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Woe as a Measurement Index

November 1, 2017
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Woe as a Measurement Index

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 appraisal methods…

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Scrum: Avoiding Pitfalls in Delivering Projects Successfully using Scrum

October 24, 2017
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Scrum: Avoiding Pitfalls in Delivering Projects Successfully using Scrum

Every project is uncertain. To deliver projects successfully using Scrum, one needs to avoid the pitfalls in implementation of the Scrum framework. One of the more important ceremonies in Scrum is “Sprint Planning Meeting”. Not giving due importance to this ceremony can be detrimental not just to the concerned Sprint but also to the entire…

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Scrum: Removing Sprint Planning Impediments

October 24, 2017
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Scrum: Removing Sprint Planning Impediments

Scrum Masters are responsible for ensuring a conducive environment for the Scrum Team to develop products at high velocity. Prior to Sprint planning, the Product Owner needs to prioritize the User Stories in the Prioritized Product Backlog. Once the User Stories are prioritized, the Product Owner and the Scrum Master need to determine if the…

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Agile Transition: What and How?

October 13, 2017
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Agile Transition: What and How?

We need to answer the following questions to find out if we are prepared for Agile Transition: What extent of agility are you prepared for today? What extent of agility can you increase tomorrow? To what extents can you continuously adapt to your ever-changing business climate? We’re confident that you can boost your current advancement…

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Daily Scrum: Meeting Tips

October 11, 2017
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Daily Scrum: Meeting Tips

The daily Stand-up or Scrum meeting is a daily meeting which provides a status update to all the team members. Every member focuses on answering three statements: Task Completed Task to be done Road Blocks It’s very powerful tool and it keeps the project moving in the planned direction. If the team does not follow…

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Scrum Master: A Game Changer in Disguise

October 5, 2017
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Scrum Master: A Game Changer in Disguise

We know that Scrum Master plays the role of a servant- leader who serves the needs of the Scrum Team. A Scrum Master doesn’t get involved with the development of project deliverables and lets the Scrum Team function on its own. A Scrum Master prepares the organization and the team members to adopt the Scrum…

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Scrum: Good and Bad

October 3, 2017
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Scrum: Good and Bad

Being an Agile approach, Scrum is highly flexible (pun, probably intended); that is, it can be stretched and bent to fit any project’s requirements. It is best suited for projects that require splitting a huge and an unplanned project into manageable chunks of work based on business priorities. As such, it can be used for…

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Scrum: Story Points

September 25, 2017
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Scrum: Story Points

Relative values are used for story points estimation instead of absolute values. This approach renders it quite simple enough to create these kinds of estimates while facing uncertain situations. With experience and time, Scrum teams will develop the capability to sharpen up their estimates for more precision. They can figure out the number of story…

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Scrum Estimation Techniques

September 25, 2017
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Scrum Estimation Techniques

Out of several estimation techniques involved in Scrum, few are noted below. 1-      Wideband Delphi 2-      Relative sizing / Story Points. 3-      Affinity Estimation. 4-      Estimate Range. Wideband Delphi Wideband Delphi is a group-based estimation technique for determining how much work is involved and how long it will take to complete. Individuals within a team…

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Daily Scrum: Why is it important?

September 20, 2017
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Daily Scrum: Why is it important?

“Daily Scrum” is a meeting held each day of a sprint, followed by organizations who have adopted Scrum. These meetings are usually held in the same location and at the same time each day. Daily Scrum meetings are mostly conducted in the morning so that it helps in establishing the context for the day’s work.…

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