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Scrum Master: A Game Changer in Disguise

October 5, 2017
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Scrum Master: A Game Changer in Disguise

We know that Scrum Master plays the role of a servant- leader who serves the needs of the Scrum Team. A Scrum Master doesn’t get involved with the development of project deliverables and lets the Scrum Team function on its own. A Scrum Master prepares the organization and the team members to adopt the Scrum…

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Scrum: What is User Story?

October 4, 2017
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Scrum: What is User Story?

Well, a User Story is basically what the user is required to perform as a part of his job responsibilities. It gets the data of who, what and why pertaining to a prerequisite in a simple and conscience way on a notecard made of paper. User Stories are written by or for the business user…

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Scrum: Good and Bad

October 3, 2017
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Scrum: Good and Bad

Being an Agile approach, Scrum is highly flexible (pun, probably intended); that is, it can be stretched and bent to fit any project’s requirements. It is best suited for projects that require splitting a huge and an unplanned project into manageable chunks of work based on business priorities. As such, it can be used for…

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Scrum: Story Points

September 25, 2017
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Scrum: Story Points

Relative values are used for story points estimation instead of absolute values. This approach renders it quite simple enough to create these kinds of estimates while facing uncertain situations. With experience and time, Scrum teams will develop the capability to sharpen up their estimates for more precision. They can figure out the number of story…

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Scrum Estimation Techniques

September 25, 2017
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Scrum Estimation Techniques

Out of several estimation techniques involved in Scrum, few are noted below. 1-      Wideband Delphi 2-      Relative sizing / Story Points. 3-      Affinity Estimation. 4-      Estimate Range. Wideband Delphi Wideband Delphi is a group-based estimation technique for determining how much work is involved and how long it will take to complete. Individuals within a team…

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Daily Scrum: Why is it important?

September 20, 2017
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Daily Scrum: Why is it important?

“Daily Scrum” is a meeting held each day of a sprint, followed by organizations who have adopted Scrum. These meetings are usually held in the same location and at the same time each day. Daily Scrum meetings are mostly conducted in the morning so that it helps in establishing the context for the day’s work.…

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How Can You Justify Your Project?

September 19, 2017
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How Can You Justify Your Project?

A routine question before starting a project is “Why is this needed?” Such a question might be posed by primary school students who are assigned to create a diorama about the water cycle. But the question is just as likely to be raised when dealing with large projects in the corporate world. The answer to…

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How to create a good User Story?

September 18, 2017
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How to create a good User Story?

Good user stories are vital for a Scrum project as user requirements are primarily captured in this form. Good user stories alone are not enough to ensure that the product is of high quality. However, good user stories are important to communicate user requirements to the Scrum team to develop products of a high quality.…

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Sprint Changes: Additions to a Sprint in Progress

September 14, 2017
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Sprint Changes: Additions to a Sprint in Progress

Scrum is a simple framework which beliefs in responding quickly to changes in business environment and the ability to respond to changes is one of the reasons that made Scrum popular. The Product Owner is responsible for getting the Product Backlog ready and prioritizing the items in the Product Backlog. The Scrum Master and the development team…

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Cross-functional teams in Scrum

September 13, 2017
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Cross-functional teams in Scrum

Creating effective teams is the most powerful tool for improving processes and every framework depends on it. Processes are not executed in silos and it is best done by groups of people. Teams can be defined as groups of individuals combined together to achieve a common goal and according to Scrum, every approach benefits from…

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