Best Practices Guides
Follow this guide to achieve the best utilization from your Scrum project management methodology. We'll cover how to hold effective daily Scrum meetings, how to manage sprints and product backlogs, how to conduct sprints and sprint planning meetings, and how to organize and manage your teams.
Sample Project Backlog
Learn what a project backlog is, how it fits in the SCRUM methodology and how to create one. We've included a list of the necessary components and an example. Just follow the step by step instructions to create a project backlog that is geared for success.
Team Roles and Responsibility
The Scrum Master, the product owner and the Scrum team are key roles. Learn more about the responsibilities of each role and how they are interdependent on each other. Find out what Scrum certifications are available and what the benefits of obtaining certification are.
If you don't know the answers to "What is Scrum environment?" and "How do user stories provide your product development documentation?" then you must read this informative article. You have to understand the environment to appreciate how it helps you manage your projects. Utilize your knowledge to increase your efficiency.
What Does Scrum Stand For?
The answer to this question may surprise you—especially if you think that Scrum is an acroynm—but it is vital to know. (Hint: it isn't an acroynm and it's related to Rugby.) Learn about the relationship between Agile and Scrum and the history of Scrum. Discover how to best utilize it for product development projects.
Scrum for Beginners
Do you know the difference between a sprint backlog and a product backlog? If not, here's a short tutorial in the basics you need to know to understand Scrum methodology and terminology. Think of it as the Bright Hub version of a "Dummies" guide to Scrum.
Scrum Master Certification Guide
Do you have what it takes to become a Scrum Master? For that matter, do you even need to bother with becoming certified or is it a waste of time and money? How will it benefit you in the long-term? (Hint: being certified can be extremely lucrative when it comes to salary.) Here's what you need to know to get your certification and how to choose the best program.
Scrum and IT: A Perfect Marriage?
Here we explore the viability of Scrum as an IT project management tool for software development. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages especially given the 30 day project range of a typical Scrum product development cycle? This article is a must-read for all project managers so they will have the information to make an informed decision for their next project.