If you can`t convince the stakeholders in your company to go agile, approach the problem from the waste perspective: convincing them to eliminate the unnecessary process steps might be much easier. Here are the basic principles of how Lean could be used as a foundation for becoming agile - step by step and gradually, if the immediate change is out of question.
Creating a product with a great user experience requires more than just user stories. While capturing the product functionality is important, the user journeys, the visual design, and the nonfunctional properties have to be described too. Learn how to effectively complement stories with other techniques including scenarios, storyboards, and design sketches.
Scrum team members have always been arguing whether the Sprint Planning in SCRUM is wasting or saving their time. Explore the Sprint Planning best practices to ensure that analyzing selected user stories as well as their design, implementation, testing, deployment, etc. is a good investment of your time.
Developing new products is hard. One of the biggest challenges is to learn fast what works and what does not. This article describes how combining LeanStartup and Scrum allows product managers to tackle this challenge. It discusses how problem-solution fit and product-market fit are achieved, and how the product is then completed and launched.
In order to have any positive effect, your Sprint Retrospective meetings should fully engage your team and bring tangible results. Here is a list of must-have components to ensure an effective Sprint Retrospective meeting, translating into real progress and successful improvement at all levels.
No matter what your team does, you will spend the same amount to employ them, so the real question is not whether agile is cheaper than waterfall, but whether it solves the problem. Agile done well, on the other hand, really is cheaper. Read the article to find out how and why.
Many shy away from use cases within an Agile approach, but for Agile requirements to be successful, both user stories and use cases must be leveraged to get to the heart of the most appropriate business solution that brings value to the customer.
Scrum is not a sequential process, and a linear Scrum implementation wastes a massive opportunity: to ensure that the right product with the right features is created. Read this article to learn how Scrum’s cyclic nature helps you create a great product by running focused experiments.
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