Scrum

Challenges faced by a Scrum Team

November 17, 2013
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Scrum Team, also referred to as the development team, is responsible for developing the product and they possess all the essential skills required to carry out the work of the project. They have a high level of collaboration to maximize productivity, so that minimal coordination is required to get things done. To minimize dependency, team…

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The Product Owner’s role and challenges

November 15, 2013
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The Product Owner represents the interests of the stakeholder community to the Scrum Team. He/she ensures clear communication of product or service functionality requirements to the Scrum Team, maintains a dual view, understands and supports the needs and interests of all stakeholders, while also understanding the needs and workings of the Scrum Team. Product Owner…

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What are the Scrum Roles in Scrum?

November 15, 2013
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Scrum originated from the activity related with the passage of ball among rugby players swiftly. The designing of scrum was such as to deal and manage fast changing necessities of the software industry. It is one of the various frameworks of Agile Software Development used in the delivery of functional software with visible results towards…

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Iterative Product Development

November 15, 2013
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The iterative product development involves developing the product in small portions and receiving the customer feedback/review at the end of each portion. This method is particularly useful in software development projects and is one of the basic principles of Scrum methodology. The concept is, more quickly you deliver the product to the user, the quicker…

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Significance of Daily Scrum Meeting

November 15, 2013
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Being an active member of a couple of IT projects  and regularly attending hours of daily scrum meetings today I am overwhelmed to share my thoughts about it. An integral part of the Scrum process is the Daily Scrum meeting which is a regular ritual practiced every morning. The team comes together on each working…

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Scrum fulfills wishes of IT project managers

November 14, 2013
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In October of 2013, CIO.com published an article by Jennifer Schiff titled “7 Top Wishes of IT Project Managers.” Even though it is directed to IT professionals, the list—based on their research—undoubtedly meets with little or no argument from experienced project managers everywhere. From being brought into a project after important decisions that really needed…

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Identifying Risk in Scrum

November 14, 2013
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Risk is defined as an uncertain event that can affect the objectives of a project and may contribute to its success or failure. Risks with a potential for positive impact on the project are called opportunities, whereas threats are risks that could negatively impact a project. Managing risk must be done proactively, and it is…

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What is User Story?

November 14, 2013
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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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Acceptance Criteria –An optimal decision-making or satisficing choice?

November 12, 2013
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Acceptance Criteria are the objective components by which a User Story’s functionality is judged and are developed by the Product Owner according to his or her expert understanding of the customer’s requirements. Acceptance Criteria should outline the conditions that User Stories must satisfy. At the end of each Sprint, the Product Owner uses these Criteria…

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What makes a good user story?

November 12, 2013
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Good user stories are vital for a Scrum project as user requirements are primarily captured in this form. Good user stories alone are not enough to ensure that the product is of high quality. However, good user stories are important to communicate user requirements to the Scrum team to develop products of a high quality.…

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