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Product Backlog prioritization techniques & tips

An Agile project only runs smoothly when the Backlog is in order. Smart software development teams know that a well-groomed and prioritized Backlog allows them to plan iterations well. In this way, they can communicate within the team and with stakeholders.  First, let’s define our terms. What exactly do we...

Software development project management guide

In this article, we’ll walk you through the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). We'll also cover the need and role of a Project Manager (PM) to lead and drive the entire process from start to finish. What is a Project Manager? More than ever, software development projects are carried out...

Estimating User story points in Agile

Software development Teams use Story Points to explain the difficulty of a User Story. Story Points act as a quick shorthand for teams to see how challenging a story’s work will prove.

How to define Sprint goals

Agile teams organize their work into production cycles known as Sprints. The software development team, along with the Scrum Master and stakeholders set goals for each Sprint. They set these goals in special planning sessions, known as Sprint Planning Meetings.  In Scrum, the Product Owner, Scrum Master and the Scrum...

Epic, Story, and Tasks in Agile

Since different teams might adapt terms for their own needs, it’s important for us to define exactly what these terms mean. We need to have a common taxonomy in order to work together. So let’s talk about the meaning of Epic, Story and Tasks in Agile methodology.

11 Agile tools each team should know about in 2021

Why are agile tools important for team productivity? Most software development teams turn to Agile to get their projects done with maximum speed and clarity. Teams using Agile flourish because they maintain flexibility and speed while keeping their organizational structure loose. Tools developed specifically for Agile teams have multiplied exponentially...

Sprint Backlog vs Product Backlog: most important differences

By now, most savvy software development teams use Agile to work faster and better. Agile teams organize themselves under the Scrum framework to deliver results, fast. We call Scrum iterations Sprints. The software development team plans in advance what they would like to achieve in each Sprint. Each Sprint has...

SDLC vs Agile: Which one is the best?

What are the key differences between SDLC and Agile? Software development teams developed several frameworks in order to organize their work. We refer to these frameworks as software development methodologies. The methodologies give teams a way to organize their work into sets of repeatable steps. Today we will look at...

Daily Scrum Meetings: Purpose, participants, and guidance

In scrum, every day during a sprint the software development team holds a short meeting. We call this meeting the daily scrum. The development team holds the meeting in the same location at the same time of day. Mornings work best. Teams should time-box their daily scrum to no more...

Code coverage: what to know & how to measure It

Before releasing software onto the market, there are a lot of processes that must take place. From the start of the project to the end, good software goes through many stages of testing, retesting, and feature additions. One of the most beneficial processes used to test software is code coverage....