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ScrumMaster Roles and Responsibilities

Posted by Dave Todaro

 

For those not familiar with agile development and Scrum, a ScrumMaster may sound like a new term for project manager.

Those familiar with Scrum, however, know that the truth is very different. In many ways, a ScrumMaster is the antithesis of an old-school project manager. Instead of telling, the ScrumMaster coaches. Instead of directing, the ScrumMaster guides. Instead of being the authority, the ScrumMaster serves.

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Epic vs. User Story: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Dave Todaro

User stories are a fundamental component of any agile development. They’re the building blocks that get prioritized on the product backlog and brought into sprints, they capture what needs to be done to officially “sign off,” and they focus the development team’s discussion on how to do it.

So what’s an epic?

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What is a User Story?

Posted by Dave Todaro


 

User Stories are one of the most important parts of agile development.

Yes, user stories replace those traditional requirements and specifications docs. But they do it in such a different manner that casual observers wouldn’t even recognize the relationship.

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Agile Development Presentations in April - Three is the Magic Number!

Posted by Ascendle Team

 

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Ascendle has a NEW website!

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Diana Getman Speaking about the Agile PMO at Ocean State PMI, Fall River, MA

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Dave Todaro Speaking in Connecticut at SNEC 2018 Project Management Conference

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User Story Acceptance Criteria

Posted by Dave Todaro

User stories are a critical element of the agile software development process. But they're so different from traditional software requirement documents that many Scrum teams struggle to get them right.

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9 Lessons Learned from Experts Practicing Agile

Posted by Dave Todaro

Agile is one of those activities where the more you do it, the more it just makes sense. And once you start winning with agile, the "A-ha!" moments will come fast and furious.

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Diana Getman Speaking about Splitting Epics and User Stories: Using Micro-Milestones to Boost Momentum at PMI New Hampshire

Posted by Ascendle Team

 

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