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Selecting Scrum Masters and Stakeholders

December 29, 2017
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Selecting Scrum Masters and Stakeholders

For any project to be successful it is important to select appropriate Scrum Master(s) and identify relevant Stakeholders. In some projects, there may have been pre-conditions stipulating certain team members and their roles. When there is flexibility in choosing the Scrum Masters, the following are important Selection Criteria: Problem-solving skills—This is one of the key…

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Defining Scrum of Scrums

December 22, 2017
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Defining Scrum of Scrums

Understanding what Scrum of Scrums is and how it works in the product development process is very important. The first thing to know about Scrum of Scrums is that it acquires relevance only for large projects where several Scrum Teams are involved. In this process Scrum Team representatives convene for Scrum of Scrums Meetings at…

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Scrum Project Management: Where Does a Project Manager Fit In?

December 17, 2017
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Scrum Project Management: Where Does a Project Manager Fit In?

As companies progressively adopt Scrum as the preferred project management method over traditional waterfall method, the subject of ‘role-mapping’ becomes more critical. Perhaps, one of the biggest challenges that organizations face when they move to Scrum is where does a Project Manager fit in Scrum? We are so used to the role of a Project…

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Handling Change Requests at Portfolio and Program Level

December 12, 2017
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Handling Change Requests at Portfolio and Program Level

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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Agile Feasibility – Feasibility Phase Requirements and Investigation

December 7, 2017
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Agile Feasibility – Feasibility Phase Requirements and Investigation

Familiarizing the feasibility team with known requirements: While working on an agile project, especially one with volatile requirements or one that has a strict deadline, you won’t have deep requirements when you begin the Feasibility phase. A request or idea has been approved for a feasibility investigation, and no one has documented detailed requirements to…

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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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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 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 be required…

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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 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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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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