Category Archives: Project management

What is Spike in Scrum?

WHAT IS A SPIKE? In agile software development, a spike is a story that cannot be estimated until a development team runs a timeboxed investigation. The output of a spike is an estimate for the original story. CHOOSING TO DO ALL OF YOUR SPIKES IN SPRINT 0 If you implement all of your spikes for …

Becoming an effective manager

Many successful people get promoted into management and quickly find the pressure to be higher than anything they felt in the past. As an individual contributor, it is much easier to control the outcomes of your work. It may not seem like that at times, but you have a lot more control than when you …

Hybrid Agile Vs. Agile

Hybrid is most popular with publicly funded establishments, as they prefer to stick to the classically linear and sequential (traditional Waterfall) approach of software development that they are used to, rather than to try Agile. Usually it’s hard for them to detach from Waterfall because of their long history with it. The longer an organization …

Stories, Themes and Epics for Beginner to adopt Scrum

When a new team is just beginning to adopt Scrum, the difference between stories, themes, and epics always seems to be a source of some confusion. In particular, where stories end and epics begin tends to be a sticking point. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at each artifact to get a clearer …

Risk, Risk Appetite, Risk Tolerance, Risk Threshold, Risk Attitude

As per the PMBOK Guide 5th edition, “Project risk is an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives such as scope, schedule, cost, and quality.” From the above definition, you can conclude that a risk can either be an opportunity or a …

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