Learning Scrum

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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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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Scrum – Don’t implement it without being trained in it

March 4, 2014
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Imagine you are just about to start on a very important project – big budget, all eyes on the team, the kind of project you dreamed of. The whole team is all geared up and ready to get on with the work. When on the first day of the project, the project manager walks in…

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Risk mitigation in Scrum

February 19, 2014
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Scrum is a light-weight framework for project management which is used for complex product development in volatile market conditions. With high competition, companies have to develop products fast and innovatively always adding value and greater customer satisfaction. Quick decision-making and prioritization help mitigate risks in a project. The constant flow of new information changes requirements…

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Changes to Sprint in Progress

February 10, 2014
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Scrum is a simple framework which believes in responding quickly to changes in business environment and the ability to respond to changes is one of the reasons that made Scrum popular. The Product Owner is responsible for getting the Product Backlog ready and prioritizing the items in the Product Backlog. The Scrum Master and the…

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Difference between Waterfall and Agile

January 9, 2014
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The Waterfall model is suitable for ordered and predictable projects in which all the requirements are clearly defined and can be estimated accurately, and in most industries, such projects are dwindling. Changing requirements from customers have led to an increased pressure on businesses to adapt and change their delivery methods. Agile projects are completed in…

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How much alike and different are Scrum and Kanban?

January 9, 2014
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One of the criteria for selecting an agile tool in terms of Kanban or Scrum can be the time required. One of these methodology works well when there is shortage of time in terms of deadlines; the other one works well in situations where more time is required to carry out tasks when a diminutive…

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Non-core Roles

January 9, 2014
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The non-core roles can be described as those roles that are not mandatorily required for the Scrum project and that may not be continuously or directly involved in the Scrum process. However, knowing non-core roles is important as they can play a significant part in Scrum projects. Non-core roles can include the following: 1. Stakeholder(s)…

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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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