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 : 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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Trust and Ownership – a Perfect Couple in an agile world!!!

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Trust and Ownership is what matters mostly in an Agile Software Development environment.  Let us see how it works. Software is developed to bring value addition to the business. An individual team member or team will perform best when there is a realization on why they are doing things. This realization will bring confidence to the leader to trust that team or team member. The responsibility of a leader is to create an environment which will cultivate that ownership within the team. A... more →
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