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Benefits of Collaboration in SCRUM

March 21, 2017
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Benefits of Collaboration in SCRUM

Collaboration in Scrum refers to the Scrum Core Team working together and interfacing with the stakeholders to create and validate the deliverables of the project to meet the goals outlined in the Project Vision. It is important to note the difference between cooperation and collaboration here. Cooperation occurs when the work product consists of the sum…

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All About Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)

March 21, 2017
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All About Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)

A Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD) is a useful tool for reporting and tracking project performance. It provides a simple, visual representation of project progress at a particular point in time. It is usually used to provide a higher level status of the overall project and not daily updates for individual Sprints. The figure above is an…

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Role of SCRUM in striking balance between flexibility and stability?

March 14, 2017
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Role of SCRUM in striking balance between flexibility and stability?

Today almost all industries and markets are exposed to constant changes. Changes come in the form of government policies, new tax rules, everyday advance in technology, consumer psyche, product or service demand, media influence, social media trend, buying motivation and many more. Whatever the reason, ‘Change’ has become an integral part of any business and…

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The Pilot Team in SCRUM

March 14, 2017
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The Pilot Team in SCRUM

After a project makes it through feasibility analysis, you select the team that will deliver the project. Ideally, you want to begin with your feasibility team and expand that group as needed. Feasibility team members can share the information from their analysis with the additional team members; this will kick-start the project team.    …

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Risk Management in SCRUM

March 14, 2017
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Risk Management in SCRUM

Risk Management consists of five steps: 1. Risk identification: Using various techniques to identify all potential risks 2. Risk assessment: Evaluating and estimating the identified risks 3. Risk prioritization – Prioritizing Risk to be included for specific action in the Prioritized Product Backlog 4. Risk mitigation: Developing an appropriate strategy to deal with the risk…

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Advantages of Scrum training or Scrum Certification

March 6, 2017
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Advantages of Scrum training or Scrum Certification

Although there are many certifications such as ITIL, PRINCE2, which are implemented in organizations for achievement of goals through a project, Scrum training or Scrum certification can be described as one of the many courses where employees are groomed to become self-motivated and become keen to accept greater responsibility. There is a famous proverb, “If you are comfortable with yourself, you…

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How to Manage multiple teams in any Scrum Project

March 6, 2017
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How to Manage multiple teams in any Scrum Project

A project is a collaborative enterprise to either create new products or services or to deliver results as defined in the Project Vision Statement. Projects are usually impacted by constraints of time, cost, scope, quality, people and organizational capabilities. The objective of the project team is to Create Deliverables as defined in Prioritized Product Backlog.…

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7 C’s of Scrum

March 6, 2017
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7 C’s of Scrum

  Scrum is an iterative and incremental product development framework which ensures that the highest value is delivered to the consumer or the customer. 7 C’s of Scrum are the characteristics which ensure the highest value delivery through scrum framework. These C’s are discussed below: Consumer Centric: The focus of the Product Owner, Scrum Master…

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Importance of Product Owner in Scrum?

March 1, 2017
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Importance of Product Owner in Scrum?

Responsibilities of a Product Owner include determining the project’s initial overall requirements and kicking off project activities; this may involve interaction with the Program Product Owner and the Portfolio Product Owner to ensure that the project aligns with direction provided by senior management. He represents user(s) of the product or service with a thorough understanding…

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Role of Stakeholders in Scrum

March 1, 2017
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Role of Stakeholders in Scrum

The term stakeholder creates a lot of confusion in Scrum. Usually the term is confused with the responsibilities of a Product Owner. Let us now clear all the confusion around it. Best definition of stakeholders is that they have legitimate interest in the project and another important point to be noted is that stakeholders are…

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