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....

The ultimate guide to Agile testing methodology

Testers in Agile have great value. Agile testers are not segregated in a separate department. They are part of the software development team. Testers work closely with stakeholders and developers. They ensure the project meets requirements. Agile testing aims for function over documentation. Teams aim to create software that works,...

Top 9 bespoke software solutions & examples

Something that is ‘bespoke’ is ‘made-to-order’ to a customer’s specifications. Software, like many of the clothes we buy, is not one size fits all. Businesses need software that is suited to their exact needs. Bespoke software is extremely common and helps businesses in many different ways. From internal operations to...

Agile meetings: Types, goals, and benefits

Agile Development came about as a response to slow and cumbersome traditional software development methodologies. Developers wanted a more nimble, user-focused model. They wanted to make changes and create software that met stakeholder requirements quickly and precisely. Agile development focuses on the needs of the customer and end-users. The development...