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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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Quality Planning in Scrum Projects

Quality planning focuses on developing plans, processes, and validation touch points to deliver the highest value features with quality that meets the Definition of Done (DoD). Focusing on the highest priority items by minimizing or even eliminating lesser priority features allows a scrum team to deliver a product that maximizes the Return on Investment (ROI)…

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Minimizing Risk Within Scrum Projects

How can Scrum Projects help with Minimizing Risk? Scrum is a popular agile method based on its flexibility, adaptability, and effectiveness in delivering value quickly and continuously on a project. The Scrum framework excels in comparison to traditional project management methods in the way risks are intrinsically minimized throughout the entire lifecycle. All projects are…

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Estimation Techniques in Scrum Projects

Estimation Techniques: The Sprint Planning Meeting What Estimation Techniques can be used within Scrum Projects? The Sprint Planning meeting is the Scrum ceremony where the team estimates all tasks associated with each user story in the Sprint backlog. The estimation effort focuses on all resources required to complete the tasks for each Sprint. A shared…

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Integrating Change within Scrum Projects

How can we go about Integrating Change in Scrum? Scrum helps businesses to be flexible and receptive to change. The Scrum framework undertakes change requests at any time during the Agile Project, however the implementation of these changes is addressed when the Prioritized Product Backlog is created or updated. Changes are integrated into Scrum if…

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Program Risk and Portfolio Risk

The main thought process about risk management at these levels is to share ownership at the project level with those at the program and portfolio levels. Probability and impact ratings vary at different levels and risk rarely occurs at a single level without affecting higher levels. When risk is identified at multiple levels, this constitutes…

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Scrum Change & Flexibility: Change in Agile Projects

To get work done with Scrum, there needs to be a balance between flexibility and stability in the Scrum change practice. While the Scrum framework is extremely flexible, change in Scrum projects must remain stable. When flexibility is too severe, processes can become blocked and ineffective. Scrum uses several concepts to ensure that the balance…

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Scrum Portfolios & Programs: Introducing Change

Change in Scrum portfolios and programs is inevitable and must be properly managed. The impact of changes is frequently wide spread and involves a variety of stakeholders in an organization. The request for modifications begin with the change request, the primary instrument used for initiating, gaining approval and recording actions. The change request form needs…

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Business Justification Techniques in Scrum

All projects are usually required to undertake a business justification process, and Scrum projects are not an exception. This practice is essential because it helps the business understand its options pertaining to change initiatives, new products or services and providing justification for undertaking a new project. The business justification process is also an enabler for…

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Retrospective Meeting: Metrics & Techniques

What is the Retrospective Meeting and what happens during the ceremony? A retrospective is a time-boxed ceremony where the Core Scrum Team (optional for the Product Owner) convenes to discuss the iteration that was most recently completed. This practice is very similar to the lessons learned meeting that takes place in waterfall projects. Pertinent information…

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The Risk Burndown Chart in Scrum Projects

What is the Risk Burndown Chart and what is it used for? Risks are assessed, categorized and addressed based on severity levels that are established with the following formula: Probability X Impact = Severity. A common way that risks can be managed is with a Cumulative Risk Burndown Chart.  With this chart, the expectation is…

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