Understanding Scrum……The Development Team (Part 3 of 12)

The next role without which Scrum would be incomplete is the Development Team. Let’s explore the accountability, responsibility and attributes of the Development Team. The Development Team The Development Team is a set of professionals, motivated by a common purpose. The Development team is accountable for delivering the potentially releasable…

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Product Owner and some of the anti patterns

To understand what are the anti-patterns for a Product Owner, one must first understand who is a Product Owner.  In a nutshell a Product Owner is a visionary, accountable for the product. According to a survey done by Forrester research, one of the main reasons for organisations failing to adopt…

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Agility…..What is it?

Software fraternity is abuzz with a word “Agile” for over a decade now. Every team is becoming an Agile team. But, how many of us do really understand what Agile or agility is? Recently finished reading “Software in 30 days” by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. There is a great definition…

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Scrum Values

Every one who has ever worked with Scrum knows that it is based on empirical process control theory i.e. empiricism. Empiricism, itself stands on three key pillars – Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation. But what would tell us that we are applying empiricism in our daily routine; what would guide us…

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