Learning Scrum

SCRUM Path

December 6, 2013
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Well, to start off with, there are multiple levels in the Scrum certification and quite often, people do have questions regarding where to start with or how to start with. So today we will discuss regarding the same. The first in the list is Scrum Developer Certified which is an entry level certification for Scrum…

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SBOK™- The necessary guide for every Scrum Practitioner

December 5, 2013
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Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland elaborated on the Scrum concept and its applicability to software development in a presentation at the Object-Oriented Programming Systems Languages & Applications (OOPSLA) conference held in 1995 in Austin, Texas. Since then, several Scrum practitioners, experts and authors have continued to refine the Scrum conceptualization and methodology. In recent years,…

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Major Responsibilities of a Product Owner

December 5, 2013
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The key stakeholder of Scrum Projects is the Product Owner One integral responsibility of the Product Owner is to convey the importance and significance of the Scrum Project to the Scrum Team. This is the key for the success of any Agile Project through the use of Product Backlog. Now let us look at some…

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Quality considerations for Agile Projects

December 4, 2013
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In Agile, Quality and Testing teams’ roles and responsibilities often overlap. That is because ideally, matrices are not required in Agile Projects. So, Quality teams are often merged into testing teams for the sake of convenience, though it depends on a lot of factors. Also, as customers are closely involved in providing feedback every sprint,…

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Collaboration in Scrum

December 4, 2013
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Collaboration in Scrum

Collaboration in Scrum refers to the Scrum Core Team working together and interfacing with the stakeholders to create and validate the deliverables of the project to meet the goals outlined in the Project Vision. It is important to note the difference between cooperation and collaboration here. Cooperation occurs when the work product consists of the sum…

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Scrum, the most popular agile method

December 3, 2013
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Scrum, the most popular agile method

Over the last few years, there has been a paradigm shift on how organizations manage projects. The global market faces increased pressures due to a demand for faster product development from customers, frequent changes in product requirements, and an expectation for development teams to be highly flexible and have cross-functional knowledge. Increased competition, rapid changes…

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Importance of Business Value – Is it enough for Scrum Backlog Prioritization?

December 3, 2013
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Delivering maximum business value in a minimum time span is ingrained in the Scrum framework. Usually, Scrum projects are expected to create business or service value which makes Scrum framework attractive for business stakeholders. But it is not clear if Business Value can be achieved by reducing costs involved, increasing the end revenue, enhancing customer…

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Why story points are better than hours for estimation?

December 3, 2013
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Why story points are better than hours for estimation?

Adaptive planning is a key practice in Scrum methodology. This implies that extensive estimating in terms of hours, which is time consuming at the beginning of a project, is not an ideal practice on Scrum projects. It is a daunting task to estimate at the beginning of a project. To determine the number of hours…

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