An Epic is a user story that is too big to complete over a single Sprint, and requires multiple Sprints for completion. Epics are generally broken down into user stories so they can be incorporated into Sprint Planning, Sprints, Retrospectives, etc. Want to learn more about Agile? Read this EBOOK, […]
What is the difference between customer centric and business centric?
So customer centric basically means project outcomes and deliverables are focused on the end user, his or her experience and their needs. Whilst Business centric, means it’s more focused on business outcomes such productivity, efficiency, quality, revenue increase and so on. Want to learn more about Agile? Read this EBOOK, […]
Can you give me an example where waterfall method is better than scrum method?
Basically when one or more of the following takes place: -The project is sequential and needs to follow one phase after the other -Requirements are set in stone, fixed scope -It is long term project, likely to take at least a year or more -You’re in a rigid environment that […]
What is the difference between product backlog and sprint backlog?
The Product Backlog is the collection of all the user stories that are part of the project, whilst the Sprint Backlog is a subgroup of that, a smaller collection of user stories specific to a particular Sprint. Basically all of the user stories you will deliver in that Sprint. So […]
Who in the project should give/assess the story points?
The person assigned to complete a user story should be the person defining how many story points to assign to that particular user story. This considers that the person doing the work is generally the SME (Subject Matter Expert) in the field, hence they would be better placed than anyone […]
How to transform the hierarchical model of a company into Agile?
Embarking on a journey to transform a company’s old ways into Agile isn’t always an easy thing nor something that can be done in a day or even a week. Generally it takes time. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible or overly complex, rest assured that many before you have […]
What is the number of days of cool down period allowed between 2 sprints, before another sprint can start?
There are not hard rules around this, but it should be as low as possible. Most teams have less than a week between when one Sprints finishes and the other one starts, this allows for things such as Sprint Planning and Retrospectives to occur before the new Sprint starts. Want […]
Mega projects are normally 3-5 years years long, so how can you follow scrum approach in those projects as here sprint is of 4-6 weeks long only???
Projects that last 3-5 years shouldn’t follow and Agile/Scrum approach, the nature of those projects aligns itself better with the Waterfall methodology. However some teams might take a Hybrid approach in which they run most phases of the project Waterfall and some Agile/Scrum. For instance, they might run the 3 […]
Are there any WBSs and Activities in Scrum??? If not then how do you do it?
In Scrum you plan your work in Sprints, by using user stories. Work Break Down Structures (WBSs) is something you would use more when working on projects using a Waterfall approach. Want to learn more about Agile? Read this EBOOK, listen to this AUDIOBOOK or enroll in this COURSE
To me the Product Owner is kind of the Business Analyst as he writes the Product Backlog Item after consultation with Stakeholders?
Yes, in many Agile/Scrum projects the Product Owner is represented by the BA. Particularly in projects where business stakeholders have little to no availability or are unable to attend daily standups, etc. The BA is probably the best person to represent them, since he or she basically represents the voice […]