Project Management

Avoiding “Scrum Buts”

I've been working on scrum teams for awhile now and I recently went through the Certified ScrumMaster course which provided a nice refresher. One take-away I want to share is the reminder to avoid performing "Scrum Buts" - this is the notion of practicing only portions of the Scrum process.

2016-06-21T20:08:40+00:00 Categories: Agile, Project Management|

What Happens At A Sprint Planning Meeting?

  The Sprint Planning Meeting is the first meeting to kick off the sprint. It is attended by the ScrumMaster, Development Team and the Product Owner, along with interested and invited stakeholders. The meeting is time boxed to 8 hours, so it's important to gather first thing, usually on a [...]

2017-03-31T06:20:03+00:00 Categories: Agile, Project Management|

Why Choose Scrum

My first post in this series discussed the 3 Elements of Scrum and now I'd like to touch on why I chose Scrum. You can also read the series on how CivicActions implemented Scrum here.  Scrum is a buzz word among many Drupal shops and web companies. It may be considered [...]

2017-03-31T06:20:03+00:00 Categories: Agile, Project Management|

Creating the Product Backlog

My last article provided an overview and explanation of the Product Owner role within the Scrum Framework.  In this article I will discuss the Product Backlog.  The Product Owner is responsible for maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog, which can be a daunting responsibility, but she doesn't need to create [...]

2017-03-31T06:20:03+00:00 Categories: Agile, Project Management|

How To Be a Product Owner

In this next post in my series on using Scrum, I'll discuss some of the do's and don'ts of being a Product Owner (in the Scrum meaning of the words). Often the role of the Product Owner is new to the person who is taking it on. It does take [...]

2017-03-31T06:20:03+00:00 Categories: Agile, Project Management|

The 3 Elements of Scrum

Scrum is the framework that we use for the Agile process here at CivicActions. (Our experience transitioning to Scrum was interesting, and you can read about that in our Agile Applied blog series.)  In the spirit of following the roadmap that Scrum has laid out, this blog series will be [...]

2017-03-31T06:20:04+00:00 Categories: Agile, Project Management|