Ron Nom Nom

Posted By: Nick Floyd

Fellowship Technologies strives to give back to the community at every turn. As such, most of our employees are involved in some form or fashion in the community in which their job pertains. Lance Dacy is the founder/organizer of the DFW Scrum User Group (recognized by the Scrum Alliance). DFW Scrum is focused on building a community of Scrum users to ensure all roles in the Scrum framework are represented and understood within the context of the barriers or struggles that some organizations face when implementing Scrum. They serve as a sounding board for new ideas or issues we all face when trying to be better today than we were yesterday. You can find out more at or follow them on Twitter.

Ron Jeffries has been developing software longer than you have been alive. He is a founding member of eXtreme Programming (worked on the Chrysler C3 project with Kent Beck) and is one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto. Fellowship Technologies sponsored the DFW Scrum User Group on TUE 7/21. Ron was live via video conference to give a brief presentation on “Excellence: The Next Step for Scrum / Agile.” He then opened the floor for an enlightening question and answer session for about 1.5 hours. It was pretty much an “Ask the Expert” session of the highest regard.

Ron is a great resource to help his Scrum Teams focus on engineering practices and quality assurance. He answered questions regarding the many common barriers people find when trying to implement Scrum and how to handle re-factoring in an Agile environment. You can get in touch with Ron via ronjeffries[a-t] (placing a [ron] in your subject line) or via In the 4th quarter (TUE 10/27), FT will be sponsoring the DFW Scrum’s Meeting with Mike Cohn. Maybe we can get a NomNomNom shirt on him.

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Lance Dacy said: on July 27, 2009 at 12:35 PM

What a great guy to speak to use at DFW Scrum. He is one of my top recommendations for organizations wanting to get right with quality and do incremental development “the right way”.

Cesar said: on December 23, 2009 at 01:36 AM


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