What Is The Definition of Done In Scrum

In today, I would like to discuss one of the most important aspects of Scrum. However, this aspect is often times neglected by organizations implementing Scrum. And that most important aspect is the Definition of "Done". Neglecting the Definition of "Done" is one of the reasons why we see a lot of failed scrum implementations in the market. Not putting enough emphasis on technical excellence in the Definition of "Done" is one of the reasons why we see a lot of products with technical debt in the market. If I can summarize scrum into a single line statement, it would be to continuously deliver a done increment that achieve the Sprint Goal every single Sprint. So because of these problems we found in the industry, in today's video I'm going to talk about the Definition of "Done" and the importance of "Done" in Scrum. Many of my future videos is going to refer back to today's video, so make sure you don't go anywhere to stay on this video. A lot of people think that the Definition of "Done" is the same as Acceptance Criteria.

Who Should Be Your Scrum Product Owner

Today I'm gonna talk about Who should be your Product Owner? Alright let's do this! Before we talk about who should be your Product Owner, let's talk about some of the misconceptions we often see in the market regarding the Product Owner role. There is a common misconception in the market that the Product Owner is just another name for a business analyst who writes the user stories for the development team. A lot of companies think that the Product Owner is a tactical role and only play at the Scrum team level. So that's why a lot of companies assigns the Product Owner role to the business analysts.

The difference between Outsourcing and Product companies

Why should a developer choose to work in the company product or outsourcing? If you love bringing value products into the hands of users and play an active role in the development of the product over time, the company product, such as Atlassian (is an Australian enterprise software company that develops products geared towards software developers and project managers), is probably the place for you. If you want to work in multiple projects, many different products over time, the company outsourcing should be your home.

Agile Project Management Scrum & Sprint Demystified

n today's whiteboard session, I'm going to cover Agile project management in about 180 seconds, so let's get stuck in. Now, first thing you need to know is that Agile project management methodology is not an approach for every single project. It's only good for projects where the end user may not know exactly what they want. You have kind of also the constant variable changing priorities and you have access to a cross functional team of people who can collaboratively work together at the same time, ideally co-located. If you've got those ingredients, then you certainly have everything, at least at the starting point where you might want to try and approach the project using Agile project management.

What is Apache Kafka

I'd like to tell you what Apache Kafka is, but first, I wanna start with some background. For a long time now, we have written programs that store information in databases. Now, what databases encourage us to do is to think of the world in terms of things, things like, I don't know, users and maybe a thermostat. That's a thermometer, but you get the idea. Maybe a physical thing, like a train, let's see, here's a train. Things, there are things in the world. Database encourages us to think in those terms and those things have some state. We take that state, we store it in the database. This has worked well for decades, but now some people are finding that it's better, rather than thinking of things first, to think of events first. Now events have some state too, right? An event has a description of what happened with it, but the primary idea is that the event is an indication in time that the thing took place.

Architecht Interview Questions And Answers

The first question during your architect interview is going to be: Tell me about yourself and the past experiences you have relevant to the role of an architect? So, here is my suggested answer. “I am someone who is very passionate about my work as an Architect. I am highly-professional, creative, flexible and, above all, I hold the relevant technical knowledge and expertise to carry out this job in line with the expectations of your company. The past experiences I have relevant to this role include, previous stints as an Architect at both small and medium-sized organizations, whereby I was often working with a diverse range of clients on complex architectural projects that involved large numbers of interested stakeholders and contractors. I have never missed a project deadline and I am always able to come up with solutions to often complex financial or infrastructural architectural issues that meet the needs of the client. One of the main strengths I possess as an Architect, that I feel makes me a strong contender for this position, is the fact I am someone who always takes ownership of challenging situations and I will go the extra mile to come up with the right solution to the project I am responsible for.”

