Burnup Chart

Representation of the amount of stories completed, with points plotted on an X and Y axis that map an upward trend of work completed until reaching 100%.

Agile Development Practices

Procedures and techniques used to conduct Agile software development. Although there is no canonical set of Agile practices, most Agile practitioners adopt some subset of Scrum and XP practices. Broadly speaking, any practice or technique that facilitates the values...

Agile Manifesto

A philosophical foundation for effective software development, the Agile Manifesto was created by representatives from Extreme Programming, Scrum, DSDM, Adaptive Software Development, Crystal, Feature-Driven Development, Pragmatic Programming, and others sympathetic...

Agile Project Management

The style of project management used to support Agile software development. Scrum is the most widely used Agile project management practice. XP practices also include practices that support Agile project management. Essential feature of Agile project management...

Agile Software Development

The development of software using Agile development practices and Agile project management. Features of Agile software development include a heavy emphasis on collaboration, responsiveness to change, and the reduction of waste throughout the development cycle. Agile...

Alignment

Same as Business/IT Alignment. Organizations with production dependencies across department boundaries run the risk of falling out of phase (or alignment). Alignment includes any actions or policies that exist so that a process or activity in one section of the...

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

“Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a continuous process of managing the life of an application through governance, development and maintenance.” (Wikipedia) When Agile software development is introduced into an organization it generally requires substantial...

Backlog

A collection of stories and tasks the Sprint team will work on at some point in the future. Either the Product Owner has not prioritized them or has assigned them lower priority. Teams or organizations may use the term “backlog” in one of the following four ways:...

Backlog Grooming

Tending to the product backlog, including adding new user stories, re-prioritizing existing stories, creating estimates, and breaking larger stories into smaller ones Backlog grooming is the process of adding new user stories to the backlog, re-prioritizing existing...
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