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Become a Product Owner

The Product Owner acts as the voice of the Customer and they are accountable for delivering Value to the Business. 

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Become a Scrum Master

The Scrum Master is accountable for removing impediments, enabling the Development Team to focus on delivering the Product Goals and deliverable's.

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Become a Scrum Developer

The Development Team is responsible for developing the product. They work on the product requirements defined in the form of User Stories

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Product Release in Scrum Project

How is a Product Release conducted in a Scrum Project? Release Management is not a new Concept to anyone who has been involved in Software Development. It is a critical element of Scrum Projects. Scrum Product Releases can be more intricate than a Traditional Product Release. The content of each Release is a Quality-checked portion…

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The Sprint Review & Earned Value Analysis in

What is Earned Value Analysis and how does the Sprint Review assist? This is a description of where Earned Value Analysis (EVA) fits in the context of Scrum. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Earned Value Analysis (EVA) and Earned Value Management (EVM), please see our earlier article “Using Earned Value Analysis for…

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User Story Points and Estimating User Stories

What are User Story Points and how are they used for estimating User Stories Within Scrum Projects? While Scrum does not follow Traditional Project Management guidelines, there are some Estimation activities around the Work to be Done. Estimation is Done for:-. User Stories, which are subsets of the general Requirements. Tasks, which are the activities…

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Good User Stories: Writing The Perfect User Story

Writing Good User Stories can be a difficulty process, but is it an important aspect of developing the Right product. You read this because:-. As a team member you have been charged with writing a User Story and do not understand where to start. You have actually written some User Stories prior to and the…

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User Stories Prioritization in Scrum Projects

What is User Stories Prioritization and how is it applied within Scrum Projects? We provided a brief description of the Product Owner Role in a previous article where we explained their Responsibilities. One of the responsibilities that we metioned was in regards to the prioritization of the user stories. As the steward of the Product…

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Vision Board Starter Kit for Creating Optimal Value

How can the Vision Board Starter Kit be used in Scrum Projects for creating optimal value? The introduction of a new Product may start from many different sources in an Organization. However the Development, either of the Product itself or of an Application that supports the Product will be carried out in an IT Project.…

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Scrum Inspect and Adapt: Agile Planning

What is Scrum Inspect and Adapt and how does it apply within Agile Project Planning? ‘Agile Planning’ is very different to Traditional Planning because it Accepts and Expects Uncertainty. However, there is still one very important similarity, the Project Constraints. These Constraints are depicted as a triangle, known as the Triple Constraints or the “Iron…

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Conflict Resolution Strategies within Scrum

‘Conflict Resolution Strategies’ within Scrum is as much about the Scrum Master’s Management style as it is about Conflicts. These conflicts occur between Scrum Team members (Scrum Master, Product Owner – the Voice of the Customer, and the Development Team). This is where a good Scrum Master comes into their own. However, we are not…

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Bruce Tuckman Theory For Team Development

What is the Bruce Tuckman Theory, and how does it apply to Scrum Projects? In 1965, Bruce Tuckman composed a definitive research study on the nature of Teams and Group Dynamics. His study was Titled “Developmental Sequence in Small Groups”. This study was based upon Team behaviour in the United States Navy. The study was…

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Sprint Ceremonies and Scrum Meetings

What are the Sprint Ceremonies and how are they applied within the project? The democratic composition of a Team in Agile Development causes a dilemma for Companies new to Agile. They may be used to the Traditional Command-and-Control regime of Project Management. This makes transitioning to the Agile values and principles difficult. There is no…

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