“Agile” is a philosophy, a theory and a framework, which mostly suits to an incremental product development using a self organized and a cross functional team to deliver incrementally in an iterative fashion. This theory is based mostly on 3-4-5 Rule.Fundamentally there are 3 roles, 4 ceremonies and 5 artifacts in an agile practice like Scrum. It runs in a small cycle each fixed length called “Sprint”.

3 Roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Delivery Team

4 Ceremonies: Sprint Planning, Sprint Review , Sprint Retrospective and Daily Stand Up

5 Artifacts: Product Backlog, Release Plan, Sprint Back log, Burn Down / Burn Up Chart, Agile Project Management Tool

However, we can see an extension to this during a real time projects. Extended Roles: Extended Product Owner / Proxy Product owner, Agile Coach, Product Sponsors, DevOps specialist, PMO etc. Similarly extended Ceremonies like Product Backlog Grooming, Portfolio Dependency & Risk Management , Pre Planning, Release Plan, Distributed Scrum Meetings.

Title

CORE

ROLES

CEREMONIES

ARTIFACTS

CScrum MasterSprint PlanningProduct Backlog
CProduct OwnerSprint ReviewRelease Plan
CDelivery TeamSprint RetrospectiveSprint Backlog
CDaily Standup MeetingBurn Down / Up
CAgile Tools
EExtended POBacklog GroomingSprint Metrics
EAgile CoachDependency MeetingRisk & Dependency
ESponsorsRelease PlanningStakeholder Reports
EDevOps EngineerPre Planning Meeting
EPMOCross team meetings

Agile Vs. Waterfall

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Success factors –Pre-Conditionin adopting agile

Essentially, Scrum framework can fits to any kind of projects.  Project can be either a new Development project, or can be a maintenance or enhancement project. In all cases scrum framework can work well. However, certain practices like extreme programming need a stable environment and matured agile practices. However, we can consider few best possible scenarios where agile frameworks best fits are as follows:

  • Evolving Scope
  • Find all dependecies early
  • Governing an adaptive palnning
  • Incremental & Iterative Model
  • Capacity based with dedicated multifunctionaries team

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Leave Traditional Approach…Adopt Agile !!!

Stakeholder Engagement

Agile provides multiple opportunities for stakeholder and team engagement – before, during, and after each Sprint. By involving the client in every step of the project, there is a high degree of collaboration between the client and project team, providing more opportunities for the team to truly understand the client’s vision.

Transparency

An Agile approach provides a unique opportunity for clients to be involved throughout the project, from prioritizing features to iteration planning and review sessions to frequent software builds containing new features. However, this also requires clients to understand that they are seeing a work in progress in exchange for this added benefit of transparency.

Allows for Change

While the team needs to stay focused on delivering an agreed-to subset of the product’s features during each iteration, there is an opportunity to constantly refine and reprioritize the overall product backlog. New or changed backlog items can be planned for the next iteration, providing the opportunity to introduce changes within a few weeks.

Improves Quality

By breaking down the project into manageable units, the project team can focus on high-quality development, testing, and collaboration. Also, by producing frequent builds and conducting testing and reviews during each iteration, quality is improved by finding and fixing defects quickly and identifying expectation mismatches early.

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