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How to Get Scrum Certifications?

January 8, 2016
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How to Get Scrum Certifications?

Organizations around the globe have accepted Scrum as a primary project delivery framework for their projects, especially when they operate in a dynamic business environment. Growing popularity and acceptability of Scrum has created a great demand for Scrum and Agile certified professionals in the job market. SCRUMstudy, the global accreditation body for Scrum and Agile…

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Importance of Sprint Backlog in a Scrum Project

January 7, 2016
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Importance of Sprint Backlog in a Scrum Project

What is a Sprint Backlog? Is it a baseline, a record or a report? Baseline is a project document, which, defines aspects of the project and, once approved, is subject to change control. It is used to measure project’s actual performance as against planned targets. A record maintains information on the progress of the project.…

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Knowledge of an Agile Leader to enhance efficiency

February 6, 2014
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An Agile leader plays a major role in the performance and output efficiency. Migrating to Agile does not only mean change of process. It means a big change in culture and mind-set, and that is mostly the tough part. People become comfortable with their existing processes. Also, it is very difficult for them to transition…

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Which Agile Technique or Tool would be the right fit for software development Projects?

February 4, 2014
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A change in outlook is required in Agile methodologies as compared to other traditional approaches. The fundamental focus in Agile is to achieve maximum business value as compared to the scope in Waterfall methods. In Agile, quality and constraints can be changed to realize the main objective of accomplishing maximum business value  while in Waterfall,…

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How marketing as a business function can benefit from Scrum

January 20, 2014
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Scrum as an Agile methodology is currently most popular in IT development teams. However, that does not mean that it cannot be effectively used in other domains. In fact, as an Agile methodology of managing projects, it can be used wherever people work on projects on a regular basis. It can be used in a…

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The world is going agile. Are you?

January 14, 2014
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The world is going agile. Are you? In the face of the global economic turbulence, organizations are forced to become nimble and agile so that they can respond to market changes quickly. Over the last few years, many organizations have adopted adaptive project management methods like Agile to increase the efficiency of their project management…

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Core Roles in Scrum

January 8, 2014
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An important feature of SCRUM is little number of roles. These Roles have direct influence on the realization of a project. The SCRUM core roles are believed to be accountable for the production of deliverables which meet the acceptance criteria in every sprint which in turn ensures success of the entire project. The following are…

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Pursue Agile mind-set to survive crises

January 7, 2014
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Many mid-level software firms and financial institutions have seen two of the worst crisis in the past decade: dotcom crisis and sub-mortgage crisis. Before the crisis, people were so optimistic that big long term project plans were prepared packaging in as much features as possible, running up to 3-4 years. Interest rates were affordably low,…

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Challenges in implementing Agile

January 6, 2014
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Even if it’s easier to implement Agile, there are few challenges which make it difficult to implement: Less knowledge: Finding experts who can make others understand Agile better is very rare and hence is the first bottleneck. If there are some experts in your own company, then you can consider yourself very lucky, else it’s…

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Woe is Measurement

January 3, 2014
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Scrum supports the doctrine of cross-functional, self-managed teams in which individuals help each other in completing the tasks to deliver value. The Scrum Book of knowledge says that employees “deliver much greater value when self-organized.” Self-Organization leads to the team members taking ownership, being entrepreneurial, contributing the best that they genuinely can. So Scrum proscribes…

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