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Daily Scrum: Merely a status report?

Daily Scrum: Merely a status report?

Daily Scrum: Merely a status report? By: Vinay Krishna, CSM Introduction One of the important, key Scrum practices is the Daily Scrum. It happens daily during each Sprint and the entire team participates. During this Daily Scrum everyone answe...

What Would Gordon Ramsay Do? Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Difficult Coaching Assignments

What Would Gordon Ramsay Do? Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Difficult Coaching Assignments

What Would Gordon Ramsay Do? Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Difficult Coaching Assignments By Jan Beaver, CSM, CSPO, CSP A quick Internet search turns up a large number of blog posts comparing and contrasting the approach of Scottish...

ScrumBut: Construct the Sprint Backlog According to Individual Specialist Capacity.

ScrumBut: Construct the Sprint Backlog According to Individual Specialist Capacity.

ScrumBut: Construct the Sprint Backlog According to Individual Specialist Capacity. by Raymond Shanley, CSM, CSP   I was recently discussing Scrum with some Scrum Teams, and one team was convinced that a certain ScrumBut was a better way...

Are you ready for Agile?

Are you ready for Agile?

A Checklist of Questions to Consider Before Starting a Large-Scale Agile Adoption By Ramesh R. Donnipadu, Bala Kishore, Pete Deemer Abstract The ability to deliver business value earlier and more often, increase productivity, and improve employ...

How Effective is your Agile Team?

How Effective is your Agile Team?

    How Effective is your Agile Team? By Rowan McCann, Bright Green Projects Introduction Back in the '90s, self-managed teams were gaining popularity, but they had a high rate of failure mainly because team members lacked people sk...

Global Delivery Model - Agile Practices in Defect Fix Phase

Global Delivery Model - Agile Practices in Defect Fix Phase

Integration Testing Phase I am sure most of us have gone through a rough development phase during which we would have considered implementing agile methodology. It is very disheartening to see our favorite project being trapped in the testing pha...

Scrum and SVO-P

Scrum and SVO-P

Scrum is unique in that the management method is consistently direct. All communication in authentic Scrum is concise, direct and clear. Scrum encourages responsibility. The daily stand-up meeting actively encourages personal responsibility to exe...

Iterative vs. Agile

Iterative vs. Agile

Recently, I happened to overhear and eventually involve myself in a conversation between two Project managers. They were discussing why Project managers have to define what "yes" and "no" means to the team – after all, people have understood...

Challenging inertia through Scrum

Challenging inertia through Scrum

Inertia is defined as a state of being lazy, sluggish or indifferent. Challenging inertia is about challenging status quo in an organization. It is about how things should be done differently compared to how they are done now. Organizations someti...

Those devilish actuals

Those devilish actuals

About a year ago, I had been struggling with an important "don’t" of Agile Scrum, actual hours. In the first phase of Sprint planning we take all of our actual hours based activities and transform them to ideal hours. The focus factor or pro...

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