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Agile Project Management, Agile Development and Scrum Tool. What Does Scrum Stand For? Written by: Ronda Bowen • edited by: Michele McDonough • updated: 5/29/2013 You may have found yourself wondering what "Scrum" stands for.

What Does Scrum Stand For?

This article answers that question and other questions the newly initiated may have about Scrum when implementing it into their work environments. A Rugby TermThis is one of the most common questions asked about Scrum. The truth is, however, that "Scrum" doesn't stand for anything, it is not an acronym. Instead, are you familiar with Rugby at all? Understanding Scrum - Part I This series of articles details the principals behind scrum methodologies - the process, environment, process, roles, etc.

FAQ Training and Certification. FAQ Sections General FAQ Why does Scrum Alliance offer a certification program?

FAQ Training and Certification

When Scrum was first introduced, the only available training was in the form of articles, presentations, and books. By reading these resources, many grasped the iterative nature of Scrum but missed the principles and practices that are necessary for successful implementation. In response, Scrum Alliance developed a certification program. What makes the Scrum Alliance certification program different from other Scrum training programs? Can I become certified without taking a course? The Product Manager – Role and Responsibilities : Agile101 – Agile Project Management and Digital Publishing. The Product Manager represents the Product Owner and the End-User/Customer – they are responsible for defining and scheduling the delivery of high quality output in line with business requirements and priorities .

The Product Manager – Role and Responsibilities : Agile101 – Agile Project Management and Digital Publishing

The Product Manager and the Product Owner define the ‘What’ , The Scrum Team define the ‘How’ and they work together to agree the ‘When’ . The Product Manager is on hand during the course of the Sprint for questions and confirmation of progress in the ‘right direction’. For example, the Scrum Team may approach the Product Manager mid-Sprint with an “is this what you were after” or “I could either do this or that… which would you prefer?” The Product Manager works with Stakeholders and the Product Owner to set Product Strategy and will often be responsible for managing the Product P&L – they seek to identify and define the highest value deliverables Just In Time for each Sprint Planning Session. Best practice dictates that this communication should be owned by the Product Owner. Agile Epic Board : Agile101 – Agile Project Management and Digital Publishing. Aside from being the high point of a visit by a number of McKinsey Management Consultants (who apparently stopped to take pictures – no joke), the Epic Board also got the nod of approval from Howard Averill, CFO of Time Inc.

Agile Epic Board : Agile101 – Agile Project Management and Digital Publishing

Continue reading Although I use this board to track our development programme across multiple products, teams and sprints, the Epic Board can also be a very useful project management tool. See The Epic Board – An Essential Project Management Tool. Continue reading I introduced the Epic Board as a programme management tool – a tangible release plan that can help you to plan software development programmes comprising multiple separate projects combined with Business As Usual Activities. The more I use the Epic Board, the more I love it. Make no mistake about it, I don’t think this tool should (or could) replace a Scrum Task Board – it’s totally different… Continue reading.

Implementing Scrum – PowerPoint Presentation. After seeing how popular my last presentation was (10 Key Principles of Agile Software Development) – and following numerous requests to do another one – I’ve created this PowerPoint presentation about ‘Implementing Scrum’.

Implementing Scrum – PowerPoint Presentation

This presentation follows my latest series about How To Implement Scrum in 10 Easy Steps. It goes step by step, with pictures and notes on each slide from my blog. The notes are not intended to be a script, but should hopefully still be very helpful. When you buy this presentation for $15, you will also get access to my last presentation free of charge! If you purchase this presentation, all I ask is that you credit as the source, do not publish it (in print or on the web) and please do not circulate it (please direct people to this address). I sincerely hope you find the presentation useful – for $15 you can’t really go far wrong! P.S. you can get both of these presentations free if you buy my 55 page eBook .

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