Scrum Posts

Know the Difference: A Quick Guide to Agile Software Development Methodologies

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From tiny startups to massive Fortune 500 corporations, it seems like everyone these days is interested in making their software development more “agile.” The four main tenets of the Agile Manifesto,” written in 2001, are:

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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Sprint Length for Your Project

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Magic comes from the heart, and the heart of Scrum is the sprint. Many teams choose their sprint length without too much thought. And chances are it will works out. In optimism we trust after all.

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Solo Scrumming 101: How to Use Scrum for Personal Productivity

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Bet you had days when you’d go like “Well… I replied to some emails, had lunch, researched the project I’m working on, surfed Facebook, answered some more emails, did some more research… and that’s it”. And by the end of the day, you went nuts trying to do whatever was left.

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Scrum, Lean, Kanban: Choosing a PM Approach that Won’t Screw Up

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Fancy terminology and buzzwords – this is what modern project management is all about. Outsiders may hear words like Scrum, Kanban, Lean and wonder whether they are reading about project management or a notoriously difficult book by another “great” novelist.

When it comes to choosing a project management approach, even profs get confused. The bad news, the wrong framework is a recipe for disaster. And if you screw up, hope for the best but prepare for the worst. The good news, none of these frameworks – Scrum, Lean or Kanban – is actually as complicated as it may sound.

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3 Misconceptions IT Leaders have about Agile

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Today ‘agile’ is a buzz-word, and almost every organisation aspires to adopt its ‘best practices’. Startups and mature companies go for agile in pursuit of its advantages – decreased cycle times, improved customer collaboration, timely response to change, and so on. Despite its popularity, there still some common misconceptions CIOs have about agile.

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