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Hi all,
I am currently writing my master thesis on "Optimizing the transition from Design Thinking to Scrum in a co-creation approach" at Munich University of Applied Sciences. For the empirical part I am looking for experts in the university context (lecturers, professors, PhD students) who drive an integrated approach of DesignThinking and Scrum (similar to CIL Solution Delivery Approach: https://www.co-inno-lab.org/cil-ansatz) within student projects. Do you know anyone who teaches in this area or even a university course that includes such an approach?
I appreciate any tips - Thank you!
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I wonder your research results. I am planning to start a work soon with a similar subject.
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Hi All,
I am a PMI certified Agile Practitioner, working as an integration project manager, and also studying master in project management from the UK university. As a part of master study, I am researching “An exploratory study for preferring Scrum and Kanban in the Indian software development companies”. At present, I am collecting data for the same. Could you please answer a few questions as mentioned in the below link?
The questionnaire will not record your name, company’s name, gender, age, or ethnicity. It is limited to a professional who is working as a manager, has more than 5 years of experience, is certified, and is located in Bangalore or Hyderabad.
Your 5 minutes will help me to complete my study in January.
Thank you.
Puja
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Dear Puja Jani
Good Luck, Best Regards
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I am a master's student and writing my dissertation on the scrum framework and will appreciate it if I can get any lead for the same.
What are all the questions I should ask team members and scrum masters to know whether the scrum framework increases the likelihood of projects' success?
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I think SCRUM does improve chances of success. I like that there is a time limit for tasks. But I'm a vet (and also ecologist) and so most of my jobs are completed within only a few minutes. I work from home, so I just go to my lounge between jobs lol :)
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Studying on Scrum and XP
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There are several ways to measure the success of IT projects. projects meet objectives within time and budget, delivered features, and the quality of the delivered product. There are other indicators such as productivity of developers and number of detected bugs. More information can be found in this paper where the focus is qualitative analysis.
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I am wondering if there are any case studies used for delivering and assessing students understanding of agile project management Scrum framework. Please feel free to share some of your agile PM teaching cases (any industrial field) and/or how you assess students understanding of Scrum framework.
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Is Scrum the only one?
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This paper may help you to find the answer.
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Traditional software development methods are not very efficient because with the slightest or rapid change in the requirements, you need to have a meeting to improve.
Agile is a solution. Agile is a way to prevent project failure.
what is your opinion?
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Looking for good information sources, both academic sources and practical examples.
Informed opinions, comments and other types of answers are very much appreciated.
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As Kane Mele suggested that there exists four Z2 invariants for a three dimensional topological insulator (TI) while only one for two dimensional TI. But what is the reason for the same?
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My pleasure, Dear Payal Wadhwa. I am glad to hear that.
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Hello,
I'm working for my thesis, it would be great if some of you could share the insights and results of agile methods to make your organization ambidextrous, please.
Thanks and Best regards
Hussain
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Hi, it was a good experience to dig into so much of research content to formulate the question to arrive at a conclusion. My coordinator was of a great help to shortlist papers based on the keywords search. Anyway, I'm done with it now.
All the best to you.
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Few years ago i was certified professional in SCRUM by Ken Schwaber.
Well i went for a job interview.
They told me this certificate is useless.
So i said tomyself : "if it is useless why? In the heaven we are doing it."
Anyway, here my results:
- the Scrum Method is actually the same as the Waterfall Method they cut it only to a period of one 1 month.
- the book of Scrum is incomplete nor there is examples on it.
- with the scrum agility method you will get Alzheimer when you are old. Because it put you on Daily Scrum Stress.
- Lastly, there is no scientifc proof that this method is good. Please write a paper about if. The last deadline is 30. April 2020 after Cristos.
Paper-Title: The Advantage and Disadvantages of the Scrum Agility Method.
Introduction & Conclusion:
The SCRUM Agility method developed by Jeff and Ken Schwaber..
Our Conclusion is that.. blablablu
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Hi, I kind of agree with you. Those* certificates are useless. As they all are.
Is not the cardboard, it is the knowledge you gain by applying a framework, any framework, that focuses on quick and continuous product delivery and an implacable focus on improvement that it is relevant.
