Agile Scrum – The role of a Project Manager

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The three major roles in Agile Scrum are – Product Owner, Team and Scrum Master. So how does a Project Manager (PM) from a traditional waterfall model fits in an Agile Scrum process? In a traditional waterfall model, the project is driven by the PM. Team depends on PM for directions and approvals.  In Agile it is more of a team activity and whole show is driven by the team. It is true that the role of a PM shrinks in agile process. They are no longer responsible for providing the solutions as... more →
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Agile – Importance of Organizational Culture

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Moving from waterfall to agile requires an organizational culture transformation.  Organizational culture is the glue that binds people and process to deliver results. The organization’s culture was not build overnight. It is evolved over a period of time based on the experience and the belief system on how work progresses and how decisions are made. It is very difficult to change or replace it with a new one. The inertia will naturally force the workforce to go back to old style of functioning.... more →
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Evolution of Agile Software Engineering Process

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Agile is the most popular software engineering process. Software Engineering is defined, as a systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approach, to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. It is a relatively new field, that originated in the 1950s. Waterfall model is the first, and most popular Software Engineering process. Software development has traditionally been performed, using the Waterfall methodology. It focuses on completing each phase of development, before the next phase... more →
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Video : Ruby for Java Programmers – String, Numbers, Classes and Objects

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Welcome to the Video Series – Ruby for Java Programmers. The objective of this video is to help experienced Java programmers to learn Ruby.This video covers Strings, Numbers, Classes and Objects at a very high level. In future we will come up with detailed videos for each of these topics. Watch the Video “Hello World” program in ruby can be written by a one line code – “put s Hello World”. In Java, double quotes are used to represent a string. In Ruby, both single... more →
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Video : A Very Short Introduction to Scrum Agile Development Methodology

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Scrum is one of the most popular agile software development methodologies. It is a process where software is delivered in time boxed iterations. These iterations are known as Sprint. Scrum focuses on the highest business value software features, in each sprint. That means Scrum team will be always working on value based features. Watch the Video     Roles in Scrum There are three roles in Scrum and they are Product Owner Scrum Team Scrum Master Scrum Workflow Product owner maintains the product... more →
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Video : Birth of Agile Software Development Methodology

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Agile software development is a group of methodology, used for successfully managing and delivering software projects as a team. In this video, we will learn about the reasons behind the need for Agile software development methodologies. In the past (in 1990s), waterfall model is used as the de-facto standard for software development.  It is a sequential design process, consisting of Requirement Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing and Maintenance. It was initially applied in manufacturing and construction... more →
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Videos: Introduction to Cloud Computing

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Following is a series of video tutorial which gives a good introduction to cloud computing.   The Video series consists of seven parts which are as follows Video 01 : Cloud Computing : Different Perspectives Cloud computing is often misunderstood even within the software community. This video will highlight some of the perspectives related to cloud computing. Video 02 : Cloud Computing : What is it ? This video explains what is cloud computing. Video 03 : Cloud Computing : Five Essential Characteristics There... more →
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