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How Well Does Scrum Prepare Your Project for Achieving Success?

January 9, 2018
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How Well Does Scrum Prepare Your Project for Achieving Success?

As with all other additional methodologies which ensure success in a Project according to the business needs, Scrum also provides assurance that the end result of a product or service will always be better than the initial stages of its development. This is due to the fact that quality is emphasized as top priority in…

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Popular Contracts Types Used in Scrum

January 5, 2018
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Popular Contracts Types Used in Scrum

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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When Can One Use Scrum Methodology?

January 2, 2018
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When Can One Use Scrum Methodology?

Scrum as a framework for implementing Agile is highly flexible  and can be tailored to suit the requirements of any project. It is best suited for projects where the scope is not fixed and a lot of changes are expected. Having said that, Scrum framework can be used to deliver any type of project. Scrum…

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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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