Life and career skills

Agile Life and career skills

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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May 2022
Life and career skills Random rants Tech and me

May 2022 Blog

May is a month of holidays in Malaysia. Starting with Labour Day on May 1st and 2nd and followed by Hari Raya holidays on May 3 – 4 and lastly with Wesak Day on May 16. May also sees the end of many pandemic restrictions indoors, outdoors and schools. People are no longer required to […]

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story points
Agile Life and career skills Tech and me

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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April 2022
Life and career skills Softwapps Tech and me

April 2022 Blog

So, April’s Fool has passed and we are in Q2 of the year. What’s been keeping me up awake and working ? Technical – Flutter Why Flutter ? I compared React and Flutter with Xamarin and found that I liked Flutter for its prospect and close native functionality. Plus it can be on web, mobile […]

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user stories
Agile Life and career skills Tech and me

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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March 2022
Life and career skills Lifestyle Random rants

March 2022 Blog

March .. the end of Q1 has arrived. A major notable event is the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent impact to the world economy which was already battered by the presence of Covid for the past 2 years. Could it be a question of greed or unsatisfied ego or just […]

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team dynamics
Agile Life and career skills

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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scrum ceremonies
Agile Life and career skills

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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Agile Life and career skills Project management

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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Agile Life and career skills Project management

Chronicles of a Scrum master #1 : The beginning

In the beginning My journey as a scrum master began in the month of November 2020. Having successfully completed and delivered a project on a sales and operational planning system, that same system was earmarked to transition to a product that will be the first agile implementation in my organization. The learning curve was more […]

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