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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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How to Scale Scrum for the Enterprise

January 11, 2017
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How to Scale Scrum for the Enterprise

Scaling Scrum for the Enterprise is usually applicable to the following: Portfolios, programs, and/or projects in any industry Products, services, or any other results to be delivered to stakeholders Projects of any size or complexity The term “product” may refer to a product, service, or other deliverable. Scrum can be applied effectively to any project…

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What is SCRUM Quality?

January 5, 2017
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What is SCRUM Quality?

In Scrum, quality is defined as the ability of the completed product or deliverables to meet the Acceptance Criteria and achieve the business value expected by the customer. To ensure that a project meets quality requirements, Scrum adopts an approach of continuous improvement whereby the team learns from experience and stakeholder engagement to constantly keep…

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Effective Backlog Grooming

January 3, 2017
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Effective Backlog Grooming

A typical Prioritized Product Backlog will contain all User Stories, their time estimates (including any revised estimates), and the status of higher priority requirements. Any new or revised User Stories resulting from changes to business requirements, customer requests, external market conditions, and/or lessons learned from previous Sprints are also incorporated. Product Backlog Review Meeting Also…

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The Lean Kanban Agile Methodology

December 27, 2016
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The Lean Kanban Agile Methodology

Kanban is a method for managing the process of software development with highest efficiency. The Lean concept optimizes an organization’s system to produce valuable results based on its resources, needs, and alternatives while reducing waste. Waste could be from building the wrong thing, failure to learn, or practices that impede the process. Because these factors…

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Scrum vs. Traditional Project Management

December 27, 2016
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Scrum vs. Traditional Project Management

A Scrum project involves a collaborative effort to create a new product, service, or other result as defined in the Project Vision Statement. Projects are impacted by constraints of time, cost, scope, quality, resources, organizational capabilities, and other limitations that make them difficult to plan, execute, manage, and ultimately succeed. However, successful implementation of the…

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Planning in Scrum and Traditional Project Management Frameworks

July 15, 2016
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Planning in Scrum and Traditional Project Management Frameworks

Traditional project management is generally a process-oriented approach that involves a sequence of activities such as initiating or starting, planning & designing, organizing, implementing, monitoring & controlling and closing. Scrum is an effective framework designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. It is a flexible and all-inclusive product development process where the…

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