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Characteristics of an Ideal Scrum Team

May 5, 2020
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Characteristics of an Ideal Scrum Team

Fond of Rugby? Then Scrum would be a recognizable term for you. The scrummage arrangement of rugby players works similar to that of the Scrum team.  Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka in the mid 80’s defined a flexible and all-inclusive product development strategy where the development team works as a unit to reach a common…

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Scrum Non-core Roles – An Insight

May 5, 2020
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Scrum Non-core Roles – An Insight

In Scrum the non-core roles are those roles which are not mandatorily required for the Scrum project. They may not be continuously or directly involved in the Scrum process. They are not accountable for the success of the Scrum Project. However, knowing non-core roles is important as they could play a significant part in the…

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Scrum Framework – Artifacts that Matter

April 25, 2020
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Scrum Framework – Artifacts that Matter

What are artifacts? Well if we roughly translate the Latin roots of the word, it translates to “Work of Art”. Artifacts can be understood as something that we create. It could be something like a tool that can be used to solve a problem. In the context of Scrum, we work with three fundamental artifacts…

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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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Agile Estimation – What Makes Story Points Better Than Hours?

February 6, 2018
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Agile Estimation – What Makes Story Points Better Than Hours?

Story point estimates are a way of estimating Agile projects. Story points are calculated using known tasks as a frame of reference to estimate other tasks. For example, if a task such as creating an input screen, for which we already know the amount of effort required to complete, has been assigned 3 points, we…

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Addressing the Biggest Misconceptions about Agile

February 2, 2018
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Addressing the Biggest Misconceptions about Agile

It is widely known in the software development industry that Agile values “working software” over “extensive documentation.” This leads to the common misconception that Agile does not believe in documentation. It is true that documentation in Agile does not always mean typing code descriptions or lengthy time consuming information that may come in handy sometime…

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A Brief Introduction to the Scrum Framework

January 29, 2018
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A Brief Introduction to the Scrum Framework

Scrum is the most widely used Agile framework for developing and managing complex software and product applications. In its simplest terms, Scrum is characterized by its core values of Plan Ahead and Inspect & Adapt. Therefore, Scrum successfully manages projects in which there is marked uncertainty and ambiguity at the early stages of the project. With Scrum, an…

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Understanding User Story and the Benefits of Using It

January 24, 2018
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Understanding User Story and the Benefits of Using It

Well, a User Story is basically what the user is required to perform as a part of his job responsibilities. It gets the data of who, what and why pertaining to a prerequisite in a simple and conscience way on a notecard made of paper. User Stories are written by or for the business user…

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Scrum Master – The Silent Influencer of a Self-organizing Team

January 19, 2018
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Scrum Master – The Silent Influencer of a Self-organizing Team

We are aware of the fact that the Scrum Master plays the role of a servant- leader who serves the needs of the Scrum Team. A Scrum Master doesn’t get involved with the development of project deliverables and lets the Scrum Team function on its own. A Scrum Master prepares the organization and the team…

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Integrating Testing and Coding into Agile Development

January 15, 2018
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Integrating Testing and Coding into Agile Development

Coding and testing stages are not isolated ones but well integrated ones in Agile development. The development toward every user story commences through written business-interfacing experiments that enables the team the ‘what part’ regarding coding and also the juncture when the tasks are being completed with. Professionals in the field of testing, analysis and development…

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