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Large Project vs. Typical Scrum Project

September 1, 2017
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Large Project vs. Typical Scrum Project

The fundamental Scrum processes defined in the SBOK™ Guide by SCRUMstudy are valid for all Scrum projects, and concepts mentioned in the SBOK are sufficient for managing Scrum projects with just a few Scrum Teams, typically 1 – 3 Scrum Teams. When we deal with large projects generally involving four or more Scrum Teams, some additional processes may…

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Scrum or Kanban: Time an Important Factor

August 31, 2017
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Scrum or Kanban: Time an Important Factor

Kanban literally means a billboard or a signboard. Kanban promotes healthier project management by making use of prioritization methods to increase relevance of the upcoming task to the overall project and by increasing individual component efficiency. Whereas, Scrum is one of the most popular Agile frameworks. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective…

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Planning for Value using Scrum

August 30, 2017
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Planning for Value using Scrum

After justifying and confirming the value of a project, the Product Owner should consider the organizational policies, procedures, templates, and general standards dictated by the Scrum Guidance Body (or similar organizational project board or office) when planning a project; at the same time maximizing Value-driven Delivery. The onus for determining how the value is created…

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Types of SCRUM Contracts

August 29, 2017
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Types of SCRUM Contracts

If an entire project or portions of it are being completed under a contract, the contract defines the scope of work and the specific terms of the contract. The type of contract used influences project risk. Some of the most common types of contracts used in Scrum projects are as follows: Incremental Delivery Contract—This contract…

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Scrum Roles – A brief introduction

August 28, 2017
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Scrum Roles – A brief introduction

There are three roles in scrum: Product Owner, Team, and Scrum Master. Together they are called The Scrum Team. The Product Owner is accountable for optimizing return on investment (ROI) by analysing product aspects, converting these into a priority-wise list so as to decide those things which should be at the top of the list for the…

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Importance of Colocation in Collaboration

August 24, 2017
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Importance of Colocation in Collaboration

For many of the Scrum practices, high-bandwidth communication is required. To enable this, it is preferred that team members are colocated. Colocation allows both formal and informal interaction between team members. This provides the advantage of having team members always at hand for coordination, problem-solving, and learning. Some of the benefits of colocation are the following:…

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Importance of traditional project manager in Scrum project management

August 22, 2017
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Importance of traditional project manager in Scrum project management

As more and more companies are adopting Scrum as preferred project management method over traditional waterfall method, the subject of mapping of the roles is becoming more critical. Probably one of the biggest challenges organizations face when they move to Scrum is where does a Project Manager fit in Scrum? We are so used to…

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Impact of Expected Change on the Length of Sprint

August 22, 2017
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Impact of Expected Change on the Length of Sprint

Because changes are not allowed during a Sprint, the impact and frequency of expected changes may have an impact on the decision related to the length of the Sprint when it is determined. If project requirements are generally stable and major changes are not expected in the near future, the Length of a Sprint may…

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Scrum: Change in Portfolios and Programs

August 21, 2017
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Scrum: Change in Portfolios and Programs

Any change that arises in either the programs or portfolios may have a cascading effect on all dependent projects and Sprints. Therefore, it is advisable to minimize changes at these higher levels. If a change is required and all stakeholders are in agreement to make the change at these levels, the following should be kept…

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How Scrum Helps Removing Bureaucracy in Private Sector

August 17, 2017
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How Scrum Helps Removing Bureaucracy in Private Sector

We normally do not associate companies in the private sector with bureaucracy and reserve that criticism mostly for governments and public sector organizations. But how many times have we waited for a response from a department which never came? How many times have we felt things have taken twice as long as they should have?…

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