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part 1:

 Using Agile to Increase Quality and Decrease Risk

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 3 (Quality in the Agile Space) and Chapter 4 (Agile in the Waterfall) of your textbook.

You have been assigned the role of a SCRUM master in a new Agile project. You have been asked to make a presentation to the Agile team on the Agile-specific activities and best practices that promote increasing the quality of the final product and decreasing the risks associated with the project.

Using your textbook and at least one source from the  Library, select at least two Agile activities and two Agile best practices that you will use in your presentation. Explain them, and demonstrate how they would increase quality and reduce risk.

Should be at least 300 words

Part 2a:

 Draft Evaluation of Agile Methods

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read through the Final Project instructions if you have not already done so.

Over the last few weeks, you have explored various aspects of Agile project management, and will have an opportunity to share your own evaluation of these methods in your final project this week. For this team discussion, write a draft of the script you plan to use for your recorded final evaluation. Then, submit your draft to your team discussion forum for peer review.

Your draft script should be a textual representation of what you plan to say in your final project evaluation, and should:

  • Describe the main characteristics of Agile methods
  • Differentiate between Agile methods and traditional waterfall methods
  • Explain best practices for applying Agile methods to project management
  • Assess the benefits of agile project management methods to your organization, including examples for support
  • Analyze how Agile techniques influence the leadership of a project

2b:

 

SCRUM Project, Part 6: Evaluating Agile Methods

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Module 1 (Business Leadership Transition) in Chapter 12 of your textbook.

Your organization is struggling with its projects. Some projects completely fail to provide quality solutions. Others take long to complete, often require constant modifications that were not originally part of the requirements, and cost more money than initially budgeted. The organization is looking for better ways to bring these projects under control and to ensure higher probability of success and quality products.

Using your new knowledge and skills in Agile project management methods, along with any feedback you received from your peers in the Team Discussion this week, create a PowerPoint video presentation to upper management of your organization. The video presentation should exhibit your own evaluation of Agile methods and how they could be used to turn the organizations projects around. The goal of the video presentation is to influence upper management decision makers to transition to Agile project management in the organization.

Your video presentation should be 5-9 minutes in length and should:

  • Describe the main characteristics of Agile methods
  • Differentiate between Agile methods and traditional waterfall methods
  • Explain best practices for applying Agile methods to project management
  • Assess the benefits of agile project management methods to your organization, including examples for support
  • Analyze how Agile techniques influence the leadership of a project

How to Create a PowerPoint Video

  • Method 1: .

Your deliverables for this project are a video (e.g., .mp4 or URL) and a corresponding PowerPoint slide deck (e.g., .ppt file).

  • Your video:
    • Must be 5-9 minutes of narration
    • Can take any form (e.g., a talking head video, a voice-over image video, a voice-over animation video, etc.).
  • Your corresponding PowerPoint slide deck:
    • Must include 12-15 slides (excluding title and reference slides)
    • Must include a separate title slide with the following:
      • Title of paper
      • Students name
      • Course name and number
      • Instructors name
      • Date submitted
    • Must include the speaker’s notes that were used to deliver the recorded presentation
    • Must use at least 3 credible sources in addition to the course text.
    • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the  Writing Center.
    • Must include a separate references slide that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.