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Product Owner: The Voice of The Customer

May 8, 2020
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Product Owner: The Voice of The Customer

In recent years, it has become evident that organizations which use Scrum as their preferred project delivery framework consistently deliver higher Return on Investment (ROI). There are several reasons for that. The Scrum framework is not meant to be prescriptive, which means there is room for flexibility in its application. But facilitating the best application…

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Change Management: How Scrum is different from Traditional Project Management

May 8, 2020
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Change Management: How Scrum is different from Traditional Project Management

Change is inevitable in all projects. In today’s hypercompetitive world where technology, market conditions, and business patterns are continuously shifting, change is the only constant. However, the approach to managing changes differ in traditional Project management methods and Scrum. In this article we will understand how. Change management in traditionally managed projects is closely related to…

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Solutions to Common Problems Scrum Teams Face

August 17, 2018
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Solutions to Common Problems Scrum Teams Face

The Scrum Team, also referred to as the development team, is responsible for developing the product. They possess all the essential skills required to carry out the work of the project. They use 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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Agile Myth: “Agile Means No Planning and No Documentation”

August 6, 2018
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Agile Myth: “Agile Means No Planning and No Documentation”

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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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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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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What Makes AGILE So Flexible?

March 30, 2018
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What Makes AGILE So Flexible?

The Agile methodology is a popular project management approach for software development and implementation. Many software development companies are adopting one or more of the methods included under the Agile canopy, because of its numerous advantages. The Agile methodology has flexibility of scale; it can be used for small as well as large projects. This…

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Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 2

March 25, 2018
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Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we discussed some of the common pitfalls that a Scrum team can fall into.  Scrum is a highly viable software development methodology used by organizations looking for methods to advance their complex development practices. As a concept, Scrum is easy to understand and simple. However, when it comes to…

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Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 1

March 20, 2018
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Understanding the Common Pitfalls in Scrum – Part 1

Scrum is a highly viable software development methodology, and the teams implementing Scrum seldom experience failure. However, it would be wrong to assume that Scrum is a panacea for all sorts of problems and impediments surfacing during the development process. As a matter of fact, if the team implementing Scrum fails to deliver, Scrum is…

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Key Skills of an effective Product Owner

March 16, 2018
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Key Skills of an effective Product Owner

Before we read about how to be an effective product owner, let us first understand who a product owner is and what he/she does.  A product owner is not a separate title but is a role that can be performed by a business analyst or even a representative of an end user. A product owner…

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