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What is Crystal?

January 21, 2013
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What is the “Crystal methodology”? Introduced by Alistair Cockburn, Crystal Methods, which is a collection of Agile software development approaches, focuses primarily on people and the interaction among them while they work on a software development project. There is also a focus on business-criticality and business-priority of the system under development. Unlike traditional development methods,…

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Is it best to just jump in or should the transition to Agile be slow?

January 17, 2013
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A step-by-step transition to Agile presents several advantages over diving in head-first. When Agile is adopted slowly and carefully, teams will be able to see the incremental progress from which they are able to learn and gain Agile experience. Teams will need to develop a shared vision for the project and a collective definition for…

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How will AGILE benefit me?

January 15, 2013
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The software development industry these days is troubled with multiple problems such as fluctuating economies, stringent resources, and tight time schedules. As a result, software professionals worldwide face numerous impediments to successfully executing their projects. In other words, developers are perpetually faced with the option of delivering software that is either high-quality and functional or…

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Who can use AGILE?

January 11, 2013
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The Agile methodology is a popular project management approach for software development and implementation. Many software development companies are adopting one or more of the methods included under the Agile canopy, because of its numerous advantages. The Agile methodology has flexibility of scale; it can be used for small as well as large projects. This…

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What is AGILE?

January 10, 2013
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Agile methodology is a dynamic project management approach to software development and implementation. Within a few years of its inception, Agile methodology has become popular because it is both developer and customer friendly. This is because—unlike the traditional Waterfall approach—Agile methodology is an adaptive approach that permits changes and modifications to be incorporated into the…

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Is an Agile/Scrum certification necessary?

January 7, 2013
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The process of being certified as an Scrum/Agile Master involves attending  two and three-day classroom sessions(respectively), at the end of which the certificate is awarded. The certification is not awarded based on any formal exam conducted to evaluate how proficiently you have grasped the concepts of scrum/ agile. You might admittedly be skeptical about how…

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Being an effective Product Owner

January 4, 2013
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Before we read about how to be an effective product owner, let us first understand who a product owner is and what he/she does.  A product owner is not a separate title but is a role that can be performed by a business analyst or even a representative of an end user. A product owner…

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How will SCRUM benefit me?

January 2, 2013
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How will SCRUM benefit me?

Scrum is a hugely beneficial approach to managing software development projects; however, for the team to be successful it must adhere to the core values and principles enshrined in the Agile Manifesto. If Scrum processes are followed properly, then the team will experience the “Enabling Eight.” The team is more likely to produce functional, high-quality…

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Common Scrum Pitfalls

December 28, 2012
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Scrum is a highly viable software development methodology, and the teams implementing Scrum seldom experience failure. However, it would be wrong to assume that Scrum is a panacea for all sorts of problems and impediments surfacing during the development process. As a matter of fact, if the team implementing Scrum fails to deliver, Scrum is…

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Why use SCRUM?

December 27, 2012
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Our folks have come up with a new video on how SCRUM can be useful to product development. Give it a watch and do comment what you feel!

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