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How to build an effective roadmap

Roadmaps form part of an organisation’s strategic planning process. Therefore, an effective roadmap will align with the goals, objectives, and initiatives that will support the objectives of the organisation. A …

How to prepare a Kanban

A Kanban board, also called a taskboard, consists of various columns, representing details of tasks and workflows. The board should always be visible and accessible to all team members and …

Introduction to Kanban

Kanban is a Japanese word and loosely translates to ‘visual signal’. Furthermore, it forms part of the Agile methodology and is a way to optimise the people, resources, effort, and …

Introduction to stand-ups

A stand-up meeting was developed to have a brief discussion on what was done yesterday, pressing matters for today, less pressing matters for tomorrow, blockers, spare capacity, achievements, and so …

Introduction to backlogs

Backlog is defined as an accumulation of uncompleted work or matters needing to be dealt with. Although ‘backlog’ can conjure up negative connotations, within the Agile environment and Scrum framework, …

Introduction to Scrum

The Scrum framework nurtures effective team behaviour to build successful Agile working cultures and support Agile ways of working. Scrum is not a methodology; it is a process framework that …

Introduction to Agile

The core principles of Agile methodology are used across industries. These principles allow organisations to benefit by becoming more productive in fast-changing environments, operating more efficiently, taking an iterative approach …

Intro to user stories

Now that you understand how initiatives, epics, stories, and themes fit together, we will explore stories in greater depth. A user story is the most well-known tool used to capture …

Agile Project Management Structure

Agile project management tools help you structure a project at different degrees of detail, from the largest objectives down to the minute elements. Agile teams use epics, stories, themes and …

Running Agile Retrospectives

An Agile retrospective (retro) is a session that’s held at the end of an iteration in Agile software development. During the retrospective, the team reflects on what happened in the …

Introduction to Agile project management

Agile project management is inherently different from traditional methods. In Agile projects, planning is collaborative and progressively develops through feedback loops. In order to understand Agile project management, a good …

What is a Sprint in Scrum?

If you download the official Scrum guide, you will see the different elements related to sprints, such as ‘Ready’, ‘Done’, ‘Testing’, and ‘Releases’. What do they mean and why do …