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Earned Value Analysis for Justification of Continuous Value

May 20, 2018
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Earned Value Analysis for Justification of Continuous Value

Business justification demonstrates the reasons for undertaking a project. It answers the question “Why is this project needed?” Business justification drives all decision making related to a project. So, it is important to assess the viability and achievability of a project not only before committing to significant expenditures or investment at initial stages of the…

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AGILE Methodology and Principles – An Introduction

February 9, 2018
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AGILE Methodology and Principles – An Introduction

Agile methodology is a dynamic project management approach to software development and implementation. Within a few years of its inception, Agile methodology has become popular because it is both developer and customer friendly. This is because—unlike the traditional Waterfall approach—Agile methodology is an adaptive approach that permits changes and modifications to be incorporated into the…

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Agile Estimation – What Makes Story Points Better Than Hours?

February 6, 2018
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Agile Estimation – What Makes Story Points Better Than Hours?

Story point estimates are a way of estimating Agile projects. Story points are calculated using known tasks as a frame of reference to estimate other tasks. For example, if a task such as creating an input screen, for which we already know the amount of effort required to complete, has been assigned 3 points, we…

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Addressing the Biggest Misconceptions about Agile

February 2, 2018
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Addressing the Biggest Misconceptions about Agile

It is widely known in the software development industry that Agile values “working software” over “extensive documentation.” This leads to the common misconception that Agile does not believe in documentation. It is true that documentation in Agile does not always mean typing code descriptions or lengthy time consuming information that may come in handy sometime…

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A Brief Introduction to Scrum Methodology

January 29, 2018
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A Brief Introduction to Scrum Methodology

Scrum is the most widely used Agile framework for developing and managing complex software and product applications. In its simplest terms, Scrum is characterized by its core values of Plan Ahead and Inspect & Adapt. Therefore, Scrum successfully manages projects in which there is marked uncertainty and ambiguity at the early stages of the project. With Scrum, an…

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Understanding User Story and the Benefits of Using It

January 24, 2018
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Understanding User Story and the Benefits of Using It

Well, a User Story is basically what the user is required to perform as a part of his job responsibilities. It gets the data of who, what and why pertaining to a prerequisite in a simple and conscience way on a notecard made of paper. User Stories are written by or for the business user…

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Scrum Master – The Silent Influencer of a Self-organizing Team

January 19, 2018
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Scrum Master – The Silent Influencer of a Self-organizing Team

We are aware of the fact that the Scrum Master plays the role of a servant- leader who serves the needs of the Scrum Team. A Scrum Master doesn’t get involved with the development of project deliverables and lets the Scrum Team function on its own. A Scrum Master prepares the organization and the team…

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Integrating Testing and Coding into Agile Development

January 15, 2018
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Integrating Testing and Coding into Agile Development

Coding and testing stages are not isolated ones but well integrated ones in Agile development. The development toward every user story commences through written business-interfacing experiments that enables the team the ‘what part’ regarding coding and also the juncture when the tasks are being completed with. Professionals in the field of testing, analysis and development…

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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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