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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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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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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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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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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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Effectivesness of timeboxing in SCRUM

October 29, 2013
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Time-Boxing and its effectiveness A given task can be completed in one of two ways: 1)      You dive straight ahead into the task and complete it with no regards to time and effort spent 2)      The alternative can be, you dedicate a certain amount of time for the task and try to achieve the maximum…

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