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Release Planning Sessions in SCRUM

April 25, 2017
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Release Planning Sessions in SCRUM

Release Planning Sessions are conducted to develop a Release Plan. The plan defines when various sets of usable functionality or products will be delivered to the customer. In Scrum, the major objective of a Release Planning Meeting is to enable the Scrum Team to have an overview of the releases and delivery schedule for the…

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Various Dimensions of Team Specialization

April 25, 2017
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Various Dimensions of Team Specialization

In a large SCRUM project, Team Specialization may be required. There are three dimensions of Team Specialization. The first dimension is the need for accomplishing specific tasks. For example, one Specialized Team might be an integration team that has specialized knowledge of continuous integration.. That knowledge could be especially important when and if there is…

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How AGILE are you?

April 18, 2017
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How AGILE are you?

To be agile means to be flexible. As simple as that may sound; the Agile framework is little more than an effective way to create business flexibility. Even though the basic Agile concepts are easily understood, one needs high levels of commitment, patience and openness to become a true champion of the Agile philosophy. Some…

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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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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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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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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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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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