, Jim comments:

"Let's be clear. Agile comes from Scrum. Scrum doesn't come from Agile. And Agile is not the important part of Scrum. TPS is - the Toyota Production System. Agile is kind of the very modern, superficial, unproven set of cute things that keep people from having to take responsibility for stuff. Scrum is about accountability, responsibility, planning, discipline. It is not laid-back California guitar playing programming. So many people misunderstand this..."

You will be alternately outraged and amused. Check it out ...

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