Scrum – First Do No Harm

Some scrum masters are doing more harm than good to their teams. The phrase “First, do no harm” paraphrases a portion of the Hippocratic Oath taken by physicians: “I will, according to my ability and judgment, prescribe a regimen for the health of the sick; but I will utterly reject harm and mischief.” Similarly, Agile scrum masters must, to the best of their ability, prescribe a regimen for the health of the team; but they must utterly reject harm and disruption.

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Trusted Software Foundation


The Trustworthy Software Foundation was formed on the 6th of April and. The Institution of Analysts and Programmers and the UK Testing Board are two of the founding members of this organisation.
Ian Howles (a director with the UK Testing Board) and Alastair Revell (Director General of the IAP) are the directors with Ian Bryant FIAP (TSF) being the company secretary.
The Institute of Information Security Professionals are expected to join us and the hope is that both the BCS and IET will do likewise in due course.
Alastair said, “I feel it is a pretty significant moment in our history as we are demonstrably now taking the lead in an initiative launched by HM Government.”

VSJ – October 2015 – Triangles within Triangles

Paul LynhamPaul Lynham presents The “Triple Constraint” or “Iron Triangle” is a concept whereby constraints on the system are in opposition to each other. There are several trilemmas in computing including CAPi, Zooko’s Triangleii and the “Project Triangle”, to be considered here. In relation to a software development project, the constraints are usually considered to be scope, cost and time.

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