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Can Release Planning be skipped?

July 13, 2017
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Can Release Planning be skipped?

The answer to this question is No. Release planning is a very important part of the Scrum process. In this process, the Scrum Core Team reviews the User Stories in the Prioritized Product Backlog to develop a Release Planning Schedule, which is essentially a phased deployment schedule that can be shared with the project stakeholders.…

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The story behind origin of Scrum

July 13, 2017
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The story behind origin of Scrum

In the mid 80’s, Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka defined a flexible and all-inclusive product development strategy where the development team works as a unit to reach a common goal. They described an innovative approach to product development that they called a holistic or “rugby” approach, “where a team tries to go the distance as…

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Sprint Backlog in Scrum

July 12, 2017
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Sprint Backlog in Scrum

What is a Sprint Backlog? Is it a baseline, a record or a report? Baseline is a project document, which, defines aspects of the project and, once approved, is subject to change control. It is used to measure project’s actual performance as against planned targets. A reord maintains information on the progress of the project.…

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Various Scrum Aspects

July 11, 2017
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Various Scrum Aspects

Scrum is a framework for collaborative effort of the team on some of the very complex software projects. It is the most widely-used subset of Agile. The Scrum principles are the fundamental guidelines for applying Scrum framework. The Scrum framework drives on the goals of giving utmost business value in least time. Various Scrum aspects…

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Sprint Retrospective Meeting

July 10, 2017
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Sprint Retrospective Meeting

Sprint Retrospective is a meeting convened by the Scrum Master in which the team talks about the previous sprint and decided on how to make the next sprint productive. This meeting differs from a Sprint Review meeting. In Sprint review meeting the team looks into what the team is currently working on whereas the Retrospective…

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Importance of Daily Scrum Meeting

July 10, 2017
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Importance of Daily Scrum Meeting

An integral part of the Scrum process is the Daily Scrum meeting which is a regular ritual practiced every morning. The team comes together on each working day about the same time to discuss the status of the project. The synonyms to the Daily Scrum meeting include “Daily Stand up”, “Daily Scrum”, and “Scrum Meeting”…

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How do Scrum Teams Estimate Tasks in a Project?

July 7, 2017
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How do Scrum Teams Estimate Tasks in a Project?

Task planning and estimation is vital to develop products iteratively in accordance with the requirements specified in the Prioritized Product Backlog. The Scrum Team, in Task Estimation Meetings, estimates the effort required to accomplish each task in the Task List. The result of this process is an Effort Estimated Task List. The Scrum Team uses…

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Scalability of Scrum

July 7, 2017
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Scalability of Scrum

Scalability of a process, network, or unit is its ability to adjust or adapt to any expansion. For example a central server is said to be scalable if it performs similarly when attending on either five clients or fifty clients. In Scrum, it means that the scaling mechanisms applicable for a single Scrum Team can…

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All About User Story Prioritization

July 6, 2017
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All About User Story Prioritization

At the program or portfolio level, there is normally a smaller number of requirements/user stories than at the project level. The percentage of user stories with a very tangible value/business need/user impact is normally much lower than on project level. That means that the selection of techniques that are useful at a program or portfolio…

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What is a Persona?

July 6, 2017
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What is a Persona?

Personas are highly detailed fictional characters, representative of the majority of users and of other stakeholders who may not directly use the end product. Personas are created to identify the needs of the target user base. Creating specific Personas can help the team better understand users and their requirements and goals. Based on a Persona,…

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