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Scrum Methodology & Agile Scrum Methodologies

Scrum Methodology & Agile Scrum Methodologies
For many developers in the software industry, the agile methodology is nothing new. Most folks know that agile was a direct response to the dominant project management paradigm, waterfall, and borrows many principles from lean manufacturing. In 2001, as this new management paradigm began to pick up momentum, agile was formalized when 17 pioneers of the agile methodology met at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah and issued the Agile Manifesto. Their manifesto is now considered the foundational text for agile practices and principles. Most importantly, the manifesto spelled out the philosophy behind agile, which places a new emphasis on communication and collaboration; functioning software; and the flexibility to adapt to emerging business realities.

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An Overview of the Scrum Process Scrum is a simple framework that does not demand any special tools or software. Here we explain how a project typically is run using Scrum. Product Backlog What Is Scrum? According to the State of Agile Survey, approximately 60 percent of projects are Agile.1 After all, Agile frameworks help companies accelerate time to market, increase productivity, and respond to changes in priorities. Of all the Agile frameworks, Scrum is the most widely adopted. Professionals from around the world and in a variety of industries are using Scrum to position their teams for greater success. Join the global movement that is transforming the world of work, and bring Scrum to your workplace.

Value Stream Mapping (Lean Tool) Tutorial Value stream mapping is a lean tool that employs a flow diagram documenting in high detail every step of a process. Many lean practitioners see value stream mapping as the fundamental tool to identify waste, reduce process cycle times, and implement process improvement. Some organizations treat the value stream map as the hallmark of their lean efforts. In analyzing value stream maps, it has occurred to me that some may have been created primarily as heuristic tools to teach lean concepts. It seemed as if the process improvement teams had focused on the method as the end, rather than how to use the method as a means to achieve an end.

The Sprint Backlog - Example Sprint Task Board - International Scrum Institute Within the Sprint Backlog all activities required to complete the committed entries from the Scrum Product Backlog are stored. All entries have to be estimated on a person-hour base in order to track progress and remaining efforts. The Sprint Backlog is a living artifact and is updated on a daily base. If a team member starts to work on an activity his name is recorded within the sprint backlog. Introduction to Scrum - An Agile Process Scrum is an agile way to manage a project, usually software development. Agile software development with Scrum is often perceived as a methodology; but rather than viewing Scrum as methodology, think of it as a framework for managing a process. In the agile Scrum world, instead of providing complete, detailed descriptions of how everything is to be done on a project, much of it is left up to the Scrum software development team. This is because the team will know best how to solve the problem they are presented.

Glossary of instructional strategies Current number of strategies and methods: 1271 Last updated: 27 July, 2013 Definitions written by Kelly Jo Rowan. ©1996-2013 Kelly Jo Rowan. The Small Batches Principle The January/February issue of acmqueue is out now Everything Sysadmin System Administration Thomas A. Limoncelli Q: What do DevOps people mean when they talk about small batches? Anatomy of a Sprint Backlog At our Certified Scrum Master training classes, Platinum Edge gets a lot of requests from students for an electronic copy of our sprint backlog template. Here is an Excel version of the template, along with a quick breakdown of each part. If you are not familiar with the sprint backlog, the sprint backlog is a list of the tasks associated with the current sprint.

Syrian Journey The Syrian conflict has torn the country apart, leaving thousands dead and driving millions to flee their homes. Many seek refuge in neighbouring countries but others pay traffickers to take them to Europe - risking death, capture and deportation. If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices would you make for you and your family? Take our journey to understand the real dilemmas the refugees face. The routes, options and outcomes in this Syrian Journey feature were based on real stories uncovered by extensive research as part of a BBC Arabic digital project exploring migration from Syria.

Focus Improvement on the Manufacturing Constraint Core Concept The core concept of the Theory of Constraints is that every process has a single constraint and that total process throughput can only be improved when the constraint is improved. A very important corollary to this is that spending time optimizing non-constraints will not provide significant benefits; only improvements to the constraint will further the goal (achieving more profit). Thus, TOC seeks to provide precise and sustained focus on improving the current constraint until it no longer limits throughput, at which point the focus moves to the next constraint. The underlying power of TOC flows from its ability to generate a tremendously strong focus towards a single goal (profit) and to removing the principal impediment (the constraint) to achieving more of that goal. In fact, Goldratt considers focus to be the essence of TOC.

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