Blending agile and waterfall.

In this paper, the authors present their hypothesis that in the future, projects will use a combination of agile practices, with a traditional approach, usually associated with waterfall projects. This should become the dominant successful methodology, even despite the pressure for quick d ...

Three Things That Cause Scrum Backlash (and How to Fix Them).

Most people hear the word “Scrum” and think of something that’s stuck to the bottom of their shoe. Au contraire. Scrum is an agile software development methodology designed to foster iterative and incremental development. Scrum projects are broken down into 24-hour development cycles ...

Agile project management with Scrum.

Scrum is one of the agile methodologies designed to guide teams in the iterative and incremental delivery of a product. Often referred to as "an agile project management framework," its focus is on the use of an empirical process that allows teams to respond rapidly, efficiently, and effec ...

Scrum Project Management.

Originally created for agile software development, scrum provides project managers with the flexibility needed to meet ever-changing consumer demands. Presenting a modified version of the agile software development framework, Scrum Project Management introduces Scrum basics and explains ho ...

Scrum improves transparency and maneuverability.

Scrum is an agile process framework built around practices that create excellent visibility into product development’s true progress. A product developed with Scrum might be, for instance, a consumer-oriented software package or a business-to-business web service. Arm ...

Transparency in Agile Product Development.

The word "transparency" can be easily misused. Even dictatorship regimes are convinced they are transparent. Companies advocate transparency while they dis-empower their teams for mediocrity. I have more examples to share, but the point here is: What does transparency mean in Agile?Is ...

Scrum Important Artifacts.

Scrum Artifacts provide key information that the Scrum Team and the stakeholders need to be aware of for understanding the product under development, the activities done, and the activities being planned in the project. The following artifacts are defined in Scrum Process Framework - ...