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Scrum or Kanban: Time an Important Factor

August 31, 2017
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Scrum or Kanban: Time an Important Factor

Kanban literally means a billboard or a signboard. Kanban promotes healthier project management by making use of prioritization methods to increase relevance of the upcoming task to the overall project and by increasing individual component efficiency. Whereas, Scrum is one of the most popular Agile frameworks. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective…

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Is ‘Change’ accepted in Scrum?

July 19, 2017
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Is ‘Change’ accepted in Scrum?

Every project, regardless of its method or framework is exposed to change. It is imperative that project team members understand that the Scrum development processes are designed to embrace change. Organizations should try to maximize the benefits that arise from change and minimize any negative impacts through diligent change management processes in accordance with the…

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Can Release Planning be skipped?

July 13, 2017
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Can Release Planning be skipped?

The answer to this question is No. Release planning is a very important part of the Scrum process. In this process, the Scrum Core Team reviews the User Stories in the Prioritized Product Backlog to develop a Release Planning Schedule, which is essentially a phased deployment schedule that can be shared with the project stakeholders.…

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All About User Story Prioritization

July 6, 2017
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All About User Story Prioritization

At the program or portfolio level, there is normally a smaller number of requirements/user stories than at the project level. The percentage of user stories with a very tangible value/business need/user impact is normally much lower than on project level. That means that the selection of techniques that are useful at a program or portfolio…

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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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Importance of Scrum Certification or Scrum training

June 29, 2017
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Importance of Scrum Certification or Scrum training

Although there are many certifications such as ITIL, PRINCE2, which are implemented in organizations for achievement of goals through a project, Scrum training or Scrum certification can be described as one of the many courses where employees are groomed to become self-motivated and become keen to accept greater responsibility. There is a famous proverb, “If you are comfortable with yourself, you…

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Scrum Teams Are Always Up for Time-boxing

June 28, 2017
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Scrum Teams Are Always Up for Time-boxing

American football teams trailing late in games often rely on a clock-management strategy known as the two-minute drill. They run hurry-up, no-huddle offenses and execute plays that involve running out of bounds (thereby stopping the clock) whenever possible. While working the ball downfield, time can become more formidable than the opposing defense. Like the scenario…

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Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

June 28, 2017
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Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

In a Scrum project, it is the Scrum Team members who are responsible for delivering the desired product or service and not the Scrum. Hence, we should be careful in forming the Scrum Teams. The Scrum Team is sometimes referred to as Development Team since they are responsible for developing the product, service or other…

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