System Design Interview Distributed Cache

Today we design a distributed cache. We will start with some simple ideas and little by little evolve our design into a fully-fledged architecture. Approach, that we highly encourage you to use during a real interview. We also will discuss several important tips along the way. As usual, let's start with the problem statement. Let’s take a look at a typical setup, a web application backed by a data store. This data store may be a database or another web service. Client makes a call to the web application, which in turn makes a call to the data store and result is returned back to the client. There may be several issues with this setup. First, calls to the data store may take a long time to execute or may utilize a lot of system resources

System Design Interview Notification Service

Welcome to the system design interview channel. Today we design a notification service. Let's start with the problem statement. In the world of web services there are many scenarios when messages need to be sent in a reaction to some event. For example, when credit card transaction amount exceeded a limit and card holder needs to be notified. Or service monitoring system encountered a large number of faults produced by API and on-call engineer needs to be notified. In more general terms, let's say there is a component called Publisher which produces messages that need to be delivered to a group of other components, called Subscribers. We could have setup a synchronous communication between Publisher and Subscribers, when Publisher calls each Subscriber in some order and waits for the response. But this introduces many different challenges: hard to scale such system when number of subscribers and messages grow and hard to extend such solution to support different types of subscribers.

System Design Interview Distributed Message Queue

Today we design a distributed message queue. First, let’s make sure we are on the same page regarding the problem statement. What is a distributed message queue? Let's say there are two web-services called producer and consumer, and they need to communicate with each other. One option is to setup a synchronous communication, when producer makes a call to a consumer and waits for a response. This approach has its own pros and cons. Synchronous communication is easier and faster to implement. At the same time synchronous communication makes it harder to deal with consumer service failures. We need to think when and how to properly retry failed requests, how not to overwhelm consumer service with too many requests and how to deal with a slow consumer service host. Another option is to introduce a new component that helps to setup asynchronous communication. Producer sends data to that component and exactly one consumer gets this data a short time after. Such component is called a queue. And it is distributed, because data is stored across several machines. Please do not confuse queue with a topic

Prepare for Your Google Interview Systems Design

Today, we will cover communication, designing with scale in mind, concrete and quantitative solutions, how you manage trade-offs and compromises and overall best practices. But before we jump into the core focus areas of this interview, here are a few things to note: You will not be coding in this interview. There will also be significant time constraints. We’ll expect you to gather requirements and to develop an initial solution in the first 20 minutes. So please be sure to use your time wisely. Communication is incredibly important in the work we do at Google. And that’s because it’s key to how we approach developing and building our products. In your interview, it’s important to demonstrate those qualities

How Much Does It Cost To Build An Application in 2020

So, how much does it really cost to make an app? I think that question has been asked like five gazillion times, right? And I think anybody who's going to ask me that question again I'm just going to refer to this video. So, in this video, I'm gonna break down the exact strategy to calculate the cost of your app And launch it in the most cost-effective way. So stick around till the end of this video. And hey if you're just meeting my name is Arsh Singh. I'm a growth strategist for entrepreneurs And I help you launch and scale your business using mobile apps

Motivations and Customer Use Cases, Apache Kafka

Let's look at some of the motivations people have for using a system like Apache Kafka, and what are some use cases? What are people in different industries doing with it? (upbeat music) Now, if you're watching this course, you're probably aware that there is a paradigm shift under way in favor of event-driven architectures. The basic idea here is that the way we've been building systems has been focused on state, on the current state of things, and really a focus When we design systems, we focus on data as things. There's very much a paradigm shift underway from that to a perspective of data as events. There are things that happen in the world, and our primary purpose is to process those events. This relates to a lot of different other architectural trends that are happening at the time, but it's a very real thing. And you can see by way of analogy, something like a newspaper, which is a static snapshot of the state of the world as of press time versus like a news feed, all the news tweets if you follow news accounts on Twitter, all those news tweets that might be happening in your timeline. Those tweets are more like events, little discreet descriptions of things that have happened rather than that summary that you'll see in a broadsheet newspaper, which is going to cause us to want a new kind of data infrastructure.

What Happen To Older Programmers/Developers/Software Engineers

I got a question about programming until old. This question is from Apaven I think. He says, “Last weekend I have discussed a software developer job with my friends about software developer is a dead end job or not. Later I tried to look on the internet and found some good arguments from both sides. Here is a sample about programming as a dead end job.” He’s got a quote from a story here, and he says, “Many programmers find that their employability starts to climb at around age 35. Employers dismiss them as either lacking in the technical skills such as the latest programming language fad or not suitable for entry level, in other words, either unqualified or overqualified. That doesn’t leave much, does it? It’s a sick show that most software developers are out of the field by 40. Employers have admitted this in unguarded moments. Craig Barrett a former chief executive officer of Intel Corp famously remarked the half life of an engineer software or hardware is only a few years while Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook has blurted out that young programmers are superior. I’m not satisfied with the results from my searching, so I would like to know your opinion about this issue.”

