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...

The 3 Best Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Resources for Beginners

Introduction Scaled Agile Framework, also known as SAFe, is an enterprise-scale development framework. It uses a combination of existing lean and agile principles and combines them into a framework for large-scale projects. SAFe is designed not so much as a single methodology, but as a broad knowledge base of proven best practices that real teams have used to deliver successful...

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,...

The Definitive Guide to Agile Framework

Introduction Agile is an umbrella term for several iterative and incremental software development approaches, with each of those variations being its own agile framework. The most popular agile frameworks include Crystal, Scrum, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature-Driven Development. Mendix, in particular, subscribes to the Scrum methodology. While each agile methodology type has its own unique qualities, they all incorporate elements...

Think Big – Act Small: A New Way For Agile Teams?

INTRODUCTION An Agile team is a cross-functional group of people that is self-contained to the point that the people in the group can deliver the product without needing to draw on skills outside the group. It’s almost easier to think of agile teams by virtue of what they are not. Agile teams aren’t simply a project team made up of...