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Can Scrum be used in any type of project and in any industry?

November 5, 2013
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Probably this is one of the most frequently asked questions in relation to implementation of Scrum and still baffles everyone. The old school of Scrum was very apprehensive about Scrum being used beyond software development. No prize in guessing that the inventors and early followers were from software development background and they never thought of…

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Estimation using Planning Poker

November 1, 2013
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Estimation by definition is choosing a value using the best information available. The value needs to take into account the uncertainty involved. Keeping in line with the principle of Self Organization, the Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge™ recommends the usage of Planning Poker to estimate tasks and other items. The usage of Planning Poker…

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What is Scrum?

December 13, 2012
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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 and Adapt. Therefore, Scrum successfully manages projects in which there is marked uncertainty and ambiguity at the early stages of the project.…

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Can Agile work in large organizations?

December 13, 2012
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The success of today’s organizations depends on how well they can adapt to the hurricane of changes sweeping across their industry. How can they do this? Many organizations are looking to Agile as the answer. In spite of its popularity, Agile has not been warmly embraced by large organizations. One of the obvious reasons for…

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Does Agile mean no planning and no documentation?

December 13, 2012
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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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How AGILE are you?

December 13, 2012
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To be agile means to be flexible. As simple as that may sound; the Agile framework is little more than an effective way to create business flexibility. Even though the basic Agile concepts are easily understood, one needs high levels of commitment, patience and openness to become a true champion of the Agile philosophy. Some…

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