3 Important Responsibilities of Business Analysts in Scrum and Agile

Social, Agile and Transformation

Does your agile team practicing Scrum or Kanban need a business analyst? Should business analysts be assigned to a single scrum team, or can they work across tribes or multiple teams? agile planning agile software development cio DevOps innovation it management product management

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5 Ways Scrum Leaders Drive Astoundingly Successful Collaboration

Social, Agile and Transformation

Product owners, tech leads, and scrum masters are three common roles you find on scrum teams. I've written about their key responsibilities such as product owners prioritizing backlogs, tech leads overseeing estimating, and scrum masters ensuring team collaboration and cohesion.

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What is the Modernized Role of Scrum Masters

Social, Agile and Transformation

The 15th episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke focuses on the modernized role of the scrum master. . Ten years ago, scrum masters were the experts on agile methodologies and charged to coach teams through the process.

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5 Recommendations on How Much To Invest in Agile and Scrum Courses

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you considering getting formally trained or certified in agile methodologies or scrum? Are you looking to become a certified scrum master, or maybe get trained in an agile framework such as SAFe or LeSS, or specialize in agile transformation with classes like StarCIO Agile Planning?

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SCRUM vs. KanBan

IT Toolbox

It seems that we have two flavors of what can loosely be called "agile" development going on. I had an interesting conversation today with the Director of SW Engineering I work with. He was relating some meetings he was in where various corporate IT leaders were discussing agile methodologies and how to standardize them across the company. The first type was being

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Scrum Transition Journal: Grooming Woes Part 1

IT Toolbox

I've been writing about the process of shifting from a "semi'-agile" development model into a more formal scrum process. So for most people who deal with scrum based methodologies, I think my perspective is a little bit unique. I'm a product manager/product owner. I attend the daily stand up just like everyone else. Of course, anyone who has questions about

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Adopting Agile Scrum - is change & hard work

IT Toolbox

In my work week, this has meant a change to Agile Scrum as a development methodology. We used some principles of Agile software developmentWith a change of leadership comes many other changes. And along with that comes a number of learnings that are worth repeating here on my blog. Agile isn't entirely new. Our approach before this had been semi-agile.

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Scrum Transition Journal: This pace is brutal!

IT Toolbox

So we’re moving to an Agile scrum process. This is a dream-come-true for the development team. But it’s a decent sized change that is going to take some getting used to. I’m not complaining. But I am painfully aware of some of the impacts on me as a product manager. One of the first things that I have noticed is that the cadence is

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The scrum master role explained

ComputerWorld IT Management

Watch this snappy instructional video to understand how a scrum master can help a team learn agile development and follow a scrum process to develop new applications

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On An Agile scaling journey ? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

Software development leaders continue to buy into Agile--while they eradicate traditional waterfall style development. Scrum. agile software development. Agile at scale Application Development DevOps SaFE Scrum XP agile software development water-agile-fallThis year I'm excited to have my team colleague Amanda joining me in the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey.

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Agile Marketing Based on Analytical Data Insights: Improving Scrum Tactics in Brand Outreach

Eric D. Brown

Agile management and scrum-style techniques have long been accepted in fields of technology development, but have been increasingly adopted outside the tech industry over the years. The issue is how to introduce scrum-style strategies while also making use of “ Big Data ” analytics to ensure the best possible decisions are made. Improved Scrum Marketing Management through Smart Use of Data.

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Meeting notes for your agile and scrum meetings? Here's why they are important and some options to implement

Social, Agile and Transformation

My question for the agile scrum masters, coaches, and team leads today is whether or not you are documenting meeting notes after planning sessions, standups, and other common scrum meetings? offshore development organizational change software developmentYou might be tempted to do away with meeting notes as a relic of the past. In fact, if you have a small collocated team that has a long tenure working together, then I agree that it might be overkill to.

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The Scrum Guide 2020 Aims For Focus And Inclusivity But Might Scare Designers Away

Forrester's Customer Insights

I attended the 2020 Scrum guide update event that also celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

Organizations are therefore in a rush to become great at rapidly innovating, developing, and delivering new software products to win new clients and retain and serve existing ones. Our key finding comes in response to a question: Are you building a digital lab that contains great developers but is isolated from key business leaders and other technology management teams? Scrum. agile software development.

