Scrum

Impact of Expected Change on the Length of Sprint

August 22, 2017
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Impact of Expected Change on the Length of Sprint

Because changes are not allowed during a Sprint, the impact and frequency of expected changes may have an impact on the decision related to the length of the Sprint when it is determined. If project requirements are generally stable and major changes are not expected in the near future, the Length of a Sprint may…

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Scrum: Change in Portfolios and Programs

August 21, 2017
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Scrum: Change in Portfolios and Programs

Any change that arises in either the programs or portfolios may have a cascading effect on all dependent projects and Sprints. Therefore, it is advisable to minimize changes at these higher levels. If a change is required and all stakeholders are in agreement to make the change at these levels, the following should be kept…

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What is Scrum of Scrums?

August 18, 2017
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What is Scrum of Scrums?

What is a Scrum of Scrums and how does it work in the product development process? The first thing to know about the Scrum of Scrums is that it acquires relevance only for large projects where multiple Scrum Teams are involved. In this process Scrum Team representatives convene for Scrum of Scrums Meetings at predetermined…

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How Scrum Helps Removing Bureaucracy in Private Sector

August 17, 2017
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How Scrum Helps Removing Bureaucracy in Private Sector

We normally do not associate companies in the private sector with bureaucracy and reserve that criticism mostly for governments and public sector organizations. But how many times have we waited for a response from a department which never came? How many times have we felt things have taken twice as long as they should have?…

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How to Handle Request for Change or Change Requests in a Scrum Project?

August 16, 2017
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How to Handle Request for Change or Change Requests in a Scrum Project?

Request for changes are usually submitted as Change Requests. Change Requests remain unapproved until they get formally approved. The Scrum Guidance Body usually defines a process for approving and managing changes throughout the organization. In the absence of a formal process, it is recommended that small changes that do not have a significant impact on…

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The Scrum Framework

August 14, 2017
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The Scrum Framework

Scrum principles are the foundation on which the Scrum framework is based. The principles of Scrum can be applied to any type of project or organization, and they must be adhered to in order to ensure appropriate application of Scrum. The aspects and processes of Scrum can be modified to meet the requirements of the…

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Accepting Greater Responsibility and Delivering Greater Value

August 11, 2017
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Accepting Greater Responsibility and Delivering Greater Value

Does accepting greater responsibility mean delivering greater value? Scrum believes that employees are self-motivated and seek to accept greater responsibility. So, they deliver much greater value when self-organized. The preferred leadership style in Scrum is “servant leadership”, which emphasizes achieving results by focusing on the needs of the Scrum Team. Benefits of Self-Organization Self-organization as…

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How are Changes to a Sprint Managed in Scrum?

August 10, 2017
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How are Changes to a Sprint Managed in Scrum?

In Scrum, all requirements related to an ongoing Sprint are frozen during the Sprint. No change is introduced until the Sprint ends, unless a change is deemed to be significant enough to stop the Sprint. In the case of an urgent change, the Sprint is terminated and the team meets to plan a new Sprint.…

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What are Done Criteria?

August 9, 2017
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What are Done Criteria?

Done Criteria are a set of rules that are applicable to all User Stories in a given Sprint. General Done Criteria could include any of the following: Reviewed by other team members Completed unit testing of the User Story Completion of quality assurance tests Completion of all documentation related to the User Story All issues…

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Types of Scrum Masters

August 8, 2017
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Types of Scrum Masters

The Scrum Master is the “servant leader” of the Scrum Team who moderates and facilitates team interactions as team coach and motivator. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that the team has a productive work environment by guarding the team against external influences, removing any obstacles, and enforcing Scrum principles, aspects, and processes. Different…

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