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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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Scrum Components: User Stories Acceptance Criteria

December 27, 2012
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Scrum Components: User Stories Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance Criteria The second half of the User Story is the Acceptance criteria.  Defined by the Product Owner (the voice of the customer) during User Story decomposition, acceptance criteria sets the expected functionality that each intended task is to provide.  It details the requirements that must be met for each story to be completed and…

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Scrum Components: User Stories

December 17, 2012
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Scrum Components: User Stories

The primary method of communication used by Product Owners to convey requirements to the scrum team are User Stories, which in my opinion, are the single most important component in SCRUM.  They express desired end-user functionality, clarify and facilitate the execution of necessary steps to accomplish early and continuous delivery of value and attain customer…

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