How Agile Planning can Boost Digital Business Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

"We're practicing scrum, scaling agile, but not seeing the benefits we were expecting," is a comment I hear all too often. The simple answer is, following scrum ceremonies and focusing on scaling rituals isn't going to achieve agile mindsets, culture, and transformation.

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No Scrum Master? No Problem - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 No Scrum Master? How should Enterprises fill the Scrum Master Role? I field this question very often and especially from members of technology organizations where agile and scrum in particular is being introduced top down from Management.

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Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. My colleagues and I from BusinessWeek gave a presentation last week covering our agile planning and development process and ended with an intro to SCRUM by @silviogalea. agile software development. (56).

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6 Best Practices for Remote Work by Agile Software Development Teams

CEB IT

In 2020, the sudden shift to remote work created concern among software engineering and apps leaders that development velocity would suffer. Shift to remote work: How are development teams adapting? People management helps with motivation development and alignment.

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Agile 2: A New Hope

Dataconomy

Contributors Featured Technology & IT agile development kanban scrumOn February 11-13, 2001, a group of senior programmers, project managers, and technical analysts met at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah.

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Respect Driven Development

Perficient Data & Analytics

Respect Driven Development is not an attempt to add to the Agile alphabet soup of X Driven Development like TDD, BDD, DDD or FDD. It really wasn’t until GDPR that I started to think that we really need a way to internalize how we approach data as developers in large distributed systems. Why am I designing and developing systems that I don’t really want to use? Development Big Data GDPR scrum

Hype Cycle for 3 Phases of an Agile Backlog Groom

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Grooming is the process for an agile scrum team to absorb new work and add details. agnostic and if you are a water-scrum-fall champion, this applies to you too. The groom session goal is for the scrum team to move from initial introduction to common understanding. This common understanding of the scope is a cornerstone of agile scrum and further, Mike Willis explains the cone of uncertainty. This is the development engineering feedback to the Product Owner.

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The Scrum Master - A role or responsibility?

Social, Agile and Transformation

At a recent industry event for publishers, I sat at a table with a number of agile development leaders and we discussed the ScrumMaster role. agile software development project management software developmentDo you have a dedicated ScrumMaster? For the most part, the answer came back as a ‘no’ for a number of philosophical and funding reasons. Agile practitioners love to talk about roles and responsibilities. You need a product owner, largely responsible for.

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Five Reasons Your Agile Practices Fail to Deliver Results

Social, Agile and Transformation

We can call many processes "agile," and teams can claim that they are practicing scrum. agile planning agile software development cio innovation leadership organizational changeLet's call a spade a spade.

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Respect Driven Development

Perficient Data & Analytics

Respect Driven Development is not an attempt to add to the Agile alphabet soup of X Driven Development like TDD, BDD, DDD or FDD. It really wasn’t until GDPR that I started to think that we really need a way to internalize how we approach data as developers in large distributed systems. Why am I designing and developing systems that I don’t really want to use? Digital Transformation Operations Respect Driven Development

Agile Mindsets: Don't try to get a perfect architecture; Plan to get it wrong

Social, Agile and Transformation

I still find teams that have adopted scrum and other agile practices, but still strive for perfection when trying to conceive architectures and implementation plans. agile planning agile software development cloud computing data management DevOps innovation it management software development software qaSome will also try to think through every edge case to ensure that designs are fully future-proofed. This is an unrealistic proposition for most teams and people.

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Benchmarks for Healthy Agile Planning that gets User Stories Written and Estimated

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile practices, and scrum in particular are really strong at prescribing steps to go from sprint start to end. Teams practicing scrum will usually have a commitment meeting at the start of the sprint to decide the scope of work they aim to complete and daily standups during the sprint to discuss status and blocks. agile planning agile software development DevOps

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Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

CIO Dashboard

The #NoEstimates debate has struck a nerve with the software development community. It’s all about exploring alternatives to estimates (including cost, time, and effort) for making decisions in the software development life cycle. The traditional approach of software development estimating focuses on: Taking the highest priority planned work. Allows scrum team to focus on researching a viable solution by taking away timeline-driven approach.

