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Scrum Roles

Scrum Roles –  Agile Software Development Who are you? The three Scrum Roles explained. Introduction A scrum team has a slightly different composition than a traditional waterfall project, with three specific functions. To better understand the basics of Agile, it’s worth talking a little about roles and responsibilities within the Scrum team. I will also tell you a […]

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Facilitation

Facilitation Training in Dublin No matter what type of facilitation training you do, preparation is the key.  How to prep for workshops, requirement refinement, meetings, retrospectives etc. The best preparation is to come up with a vision for the workshop. I have a simple 5 step model for training, I call it AIDED. The model […]

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Waterfall Vs Scrum

 Waterfall Vs Scrum – what is better? Waterfall advocates that we do a significant amount of design upfront. But it’s not possible to do it all up upfront. That never happens in any traditional project. Scrum advocated that we should not over design as the customers/user doesn’t know what they want. Therefore spending time investigating […]

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Starting the Agile Journey

Agile Training in Dublin – Starting the Agile Journey Recently I have had the opportunity to present to students taking Project Management certificates and diploma courses with one of the University programs in Dublin. I was asked to do one day on agile out of the 10 or 12-day programme. These are all experienced employees […]

Business Analyst is not the same as a Product Owner

The Product Owner is not the same person as Business Analyst. The key is in the name, its all about ownership. A Business Analyst collects and analyses requirements which is a major part of a product owner role but there is a lot more to it than analysis. The product owner roles is to Create […]

Planning and Execution of Test Cases During Agile Development Iterations

Introduction During the software development process it is vital to establish a robust process of software quality assurance, even if you are developing using an Agile development methodology. It is important to mention that Agile development should not be confused with development without a defined quality management software. It is strongly recommended that the tasks […]

Agile Estimation: Approaches

Agile Estimation: Approaches The software development process, with its constant uncertainties and frequent changes, together with the difficulty in getting users to articulate their requirements, has long been a headache for project managers. Agile development processes still bring with them some of these headaches, but we can simplify the estimation process. I have listed some […]

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How do you eat an Elephant

How do you Eat an Elephant So we have heard the saying, How do you eat an Elephant – One Bite at a Time. Well that’s not how project managers eat elephants – Project manager share the elephant – divide it up and find the right people to do the eating. Why?  There are a […]