The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed | Bill Gross

I'm really excited to share with you some findings that really surprise me about what makes companies succeed the most, what factors actually matter the most for startup success. I believe that the startup organization is one of the greatest forms to make the world a better place. If you take a group of people with the right equity incentives and organize them in a startup, you can unlock human potential in a way never before possible. You get them to achieve unbelievable things. But if the startup organization is so great, why do so much fail? That's what I wanted to find out. I wanted to find out what actually matters most for startup success. And I wanted to try to be systematic about it, avoid some of my instincts and maybe misperceptions I have from so many companies I've seen over the years. I wanted to know this because I've been starting businesses since I was 12 years old when I sold candy at the bus stop in junior high school, to high school, when I made solar energy devices, to college, when I made loudspeakers. And when I graduated from college, I started software companies.

Who Should Be In The Scrum Development Team

In today, I'm going to be answering the question "Who should be in the development team?". In every Professional Scrum classes that I have facilitated so far, most probably I will get this question "Who should be in the development team?". People often ask me: should Quality Assurance be in the development team? Should Business Analysts be in the development team? Should User experience (UX) professionals be in the development team? After all they are designers right? They are not developers. How about people from audit? People from governance? People from risks? How about data scientists? Should they be in the development team?

What Is Technical Debt In Software Development And The Impact To The Business?

In today, I would like to talk about technical debt specifically in software development. This is one of the topics that I'm passionate about. In fact one of the reasons why I'm interested with Scrum is not only because Scrum emphasize heavily on the people aspect in software development but also because Scrum as taught by Ken Schwabe, one of the co-founders of Scrum, emphasize heavily on technical excellence and professionalism in software development. Interestingly if we look around us, there are more and more organizations using Scrum in our industry and at the same time I also see many organizations care less about technical debt in the product they develop. A lot of people from the business, a lot of managers think that Scrum is only about delivering products fast

Can The Scrum Master Also Be The Developers?

Today, I would like to share with you the answer to one of the most common questions that I get from people that is: "Can the Scrum Master also be the Scrum developer or can one person play both the Scrum Master and the Scrum developer role?". And before we get into this I will share with you some common reasons why companies may want one person to be both the Scrum Master and also play the Scrum developer role. The first reason why a lot of companies ask one person to be the Scrum Master and also be part of the Scrum developers is because the Scrum Master role is not fully understood yet in the company

How to Evaluate the Scrum Master's Performance

I'd like to share about how to evaluate the Scrum Master's performance. The reason why I want to talk about this topic is because just a few months ago, a CEO of a multinational company, who is also my client, asked me: I've got so many Scrum Masters in the company, how do I know which one is valuable to the company? How do I know which one I should retain or not?. If you're also interested to learn more about this topic, don't go anywhere stay tuned. As you have seen on my previous video on the Scrum Master stances, the Scrum Master uses several stances to improve the organization agility.

When Does the Scrum Master Use The Coaching, Teaching, Mentoring, Leadership, Facilitation Stances

If you're an aspiring Scrum Master, don't go anywhere, stay tuned. The key to be an Awesome Scrum Master is balance, that is knowing when to use the right stances within the right context. The Scrum Master uses several stances to improve the organization agility, that is the teaching stance, mentoring stance, coaching stance, leadership stance and facilitation stance. To explain what stances the Scrum Master should be using according to the context that the Scrum Master is experiencing,

How to Hire for AWESOME Scrum Masters | Five Scrum Master Recruitment, Interview & Hiring Tips

I think in today's I'm gonna talk about how to recruit awesome Scrum Masters from the job market. The reason why I want to talk about this topic is because last week when I was in Melbourne somebody asked me to have a chat over coffee and he asked me what are the things to look out for when recruiting for Scrum Masters from the job market. During the conversation, I didn't have any kind of list or criterias, the conversation just emerges and flows through. After having that conversation I jot down the list, the things that I've been using when I'm looking out for Scrum Masters from the job market over the past few years.

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