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Mark Oswald

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Mark is an experienced software engineer and technology blogger. He has over five years of experience in writing in different technological domains. Writing is his passion and he contributes regularly to the Whizlabs blog to share his knowledge.

What are Scrum roles and why it’s needed?

Scrum, being the most used form of agile is famous in market. Even if organizations not using scrum in its true sense, few of scrum roles are used globally. Slowly market is trending towards calling Scrum roles as roles required in agile way of working. The problem with scrum knowledge these days is, there is too much information available...

Stakeholder Analysis – Is it required?  

One of the major work a project manager does is stakeholder’s management. There are multiple individuals involved in a project and Project manager being the integrator and centre of project, has to satisfy all the stakeholders within the boundaries of the project. This is the reason stakeholder’s management and analysing the critical stakeholders in a project is very important...

Project Manager – An integrator, how?

Project Manager is considered as core of the projects. S/he is the one accountable for the success and failure of the project. That’s why project manager is considered as back bone of the project. There are many misconceptions about this role and many feel that it’s a very easy job. The reason behind this misconception is people think this role...

Different PMI Certifications – Which one to choose?

Project Management Institute is well known institute in the field of certifications. PMI is founded in 1969 and since then evolved like anything in the field of Project Management as well as Agile and Business Analysis. PMI not only helping professionals in their career advancement by offering so many certifications but also provides globally recognised standards, resources, tools, academic...

What is the importance of Change Management in Project Management?

The one thing constant in life is change. For something so inevitable, it is better to be aware of its importance, how to deal with and how to emerge as a winner from this whole process of change management. The same is true for the projects we work as well. It’s important to both understand why change is inevitable...

What’s important to know to build a career in Agile?

Agile is hot in the market and so are the career opportunities in agile. As it becomes more and more important to understand and work in agile environment, the basics of agile and understanding of it has also become important. It will be very difficult for an individual to start working in a completely different environment if agile if...

Agile Basics, Manifesto & Principles

Market dynamics are making this mandatory for professionals to have knowledge of agile. There is penalty of data and knowledge available on the internet especially for agile and confusion is where to start. Another challenge we are facing is skip the basics and jumping to the advance discussions of agile or its flavours with half cooked information. This creates...

Scrum – Is it mandatory to learn in today’s IT market?

Agile & Scrum has been used in market as synonyms. Majority of the time when agile is referred it is meant scrum. Agile has transitioned from an optional knowledge to mandatory knowledge in today’s IT market and that’s the reason it is very important to know agile and for that matter Scrum. In this article we shall try to...

Top 6 reasons why Agile should be a good career option

Agile demand has increased over the years, this is the reason why aspirants are keen to acquire agile skill set. Due to multiple reasons, which we shall be discussing in this article, agile has become one of the most required career move among professional. The percentage of organization moving towards agile way of working from traditional ways is increasing and...

What is Acceptance Criteria vs Success Criteria in PMP Certification?

Let’s first focus on understanding what are acceptance and success criteria from a project perspective and then delve into its differences. Clear communication plays the key role in defining both acceptance and success criteria. As per PMBOK5 “Acceptance criteria are a set of conditions that is required to be met before deliverables are accepted”. Success Criteria on the other hand...

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