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INFOGRAPHIC – 7 things that kill employee motivation

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Extreme Programming Vs. Scrum

We have discussed in detail what Scrum and Extreme Programming (or XP) are and how they work. Though, they might look similar in nature, they have some subtle differences. Let us look at these differences below – Scrum teams work in slightly longer iterations. The iteration or a Sprint in a Scrum can last from two weeks… Continue reading Extreme Programming Vs. Scrum

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10 ways to motivate your team

Motivation goes a long way! As a manager and a leader it is your responsibility to keep your team motivated at all times. A motivated and a happy team is more productive and performs better. Do you want to know how? Here are ten different ways you can motivate your team – Always appreciate their… Continue reading 10 ways to motivate your team

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Micromanagement and dangers associated with it

Micromanagement has a negative connotation associated with it and everyone fears it, rather hates it. It is a management style where a manager closely monitors the employees, observes or maybe even controls their work. Sometimes it is needed to ensure that tasks are performed in an expected and a precise manner. But, it might not just be… Continue reading Micromanagement and dangers associated with it

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All about User Stories in a Scrum…

If you are following Agile or Scrum, you will often hear about User stories. Let’s understand what they are! What are User Stories? User Stories are short and simple description of a feature from an end-user perspective. It is a simplified version of a requirement which describes the type of user, what they want and… Continue reading All about User Stories in a Scrum…

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Scrum Terminologies

The following terms are often used in a scrum process. Since, these are universal terms and definitions, they have been picked up from wiki. Scrum Team – It comprises of Product owner, scrum master and development team Product Owner – The person responsible for maintaining the product backlog by representing the interests of the stakeholders, and ensuring… Continue reading Scrum Terminologies

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The Role of a Scrum Master in a Scrum

A Scrum Master facilitates a Scrum. Now, let us dive a little deeper and understand what this means. Firstly, as the name suggests, he is the Master of the Scrum. That means, he knows everything about the scrum process and how it should be implemented in a project. He ensures that the team follows the agreed Scrum… Continue reading The Role of a Scrum Master in a Scrum