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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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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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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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What is Self-Organizing?

June 12, 2017
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What is Self-Organizing?

Scrum believes that employees are self-motivated and seek to accept greater responsibility. So, they deliver much greater value when self-organized. The preferred leadership style in Scrum is “servant leadership”, which emphasizes achieving results by focusing on the needs of the Scrum Team. Self-organization does not mean that team members are allowed to act in any…

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User Story Prioritization Techniques

June 7, 2017
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User Story Prioritization Techniques

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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Conflict Management and SCRUM

June 1, 2017
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Conflict Management and SCRUM

Organizations applying the Scrum framework encourage an open environment and dialogue among employees. Conflicts among Scrum Team members are generally resolved independently, with little or no involvement from management or others outside the Scrum Team.  Conflict can be healthy when it promotes team discussions and encourages debates, as this usually results in benefits for the…

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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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How to Choose Scrum Master(s) and Stakeholder(s)?

May 12, 2017
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How to Choose Scrum Master(s) and Stakeholder(s)?

Selecting appropriate Scrum Master(s) and identifying relevant Stakeholder(s) is crucial to the success of any project. In some projects, there may have been pre-conditions stipulating certain team members and their roles. When there is flexibility in choosing the Scrum Master(s), the following are important Selection Criteria: Problem-solving skills—This is one of the primary criteria to…

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How to Manage multiple teams in any Scrum Project

March 6, 2017
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How to Manage multiple teams in any Scrum Project

A project is a collaborative enterprise to either create new products or services or to deliver results as defined in the Project Vision Statement. Projects are usually impacted by constraints of time, cost, scope, quality, people and organizational capabilities. The objective of the project team is to Create Deliverables as defined in Prioritized Product Backlog.…

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Who can use Scrum?

December 13, 2012
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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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