Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 1

March 20, 2018
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Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 1

Scrum is a highly viable software development methodology, and the teams implementing Scrum seldom experience failure. However, it would be wrong to assume that Scrum is a panacea for all sorts of problems and impediments surfacing during the development process. As a matter of fact, if the team implementing Scrum fails to deliver, Scrum is…

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Key Skills of an effective Product Owner

March 16, 2018
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Key Skills of an effective Product Owner

Before we read about how to be an effective product owner, let us first understand who a product owner is and what he/she does.  A product owner is not a separate title but is a role that can be performed by a business analyst or even a representative of an end user. A product owner…

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Is SCRUM the Right Approach For Your Project?

March 12, 2018
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Is SCRUM the Right Approach For Your Project?

Being an Agile approach, Scrum is highly flexible (pun, probably intended); that is, it can be stretched and bent to fit any project’s requirements. It is best suited for projects that require splitting a huge and an unplanned project into manageable chunks of work based on business priorities. As such, it can be used for…

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How Well Does Agile Function for Large Organizations

March 7, 2018
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How Well Does Agile Function for Large Organizations

The success of today’s organizations depends on how well they can adapt to the hurricane of changes sweeping across their industry. How can they do this? Many organizations are looking to Agile as the answer. In spite of its popularity, Agile has not been warmly embraced by large organizations. One of the obvious reasons for…

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Clearing up the “Agile is the solution!” delusion

March 2, 2018
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Clearing up the “Agile is the solution!” delusion

There is no doubt that the Agile methodology is focused on consistently delivering high value to the customer and, at the same time, adapting to emerging situations and continuously improving performance. Be it Scrum, Extreme programming or Kanban, every effort has been made to design methods to accomplish exactly this. Agile is not just about…

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