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Product Owner: The Voice of The Customer

May 8, 2020
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Product Owner: The Voice of The Customer

In recent years, it has become evident that organizations which use Scrum as their preferred project delivery framework consistently deliver higher Return on Investment (ROI). There are several reasons for that. The Scrum framework is not meant to be prescriptive, which means there is room for flexibility in its application. But facilitating the best application…

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Change Management: How Scrum is different from Traditional Project Management

May 8, 2020
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Change Management: How Scrum is different from Traditional Project Management

Change is inevitable in all projects. In today’s hypercompetitive world where technology, market conditions, and business patterns are continuously shifting, change is the only constant. However, the approach to managing changes differ in traditional Project management methods and Scrum. In this article we will understand how. Change management in traditionally managed projects is closely related to…

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Characteristics of an Ideal Scrum Team

May 5, 2020
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Characteristics of an Ideal Scrum Team

Fond of Rugby? Then Scrum would be a recognizable term for you. The scrummage arrangement of rugby players works similar to that of the Scrum team.  Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka in the mid 80’s defined a flexible and all-inclusive product development strategy where the development team works as a unit to reach a common…

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Scrum Non-core Roles – An Insight

May 5, 2020
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Scrum Non-core Roles – An Insight

In Scrum the non-core roles are those roles which are not mandatorily required for the Scrum project. They may not be continuously or directly involved in the Scrum process. They are not accountable for the success of the Scrum Project. However, knowing non-core roles is important as they could play a significant part in the…

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A Scrum Master Wears Multiple Hats

May 5, 2020
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A Scrum Master Wears Multiple Hats

Flexibility and speed are the need of the hour. The use of Scrum framework to deliver projects has enabled organizations to go to market with their products and services faster than ever. To adopt the Scrum framework correctly and produce the outcomes the organizations require, they need to have an expert on the team —…

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Scrum Meetings – Source of Transparency and Information

April 28, 2020
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Scrum Meetings – Source of Transparency and Information

Open communication and transparency play crucial role in Scrum projects. Unlike the popular view that most meetings are waste of time, Scrum lays a lot of emphasis on conducting highly focused, time-boxed and effective meetings to allow transparency and free flow of information. In this article we are going to briefly look at some of…

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Scrum Framework – Artifacts that Matter

April 25, 2020
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Scrum Framework – Artifacts that Matter

What are artifacts? Well if we roughly translate the Latin roots of the word, it translates to “Work of Art”. Artifacts can be understood as something that we create. It could be something like a tool that can be used to solve a problem. In the context of Scrum, we work with three fundamental artifacts…

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Scrum Core Roles – An Insight

April 14, 2020
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Scrum Core Roles – An Insight

It is imperative for each member of a project team to know what he/she is supposed to do in a project. Not just that, each member should also be aware of what other members on the team are supposed to do. Explicit definition of roles and responsibilities is mandatory for the successful delivery of any…

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What is prioritization in SCRUM?

September 19, 2018
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What is prioritization in SCRUM?

The Scrum framework is driven by the goal of delivering maximum business value in a minimum time span. One of the most effective tools for delivering the greatest value in the shortest amount of time is prioritization. Prioritization can be defined as “Determination of the order and separation of what must be done now, from…

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Understanding User Story

September 14, 2018
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Understanding User Story

A User Story is a simple way of recording what a user is required to perform as a part of his or her job responsibilities. It gets the data of who, what and why pertaining to a requirement in a simple and conscientious manner. User Stories are written by or for the business user and…

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