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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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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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Scrum Team Organization

December 4, 2017
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Scrum Team Organization

Scrum Teams—often referred to as development teams and responsible for the development of products and services—consist of a group of individuals who work on customer requirements to create deliverables for the project. It is important for the team to possess all the essential skills to carry out the work in the project. The optimum size…

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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: 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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Daily Scrum: Meeting Tips

October 11, 2017
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Daily Scrum: Meeting Tips

The daily Stand-up or Scrum meeting is a daily meeting which provides a status update to all the team members. Every member focuses on answering three statements: Task Completed Task to be done Road Blocks It’s very powerful tool and it keeps the project moving in the planned direction. If the team does not follow…

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Scrum: Good and Bad

October 3, 2017
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Scrum: Good and Bad

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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Scrum: Story Points

September 25, 2017
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Scrum: Story Points

In Scrum relative values are usually used for story points estimation instead of absolute values. This approach makes it simple to create estimates while facing uncertain situations. With experience and time, Scrum teams will develop the capability to sharpen their estimates for more precision. They can figure out the number of story points that can…

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Scrum Estimation Techniques

September 25, 2017
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Scrum Estimation Techniques

Out of several estimation techniques involved in Scrum, few are noted below. 1-      Wideband Delphi 2-      Relative sizing / Story Points. 3-      Affinity Estimation. 4-      Estimate Range. Wideband Delphi Wideband Delphi is a group-based estimation technique for determining how much work is involved and how long it will take to complete. Individuals within a team…

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Daily Scrum: Why is it important?

September 20, 2017
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Daily Scrum: Why is it important?

“Daily Scrum” is a meeting held each day of a sprint, followed by organizations who have adopted Scrum. These meetings are usually held in the same location and at the same time each day. Daily Scrum meetings are mostly conducted in the morning so that it helps in establishing the context for the day’s work.…

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