Saying that if a certificate is not worth it, the framework is also bad is incorrect.
For what I see, most of the problems you faced and described, are the result of a lack of a good Scrum Master. However, this is the reality of many practitioners around the world.
Kind regards!
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If we combine the best practices of CMMI and SCRUM Model, we can reduce the major issues the different organizations are facing in their Agile Global Software Development Projects. What do you suggest on this?
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In order to make scrum work, you need a separate and autonomous organization to provide the scrum masters. Otherwise the scrum meetings become political and will be commandeered over time by political creatures. Ultimately they will be extended into regular meetings and eat up valuable time. In theory it works beautifully but in practice, reality sets in.
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Different organizations has started global software development projects and the management strategy they are adopting is Agile methodology (most popular is Scrum). What are the issues in using SCRUM in DSD - Distributed Software Development.
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Hi Srdjan,
Exactly you are right.
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Hi All, I am doing research at SERL, Auckland university of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. I have developed a parametric model for effort estimation and to validate this model, I need real industry data of some of the software projects which are developed by using agile methodology especially Scrum? if any one wants to help me then please message me. Please note that I will not ask any data which can show the identity of a company, team, or a project. I will be very grateful for your support in this regard.
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Here is a speech I recently gave for 20 scrum masters and product owners. The gap on the next last picuture came up as a discussion point, so please give imputs to me on that question!
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Skillnaden är nedbäddad och inbäddad- förkroppsligad
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science processes need to evolve with the rapid pace of science advances. SCRUM and AGILE processes long used in IT.
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thanks for your response Omar
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The paper, "Rugby athletes and the prevention of injuries: asn asnalysis on judgement skills and decisions-made" European Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2016 by Broughton, H; Cromie, S;Trimble, T;Cummiskey, J; and Corri, D. highlighted the potential in rugby union that injuries can minimise injury eg at the scrum and tackle
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Prevention is better than cure, furthermore if observations are made on perturbation behaviour then agility based movements ought not give rise to injuries. The risks of injury in exercise and in sport can be perceived as both external (environment) and internal (the self) hence judgement knowledge applied to training offers better decision-making. The tackle in all codes of football becomes a matter of evaluating ones organisational skills, that is the player who controls the ball out plays his/her opponent (opposition rapport).@
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i'm wondering is scrum framework useful for large projects or it's just implementable for small or medium projects 
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Normally UML and RUP are more structured and suitable for large IT projects, as addressed in all of the IT researches. If you want to use scrum anyway (which make sense) you can also take a look at the papers introducing the "hybrid methods" and try to overcome the drawbacks of Scrum by using another method on the side.
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As a scrum team needs to sustain its motivation throughout the process, and facing so many pressures meanwhile, what are ways or mechanics that can be introduced in the process to improve its level of motivation?
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Well, team motivation may be achieved by involving such practices that improve both collaboration as well as competition among team members.
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I am interested to doing research on project management methodologies (Agile & Scrum) Area, Can you suggest me some topics which is not yet done before.
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I recommend you to review the NEXUS framework, freely available at scrum.org.
Having said that, main issue when scaling scrum for more than one team is how to properly manage the Product Backlog.
Regards.
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Three papers published examine aspects of the Laws of the Game; Law 15 and the tackle with obligations of the tackled player in releasing the ball and for that player to immediately get to his/her feet, thus a ruck cannot take place. Law 20 and the scrum prohibits 'charging' at the set but expacts that the scrum is aligned parallel to the side line. Data shows that both the tackle and scrum take on average of 3 seconds to complete and that in sevens judgement skills are as important as decisions made that could potentially minimise error and prevent injury. i refer to the 2017 Laws of the Game, World Rugby.
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The level of learning and motor skills develops at early age in rugby union as individual rugby athletes as young as U12 years .Expected variability occurs when players are coached on the Laws of the Game as written, namely Law 15 on the tackle and Law 20 on the scrum as already alluded to.. Unexpected variability occurs when chaotic moments evolve hence the potential for injury.
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I'm currently researching the use of agile project management in non-software contexts. My goal is to understand if Agile/Scrum can be used in EPC projects.
