The 5 Ways of Agile Leader – Shocking Truth

These are 5 important ways derived from successful agile leaders of top corporate in the world. Know that you are enough  An Agile Leader knows that they have everything already within their means to be successful. They know that the skills they have will allow them to learn the next skill; that they can learn off and rely on the support of the people around them. An Agile Leader does not sacrifice opportunity in the present for perfection in the future. An Agile Leader is comfortable with who they are and as such are centred, stable and have an air...

The Ins and Outs of Scrum – Fundamentals, Roles & Artifacts

Scrum is the most popular and most wide spread Agile method in the world. Scrum, around since 1993, is an “agile framework for completing complex projects”. There are many parts to Scrum that make it a highly effective method for learning and delivering value. But what concepts are clearly within Scrum and what things have been added onto Scrum? Here is my list. Within Scrum Concepts 1. Fundamentals Scrum grew out of two main concepts that gave it a strong foundation for its growth. Inspect & Adapt Scrum focuses on completing a small advancement in development, looking back and reviewing...

Agile Test Plan Template – Samples & Best Practices

The requirements undergo a hard time during the entire process in any agile development project. Requirements are classically written on a “nick of time,” or “just to get the code” basis. This may have several business edges, but this gives rise to making the job of a QA Lead very cumbersome. Even before knowing the project they must start developing the test plans, which must be tailored to satisfy the dynamic requirements. For making the life of a QA lead easy I am going to elaborate some easy ways to achieve writing test plans. Scroll down to the end of...

Meaningful Sprint Retrospective Questions You Should Ask Your Team

In this article we will walk you through the Sprint Retrospective Questions (specific to the questions you can ask in retrospective). The questions, given here can have many possible answers. Try to choose the questions relevant to your project and collect response from your entire team individually in a collective manner to understand and implement better in the upcoming Sprints. (more…)

Definition of Done : Definition, Examples and How It Affects Agile Projects

Definition of Done (DoD) – Definition Definition of done is the key to an effectively performing Scrum team. The Definition of Done and user acceptance criteria (functional acceptance) are orthogonal for a feature. It is a complete checklist of value added and essential activities that emphasize the worth of a feature and not the performance of that feature. Definition of done is well-versed by reality where it captures activities that can be committed by the team to be completed at each level (feature, sprint, release). (more…)

Important Roles of Product Manager in Agile Software Development

Product Manager in Agile Development – By Definition You may be wondering, why a definition about the Product manager is required? As everyone is aware of the same. It looks like I am teasing you with this definition. Trust me the intention is not to tease you but to make you understand that, in what way a “Product Manager” (PM) comes into the frame of Agile development is the most perplexing features while looking at a Scrum method in Agile development. From the textbook standpoint, viewing the whole thing using that lens, it is significant to realize that Scrum was...