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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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A Scrum Master Wears Multiple Hats

May 5, 2020
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A Scrum Master Wears Multiple Hats

Flexibility and speed are the need of the hour. The use of Scrum framework to deliver projects has enabled organizations to go to market with their products and services faster than ever. To adopt the Scrum framework correctly and produce the outcomes the organizations require, they need to have an expert on the team —…

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Scrum Meetings – Source of Transparency and Information

April 28, 2020
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Scrum Meetings – Source of Transparency and Information

Open communication and transparency play crucial role in Scrum projects. Unlike the popular view that most meetings are waste of time, Scrum lays a lot of emphasis on conducting highly focused, time-boxed and effective meetings to allow transparency and free flow of information. In this article we are going to briefly look at some of…

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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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Scrum Core Roles – An Insight

April 14, 2020
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Scrum Core Roles – An Insight

It is imperative for each member of a project team to know what he/she is supposed to do in a project. Not just that, each member should also be aware of what other members on the team are supposed to do. Explicit definition of roles and responsibilities is mandatory for the successful delivery of any…

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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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Distributed Teams & its Impact in Scrum Project

April 13, 2018
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Distributed Teams & its Impact in Scrum Project

Agile principle states, “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.”This is why Scrum recommends co-located teams. But with the changing business realities and globalization, co-located teams are becoming more and more difficult and are slowly being replaced with distributed teams. You might ask, what…

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Risk Management in Program and Portfolio

April 9, 2018
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Risk Management in Program and Portfolio

Managing risk must be done proactively, and it is an iterative process that should begin at project inception and continue throughout the life of the project. The process of managing risk should follow some standardized steps to ensure that risks are identified, evaluated, and a proper course of action is determined and acted upon accordingly.…

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