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Wrapping Scrum in Evolutionary method(s)

The best grade I ever achieved in college (apart from English) was of all things in the subject of statistics. It wasn't particularly fun or fascinating for me. It was just easy, the rules were straight and the formulas were logical (well, I kinda dropped off when we reached quantum statistics, but luckily that wasn't within the curriculum).

The reason I mention it it that I just came back from this 3-hour presentation about Evo Project Management, signed Tom Gilb and Junior (Kai Gilb). In short, Evo is an agile method focused on measurements. They have a lot of other sound agile practices in there, but that's the main thing ringing in my head after the presentation: They use measurements to aid them in prioritizing the backlog.

Now Tom's been around the Oslo agile scene for quite a while, he did a presentation in XP-meetup a year ago. I also saw him around on the Smidig 2007 conference, doing an open-space on agile estimation or something.. Didn't attend it myself …