SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

One of the more popular methods used by some of the fastest growing startups as well as large corporations is the Scrum methodology. Scrum has become one of the most widely used project management methodologies in business today. A Quick Explanation of Scrum. Scrum in Action.

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

More specifically, we chose to get our work done using a Scrum framework. How Scrum Helps With the Chaos. We’ve written about Scrum before. Scrum helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option. Or maybe you’re already a Project Manager, and you’re wondering if a Scrum Master job might be a good move. Difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master.

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Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” The Rules Of Scrum.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. Scrum, Kanban and a method that blends the two (turning Scrum Kanban into Scrumban) are all quite different. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes.

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Scrum Project Management

ActiveCollab

Scrum is a project management framework that helps small, close-knit teams develop complex products incrementally. Scrum focuses on how people work instead of what they do. Scrum relies on agile principles and is the most popular agile methodology out there. What is Scrum.

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The Myth of the Scrum Master and Actual Life Experiences

Herding Cats

Just listened to Tony Richards "The Capital Role of Scrum" in Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast (yes I know, this is Vasco's podcast and it does have value when he sticks to Scrum topics). Vasco describes the scrum Master as the Scrum Mom. . In the Scrum paradigm.

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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project as a whole is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: the Scrum master, product owner, and Scrum team members. What is a Scrum master?

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

A question that I often get while speaking with people is: What is the difference between Kanban and Scrum? Scrum. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. Both methodologies believe in delivering software incrementally to maximize the opportunity to get feedback and capture ROI. Scrum strives to “protect” the development team from the influences of “traditional” project management tactics. Introduction.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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5 Simple Ways Scrum Project Management Software Can Drastically Reduce Your Business Costs

Axosoft

It’s likely you originally decided to get Scrum project management software in order to save time. If you’ve been using Scrum software, you’ve probably noticed some adjustment of business costs, due to greater efficiency. Scrum project management software makes it easier by integrating many functions into an organized framework. It’s important to always remember that this software does not make anyone a better project manager.

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Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

But in the software development world, the domains of IT, there are two other colors of money. There are two types of software that are developed for a business: 1) internal-use software, and 2) software developed to be sold, leased or marketed (“software to be sold”).

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The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

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. .

Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Every day, Scrum teams ask themselves: “Is this project going in the right direction or do we need to adapt?”. Scrum is about people.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

How to Train a High Performing Team Using Scrum

ActiveCollab

The fact of SCRUM: It’s lightweight, easy to learn, but tough to master. To increase the efficiency of the process, and get the most out of the team, every Scrum Master has to inspect and adapt their approach constantly. Highly performing Scrum teams do not happen overnight.

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5 Simple Ways Scrum Project Management Software Can Drastically Reduce Your Business Costs

Axosoft

It’s likely you originally decided to get Scrum project management software in order to save time. If you’ve been using Scrum software, you’ve probably noticed some adjustment of business costs, due to greater efficiency. Scrum project management software makes it easier by integrating many functions into an organized framework. It’s important to always remember that this software does not make anyone a better project manager.

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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Every day, Scrum teams ask themselves: “Is this project going in the right direction or do we need to adapt?”. Scrum is about people.

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Project Management Software for web development

Binfire

To bring sanity and control to their projects, these teams need the right project management software tailored made for web development projects. In this paper I have listed the most important features and functionality needed in project management software for web development in this paper.

Project Management Software for startups

Binfire

If you are a startup in the market to purchase online project management software , you are probably overwhelmed by the range of choices. In fact, there is no clear way to define Project Management Software for startups. Features needed in project management software for startups.

How to Estimate Any Software Problem

Herding Cats

Uncertainty of course is present in all software development work both reducible and irreducible uncertainty. Before listening to any conjecture that estimates aren't needed to make decisions in the presence of Uncertainty for software development, please read these books. Take that experience and start making estimates for software projects. There is no excuse for not learning how to apply this approach to software development. Economics of Software Development.

Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. Scrumban and Other Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Dev. Are you new to Kanban?

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The Role of the Product Owner

Backlog

Finding the right Product Owner for your Scrum Team can be a challenge. Knowledge acquired from years of experience in one market may not translate to another, and a thorough understanding of one type of software may not be relevant when approaching something new. Trust from the team that the Product Owner will allow them to complete the work uninterrupted by requirement changes is essential for Scrum Teams to function properly. Backlog Agile methodology Scrum

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How To Maximize The Efforts Of Your Agile Team

Binfire

According to agile visionaries, a robust, agile team embodies “we” rather than “I” and that teamwork is crucial to delivering great software. You may opt to hire either a scrum trainer/coach or an agile coach or suggest readings.

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Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

Herding Cats

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. .

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

Herding Cats

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. Not designing and developing the software.

Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

From the questioner’s post, it is not clear if their team is doing production support or software/ app dev. Kanban has a really simple, yet critical feature, that provides the most elegant solution to a problem that has forever dogged most software teams and their customers!

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

Most people, as well as me, are used to Scrum (or more likely Zombie-Scrum or Scrum-But ), but I believe it is too early to do proper Scrum here. In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. I have often wondered – doesn’t speak too well of us as software professionals!

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The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban

Digite

Kanban/ Scrumban is the new Scrum. Amongst the Agile folks looking at Kanban – and evaluating it for their purposes, Kanban is the solution to a range of what might be termed as limitations or constraints of the ways in which teams have adopted Scrum.

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Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

Digite

From the questioner’s post, it is not clear if their team is doing production support or software/ app dev. Kanban has a really simple, yet critical feature, that provides the most elegant solution to a problem that has forever dogged most software teams and their customers! On the one hand, there is the problem of high or unpredictable incoming demand on a software team from their customers. Here’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?

Wrike

When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches. Developers create the software architecture during the design phase.

How do you “do” Scrumban?

Digite

You are a Scrum team with well established Scrum tools and practices. Implicit in these questions perhaps is the worry – will my Scrum practices and results get diluted or vitiated in some way? Moving from Scrum ?

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Fika Stories 2 – The Policy-Debt Trap

Digite

This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link]. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum Toyota Kata VisualizationIn part 2 of this series, Christophe looks at the very Swedish phenomenon of Kanban going “man-cold”!

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link]. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum user story

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Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Since the arrival of Scaled Agile Framework in the world market, there have been comparisons ad nauseum between the Scrum and SAFe frameworks. Thereby, the basic atom comprising the SAFe molecule is a Scrum team. This ensures that the Software is maintained in a releasable state always.

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The Manifesto’s missing link: Valuing agility over agendas

Kiron Bondale

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development gave us four values supported by a dozen guiding principles. Empire building – vest someone with the authority to lead an agile transformation and they might join the Dark Side by setting up squads of Stormtrooper Scrum Masters.

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Time Tracking?

TimeCamp

We have a list of Top 100 Time Tracking Software, we have created a Complete Guide to Time Tracking that is supposed to explain all its intricacies, but it also includes some of the most popular project management methodologies, and is packed with the time tracking and productivity tips.

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3 Easy Agile Practices Your Team Can Start Today

Project Bliss

Your project manager buddies are becoming scrum masters. The 3 practices suggested here are good demonstrations of the Agile values I discussed in A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development. Customer software demos. You’re showing the actual software.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Project Management Software Developers. What to expect: Mike’s blog helps software development teams improve their work through Agile and Scrum. These will give you the incentive and knowledge to implement Agile and Scrum in your own organization. Scrum Master – A Manager.

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Overcoming the Top Challenges of IT Project Management

Wrike

Any time your company is developing software, an app, a web-based platform, or deploying a new software system, it is doing the fantastic act of IT project management. Are you deploying IT project management software?