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Hi Jonna,
I think Agile can be used in EPC projects if the 12 principles are redefined for such projects. Consider the principle "Customer satisfaction through early and continuous project delivery"; this could be applied to construction projects with multiple units (like a compound). Instead of finishing painting, tiling, electrical, and plumbing works in all units, work could be finished on a unit by unit base.
However, need to assess the benefits of using Agile over traditional approach.
Good Luck, 
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Scrum is an agile software development process widely accepted for project management in software and other product development. Any experiences with Scrum used in R&D projects at universities?
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I think this is a very interesting and exciting topic. I'm a researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) and certified scrum master, with previous experience in adapting scrum and kanban for example in a large European project developing apps, where some partners were from the university.
I'm currently starting a research project about adoptions of Agile and design thinking for collaborative research. Here's more info: https://osf.io/zb9re/
And I have found some papers I list below about previous experiences adopting Scrum for research, but I'm also aware of more experiences which are probably not documented, I mean "below the radars". For example see this comment from Jeff Sutherland (one of the creators of Scrum) about big US research labs using Scrum: https://www.quora.com/Do-you-know-of-research-teams-adapting-Agile-frameworks-scrum-kanban-XP-etc-and-or-Design-Thinking-techniques-for-managing-research-projects
Some of the recent papers I found:
“Adapting and Using Scrum in a Software Research and Development Laboratory.” Accessed July 18, 2016. http://www.fsma.edu.br/si/edicao9/FSMA_SI_2012_1_Principal_2_en.pdf.
“Adapting Scrum to Managing a Research Group.” Accessed April 27, 2016. http://www.cs.umd.edu/~mwh/papers/score.pdf.
“Bridging the Gap between Research and Agile Practice: An Evolutionary Model.” International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, April 9, 2015, 1–12. doi:10.1007/s13198-015-0355-5.
Ota, Martin. “Scrum in Research.” In Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, edited by Yuhua Luo, 109–16. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6240. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010. http://0-link.springer.com.cataleg.uoc.edu/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-16066-0_18.
“The Research of Healthcare Information Systems with Agile Development Method : A Case Study of a Medical Center.” Accessed July 19, 2016. http://etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw/ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0522116-135649.
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I want to hear from people about types of impediments a team can face during a sprint in agile. It could be a team and a team member as well and I also want to know how those impediments were addressed ..how SCRUM MASTER resolved them...impediments with solutions...can anybody help with some real-world problems...??
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Can anybody list down impediments a team or an individual in a team faces during a sprint in agile...can we categorize those impediments. Are there any real-world scenarios for categorizing impediments?
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We can categories the impediments but to find all detailed study on each category is required. A few categories are given below:
1. Changed Requirements challenges
2. Quality Management Challenges
3. Errors mitigation challenges
4. Project management challenges (time, cost, scheduling, team management, project monitoring & control etc)
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Scrum is widely used in the software industry today for the execution of projects. Measuring the performance of Scrum teams is the biggest challenge that most organizations face today. Scrum requires a simple and quick way to measure the performance of the team. Many methods are found, but they may affect the agility of the development process.
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You can also take a look at the "agile fluency model" with a star like rating:
It can be used not only for Scrum teams and also include the surrounding of teams (for example the product management layer)
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Most of the companies use Hybrid methodologies centered around Scrum/Kanban/Agile/XP, each has a short modular development cycle.
As companies scale to ensure the quality of their product or service and maintain velocity they need to have a strong architecture which scales along the way.
The traditional waterfall model still has some room for being architecture centric but with the agile methodologies how do they manage?  
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This might be help you (For Lean: Agile based methodology)
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In Agile Software Development using Scrum, can you have a velocity as early as Sprint zero. If yes, what would be the formula to calculate it? 
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Team Velocity is established as an end value of a sprint (iteration), it is empirical in nature and cannot be calculated. You can make an educated guess for the next sprint, however this will miss the unanticipated events during the sprint. So teams use average velocity to support forecasting for delivery of all that is of value, which otherwise is of potentially releasable product increment at the end of each sprint.
