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Niladri Mahapatra

Understanding Scrum

Hello friends, It’s the end of May 2018. after a long gap, I am writing once again, I was pretty much occupied for the last few weeks with multiple areas. This article is about one of the most important and commonly used frameworks of agile. As we earlier have covered many other articles on Scrum

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Kanban

Understanding Kanban for Software Development. Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery while not overburdening the development team. Like Scrum, Kanban is a process designed to help teams work together more effectively. This framework is highly productive and effective to run. Ad-hoc Requests, Unplanned works, Production

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Capacity Planning

What is Capacity Planning? How to do Capacity Planning (in Hours) When we should do Capacity Planning? Benefits of Capacity Planning What is Capacity Planning Planning the Capacity means estimating and calculating the capacity of the Agile team. There are two widely used capacity measurement units 1. Story PointsThis is a Simple way to calculate the velocity (Average of the last

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Sprint Retrospective

What is Sprint Retrospective Meeting Sprint Retrospective is one of the important ceremonies of your sprint cycle, It’s usually very common in the Scrum framework, many teams also conduct this ceremony for their Kanban practice on a regular interval. Generally, this meeting takes place after the sprint review meeting and before the sprint planning of

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Daily Stand -Up

What is Daily Scrum Call or Stand-up Meeting  Daily Scrum meeting is also called can Scrum call or Standup meeting. This meeting owned by the Scrum team happens mostly during the beginning of every day. Should last for a max of 15 minutes. Where the development team members discuss the work they have done and make

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Product Backlog Grooming / Refinement

What is Product Backlog Grooming or Refinement? Product Backlog Grooming, It’s a most useful ceremony for the scrum teams to define the stories, by maturing up its content, clarifying doubts and questions, size relatively, And making the story ready to start working on it any time. Most the team/organizations get the benefits of grooming by conducting this ceremony religiously, however, few

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Sprint Review Meeting

What is Sprint Review Meeting  Sprint Review Meeting also known as Sprint Demonstration usually held on the last day of the sprint to demonstrate the accomplishment from the specific sprint commitment. Product Owner from many Agile practices, also review the completed story and mark them as Done or Not Done based on “Definition of Done”. This

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Sprint Planning

What is Sprint Planning In Scrum, we have multiple time boxes called Sprints or iterations. In each Sprint bunch of functionalities in the form of stories are implemented to make incremental enhancements to the product under development. The Sprint Planning meeting is the kickoff meeting for each Sprint. This meeting helps set the context of the sprint

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Backlog Prioritization

Why do we need Prioritization? We all do prioritization in our everyday life, because we have limited time for every set of items to execute, and that’s why we choose the most important actions to execute first and followed by lesser important ones. Similarly, we prioritize functionality or tasks in software development, because few functionalities are

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Burn Down Chart

What is the Burndown chart? The agile teams use the Burndown chart to track remaining work, It can be scaled to a different level like Epic Burn Down, Release Burndown, Sprint Burndown, etc. This article is on only the Sprint Burndown chart. Sprint Burndown Chart is a visual representation of remaining works for the scrum team of

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Scrum Board

What is Scrum Board or Task Board or Sprint Board A Scrum Board is a physical or virtual space that represents the scope of the current sprint and its status. The current scopes are broken down into executable tasks during sprint planning. A Scrum board mostly has the stories and their associated tasks. These boards

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Agile Estimation

What is Agile Estimation? (Scope of our this article to cover estimating user story)We definitely need estimation to plan our software development, in agile we do estimation in a little different way than traditional effort estimation, it’s easy, interesting, and yes effective too. In Agile Estimation, we can estimate its different hierarchy items ( read about story

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Understanding User Story

What is a user story? In Agile Software development, the execution level requirement or functionality is termed a user story. A user story can be of one or more sentences. The requirement (details contents) in the user story needs to be sufficient enough so that A developer can start and finish his development A tester

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Levels of Agile Planning

It’s a frequent misconception that Agile methodologies necessitate a lack of planning, with teams jumping right into development without any prior planning. Planning at higher levels in the business, regardless of the Agile process, is a crucial input into what happens at the Team level. Vision Planning Is the product’s or service’s overall goal or

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Impedements to Agile Success

Listed below are a few of the more prevalent reasons why Agile adoptions or transformations fail. It’s critical to address the source of these roadblocks. When determining root causes, Team members are encouraged and empowered to speak frankly and honestly about the issue. These types of discussions should be encouraged by their Scrum Master, Coach,

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Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Defination of Done

What is the Definition of Done A Scrum Team must decide on and document its DoD The Definition of Done (DoD) is a clear and concise list of requirements Stories must meet to be “done” (i.e., ready for Sprint Review). The Product Owner and the Development Team come to an agreement on that list of

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Defination of Done
Agile Fundamental
Niladri Mahapatra

Definition of Ready

DOR Helps the team to decide and measure for any particular PBIs is ready for the sprint. that means if the PBIs meets all the checkpoint of the DOR, it can be taken for the sprint for execution. Scrum Master and the team validate the PBI from the DOR checklist before committing for a sprint.

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