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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: Product Owner Responsibilities

October 10, 2017
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Scrum: Product Owner Responsibilities

The key stakeholder of Scrum Projects is the Product Owner One integral responsibility of the Product Owner is to convey the importance and significance of the Scrum Project to the Scrum Team. This is the key to the success of any Agile Project through the use of Product Backlog. Now let us look at some…

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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: What is User Story?

October 4, 2017
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Scrum: What is User Story?

Well, a User Story is basically what the user is required to perform as a part of his job responsibilities. It gets the data of who, what and why pertaining to a prerequisite in a simple and conscience way on a notecard made of paper. User Stories are written by or for the business user…

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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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How Can You Justify Your Project?

September 19, 2017
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How Can You Justify Your Project?

A routine question before starting a project is “Why is this needed?” Such a question might be posed by primary school students who are assigned to create a diorama about the water cycle. But the question is just as likely to be raised when dealing with large projects in the corporate world. The answer to…

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How to create a good User Story?

September 18, 2017
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How to create a good User Story?

Good user stories are vital for a Scrum project as user requirements are primarily captured in this form. Good user stories alone are not enough to ensure that the product is of high quality. However, good user stories are important to communicate user requirements to the Scrum team to develop products of a high quality.…

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