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9/23/2014 by Sandeep Lad
During one of my first projects as a new ScrumMaster, I was asked to interview for an IT business analyst for my team. My product owner's office was ten feet away from the team, so we were colocated with the product owner and I did not have need for a business analyst. . . .
9/22/2014 by Dorothy Murray
Conflict is not a bad thing if it can be resolved effectively. If conflict is not handled effectively, the results can be damaging. . . .
9/22/2014 by Manoj Khanna
Product backlog refinement, or PBR, is an integral component of successful Scrums. This process of continuously reviewing product backlog items, to ensure that teams know exactly what to work on in the sprints, cannot be done without.
9/19/2014 by Rajeev Kumar Gupta
We had been using sticky notes on our Scrum board. Sticky notes are good and inexpensive; however, the Scrum board does not give us an overall "feel" and picture. . . . During one of the sprint retrospectives, our team resolved this problem with an innovation.
9/19/2014 by Raju K
Agile is the bandwagon every organization wants to ride. . . . But old habits are hard to kill. With a transition-driven approach, an organization can quickly and quite seamlessly embrace Agile for product development, delivering benefits and realizing capabilities.
9/18/2014 by Sathishkumar Chakrapani
Lately, when designing solutions for Agile-based delivery engagements, I have been constantly challenged with one question: Can you commit, up front, to a standard output for the cost associated?
9/18/2014 by Steve Wood
I'm not suggesting that I can offer any insight into what David Moyes could have done differently, but I . . . wonder whether the Agile practitioner could learn anything from his spectacular fall from grace.
9/17/2014 by Manas Shirode
While working from multiple geographies, having multiple vendors involved to help form the Scrum team and bringing in different skill sets, a Scrum team can become a team that works in "Bonsai Waterfall" fashion. . . .
9/17/2014 by Prabhu Missier
Quite often, traditional teams that had a strict hierarchy in place struggle to come to terms with the empowerment that is bestowed on members of a Scrum team. . . .
9/16/2014 by Jeewan Chandra Bhatt
A dream for every ScrumMaster is to turn his or her team into a self-managed and self-organized team. Here are a few important steps to help you do it.