6/12/2013 by Anurag Prakash
For effective Scrumming, stories should have the desirable INVEST characteristics: They should be independent, negotiable, valuable, estimable, sized, and testable). We'll assume that the product owner is trained in Scrum and creates clean stories...
6/10/2013 by Ian Mitchell
If you've been involved in Agile development for the past 10 or 15 years, you may have noticed that certain patterns of Agile application have emerged. The Scrum Patterns repository has captured at least some of them. Like the Design Patterns that...
6/7/2013 by Mariano Giardina
Today's tester role is more versatile and calls on a wide range of skills. Now testers have tasks throughout the sprint, and they also program — yes! — as regular programmers. (I don't say as developers, as all participants in the team...
6/5/2013 by Leandro Faria
How to use Agile practices on large projects? There is an idea that Agile only applies to small projects, perhaps for the simplest of the routines, events, and artifacts of the frameworks.
The fears are valid. We can mention several issues that w...
6/3/2013 by Sameh Zeid
The word "transparency" can be easily misused. Even dictatorship regimes are convinced they are transparent. Companies advocate transparency while they disempower their teams for mediocrity. I have more examples to share, but the point here is: Wh...
5/31/2013 by Rajat Bhalla
Scrum and motorbikes: two things that I am very passionate about. Subconsciously, I could sense a parallel between them. When I actively thought about it, the picture became clearer.
Consider the team (developers, UI designers, testers) in Scrum....
5/29/2013 by Brendan Marsh
Let me set the scene: It's around three weeks before the launch of our product (an expensive, big-bang PR launch) and the team is discussing the plan of attack for launch. We're coming up to the end of our sprint and grooming the backlog so that i...
5/27/2013 by Prakash Mallappa Pujar
The performance of a product plays an important role in the quality of the product, including software applications. Quality brings excellence and popularity to the product, followed by more business for the organization.
A user can...
5/24/2013 by Rui Miguel Ferreira
I've noticed that it's always a good time to go back to basics. So I recently took a quick look at some Scrum framework diagrams. In all of them, with minor variations, we can find:
A product backlog
A sprint backlog
5/22/2013 by Sameh Zeid
"Scope creep" is a term that I see being used by Scrum teams. I've always wondered if this term smells of inadequate Scrum implementation. It's an indication of traditional project management that's disguised in the appearance of Scrum.