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Agile | Scrum Methodology and Development

 

An Agile software engineering approach often results in more accountability and less waste for problem analysis, solution design, coding, testing, and product release. The continuous feedback loop fostered with the Agile approach illuminates problems earlier than with other methodologies. Rely on Intertech’s proven Agile leadership for your next project.

 

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Agile | Scrum

The Three Main Roles On An Agile Team Include:

Product Owner

ScrumMaster®

Team Members

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Is Agile Software Development & Project Management Right For You?
What Is An Agile Development Process And How Does Intertech Fit In?

What Is Agile?

Instead of only one long iteration of performing software development life cycle (SDLC) activities sequentially, an Agile team repeatedly conducts these activities in short durations. When you work with Intertech, their team of experienced consultants will help to identify the highest priority business needs and then strive to deliver these needs early in the project cycle, so you achieve your requirements quickly and early in the development process.

What Are The Project Rolls Within The Agile Process

The Agile process disperses responsibilities among all project team members, increasing accountability with your stakeholders. Besides this, the Agile process has many pragmatic practices. Intertech’s consultants recognize this and focus on the ones best suited for your organization and can customize the approach to work best in your culture to get the most out of the process.

How Is Progress Measured

Progress is measured in an Agile project through iterations. Iterations, also known as Sprints in the Scrum methodology, are improvement increments of a product that results in a tangible work product that can be reviewed or demonstrated to the stakeholders. Multiple orchestrated iterations are the foundation of the project. Iterations range from one to four weeks in length. The most common duration of a sprint is two-weeks.

What is a ScrumMaster?
The ScrumMaster is perhaps the most agile and essential person on the team. The ScrumMaster leads the team while working alongside the team members, assuring the well-being of each person on the team and that protocol is being followed, deadlines are met, and mentoring is achieved. The Scrum Master’s experience plays a crucial role in project success.

The Major Roles As Defined By Scrum Alliance: (Source)

The Hub of Business Value: The Product Owner

The product owner is the cornerstone and face of the project and is responsible for defining and prioritizing the work that must be completed. The Product Owner must be aware of project delivery expectations and why those elements are essential to the business. This person is also responsible for keeping others informed and expectations aligned with progress. The Product Owner is actively involved throughout the process, reviewing and reprioritizes outstanding work based on the shifting needs and feedback coming back through the various business channels. This person must make sure that work done aligns with objectives.

The Protector Of The Team: The ScrumMaster

The first significant role of the ScrumMaster is to make sure that the team is protected from outside distractions and can focus on the work at hand. Distractions can range from work area issues to interruptions from product owners that overstep their boundaries. The second important role the ScrumMaster plays is protecting the Scrum process. As the expert on how a Scrum works, it is their duty to ensure the development team stays within the Scrum framework and coaches team members on the most effective ways of doing so. ScrumMaster is the master of accountability over the Agile process

The Autonomous Unit: The Development Team

The ScrumMaster has quite a bit of power, but accountability for the work runs down into the team. Combined within the team framework that typically consists of five to nine people, you will generally find full-stack consultants that can take on most of these tasks and others that specialize in architecture, design, development, and testing. However, although specialists meet these roles, the team must collaborate to achieve each sprint’s goals that are dictated by the product owner. The team is responsible for managing the work along with the ScrumMaster, providing support as needed. For these reasons, a strong bond can be expected and creates a positive work environment.

Intertech Consultants Specialize In Agile Development

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Understanding your industry is one thing. Understanding the technology you are currently using and being able to look to the future and suggest the best pathway forward is another. Add the unique benefit of being tied to a training division that keeps everyone on your team up-to-date, and you get a blend of exceptional knowledge that plugs in, does what you need, and leaves your company stronger.

When you read studies that tell you that 75% of projects are doomed from the beginning, it has to make you wonder if you have the right team in place. Consider letting our proven professionals take a look at your project. They’ve seen what can go wrong and know how to avoid the costly errors.

At Intertech we ask the right questions and we tell you the right answers. From design to rollout, Intertech takes the worry out of custom software development. 

We Provide You…

Complete & Co- Development Options

Intertech consulting means senior consultants dive deep into your project, analyzing your objectives and your CIO’s vision for the future, choosing the correct pathway and technology, and delivering the results you demand the first time. We make sure all the right people are seated at the table to assure success.

Balanced-Cost Account Management

Intertech specializes in top-tier developers, but not everyone on a project needs to be a lead consultant. That’s where Intertech’s Momentum-Based Budgeting comes in. Providing a balanced approach, Intertech always offers you a completely integrated solution that meets the requirements and leaves your team stronger.

Soft-Skills For A Winning Experience

Sometimes the most critical person in the room is the one with a calm voice and the right words. Bringing a development team together or presenting a difficult concept for stakeholders to understand can make all the difference in success or failure. Intertech consultants are at the top of their field. They navigate challenging decisions, guide with a confident voice, and know when to get out of the way.

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EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS

 

Providing Tech Leaders An Outside Perspective On The Business Of IT

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Agile Methodology For Executives

A Guide for Executives Managing and Working with Agile Teams

This Intertech Executive Brief provides an Agile Methodology Overview with related commentary about how scrum complements many agile principles. This paper will also expand your understanding of how to combine Agile and Scrum for the best results.

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Selecting and Working with IT Consulting Firms

What Every CIO Should Know

This Intertech Executive Brief provides insight into selecting an excellent consulting firm that fits your particular needs and how to leverage that consulting relationship for maximum value.

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