Scrum

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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Self-Organizing Teams in Scrum

November 12, 2013
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Self-Organizing can be defined as team of motivated Individuals working towards the achievement of a specific goal, self-motivated and have the ability and authority to make decisions and are open to changing demands. Scrum defines employees as self-motivated group or team who seek to accept greater responsibility. So, they deliver much greater value when self-organized.…

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Scrum Project Roles

November 12, 2013
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Scrum Project Roles

Understanding defined roles and responsibilities is very important for ensuring the successful implementation of Scrum projects. There are three central roles in Scrum that are eventually responsible for meeting the project objectives. The core roles are the Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Scrum Team. Together they are referred to as the Scrum Core Team. It…

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How Consulting Teams can benefit from Scrum

November 11, 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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Why HR needs to know SCRUM?

November 11, 2013
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The Scrum Book of Knowledge defines Scrum as an adaptive, iterative, fast and flexible methodology designed to quickly deliver significant value during a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress. Interestingly, applying Scrum successfully in a project also requires the human resource management practices of the…

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What is the best practical advice for implementing scrum for the first time?

November 8, 2013
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There is a saying in Scrum community: If Scrum is not done in a Scrum way then it is not Scrum” As a methodology Scrum is very easy to understand but very tough to put in practical use. The beauty of Scrum is its Simple nature. Try not to complicate it by adding anything. As…

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Cross-functional teams

November 7, 2013
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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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Scrum and Project Management

November 7, 2013
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A role such as that of a project manager doesn’t exist in Scrum. But, in the organization there are project managers. Then, what is the role of the project manager in the event of the team migrating to Scrum. Well this question has been asked so many times, however the answers are different and are…

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Advantages of SCRUM and ITIL

November 6, 2013
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In recent times, additional certifications such as ITIL, PRINCE2, COBIT, PMP and SCRUM have been sought both by professionals and organizations in order for modifying an existing service or for designing a new service  to the required business standards. Now let us see the advantages of SCRUM and ITIL: ITIL can be described as a…

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