Agile

Point of Story

December 2, 2013
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A lot of doubts regarding Scrum are about estimation in a Dynamic environment. One uses Scrum because the effort underway is Unique. It requires an empirical process control. Desiring a very accurate estimate is a waste of time. Hence, for coarse estimates, we have just one variable called Story point. During the initial meetings, The…

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Scrum vs Traditional Project Management

December 2, 2013
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Traditional project management emphasizes on conducting detailed upfront planning for the project with emphasis on fixing the scope, cost and schedule – and managing those parameters. Whereas, Scrum encourages data-based, iterative decision making in which the primary focus is on delivering products that satisfy customer requirements. To deliver the greatest amount of value in the…

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Agile Development methodology

November 29, 2013
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Agile methodology enables any adjustments in project activities in response to conditions that crop up during the process in project management. One such methodology is SCRUM. Although Scrum is “inspect and adapt” framework used in software development and not a project management methodology, as such , it has uses for many types of projects and…

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Roadblocks in implementing Agile

November 29, 2013
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Even if it’s easier to implement Agile, there are few roadblocks which make it difficult to implement: Inadequacy of Agile knowledge: The first challenge will be to find experts who can help us understand Agile better. If we are lucky enough, we’ll have some level of agile experience within our organisation. However, if that’s not…

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Empirical Process in SCRUM

November 29, 2013
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Three pillars in SCRUM: SCRUM uses an empirical approach in order to adapt to the changing requirements of the customer. Hence this allows in situation when the inputs and outputs are more complex, and when they are not perfectly defined or repeatable. Empirical process is considered to be more appropriate for such complex situations. The…

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Responsibilities of the Product Owner in SCRUM

November 28, 2013
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If you know Scrum/Agile then have you ever wondered if there is something called an Agile Product Manager? If you understand Scrum/Agile properly, you would realize that there is a role like that. But this role is defined as the Product Owner.  The Product Owner is very different from a traditional Project Manager. The role…

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Agile Testing: When is it considered done?

November 28, 2013
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Coding and testing stages are not isolated ones but well integrated ones in Agile development. The development toward every user story commences through written business-interfacing experiments that enables the team the ‘what part’ regarding coding and also the juncture when the tasks are being completed with. Professionals in the field of testing, analysis and development…

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Advantages of using SCRUM

November 28, 2013
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As with other certifications such as ITIL, PRINCE2 or PMP, SCRUM can also be described as an additional way in which organizations can achieve their goal of providing the best services or products to their customers. A new service which has to be designed or modification of an existing service can be termed as projects…

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Common leadership mistakes creating Agile fiascos

November 27, 2013
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Agile methodology as any other methodology would need to be planned, managed and implemented by people/stakeholders because people are the drivers behind any change. Top level management support is highly crucial for realizing the success of Agile implementation as its success rests up to a significant extent on management fueled organizational transformation. Many disasters of…

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Importance of Sprint Planning Meeting in Scrum

November 27, 2013
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In a Scrum project, every sprint begins with Sprint Planning Meeting. The main objective should only be planning the sprint. Ensure that the meeting is attended by the all team members including the Product Owner, Scrum Master and the Scrum Team. You can also include part time resources for this meeting. This provides an important…

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