Category: Scrum Master

The Development Team in Scrum – Just Developers or a Real Team?

Introduction The Development Team forms an integral part of a Scrum team. Scrum recognizes that small teams are good and essential for self-organization to be effective. It acknowledges if a team is too small it may struggle to be cross-functional. It makes a recommendation towards teams between 3 and 9 being the optimum. At the Sprint Review, a “Done” increment is...

Guide to a Successful Career Path with the Scrum Alliance Certifications

Introduction Scrum Alliance, a non-profit membership organization, established in 2001, has historically focused on providing Agile and Scrum education and certifications. Further, Scrum Alliance always goals at encouraging the Scrum adoption worldwide by transforming the work culture through inspiring and guiding “individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, values, and principles that create workplaces that are prosperous, joyful, and sustainable.”  Scrum...

Does Scrum Apply To All Types Of Projects?

Introduction Probably this is one of the most frequently asked questions in relation to implementation of Scrum and still baffles everyone. The old school of Scrum was very anxious about Scrum being used beyond software development. And it’s a regular question googled in relation to the adaption of scrum methodology, and still people are confused whether to implement it in their projects. All of...

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...

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...

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,...

Scrum vs. Kanban: Deciding the New Agile Benchmark

Introduction Today in the quickly changing market, software development is changing its list of requirement every now and then. As we all know, Agile is one form of software development methodology which mainly focuses on continuous delivery of project with client satisfaction. Agile always accepts the change and works on complete statements to turn the project into a deliverable product....