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What Makes AGILE So Flexible?

March 30, 2018
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What Makes AGILE So Flexible?

The Agile methodology is a popular project management approach for software development and implementation. Many software development companies are adopting one or more of the methods included under the Agile canopy, because of its numerous advantages. The Agile methodology has flexibility of scale; it can be used for small as well as large projects. This…

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Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 2

March 25, 2018
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Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we discussed some of the common pitfalls that a Scrum team can fall into.  Scrum is a highly viable software development methodology used by organizations looking for methods to advance their complex development practices. As a concept, Scrum is easy to understand and simple. However, when it comes to…

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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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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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Can Agile/Scrum Master Certifications Boost Your Career?

February 27, 2018
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Can Agile/Scrum Master Certifications Boost Your Career?

The process of being certified as an Agile/Scrum Master involves attending two and three-day classroom sessions (respectively), at the end of which the certificate is awarded. The certification is not awarded based on any formal exam conducted to evaluate how proficiently you have grasped the concepts of Agile/Scrum. You might admittedly be skeptical about how…

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Become the Scrum Master Your Team Needs

February 19, 2018
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Become the Scrum Master Your Team Needs

A Scrum master plays a crucial role in the implementation of Scrum on software development projects. Click here for the Challenges faced by a Scrum Master A Scrum master is like a leg in the tripod of the Scrum team, with the other two being the product owner and the development team. The relationship of the…

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AGILE Methodology and Principles – An Introduction

February 9, 2018
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AGILE Methodology and Principles – An Introduction

Agile methodology is a dynamic project management approach to software development and implementation. Within a few years of its inception, Agile methodology has become popular because it is both developer and customer friendly. This is because—unlike the traditional Waterfall approach—Agile methodology is an adaptive approach that permits changes and modifications to be incorporated into the…

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Popular Contracts Types Used in Scrum

January 5, 2018
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Popular Contracts Types Used in Scrum

If an entire project or portions of it are being completed under a contract, the contract defines the scope of work and the specific terms of the contract. The type of contract used influences project risk. Some of the most common types of contracts used in Scrum projects are as follows: Incremental Delivery Contract—This contract…

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How Scrum Helps Removing Bureaucracy in Private Sector

August 17, 2017
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How Scrum Helps Removing Bureaucracy in Private Sector

We normally do not associate companies in the private sector with bureaucracy and reserve that criticism mostly for governments and public sector organizations. But how many times have we waited for a response from a department which never came? How many times have we felt things have taken twice as long as they should have?…

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

July 19, 2017
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Roles and Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

The first thing we have to be sure when dealing with SCRUM master is whether they have a full time Scrum masters, and the second question we have to ask is if what do they do? We usually don’t find a full time scrum master.  Scrum master is described by scrum guide as one who teaches, facilitates…

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