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Cross-functional teams in Scrum

September 13, 2017
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Cross-functional teams in Scrum

Creating effective teams is the most powerful tool for improving processes and every framework depends on it. Processes are not executed in silos and it is best done by groups of people. Teams can be defined as groups of individuals combined together to achieve a common goal and according to Scrum, every approach benefits from…

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Who can use Scrum?

September 11, 2017
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Who can use Scrum?

Being an Agile approach, Scrum is highly flexible (pun, probably intended); that is, it can be stretched and bent to fit any project’s requirements. It is best suited for projects that require splitting a huge and an unplanned project into manageable chunks of work based on business priorities. As such, it can be used for…

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Scrum and Agile: How different are they?

September 8, 2017
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Scrum and Agile: How different are they?

Many organizations all over the world are finding it hard to keep up with the fast-changing business scenarios, using the traditional project management methods. These scenarios may include periodic customer demands, fast-changing project requirements, and issues relating to support activities and so on. Increasingly, project managers and software developers have started to prefer Agile software…

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Can Scrum ensure success of your project?

September 6, 2017
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Can Scrum ensure success of your project?

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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Can SCRUM fail?

September 5, 2017
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Can SCRUM fail?

Scrum, no doubt, is one of the most viable and potentially applicable approaches to managing software development projects. Being a strong Agile approach, Scrum has multiple advantages and that is why an increasing number of companies in the recent past have either implemented or have been intending to implement Scrum; however, the implementation does have…

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Agile Feasibility

September 4, 2017
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Agile Feasibility

Introducing the known requirements to the feasibility team: If you’re working on an agile project, one with volatile requirements or a tight 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 this point.…

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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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Scrum or Kanban: Time an Important Factor

August 31, 2017
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Scrum or Kanban: Time an Important Factor

Kanban literally means a billboard or a signboard. Kanban promotes healthier project management by making use of prioritization methods to increase relevance of the upcoming task to the overall project and by increasing individual component efficiency. Whereas, Scrum is one of the most popular Agile frameworks. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective…

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Planning for Value using Scrum

August 30, 2017
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Planning for Value using Scrum

After justifying and confirming the value of a project, the Product Owner should consider the organizational policies, procedures, templates, and general standards dictated by the Scrum Guidance Body (or similar organizational project board or office) when planning a project; at the same time maximizing Value-driven Delivery. The onus for determining how the value is created…

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Types of SCRUM Contracts

August 29, 2017
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Types of SCRUM Contracts

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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