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Chronicles of a Scrum master #9 : Communication and Collaboration

Communication is one of the most important practices needed in a agile team regardless of whichever framework (Scrum, SaFE, Spotify). The key to communication is the reason why there are several events such as sprint planning, backlog grooming and daily stand ups. Collaboration within a scrum team is also essential to ensure that there is […]

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July 2022
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July 2022 Blog

July marks the second half of the year. A recap from first half of the year : Started my doctorate journey (DBA) with Unitar International University and completed my first semester. You can read more about it here. Net MAUI General Availability (GA) was released after many months and I am now attempting to learn […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #8 : Epics and Release management

What are epics in an agile context ? Epics group or categorize stories into release features. It plays an important role in the organization and release of features for the product. For example, an Epic of “Login based on country” can use to group stories as following : Develop splash page with login User ID […]

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June 2022
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June 2022 Blog

June is here and marks the end of Q2 2022 with several updates : DBA second semester has started with the subject Strategic Management – though 14 weeks, its a pretty intensive due to the class atmosphere and learnings to be gained. Individual and forum assignment is also due by the second week of June […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #7 : Testing and defects

Testing in an agile context refers to a team of Quality Assurance (QA) team of tester(s) who perform rigorous and meticulous examination, assessment and verification of each of the completed developed functionalities against the story’s acceptance criteria, which is usually defined by the Product Owner (PO). It will require the tester to have knowledge of […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #6 : Story points

What are story points ? Story points are the numbers given in the form of complexity level and usually stated using Fibonacci numbers. The art of story pointing Determining points for a story can be sometimes a daunting task if not done with an experienced team. There maybe often times conflicts and understanding gaps in […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #5 : User stories

User stories are the essence of a sprint and are the fundamental building blocks that determines the deliverables and releases of a product. A basic user story should consist of the following : Title Description Acceptance criteria Story points Scrum tasks Status For example, the stories for a mobile calendar app to list all public […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #4 : Team dynamics

What makes a scrum team that works well ? In reality, I do not think there is a straight forward one fits all answer. This depends on the organization culture and the standards that has been set. The dynamic nature of such projects and products are very diverse. Each team has its own traits and […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #3 : Sprint ceremonies

Daily stand ups – It is essential to have this daily event in the scrum organization which allows the team to discuss what has been progressing and if there are any challenges to overcome. Backlog grooming – This is a sprint ceremony that allows the scrum team to discuss (groom) on the user stories for […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #2 : Agile Project vs Product

Agile project vs agile product Welcome everyone to my second article on my exploits as a full time scrum master and my transition from a project manager to scrum master. Just a bit of background on myself.. I have been privileged to be a project manager for waterfall to Agile and then to a full time […]

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