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Responsibilities of the Product Owner in Scrum Processes

February 20, 2017
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Responsibilities of the Product Owner in Scrum Processes

The Product Owner represents the interests of the stakeholder community to the Scrum Team. The Product Owner is responsible for ensuring clear communication of product or service functionality requirements to the Scrum Team, defining Acceptance Criteria, and ensuring those criteria are met.     In other words, the Product Owner is responsible for ensuring that the…

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Various Conflict Management Techniques in SCRUM Process

February 16, 2017
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Various Conflict Management Techniques in SCRUM Process

Organizations applying the Scrum framework encourage an open environment and dialogue among employees. Conflicts among Scrum Team members are generally resolved independently, with little or no involvement from management or others outside the Scrum Team.   Conflict can be healthy when it promotes team discussions and encourages debates, as this usually results in benefits for…

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What is Dependency Determination?

February 14, 2017
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What is Dependency Determination?

Once the Scrum Team has selected User Stories for a given Sprint, they should then consider any dependencies, including those related to the availability of people as well as any technical dependencies. Properly documenting dependencies helps the Scrum Teams determine the relative order in which Tasks should be executed to create the Sprint Deliverables. Dependencies…

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Scrum of Scrums Meeting

February 8, 2017
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Scrum of Scrums Meeting

A Scrum of Scrums Meeting is an important element when scaling Scrum to large projects. Typically, there is one representative in the meeting from each Scrum Team—usually the Scrum Master—but it is also common for other members of a Scrum Team to attend the meeting if required. This meeting is usually facilitated by the Chief…

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The basic principles of Scrum

February 8, 2017
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The basic principles of Scrum

Scrum principles are the foundation on which the Scrum framework is based. The principles of Scrum can be applied to any type of project or organization, and they must be adhered to in order to ensure appropriate application of Scrum. The aspects and processes of Scrum can be modified to meet the requirements of the project,…

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Inputs Required For Creating Large Project Components in SCRUM

January 31, 2017
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Inputs Required For Creating Large Project Components in SCRUM

In the process of creating Large Project Components, we need to understand how the multiple Product Owners work together and how the multiple Scrum Teams work together. Also common components and common and specialized resources are to be identified. Following are the inputs required for creating large project components in Scrum.   Project Vision Statement…

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Role of Chief Scrum Master in Large Projects

January 23, 2017
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Role of Chief Scrum Master in Large Projects

Scaling Scrum for Large Projects is written from the perspective of a large project team that coordinates activities of multiple Scrum Teams in one big project to produce potentially shippable product increments/deliverables Large projects require multiple Scrum Teams to work in parallel. Information gathered from one team may need to be appropriately communicated to other…

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Various Methods for User Story Prioritization

January 23, 2017
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Various Methods for User Story Prioritization

At the program or portfolio level, there is normally a smaller number of requirements/user stories than at the project level. The percentage of user stories with a very tangible value/business need/user impact is normally much lower than on project level. That means that the selection of techniques that are useful at a program or portfolio…

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Large Project vs. Typical Scrum Project

January 18, 2017
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Large Project vs. Typical Scrum Project

The fundamental Scrum processes defined in SBOK Guide by SCRUMStudy are valid for all Scrum projects, and concepts mentioned in the SBOK are sufficient for managing Scrum projects with just a few Scrum Teams, typically 1 – 3 Scrum Teams. When we deal with large projects generally involving four or more Scrum Teams, some additional processes…

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Importance of Prioritized Product Backlogs in a Scrum Project

January 16, 2017
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Importance of Prioritized Product Backlogs in a Scrum Project

The Product Owner develops a Prioritized Product Backlog which contains a prioritized list of business and project requirements written in the form of Epic(s), which are high level User Stories. The Prioritized Product Backlog is based on three primary factors: value, risk or uncertainty, and dependencies. It is also referred to as the Risk Adjusted…

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