Scrum

Tips for First time Scrum Master

November 22, 2013
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Most new Scrum Masters have a rudimentary comprehension of their new role. Many have undergone training and received their Licensed Scrum Master designation. They are thrilled and keen to don on their mantle of a Scrum Master in the event their teams invite them in formally. Once their initial enthusiasm starts fading away, a troublesome…

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How product design teams can benefit from Scrum

November 22, 2013
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Scrum as an Agile methodology is currently most popular in IT development teams. However, that does not mean that it cannot be effectively used in other domains. In fact, as an Agile methodology of managing projects, it can be used wherever people work on projects on a regular basis. It can be used in a…

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Product Backlog Prioritization

November 21, 2013
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The Scrum aims at delivering maximum business value in a minimum time span. One of the most effective tools for delivering maximum value in the short duration of time is prioritization. Scrum, uses Value-based Prioritization as one of the core principles that drives the structure and functionality of the entire Scrum framework-it helps projects benefit…

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The benefits of the Daily Scrum

November 21, 2013
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“Daily Scrum” is a meeting held each day of a sprint , followed by organisations who have adopted Scrum. These meetings are usually held in the same location and at the same time each day. Daily Scrum meetings are mostly conducted in the morning so that it helps in establishing the context for the day’s…

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Piloting an Agile Project

November 21, 2013
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If you are planning to transition into Agile, and are trying to convince the higher management that going Agile is the way forward, the best option would be to drive a pilot project, which can showcase the benefits to everyone concerned. A pilot project will allow you to experiment all the different Agile principles that…

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Estimating Project Value in Scrum

November 20, 2013
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Business justification is first assessed prior to a project being initiated and is continuously verified throughout the project lifecycle. This is a very important step in Scrum methodology. The project should make business sense in each and every part of its lifecycle. Estimation of the project value is a major way of establishing business justification.…

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Time-boxed meetings in Scrum

November 20, 2013
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Scrum treats time as one of the most important constraints in managing a project. To address the constraint of time, Scrum introduces a concept called ‘Time-boxing’ which proposes fixing a certain amount of time for each process and activity in a Scrum project. This ensures that Scrum Team members do not take up too much…

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Can organizations with big project teams adopt scrum?

November 19, 2013
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When an organisation is trying to adopt Scrum, this is the biggest question that comes in their mind. Since traditionally the Scrum suggests that the Scrum Teams should ideally be 6-8 Member team, how will this work for humongous projects which have huge team some time in 100’s. This leads to a misconception that Scrum…

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How do Story Points prove their worth in Scrum

November 19, 2013
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Relative values are used for story points estimation instead of absolute values. This approach renders it quite simple enough to create these kinds of estimates while facing uncertain situations. With experience and time, Scrum teams will develop the capability to sharpen up their estimates for more precision. They can figure out the number of story…

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Technical Debt

November 18, 2013
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Technical debt — also referred to as design debt or code debt — refers to the work that teams prioritize lower, omit, or do not complete as they work toward creating the primary deliverables associated with the project’s product. Technical debt accrues and must be paid in the future. Some causes of technical debt can…

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