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What does an Agile scrum master do? (And how can you get the most out of working with one.)

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If your organization is getting started with an Agile software development project, you can expect to be working closely with an Agile scrum master. This person plays a very important role in the development process and will be both your right hand and your window into the work the Agile team is doing on your project. If this is your first Agile project, however, you might have some questions about what a scrum master is, and how you should be working with them.

Why does your Agile project need a project manager?

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Your organization needs software built. You could invest in a team, complete with a project manager, or you could just hand the project over to a developer and have that developer create the software and report to you. After all, a project manager isn’t doing the coding. Why have them on the team at all?

5 things to look out for when implementing Agile for the first time

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Agile adoption is at an all-time high. According to last year’s State of Agile report, 97 percent of participating organizations are running some kind of Agile development, while several reports indicate that Agile software development is now the norm. Agile may be increasingly popular, but that doesn’t mean that you’re going to have an easy time implementing it in your company. Any change is often met with resistance — even changes that are good for your organization and projects.

Should You Choose Agile or Waterfall Project Management? Watch Our Webinar

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When you’re going into a software development project, you usually have two choices when it comes to managing the project. You can choose to manage the project using a traditional methodology like Waterfall, or you can choose to use Agile methodology.

7 Myths About Agile Methodology

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You may have heard a lot about Agile methodology but how well do you understand it? Do you think it’s organized chaos? Do you worry that all planning is thrown out the window, or conversely, that you’ll spend an entire software development project in meetings? If so, I have some bad news: you’ve been exposed to some myths about Agile.

Agile or Waterfall Software Development: Why You Don’t Need to Choose One or the Other

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Your organization is going into a big software development project. The development work you’re doing is crucial to your company’s mission. Maybe you’re doing mobile application development for your customers to use or maybe you’re developing custom software that will be used internally. Whatever your software development project is, you now have an important question to answer: How do you manage the development process? Do you use a traditional software development method like Waterfall or do you use Agile methodology?

5 Reasons Your Next Project Needs Agile Software Development

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Agile: it started as a movement in 2001 and is now the gold standard for software development. Despite wide adoption, however, not everyone is using it. But you should: agile development is an approach to development that allows teams to respond to complex issues with innovation, flexibility and creativity. If you’re seeking rapid innovation and maximum flexibility for your next software project, you should definitely be using agile development.

It Doesn't Matter What Industry You're In. You Need DevOps.

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There is an unplanned outage and your company's most important application has gone down. It's taking forever to come online again. When you ask your IT department what's going on and when your application is going to be up and running, all you seem to hear is blame. The development team is mad at the operations team. The operations people are mad at the development people. Everything seems to be someone else's fault.

Agile vs. Scrum: What's the Difference?

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Scrum. Agile. If you’ve worked in or near software development in the last 20 years, you’ve heard these two terms tossed around a lot. And, because they’re often used together, people sometimes think they’re the same thing.