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How to do Effective Capacity Planning in Scrum?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scrum is the most widely used Agile framework. In Scrum, the work is divided into smaller goals which can be completed within time-boxed iterations called sprints. The length of each sprint is fixed and is normally between one week and one month, with two weeks being the most common.  Unfortunately, many scrum projects are not successful as teams ignore or miscalculate their capacity to do the Continue Reading

What is a Scrum Master and its roles and responsibilities.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello everyone, I use to hear a lot of questions regarding the scrum master. So today we are going to know about the scrum master, and his/her roles and responsibilities What is a Scrum Master? Scrum master is the servant leader liable for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices. The Scrum Master is usually considered a teacher Continue Reading

SCRUMBAN- Stop Starting, Start Finishing

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is Scrumban Scrumban is a hybrid Agile framework combined from Scrum and Kanban. It’s a great transition step from scrum to Kanban.  A 2 week iteration with a pull based system is recommended to minimise batching of work and making this model effective. When to use Scrumban 1- Scrumban is a great solution for teams who need the structure of Scrum with the flexibility Continue Reading

WHY SAFe?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Scrum works best with small teams that aim to deliver software which is prioritised by the team backlog. It uses the iterative models with sprints by having the highest priority items implemented first in time boxed iterations. When it comes to large organisations, the Scaled Agile Framework is a way forward. The fundamental principal of SAFe helps in collaboration, seamless communication and delivering the highest Continue Reading

We do continous retro, do you?

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are reading this blog right now you are already following scrum or trying to follow Scrum. Well, scrum has a lot of good practices which can surely make your project a success. Following it right is what most people get stuck on. One of its ceremonies is called retrospective which is quite important, inevitable in fact, but still many don’t do it. Leaving Continue Reading

What can be done when the PO isn’t empowered?

Reading Time: < 1 minute A fairly common situation in organizations is the presence of a PO without authority. It is common for a BA to play this role, and mainly due to the mistaken belief that functional knowledge is  the only criteria for a PO. Also the term ScrumMaster suggesting an all important person in a move to Scrum, contributes to this thinking. As in many things the best Continue Reading

Commitment Under Pressure

Reading Time: 3 minutes The following post is from our guest editor Srinivas Chillara. Srinivas is a Scrum coach and co-author of “Essentials of Scrum practice“- a mini-book currently in advanced draft stage. This is an extract from the book. The hidden hobbler of Scrum teams: Pressure One common problem Scrum teams face is in the difficulty of meeting their sprint goals, followed by increasing pressure, which is never-ending. Continue Reading

Role of an Agile Architect

Reading Time: 8 minutes This post is a reproduction of my article which has been published on Agile Journal by the name The Shiny New Agile Architect. You can download the pdf here. Recently there has been a lot of talk on whether we need an Architect on agile teams or not. There have been never-ending discussions on various forums both inside organizations and out in the public questioning Continue Reading