Category: Scrum

Project Standards – Must-Haves to Manage Projects Successfully: COMMUNICATION

From the opening article of the series on the projects standards, you have learned: what projects standards are and what is their purpose; what is the approach to this topic in our organization;  how the process of defining project standards looked like at SolDevelo. The subject of this article is communication – one of the…
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Continuous improvement with the help of Evidence-Based Management

Solving real business problems and delivering high-quality value is not an easy task. It requires a lot of focus, consistency and commitment. Moreover, our clients/partners need to be put in the first place, when thinking about our actions, improvements and daily work. Business Problem: How to show the value of our services? First of all,…
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How Management by Objectives May Boost Your Agility?

(Case Study from designing and implementing OKRs in the software house)   SolDevelo is the software house with around 60 employees. Our organization’s structure is flat, however, we’ve been growing and changing for some time now. Our company is in the middle of scaling up. If a company wants to scale up, it needs to…
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How QAlity Plus Test Management Tool Can Help You Save Your Time?

    Efficiency is all about balance between the time that we have and the progress that we make. Saving time means not only saving money, but also protecting this precious currency of minutes, hours and days, so that nothing, not even a single second goes to waste. But how to do that? How to…
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#SD Playbook: Scrum Master

We deliver high-quality solutions for modern world challenges. As IT professionals, together with our partners, we build a digital future.   Our vision and the long-term plan is to be an organization able to effectively solve the real business problems of top players.   Business Problem We are working in Scrum thus our teams are…
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#SD Playbook: Project Managers

We deliver high-quality solutions for modern world challenges. As IT professionals, together with our partners, we build a digital future.   Our vision and long-term plan is to become an organization able to effectively solve real business problems of top players.   Business Problem What is the Project Manager role according to SCRUM? There is…
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Why should you care about transparency of your testing?

Why should you care about transparency of your testing?   Software testing is a crucial part of software development. It is a critical process to identify and evaluate whether the developed product meets a requirements specification and customers’ expectations or not. Thanks to software testing, a company or an organisation is able to deliver an…
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Is Agile always the best solution for software development projects?

In the software development world using the Agile approach is as obvious as breathing. But do we know exactly what Agile means and if it always works as intended?

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Project estimation in an Agile team. Methods and techniques.

One of the best practices in project management is the proper task estimation. In agile teams, there are many types of estimation techniques.

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Product Backlog – management, features, rules. How to do it properly?

The Product Backlog is a list of functionalities, ideas, technical requirements, enhancements, and faults maintained and managed by the Product Owner. This is the only thing considered during Sprint Planning.

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What is a Scrum Master? The role and its responsibilities

The Scrum Master isn’t a role for everyone. To perform this function well, one needs to be a person with comprehensive skills — both technical and soft ones. Besides being the framework’s watchman, he should be also a trusted leader to his team.