Tags:product backlog
    • 16May
      Backlog
      Posted By Brain Concert

      Backlog

      What is a backlog? Backlog is that list of characteristics that helps particular teams in maintaining their management projects. It is considered essential and adequate for a project towards its completion. In simpler terms we can say that Backlog…

    • 09May
      INVEST Guidelines – Testable Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Testable Criteria

      In this sixth and final article, it is analyzed the meaning of T from INVEST mnemonic: Testable. When discussing this aspect, usually it comes down to analyze the acceptance criteria defined. This user story cannot be considered "Done" unless the…

    • 08May
      INVEST Guidelines – Small Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Small Criteria

      In this fifth article, it is analyzed the meaning of S from INVEST mnemonic: Small. High quality user stories are small or sized appropriately. Stories represented up to few days of work (or few story points depending how the estimations is done)…

    • 05May
      INVEST Guidelines – Valuable Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Valuable Criteria

      In this third article, it is analyzed the meaning of V from INVEST mnemonic: Valuable. A good user story must define something that is of value to the end user. This could include a feature, performance requirement, or something the user has asked…

    • 04May
      INVEST Guidelines – Negotiable Criteria
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Negotiable Criteria

      In this second article, it is analyzed the meaning of N from INVEST mnemonic: Negotiable. According to the guidelines, a good user story should capture the essence of the customers’ requirements. It's not an explicit contract with all the…

    • 03May
      INVEST Guidelines – Independent User Stories
      Posted By Brain Concert

      INVEST Guidelines – Independent User Stories

         INVEST Guidelines are a set of recommendations, put together by Bill Wake (see original article here), to evaluate good quality user stories (or more general, Product Backlog Items). Each of the letter from INVEST mnemonic refers to a…

    • 07Apr
      Scrum Artifacts – Product Increment
      Posted By Brain Concert

      Scrum Artifacts – Product Increment

      One of the fundamental concepts of Scrum is the team must deliver a potentially shippable increment of code each sprint. This increment must include complete slices of product features, and it must be "Done." Additionally, the increment…

    • 06Apr
      Scrum Artifacts - Burn Down Chart
      Posted By Brain Concert

      Scrum Artifacts - Burn Down Chart

      The Burn Down Chart is a very simple tool use to monitor and show the progress of the current sprint. Is exposed in a public location so that any stakeholder can get the information on how the sprint is progressing against the initial plan. The…

    • 20Mar
      What is the role of Project Manager in Scrum Projects
      Posted By Brain Concert

      What is the role of Project Manager in Scrum Projects

      Looking at Scrum methodology, one can see that there is no Project Manager role in it. No one assumes a position from where it can directly command and control project execution. So, it might say that there is no Project Manager role in Scrum…

    • 20Mar
      The SPIKE Product Backlog Item
      Posted By Brain Concert

      The SPIKE Product Backlog Item

      SPIKEs are not unusual and come up naturally during other SCRUM activities. This is happening for example, when something is blocking the progress of a sprint: the developer might face an issue that requires a more holistic approach on the design of…