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Agile Project checklist-know about your project methodology

Project deliveries are planned and are tracked through a checklist or “To Do” items to ensure tasks are working as defined.

Here comes the Agile project checklist, which ensures the team are following the Agile Manifesto, Scrum Values and are not in traditional software approach. Which means, the next time you are allocated to project or asked to work in an Agile project, you can refer the following list as a reference to the real Agile Scrum project environment.

Team composition and communication channels:

Scrum Master: One of their main focus is to work with PO in finding techniques, with development members to remove team impediments.

>> Is your Scrum Master assigned and certified?

Product Owner: One of their main focus is “to maximize return on investment (ROI), improve total cost of ownership (TCO), maintaining rapport with scrum team.

>> Does your project have one Product Owner or more than one? If more, who will play the proxy product owner role and what’s his/her influence on requirements?

Development team members: One of their main focus is to maintain constant rapport with Scrum master and PO in delivering the product backlogs.

>> What is the composition of the development team members? Is the team cross skilled and are certified?

>> Are the development team members training on domain, applications and soft skills planned and communication tools made available with stakeholders?

Project journey:

>> Is the product backlog identified and prioritized?

>> Is Sprint duration identified and agreed?

>> Are the Sprint duration stories made ready and are identified for upcoming Sprints?

>> Are the Sprint risks identified?

>> Is the team Velocity considered during Sprint estimation?

Managing meetings:

>> Is Scrum master holding 15-minute daily Scrum call?

>> Is the team Scrum call discuss on the following 3 points:

What tasks he or she worked on the day before?

What tasks he or she plans to work on that day?

What obstacles he or she faces in completing assigned tasks?

>> Does team perform Sprint review?

>> Does team hold Sprint retrospective?

Team tools:

>> Has your Scrum master set up calendar tool and shared with Scrum team?

>> Is your task tracking application set up and team are trained?

>> Are the development, production and testing environments ready?

This checklist items can be customized and detailed out as per your organization vision and Enterprise Agile Coach plan. However, the above said are the minimum checklist criteria's to know that the project is running on Agile model.

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