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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) May Not Be Maximum Value

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In software development, the Minimum Viable Product ( MVP ) is the quickest time to release for something useful. Noting that development is a change, the definition [of a one-time] MVP depends on your planned current vs. future business state. This is because execution of a development project includes gobs of little decisions on the ground. The development folks should hear that they are creating optimum business value, not a minimum product.

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When to Say “No” to #NoEstimates – A Case Study

CIO Dashboard

Recent traction around the #NoEstimates d ebate suggests the development community is looking to break free from traditional agile techniques like relative and t-shirt sizing. Many developers do their best work when constraints like timelines and documentation are removed. In the complex world of enterprise software development, we say no. The development team would not provide estimates due to the short timeline to production: six weeks.

What Agile Teams Can Learn From 1st Graders

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I saw this hanging in my daughter''s classroom I knew it needed to be shared with Scrum Masters and other agile team members. So much what makes agile teams successful is dependent on their collaboration - establishing a shared understanding of priorities, solving problems, developing solutions, resolving blocks, and improving practices. agile planning agile software development it management organizational change project management software development

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What Drives Agile Teams to Become Agile Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week I moderated a panel at nGage's Enterprise Transformation Exchange on Developing an Agile IT Organization: Concepts, Culture and Concerns. Organizations looking to transform need to go beyond scrum practices and improving IT project execution. The message from panelists was clear.

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New Agile Teams - Common Questions, Simple Answers

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I came in, I committed to the team that we would rapidly adopt Agile Development and Agile Planning practices in order for us to fulfill our goals. Today, less than one hundred days into this position, we have Scrum running in three programs and Kanban. about me agile planning agile software development cio innovation it management leadership offshore development organizational change software development

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Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers. Ive been asked lately about the role of project managers on agile or SCRUM teams. Some specifics: Scrum and agile are very team and inward facing. offshore development.

Top 7 Ingredients to Establishing an Agile Development Practice.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Top 7 Ingredients to Establishing an Agile Development Practice. More and more teams and companies are considering agile processes, SCRUM, Extreme, or hybrids to either pilot new initiatives or to establish the practice. offshore development. (6).

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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

With the ever-evolving software development landscape, large enterprises are increasingly “going Agile.” Agile is applicable to many scenarios; for example, Extreme Programming (XP) zeroes in on software engineering while wrapping in novel approaches to boost quality, and Scrum is the most widely adopted agile method. By building on XP and Scrum, SAFe can effectively scale Agile throughout the enterprise by introducing Lean and portfolio management principles.

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Balancing Speed in Agile

IT Toolbox

Recently I discussed the difference between SCRUM and Kanban based agile software development. I’m guessing that some out there think that one of these methods might be better than the other. I can imagine that someone might think that whichever produces the fastest release rate or hits some target cycle. Hang on just a minute. That’s a false value. Faster is not

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Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development. Are you a technology executive looking to adopt or migrate to an agile software development practice? Also, see my Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. agile software development. (56).

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Adopting Agile Development - The role of the CIO - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Adopting Agile Development - The role of the CIO. First, the CIO must be able to negotiate priorities and develop a path for consistent delivery - which is why I thing the CIO loves Agile (or should love it). agile software development. (56).

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Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 When I talk to leaders and teams about agile and scrum, they get the basics right away - sprint length, stand ups, commitments, getting to done, and basic backlog management. Who should be the scrum master? agile software development. (56).

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Getting Enterprise Executives to buy in to an Agile Development.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Getting Enterprise Executives to buy in to an Agile Development Lifecycle. People have asked me, "how do you get executive buy in on moving a department or team to an agile development software lifecycle "? Agile practices (SCRUM, XP , etc.)

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Larger Scale Agile Development - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Larger Scale Agile Development. Back in January, we had one team at BusinessWeek practicing agile software development. It covers agile release planning, scrum of scrums, and a number of other advanced topics. web development. (12).

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Offshore Agile Development - Totally Feasible! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Offshore Agile Development - Totally Feasible! I just returned from Chennai, India where I had the pleasure of working with a relatively small team of developers. We also brought one of our offshore developers come on site for a few weeks.

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Is Your Enterprise Ready for Agile Development? - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Is Your Enterprise Ready for Agile Development? Agile proponents did themselves a favor adopting the generic agile development to represent processes like SCRUM, Extreme Programming, etc. agile software development. (56).

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