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Earned Value Analysis for Justification of Continuous Value

May 20, 2018
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Earned Value Analysis for Justification of Continuous Value

Business justification demonstrates the reasons for undertaking a project. It answers the question “Why is this project needed?” Business justification drives all decision making related to a project. So, it is important to assess the viability and achievability of a project not only before committing to significant expenditures or investment at initial stages of the…

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Distributed Teams & its Impact in Scrum Project

April 13, 2018
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Distributed Teams & its Impact in Scrum Project

Agile principle states, “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.”This is why Scrum recommends co-located teams. But with the changing business realities and globalization, co-located teams are becoming more and more difficult and are slowly being replaced with distributed teams. You might ask, what…

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Risk Management in Program and Portfolio

April 9, 2018
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Risk Management in Program and Portfolio

Managing risk must be done proactively, and it is an iterative process that should begin at project inception and continue throughout the life of the project. The process of managing risk should follow some standardized steps to ensure that risks are identified, evaluated, and a proper course of action is determined and acted upon accordingly.…

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What is Risk Attitude of Stakeholders?

April 4, 2018
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What is Risk Attitude of Stakeholders?

Stakeholder(s) is a collective term that includes customers, users, and sponsors, who frequently interface with the Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Scrum Team to provide them with inputs and facilitate creation of the project’s product, service, or other result. Stakeholder(s) influence the project throughout the project’s development. Thus it is important to understand the risk…

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What Makes AGILE So Flexible?

March 30, 2018
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What Makes AGILE So Flexible?

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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How Well Does Agile Function for Large Organizations

March 7, 2018
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How Well Does Agile Function for Large Organizations

The success of today’s organizations depends on how well they can adapt to the hurricane of changes sweeping across their industry. How can they do this? Many organizations are looking to Agile as the answer. In spite of its popularity, Agile has not been warmly embraced by large organizations. One of the obvious reasons for…

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Become the Scrum Master Your Team Needs

February 19, 2018
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Become the Scrum Master Your Team Needs

A Scrum master plays a crucial role in the implementation of Scrum on software development projects. Click here for the Challenges faced by a Scrum Master A Scrum master is like a leg in the tripod of the Scrum team, with the other two being the product owner and the development team. The relationship of the…

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Agile Self-Assessment – Measuring How Agile You Are

February 13, 2018
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Agile Self-Assessment – Measuring How Agile You Are

To be agile means to be flexible. As simple as that may sound; the Agile framework is little more than an effective way to create business flexibility. Even though the basic Agile concepts are easily understood, one needs high levels of commitment, patience and openness to become a true champion of the Agile philosophy. Some…

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AGILE Methodology and Principles – An Introduction

February 9, 2018
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AGILE Methodology and Principles – An Introduction

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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Agile Estimation – What Makes Story Points Better Than Hours?

February 6, 2018
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Agile Estimation – What Makes Story Points Better Than Hours?

Story point estimates are a way of estimating Agile projects. Story points are calculated using known tasks as a frame of reference to estimate other tasks. For example, if a task such as creating an input screen, for which we already know the amount of effort required to complete, has been assigned 3 points, we…

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