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I've been working to develop a framework for evaluating teams and I am looking for current research as well as collaborators.  I found an interesting study from eBay (http://www.ebaytechblog.com/2012/08/03/now-you-see-it-a-peer-feedback-system-for-scrum-teams/) but I would like to expand on the concept.  Are there areas where I should look or papers I should read?
If you are interested in collaborating on this project please let me know.  I'd be very excited to work with others outside of my organization.
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I recently developed a set of 5 "generative base patterns" for agile methodologies, after analyzing the common elements from Scrum, XP, Lean Startup, GTD, Pomodoro, Rockefeller Habits, etc. and putting them in a taxonomy. These 5 patterns seem to be suitable as a scalable assessment tool for agility, see http://senexrex.com/are-we-agile/. Jeff Sutherland (inventor of Scrum) and I are presenting these at Agile 2015 as Agile Leadership Patterns (because they can assess the agility of a leader, but in actuality, I think they can assess the agility of anything).
While the base patterns are relatively stable, and most activity is now specific agile patterns underneath them, there is a chance minor changes will be made.
These patterns are getting some resonance among colleagues, and we are starting to collaborate on a bunch of related topics. If you are interested in joining or critiquing the work in process, please reach out to me.
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While Scrum is focused on project management, XP is focused on Software development; nevertheless, they both can be used to participate in the development of any software project independently or together.
I need to know about the quality metrics of applying the two approaches together.
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There are two metrics that drive performance. The best data in the world on this has been developed at Systematic, a CMMI 5 company. There are several papers published on this in the IEEE Digital Library, the most relevant being Scrum and CMMI - Going from Good to Great: Are You Ready Ready to Be Done Done
C. Jakobsen and J. Sutherland, in Agile 2009, Chicago, 2009. You can download it for free at http://www.scruminc.com/scrum-papers/.
If you do continuous integration with some automated testing and fix any bug within 24 hours, the velocity of production will double for your team. If you are not doing continuous integration, your top priority should be to get it in place immediately.
Second, if the process efficiency of a story is over 50% your production will double. That means the calendar time to done (meaning integration testing with no bugs) is no more that twice that actual work time. Teams usually need to implement the scrumplop.org pattern Swarming to make this possible.
Our venture group has 50 other metrics but all they do is measure the dysfunction after the fact.
The other number we know is the right one is no more than one bug per developer in your bug tracking system. Most companies probably view this as impossible. However, if Microsoft can do this with 3000 people using Scrum, most organizations have much smaller problems.
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The team uses Scrum and Kanban.
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Are you referring to velocity and capacity in Scrum?
The most common way to measure (and calculate of course) is the burn down chart. You'll find a lot of information in the web, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_down_chart
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Information economy and knowledge management systems are now strategic forces in the world market. As per some reports, only 10% of the total software engineering & management project succeed with respect to their original goals / business objectives. Irrespective of the applied methodology, be it Waterfall / Agile / Scrum, their is indeed an accentuating probability of cost inflationary spiral in any software development life-cycle. What would be the right model to predict / control the situation in context and prescribe a solution? If there is already a method, what are the data structures and economic paradigms to support this investigation.
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I have seen rapid prototyping and continuous feedback loops as key to successfully control project scope and costs.
Since I got introduced to the Design Thinking methods of d.school in Stanford, I think that could be a potential process in order to predefine business objective and predict somehow the outcome of the following project. It is all about defining the scope together with the client as well as research how this will impact on the market using prototyping. Based on the best-rated and evaluated prototype and feedback from the market you then start your project.
Of course this step needs time and budget but I think this is definitely one possibility to predict and control the cost inflationary spirals in projects.
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I would to know who are using Agile Methods, what are the advantages of it, and what are the problems that need to solved?
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The most important in Agile Methods is start slow to grow fast, for example, with scrum, if you try to from zero to all scrum meetings in the same step is almost right that you will abandon scrum, the idea is put one scrum meeting for each step, when the group is confortable with one of the scrum meeting and feels that need more, you introduce a new one. The best for the start is the retrospective meeting, for resolve the problems, and grow to planning meeting. There are exceptions that you go from zero to all and works but is not so good!