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Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog. What is the difference?

There are two important elements in Scrum: the Product Backlog and the Sprint Backlog. They are confused rather often and some people do not understand why they even needed. In this section we try to compare them and explain necessary items. What is...

The Product in Scrum. What is it?

All our efforts to establish Scrum can go in vain, if you do not determine what the Product is for the company. Let’s start with the definition. The Product is something that creates a certain value for the customers as well as for the company t...

How effective meetings in Scrum should be held

Define the purpose of the meeting In the Scrum Guide we show you how to organize mandatory meetings like the Daily Scrum or the Sprint Retrospective. They are already spelled out in the Scrum Guide: all the participants know why, when and who is ...

Five typical errors if you work on Scrum

We use the Scrum rules incorrectly Scrum is very often used incorrectly. For example, the size of the Development Team is more than nine people, the Product Owner does not have the power and ability to make decisions on the Product, the Team does ...

Why аre Russian software developers the best in the world to invest your money in?

   Last years, Russian software developers are very famous all over the world. They are talented specialists, they can think outside the box, be creative, purposeful and be able to work in a team. In the Universities typically there are special dep...

What is the Sprint Retrospective

The Sprint Retrospective is a meeting of the Scrum Team which purpose is to improve collaboration. The participants discuss how well they worked together and wether tools and Readiness Criteria helped them to obtain the finished Product. By the end o...

What is the Sprint Review

Sprint Review is a meeting to gather feedback and revise the Product development plan. It is organized at the end of the Sprint to understand where to move further. At a regular meeting, they want to report more often than to receive feedback. And w...

What is the Daily Scrum

Daily Scrum is a meeting where a work plan for the day is set. The Team members meet at the same time every day to track and adjust the path to the Sprint Goal. Daily Scrum replaces those meetings, where it is important for the boss to let steam off...

What is the Sprint Planning

Sprint Planning is a meeting to determine the purpose and scope of work in the nearest Sprint. The Product Owner, the Development Team and the Scrum-master discuss which direction develop the Product in and how many tasks should be taken in the Sprin...

What is the Sprint in Scrum

The sprint is a period of time that the Scrum Team creates a valuable part of the Product that is ready to be shown to the customer. Each Sprint is a mini-project, which consists of a goal, a plan to achieve it, workflow and the final Product. If you...

The stakeholders

Who are the stakeholders You already know the main roles of Scrum: Product Owner, Scrum-master, Development Team. To release the high quality Product, they need the help of stakeholders — people interested in the Product. Stakeholders help to ...

What is the right way to choose the Scrum-master?

Check certificate International certificate confirms his basic knowledge. This means that candidate at least knows the core Agile values and the principles of Scrum. Certificates of Scrum.org and ScrumAlliance have particular value, because they wer...

Who is the Scrum-master

Photo by Paul Bence(@bency) on Unsplash Scrum-master — coach and assistant of the Scrum Team. He ensures that the Team members shared values of Scrum, abided the rules of the framework and were the real teams in the spirit of “One for all and...

The Product Owner

Photo by Helloquence(Helloquence) on Unsplash In a review article about Scrum, we found that the Product Owner works together with the Team. The Product owner is a leader who controls the creation of the Product and is responsible for the result...

Scrum Glossary

 Photo by Syd Wachs (Syd Wachs) on Unsplash You will need it to understand the Scrum Guide. Artifacts The common name for the Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Product Increment. Product Backlog A list of future changes in the Product....

What is Scrum

 Photo by Quino Al(@quinoal) on Unsplash Scrum is a way to organize the work in the spirit of Agile. It helps to produce and improve the Product quicker if market requirements are changed. Often say that scrum is a methodology. But it is not, scru...

Where can we find all the tools necessary for development?

Google has everything.On 5 of December in Moscow, Google Cloud Developer Meetup event has occurred. Now we will tell about the main points of this meeting, where the presentation of Google cloud services for developers took place. There are hardly pe...

Technology, that can bring your project to a new level. How ordinary things are changing

Anyone can invest in startups, working on the technology of the blockchain, or try to invent his or her own. Nowadays there is a huge amount of such projects and their number is constantly growing. The advantages of the technology are identified in t...

Machine Learning: where you can get it and how to use it

and what can happen to machine learning in future?Nowadays, machine learning is not a subject to be surprised with. Artificial intellect is not a miracle from science fiction anymore and eventually becomes a part of our everyday life. It applies in ...

Mobile app that makes running personal again

Client: Running Records, Team: Omega-RTo begin with…It was one of those projects that started out as a small list of amendments to already existing app. Not a favorite type of project for any team: you don’t have a lot of room for professional ...