Cultural Challenges in adopting SCRUM Methodology

October 30, 2013
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Scrum methodology is being used as a successful Project Management or Product Management process in many organizations. It’s been gaining in popularity over the last 15 years, as more and more organizations realize the benefits of Scrum. But before a particular team/organization embraces Scrum or any other Agile process, the biggest hindrance comes from the…

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How marketing as a business function can benefit from Scrum

October 29, 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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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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Agile Transformation: Establishing a Sense of Urgency

October 28, 2013
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An Agile coach is consulted by the client primarily for two reasons: They want proactive help, from start to finish, all through the transformation process. The client tried doing it themselves with not-so-successful results in trying to adopt Agile. From time to time there, it is found that there is disparity in what companies interpret…

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Scrum Components: Sprint Planning Meeting

March 29, 2013
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Scrum Components: Sprint Planning Meeting

Sprint Planning Meeting The Sprint Planning Meeting is the discussion held by a Scrum team with the goal of agreeing which task will be executed during a set sprint period. In preparing for the Sprint Planning Meeting the SCRUM Master needs to surround the team with the following artifacts and discussion elements: 1. Product Backlog…

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