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5 Must-Have Agenda Items in a Scrum of Scrum Meeting

5 Must-Have Agenda Items in a Scrum of Scrum Meeting

A Scrum of Scrums is a powerful tool to sync up multiple Scrum teams working toward their individual sprint goals, along with the common goal at the release or product level. This article presents a list of five must-have agenda items for a Scrum of Scrums meeting.  

Agile Implementation Is a Key Enabler for DevOps Success

Agile Implementation Is a Key Enabler for DevOps Success

Though in theory the DevOps concepts (such as continuous deployment) could be applied in any model, the true benefits are well pronounced and feasible in an Agile mode of solution delivery.

Do We Need a Hardening Sprint?

Do We Need a Hardening Sprint?

While executing Agile projects, many Scrum teams use a "hardening sprint." . . . This article maintains that a hardening sprint is not a good idea and highlights why.

Performance Appraisals and ScrumMasters

Performance Appraisals and ScrumMasters

Agile is known to increase transparency in the functioning of a team in which there is no hierarchy. How is a team member's performance evaluated so as to recognize performance and provide him or her with a career path? Should the ScrumMaster appraise the team members?

Project View Versus Product View

Project View Versus Product View

This article highlights why it is essential for an Agile team to develop a "product view" to deliver the benefits of Agileto the business. It also explores a few ideas to enable the product view.

One Story Point = One Person Day?

One Story Point = One Person Day?

While making a decision about investing in an IT project, one of the key elements in the business that a sponsor would look for is the effort estimate. Typically, the expectation would be that the effort is estimated in terms of number of person hours. . . .

Independent QA or Integrated QA?

Independent QA or Integrated QA?

How does an independent QA organization work in an Agile setup?

Is Agile Working for You?

Is Agile Working for You?

At an organizational level, successful Agile adoption would result in improvements in multiple areas, across business, development, and support function. How does an organization know that Agile implementation is effective? This article identifies key indicators that show that Agile is working at an enterprise level.

What a Traditional PM Should Unlearn to Play a ScrumMaster Role

What a Traditional PM Should Unlearn to Play a ScrumMaster Role

IT leadership tends to believe that, with some training in Agile methods, a traditional project manager (PM) would naturally transition into a ScrumMaster. This is not always true. . . .

DevOps and Agile

DevOps and Agile

DevOps and Agile complement each other to deploy working functionality into production faster. This article focuses on a subset of DevOps philosophy in the context of Agile development and highlights the key considerations for DevOps and Agile to coexist for expedited delivery. . . .

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