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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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Optimising Product Delivery in Agile Projects

How can you go about Optimising Product Delivery? You may think the focus of this article is going to be on how to Manage the Product Backlog? Or maybe how to speed up Sprints? These are necessary activities to deliver a Product. However, the foundations for getting a successful Product are laid long before defining…

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Agile Planning Benefits: Why Agile Planning Works

Why Planning Fails and Why Agile Planning Works What are the Agile Planning Benefits and why does Agile Planning work? Producing the Plan for a Project has always been among the key activities undertaken by the Project Manager. The complexities of what has to be Done, by whom, and when are itemised and arranged in…

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Estimating User Stories and Tasks

How do the Scrum Team begin Estimating User Stories and Tasks? 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 overall Requirements, and. Tasks, which are the activities that need to be completed…

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User Stories for Successful Project

How can you Write Perfect User Stories and how can they lead to successful projects? Lets first consider the reason why you may be reading this article:-. You have been tasked with composing a User Story and don’t know where to start. It might be because you have actually written some User Stories before and…

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Product Vision Creation for Optimising Value

What is the Product Vision and how can it be used for optimising product value? The introduction of a new Product may begin from several sources in an Organization. The Development, of the Product or an Application that supports the Product will be conducted in a Project. We are going to discuss how effective execution…

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Product Backlog Prioritizing in Scrum Projects

Product Backlog: The Key to a Successful Project As the steward of the Scrum Product Backlog, the Product Owner is Required to keep the contents safe, complete and Prioritized. Focusing On the Product Backlog is one of the most crucial activities in the Agile Project. There is no simple formula on how to Prioritize: there…

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Adaptive Planning in Agile Projects

The Agile Approach to Planning ‘Adaptive Planning’ in Agile Projects is very different to Traditional Planning since it Accepts and Expects Uncertainty. However, there is still one very important resemblance, the Project Constraints. These Constraints are depicted as a triangle, known as the Triple Constraints or the “Iron Triangle”. These constraints are:-. ‘Time’. ‘Cost’. ‘Scope’.…

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Managing Agile Projects and the Agile Culture

Managing Agile Projects: How to Manage an Agile Project How is Managing Agile Projects different to Traditional Projects? The democratic composition of a Team in Agile Development causes a dilemma for Companies that are used to the Traditional Command-and-Control regime of Project Management. However, the Stakeholders and the CFO still need to know how the…

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Conflict Management Strategies within Scrum

Conflict Management and Conflict Management Strategies within Scrum is as much about the Scrum Master’s Management style as it has to do with Conflicts in between Team members. This is where a great Scrum Master comes into their own. However, we are not going to discuss the Management styles of these “Servant-Leaders” here. We are…

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Bruce Tuckman and the Scrum Team

Bruce Tuckman and the Scrum Team In 1965, Bruce Tuckman wrote a definitive study on the nature of Teams and Group Dynamics, called “Developmental Sequence in Small Groups”. This was based upon studies of behaviour in the US Navy, which was modified and upgraded in 2001. The original Document described Four Stages of Team Maturity,…

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