Varun M.

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Scrum (development)

Scrum is simple and well defined, but difficult.

The roles and practices of Scrum are simple and well defined, but the practice can be difficult. Although Scrum is about a “mind-set” or adoption of a “culture” with ceremonies designed to make the culture thrive, there are specific roles and practices that are vital to… Continue Reading →

Scrum has become very popular, but it is not always “pure.”

There’s a common belief that the vast majority of organizations adopting and integrating Scrum come from a Waterfall-like background. This was supported by 49% of respondents either used Scrum in addition to an existing Waterfall method or used it for some projects while using Waterfall for the rest. 13% use… Continue Reading →

Scrum Adoption Factors

The common belief that the vast majority of organizations adopting and integrating Scrum come from a Waterfall-like background was supported by the survey. 24% use Scrum for some projects while using Waterfall for the rest. 13% use Scrum exclusively, while 31% indicate no use of Waterfall. 23% felt it… Continue Reading →

How Often and Why They Use Scrum?

In terms of current Agile approaches, Scrum leads the way, take a look at the stats Scrum 40% Kanban (15%) Lean (11%) Whereas, in more findings, it was revealed that: 19% of the participants used Scrum for up to a quarter of their projects that… Continue Reading →

Key Findings

While 41% of organizations are jumping into Agile waters without requiring a specific certification of their employees, 54% either agree or strongly agree that a certification such as the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) improves their chances of sustained success. Culture is king in the Agile world—and according to a majority… Continue Reading →

Did you know?

For participants running Scrum projects, 41% have a dedicated ScrumMaster role. 24% of our participants have a Product Owner role that is in alignment with Scrum best practices, with that individual having the authority to set business priorities for the… Continue Reading →

The Product Owner

The ScrumMaster is responsible for removing any barriers between the development teams and the Product Owner and customers so that the customers can directly drive development. The ScrumMaster is also responsible for showing the Product Owner how to use Scrum to… Continue Reading →

Bringing Order from Chaos With Scrum

In software development organizations, chaos often results when a project’s complexity is greater than its managers’ ability to direct meaningful progress toward a goal. Progress might be made in fits and starts, but it is often indiscernible and unsatisfactory. Scrum cuts through… Continue Reading →

Difference Between Project Manager & ScrumMaster

Over the last several years, many have wrestled with the question of how to make the difference between project manager and ScrumMaster, between coach and boss, more readily understood. How can this explain the shift in a way that is easy… Continue Reading →

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