Agile

Sprint Zero & Why you should NOT refer to it

What is a Sprint As described in the Scrum Guide, Sprints are the heartbeat of Scrum, where ideas are turned into value. They are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint. As a best practice, Sprint should include: Sprint...

by Kautilya Sundriyal
Tag: agile
22-Jan-2022

Agile

Myth: The Product Owner Exclusively Maintains the Product Backlog

What is a Product Backlog? Product backlog consists of desired product functionalities that provide a centralized and shared understanding of what to build and the order in which to build it. Consider it as a medium of creating transparency and roadmap across the board. The Product Backlog contains Product Backlog Items or PBIs which...

by Kautilya Sundriyal
Tag: agile
22-Dec-2021

Agile

Why you should not include Stakeholders in the Sprint Retrospective

Let's first understand what is a Sprint Retrospective. Sprint Retrospective is one of the agile ceremonies that is conducted on the last day of the sprint and is focused on examining the performance and improvement areas more at a process level. If you are following sprints of longer duration say of a month, try to split the sprint...

by Kautilya Sundriyal
Tag: agile
13-Dec-2021

Agile

Doing Agile vs Being Agile

We keep hearing the word Agile quite frequently in the industry. Every project wants to be on Agile and the thought is that as soon as you start implementing Agile frameworks, there would be some kind of magic that would accelerate delivery, reduce client escalations and the team would be happy. Doing Agile You have implemented Agile...

by Divik Thareja
Tag: agile
09-Nov-2021

Agile, Manual Testing

Best Practices in Agile for QA

Quality Assurance in Software Development is not like testing the product by covering the business requirements but is like what QA process you are implementing and is it generating the ROI. Nowadays in the software industry, the client is always looking for frequent and iterative deployments. If you are a QA person then you are expected...

by Ankit Shrivastava
Tag: agile
09-Sep-2021

Agile

Agile Project Management: Estimating the Unknown

Estimation Experienced project managers know the first question clients ask on any new project is “How much?” followed closely by “How soon?” Whenever the subject of agile project management is discussed, it’s inevitable that one question will be asked: “How do you provide the client or sponsors with an estimate when you have...

by Archana Sinha
Tag: agile
06-Sep-2021

Agile, Software development

Application of Agile in Complex Delivery Projects: A Case Study

Can you adopt Agile in challenging delivery projects? Say, where customers are impatient with their timeline. The answer is YES. Challenges Let us first look at the challenges a typical Project Manager / Project Lead face in such engagements: Productivity Client challenges (Disagreement on delivery dates) Change management /...

by Divik Thareja
Tag: agile
04-Jul-2021

Agile, Cloud Managed Services

Cloud Portability and Interoperability- Why it Matters?

Companies globally are expanding multiple efforts to pursue digital transformation and modernize their existing infrastructure. Cloud is a key enabler for successful digital transformation. Cloud reduces the total cost of ownership and offers high flexibility along with improved collaboration. Both large-scale enterprises and SMEs are...

by Aakanksha Sidhu
Tag: agile
02-Nov-2017

Agile, Cloud

Why Companies are Considering Container Technologies?

DevOps automation has become an integral part of large-scale digital transformation projects. Companies have realized that automating their delivery pipelines will not only shorten the release cycle but also help in bringing products faster to market. DevOps has broken the traditional silos between the Dev and Ops team and...

by Nidhi Choudhary
Tag: agile
30-Oct-2017

Agile, Cloud Managed Services

Management’s Guide to Create an Exemplary Release Management Cycle

We won't be entirely wrong if we stated that the Agile is now becoming the defacto. Several organizations have adopted Agile as a part of their development culture after its advantages were widely known. Even though, Agile has found many takers there may be a few challenges when it comes to taking this process up in reality. Let us...

by Poulomi Nag
Tag: agile
18-Oct-2017

DevOps, Technology

[Infographic] 4 Best Practices for Container Orchestration

Digitally evolving companies practicing DevOps are constantly eager to leverage containers in optimizing their IT infrastructure via container orchestration. New York-based 451 Research estimates that the application container market will grow from $762m in 2016 to $2.7bn by 2020 according to their Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market...

by Apoorva Chawla
Tag: agile
06-Oct-2017

Agile, Product Engineering

10 Common Scrum Mistakes and How to Avoid

More and more product companies are making a shift from their traditional way of working by embracing new-age digital technologies. This is mainly because they want to remain competitive and reach out to market faster than their competitors. While adapting to digital technologies, these companies are also leveraging Agile methods and...

by Nidhi Choudhary
Tag: agile
28-Sep-2017