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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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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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Tools in Scrum Project

August 7, 2017
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Tools in Scrum Project

Impediment Log: is an important tool in which all the impediments affecting the project are documented. An Impediment is usually described as an obstacle, hindrance or hurdle which can decrease the productivity and performance of the Scrum team. It is mandatory that they should be identified as soon as possible, solution found in quick time…

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What is Scrum Initiate Phase?

July 11, 2017
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What is Scrum Initiate Phase?

A Scrum project often goes through a number of phases. Five phases, composed of nineteen processes, are suggested in A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™). Regardless of the Scrum project, it needs to start somewhere—this is known as the Initiate phase. The Initiate phase includes six processes that address the specific activities and flow…

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What is a Persona?

July 6, 2017
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What is a Persona?

Personas are highly detailed fictional characters, representative of the majority of users and of other stakeholders who may not directly use the end product. Personas are created to identify the needs of the target user base. Creating specific Personas can help the team better understand users and their requirements and goals. Based on a Persona,…

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Implementing Scrum in Organizations

July 4, 2017
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Implementing Scrum in Organizations

Scrum is not your regular waterfall technique but an agile framework which changes and, at times, challenges traditional roles. The Organizational Resource Matrix is a hierarchical depiction of a combination of a functional organizational structure and a projectized organizational structure. Matrix organizations bring together team members for a project from different functional departments such as…

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Overcoming the Challenges faced by a Scrum Team

July 3, 2017
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Overcoming the Challenges faced by a Scrum Team

Scrum Team, also referred to as the development team, is responsible for developing the product and they possess all the essential skills required to carry out the work of the project. They have a high level of collaboration to maximize productivity, so that minimal coordination is required to get things done. To minimize dependency, team…

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All about Retrospect Sprint Meeting

July 3, 2017
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All about Retrospect Sprint Meeting

How is the Retrospect Sprint Meeting related to the ‘inspect-adapt’ aspect of Scrum? The Retrospect Sprint Meeting is an important element of the ‘inspect-adapt’ Scrum framework and it is the final step in a Sprint. All Scrum Team members attend the meeting, which is facilitated or moderated by the Scrum Master. It is recommended, but…

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How to Estimate Project Value

June 29, 2017
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How to Estimate Project Value

Business justification is first assessed prior to a project being initiated and is continuously verified throughout the project lifecycle. This is a very important step in Scrum framework. The project should make business sense in each and every part of its lifecycle. Estimation of the project value is a major way of establishing business justification.…

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