Posts Tagged ‘ Program Backlog ’

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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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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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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Risk Burndown Chart

June 26, 2017
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Risk Burndown Chart

In Scrum, the risk management activities are divided among various roles with some responsibility resting with everyone in the Scrum Team and the Scrum Master facilitating the process. Risk management is integral to ensuring value creation; therefore, risk management activities are performed throughout the project lifecycle and not just during project initiation. Each risk could…

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Management of Risks in a Scrum Environment

June 22, 2017
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Management of Risks in a Scrum Environment

Risk is defined as an uncertain event that can affect the objectives of a project and may contribute to its success or failure. Risks with a potential for positive impact on the project are called opportunities, whereas threats are risks that could negatively impact a project. In a Scrum environment, risks are generally minimized, largely due…

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Explaining the Cumulative Flow Diagram

June 21, 2017
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Explaining the Cumulative Flow Diagram

A Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD) is a useful tool for reporting and tracking project performance. It provides a simple, visual representation of project progress at a particular point in time. It is usually used to provide a higher level status of the overall project and not daily updates for individual Sprints. The image above is an…

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What is Agile methodology?

June 13, 2017
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What is Agile methodology?

The term “agile” generally refers to being able to move or respond quickly and easily; being nimble. In any kind of management discipline, agile as a quality should therefore be a good thing to aim for. Agile project management specifically, involves being adaptive during the creation of a product, service, or other result. A number…

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A Few Insights on the Role of Chief Scrum Master in Large Projects

June 13, 2017
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A Few Insights on the Role of Chief Scrum Master in Large Projects

The role of a Chief Scrum Master is necessary to ensure proper collaboration among the Scrum Teams. Coordination across various Scrum Teams working on a project is typically done through the Scrum of Scrums (SoS) Meeting. There is no hierarchy between the Scrum Masters: they are all peers. The Chief Scrum Master just works on…

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An Introduction to SCRUM Framework

June 12, 2017
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An Introduction to SCRUM Framework

A Scrum project involves a collaborative effort to create a new product, service, or other result as defined in the Project Vision Statement. Projects are impacted by constraints of time, cost, scope, quality, resources, organizational capabilities, and other limitations that make them difficult to plan, execute, manage, and ultimately succeed. However, successful implementation of the results…

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All About Prioritized Program Backlog

May 12, 2017
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All About Prioritized Program Backlog

The Prioritized Program Backlog plays a very similar role at the program level as the Prioritized Product Backlog does on project level. It identifies the requirements for the program and their priorities. The items in the Prioritized Portfolio Backlog provide inputs to the various Prioritized Program Backlogs and, through Prioritized Program Backlogs, to Prioritized Product…

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