Author: Barghavi

7 Ways to Get Started with DevOps Today

Introduction Transitioning to a DevOps approach can be a confusing and formidable prospect. Looking at organizations that practice DevOps, we may see a completely foreign country with a different organizational structure, practices, and a formation of new DevOps tools for us to learn. It’s easy to forget that those companies took a long time to get where they are and...

3 WAYS MANAGEMENT CAN BENEFIT FROM GOING AGILE

Introduction Some organizations are curious about agile and want to know the benefits of working with this methodology. While there are a number of benefits and opportunities from going agile, there are also a few challenges for leaders to run. Agile will create teams and grip multiple developers against each project, which may mean that the organization can no longer...

When Kanban is the Better Choice

Introduction Kanban is a popular framework used to implement agile software development. It requires real-time communication of capacity and full transparency of work. Work products are represented visually on a kanban board, allowing team members to see the state of every piece of work at any time. The Kanban Method is a means to manage, design, and improve flow systems...

What is the Difference Between PSM1 and PSM2?

Introduction Do you want to be a professional scrum master who aptly implements Scrum in everyday teamwork? Simplilearn’s PSM certification training course comprehensive course covers the principles and process theory underpinning the Scrum framework and make sure the participants learn what is at the key of the Scrum and Agile movement. This two-day classroom training will open new career opportunities...

Daily Scrum: Not Just for Scrum Masters

Introduction The Daily Scrum is not just for the Scrum Master. Instead of a “status meeting” for the manager, it should be seen as a forum where team members are synchronizing their work. We prefer to think of the daily scrum as a synchronization meeting. Team members are synchronizing their work: Here’s what we did yesterday and what we think...

How to Explain Agile to Your Stakeholders?

Introduction In Agile development, a stakeholder is anyone outside the development team with a support in the success of the project. If you are a stakeholder, knowledge of Agile will help you understand how the project will be developed and managed, when you can expect to see progress, and what the team needs from you in order to deliver their...

Should Scrum Teams Include a Stretch Goal In Their Sprints?

Introduction Some teams use something called stretch goals or stretch stories to highlight product backlog products they will accomplish if they finish their sprint commitments early. Stretch goals are frequently used as a way to satisfy stakeholders without fully committing to the work. In some ways, it’s more real to call it out as a “stretch goal” than saying we didn’t...

An Iterative Waterfall Isn’t Agile

Introduction The success of a software development project is closely tied to the chosen development approach. Waterfall and Agile are two of the most popular SDLC methodologies in the present. As such, development teams might find themselves asking the question, which one to choose? Both Agile and Waterfall methodologies are mature approaches to software development. Although the two share a few similarities,...

Can the Scrum Master also be the Product Owner?

Introduction If you’ve experimented with scrum, you’re likely familiar with the Product Owner and Scrum Master roles. But just in case you’re not, here’s a quick breakdown: The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that the team follows the Scrum process, while the Product Owner ensures that the team spends time building things that bring the most value to the organization. These...

The most common Scrum mistakes and How to avoid them

INTRODUCTION Today, companies are becoming a part of the massive technological leapfrogging through some of the popular agile methodologies. When we talk about Agile, people think of “Scrum” naturally. Scrum is the most widely used framework among the popular organizations. These organizations leverage Agile and Scrum methods for a disciplined project management practice, as Agile encourages continual feedback, iterative development,...