Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:00:58 GMT Agile Thoughts https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/340996/Agile-Thoughts This blog represents everything agile. Agile thoughts, issues, concerns, experiences, etc. I want to share and provide an outlet for the agile mindset. "Don't just do agile, be agile". Implementing Programs in Scrum https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51481/Implementing-Programs-in-Scrum Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:39:34 GMT Programs represent a collection of related projects. The objective of a program is to produce business results as they have been identified in the Program Vision Statement. The Prioritized Program Backlog includes Product Backlogs for every project within the program. According to the Scrum Body of ... Regression Testing in Scrum https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/47569/Regression-Testing-in-Scrum Sun, 14 Oct 2018 17:19:48 GMT When changes are made to software that has been previously validated, even the smallest revision has the potential to disrupt the existing code. Software developers implement Regression tests to ensure that modifications or additions to the code didn’t break any of the existing functionality. ... Planning for Uncertainty https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46423/Planning-for-Uncertainty Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:17:25 GMT Agile projects often have a high degree of uncertainty; namely, there are absent features and time estimates that have a high probability of adversely impacting the business. To avoid a negative impact, estimates should be buffered to reflect levels of uncertainty that are intrinsic in estimation ac... Task Estimation with Scrum https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46054/Task-Estimation-with-Scrum Sun, 09 Sep 2018 04:37:31 GMT The Sprint Planning Meeting The Sprint Planning meeting is the Scrum ceremony where the team estimates all tasks associated with each user story in the Sprint backlog. The estimation effort focuses on all resources required to complete the tasks for each Sprint. A shared task list is used to esti... Scrum Guidance Body Recommendations https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46052/Scrum-Guidance-Body-Recommendations Sun, 09 Sep 2018 04:16:49 GMT The Scrum Guidance Body (SGB) typically consists of a group of professionals that define the set of standards that pertain to quality, government regulations, and other important organizational considerations. The standards are developed to provide guidance for the Product Owner, Scrum Mater and the... Metrics and Measuring Techniques in the Retrospective Meeting https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46051/Metrics-and-Measuring-Techniques-in-the-Retrospective-Meeting Sun, 09 Sep 2018 04:12:59 GMT A retrospective is a time-boxed ceremony where the Core Scrum Team (optional for the Product Owner) convenes to discuss the iteration that was most recently completed. This practice is very similar to the lessons learned meeting that takes place in waterfall projects. Pertinent information is collec... Impediment Logs in Scrum https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/46050/Impediment-Logs-in-Scrum Sun, 09 Sep 2018 03:57:29 GMT Impediments are barricades, hurdles or obstacles. In terms of Scrum, they are “blockers” that prevent the Scrum Team from completing work, which in return impacts velocity. Anything that prohibits the team from doing work is considered an impediment. Examples of Scrum impediments are lis... Risks in Programs and Porfolios https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/41803/Risks-in-Programs-and-Porfolios Tue, 08 May 2018 17:08:21 GMT Risk identification at the program and portfolio levels can be an extremely challenging activity. The main thought process about risk management at these levels is to share ownership at the project level with those at the program and portfolio levels... Business Justification Techniques in Scrum https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/40289/Business-Justification-Techniques-in-Scrum Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:28:25 GMT All projects are usually required to undertake a business justification process, and Scrum is not an exception. This practice is essential because it helps the business understand its options pertaining to change initiatives, new products or services and providing justification for undertaking a new... Scrum and Kanban Boards https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/38961/Scrum-and-Kanban-Boards Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:43:20 GMT The Scrum Board is an important component of the Scrum methodology. This board is used by Agile teams to track their development work within time-boxed iterations called Sprints. The Scrum Board shows all backlog items that need to be completed within the current Sprint. Team members use the board b...