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Business Justification and the Project Lifecycle

May 26, 2018
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Business Justification and the Project Lifecycle

Business justification demonstrates the reasons for undertaking a project. It answers the question “Why is this project needed?” Business justification drives all decision making related to a project. So, it is important to assess the viability and achievability of a project not only before committing to significant expenditures or investment at initial stages of the…

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Earned Value Analysis for Justification of Continuous Value

May 20, 2018
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Earned Value Analysis for Justification of Continuous Value

Business justification demonstrates the reasons for undertaking a project. It answers the question “Why is this project needed?” Business justification drives all decision making related to a project. So, it is important to assess the viability and achievability of a project not only before committing to significant expenditures or investment at initial stages of the…

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What is Risk Attitude of Stakeholders?

April 4, 2018
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What is Risk Attitude of Stakeholders?

Stakeholder(s) is a collective term that includes customers, users, and sponsors, who frequently interface with the Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Scrum Team to provide them with inputs and facilitate creation of the project’s product, service, or other result. Stakeholder(s) influence the project throughout the project’s development. Thus it is important to understand the risk…

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Misconceptions about the Scrum Framework

November 21, 2017
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Misconceptions about the Scrum Framework

“We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” This is how the Agile Manifesto starts. In simple words, the way people have learned better ways of implementing Agile is by doing it and trying out things. As such, practitioners have tried out multiple things and some of…

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When Co-location is not an Option

November 21, 2017
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When Co-location is not an Option

One of the Agile principles is, “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” This is taken by most practitioners as the rationale for collocated teams. There have been several debates around the possibility of teams which are distributed and how that would work in…

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Measuring Performance in a Self-Organized Team

November 1, 2017
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Measuring Performance in a Self-Organized Team

Scrum supports the practice of using cross-functional, self-managed teams in which individuals help each other in completing tasks to deliver value. The SBOK™ Guide says that employees “deliver much greater value when self-organized.” Self-Organization encourages team members into taking ownership, being entrepreneurial, and contributing the best that they genuinely can. So Scrum discourages appraisal methods like Stacked…

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Scrum: Avoiding Pitfalls in Delivering Projects Successfully using Scrum

October 24, 2017
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Scrum: Avoiding Pitfalls in Delivering Projects Successfully using Scrum

Every project is uncertain. To deliver projects successfully using Scrum, one needs to avoid the pitfalls in implementation of the Scrum framework. One of the more important ceremonies in Scrum is “Sprint Planning Meeting”. Not giving due importance to this ceremony can be detrimental not just to the concerned Sprint but also to the entire…

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Scrum: Removing Sprint Planning Impediments

October 24, 2017
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Scrum: Removing Sprint Planning Impediments

Scrum Masters are responsible for ensuring a conducive environment for the Scrum Team to develop products at high velocity. Prior to Sprint planning, the Product Owner needs to prioritize the User Stories in the Prioritized Product Backlog. Once the User Stories are prioritized, the Product Owner and the Scrum Master need to determine if the…

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Scrum: Product Owner Responsibilities

October 10, 2017
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Scrum: Product Owner Responsibilities

The key stakeholder of Scrum Projects is the Product Owner One integral responsibility of the Product Owner is to convey the importance and significance of the Scrum Project to the Scrum Team. This is the key to the success of any Agile Project through the use of Product Backlog. Now let us look at some…

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All about Abnormal Termination

October 9, 2017
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All about Abnormal Termination

Cancellation of a Sprint is a rare phenomenon in Scrum. The Product Owner has the authority to cancel a Sprint anytime before achievement of the set Sprint goals. This is known as ‘abnormal termination’ of a Sprint. As a result of the abnormal termination, all the activities of that particular sprint are canceled. The most…

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