Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

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A Scrum of people works very well when doing Scrum , but operations, finance, and accounting are not the same as writing software for money. A Scrum of cost accountants, planner, finance, and operations people is called Chaos. It's common to hear, projects are overhead, we just need to get the value to the customer as fast as possible. This seems to be a lament from agile developers. Anything getting in the way of them coding is seen as an impediment. .

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

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Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. scrum, not agile. not as it was prior to scrum. Scrum is prescriptive and defined rather than empirical. No need to explain why OODA is the basis of Scrum, here's a much better post - OODA: The Mindset of Scrum. .

What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


An early form of this methodology was Scrum , developed in 1986, which presented the concept of requirements volatility. However, it has also proven popular in other industries, like finance, marketing, and education.

Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects

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When Agile development moves beyond a single scrum team and into the Enterprise IT domain, several considerations must be addressed. For Scrum (or most other agile methods) focus on the team is paramount.

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Fallacy of the Week

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And the role of a Scrum Product Owner if it's an internal customer. This decision is a Managerial Finance process operating in the presence of the Microeconomics of decision making with all the uncertainties of the market, development cost and of course risk created by uncertainty. That statement violates the principles of Microeconomics, Managerial Finance, the Probability and Statistics of decision making, and common sense.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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Scrum certifications. Scrum is an Agile framework that’s often used for product management or for software-industry projects. Scrum.org provides assignments that can certify your Scrum knowledge. You can choose between the following four assessments: Professional Scrum Master.

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Combating Unoriginal Content With Human Touch


As a writer, you send out a query that falls in one of 13 given categories (we always picked “Business and Finance” and “High Tech” category), by leaving your email address, media outlet and it’s URL. For example: “How to train high-performing team by using Scrum”? For example: Scrum masters with 2+ years of experience only. We relied on a free service called HARO to interview over 50 people and create 7 original posts last year. Here is what we learned.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


CSM/PSM (Certified Scrum Master/Professional Scrum Master) are two different certificates (issued by different organizations) that both cover Scrum, the most popular agile framework in software development. If you know you want to be a Scrum project manager exclusively, getting a Scrum certification is a safe choice. If you specialize in Scrum, for example, you’ll narrow your options but increase the likelihood of getting a job.

Insider Perspectives on Recruiting With Ronald Yoon

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There are conversations with clients in Finance, Telecom, health sector, Government, IT and engineering. In general, older technologies naturally gain less attention in the IT market and Finance which means declining in demand. How does recruiting work? What do recruiters want?

Releases and Deadlines in Agile

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This is not to say those 5 developers sitting around the table with the Product Owner and the Scrum Master are not working on vitally important code. This is the basis of managerial finance and decision making in the presence of uncertainty - Microeconomics of Decision Making.

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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In Scrum, this is the Product Owner, who is a member of the team. With the Team's full contribution to these artifacts, the Product Owner is Accountable to the business for delivering that value from the Scrum Team's outcomes.

Software Cost Accounting

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In iterative or agile development, as management consultant and agile specialist, Craig Larman , explains, technological feasibility is reached after a number of iterations (called sprints in the Scrum methodology) after which capitalization can start. Money comes in many colors.

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

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The Product Manager is not always the same as the Scrum Product Owner. Root Cause: Failure to understand the managerial finance processes of any business seem to create to condition for this question and answer. There's a recent post titled Four Fallacious Reasons to Estimate.

The #NoEstimates Paradigm and Response

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I attended our Agile Meetup last night, where the speaker walked through the three current Agile at Scale development methods, all based on Scrum - SAFe, LeSS, and Nexus. Thanks to Sean Craig's Live Sketch Note for capturing concepts directly from Woody Zuill's talk.

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How to Estimate Any Software Problem

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Let's put aside for the moment the missing principles of managerial finance, probabilistic decision making, microeconomics of decision making, Real Options, Bayesian decision networks, and other decision making processes used in modern business when spending other people's money. Large Scale Scrum (Less) is a framework for scaling Scrum to the enterprise. The conjecture of #NoEstimates starts with the first Tweet. This conjectures - (there are) .

A Wrap Up of the #NoEstimating Conjecture Analysis to Date

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How to get a "D" in the Freshman Finance Class. Project Finance - all project is guided by managerial finance and microeconomics of decision making, whether you know it or not.

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