We will discuss the transparency in Scrum teams and Agile organizations. It is a very popular term in Scrum literature and modern Agile trends. Transparency is a sensitive topic to be discussed especially in large organizations.
Scrum Developer is a widely used term to describe usually a technical development role that is a part of a Scrum Team.
When organizations are transitioning to Scrum, oftentimes they will try to map existing roles they have in their organizations to roles in Scrum. Scrum only recognizes three roles, that is: Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Development team. In Scrum, the term developer equates to a Development team member.
In our experience helping companies implement Scrum, Product Ownership recurs over and over again as THE big issue. In this blog article, we provide some guidance on what makes a good product owner and include a Product Owner position description.
When we are talking about Scrum, Agile and Lean product development we always remember Edwin’s stories about the Lean Product Development professional Don Reinertsen. Edwin is Clarus’ founder and CEO. He is an intense Agile advocate with a strong experience in Scrum. Edwin has been accountable for advancing Scrum and Agile to various businesses everywhere in New Zealand.
Scrum is easy but big IT organizations and the whole industry still have issues with helping Scrum teams to do their job the better way. At the end processes and poor, Scrum is not helping anyone and the software development and the end product are really weak.
The Scrum project development process is led by the so-called Scrum Master, who is responsible for removing obstacles to the team’s ability to fulfill its product goals and objectives.
The scrum master role has even more modern understanding, especially in the BVOP Scrum Master certification program. The Project Management Academy (PMA) also extends the classical responsibilities of the Scrum Master in their Scrum Master course and adds important activities like risk management and other traditional but very crucial moves for this Agile role.
How to find the best Scrum Master for your team and organization? Many teams often ask who is the best person to fill the Scrum Master role. The assumption is that this role is best filled by someone who was previously a project manager [or is the current project manager of a team]. Clients ask: “What’s the difference between leading a RUP (or Waterfall) team, and leading a Scrum Team?”
What Is Agile Programming?
Agile programming is an approach to project management, typically used in software development. It helps teams react to the instability of building software through incremental, iterative work cycles, known as sprints. But before turning our discussion to the details of agile programming, it’s best to start at the beginning with the project management paradigm that preceded it: waterfall, or traditional sequential development.
What are Quality control and quality assurance? These two topics have very similar terms but different practices and meanings. These subjects apply to both classic waterfall project management and Agile methodologies.
Quality Management in Project Management and Agile practices is one of the most important topics in every product development process. Quality management in classical Waterfall project management practices and in Agile practices have very similar approaches.