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Scrum Roles (Scrum Master, Product owner, Development Team) and collaboration between each other

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1.What is one service a Scrum Master provides to the Product Owner?The Scrum Master is Scrum Framework expert and responsible for its adherence in creating a successful product. As an expert, he is the coach for both product owner and development team.  Now if we talk about service a Scrum Master provides to the product owner - a product owner gets coaching from the Scrum Master especially for:•In choosing the right product management techniques and tools•In making product-related decisions•In determining product management practices.2.Who can order the items in the Product Backlog?As per Scrum Guide, - The Product backlog is an ordered list of everything that is known to be needed in the product. It is the single source of requirements for any changes to be made to the product. The Product Owner is responsible for the Product Backlog, including its content, availability, and ordering. The Product Owner owns the Product Backlog, and he is the sole responsible person to take final call…

Team Roles/Group Roles (Belbin) within the project and Four classes of culture

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Team Roles/Group Roles within the projectTeam workers are the people who ensure the team remains united. They work toward resolving conflict or issues affecting the team’s dynamics. Team workers are very supportive of other team members and are thus popular within the team.Specialists are those with expert knowledge in a particular area comprise of the specialist role. Their contribution to the team is limited only to their area of expertise. Their priority is in maintaining their professional standards. Though they show great pride in their area of expertise, they show little or no interest in the expertise of others.Plants are innovative members of the team. They come up with creative ideas that help the team in solving the problem. Plants are introverts in nature and possess poor communication skills. Plants prefer to work alone. They react well to praise but are greatly affected by negative criticism.
Four Classes of CulturePower culture (small companies) – political organization…

Psychological contract in today's business

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Psychological contract (level of individual and organization):It is a form of social contract.It goes beyond work and salaries.It is implicit i.e. it is not a written contract.The working relationship is rooted in expectations, values, perceptions.It is based on social exchange theory. It means every relationship in society is based on expectations i.e. give and take. It is a Hypothetical contract.The psychological contract in an organization is social exchange interaction between employees.The psychological contract is complex. It’s mainly on building relationships. It’s about how we are treated and what we put into the job. It has to do with rewards and rights.The trade that can be seen in this case are Respect, trust, compassion, empathy.A psychological contract has the dynamic quality and it has an emotional and social impact. Types of psychological contract:
Transactional: economic exchange. There is no expectation the employer will invest in your career.Relational contract: Based …

Difference in Verification and Validation of requirement? : Requirement Traceability Matrix?

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The difference in Verification and Validation of requirements?Verification of requirement – a requirement meets the quality standard, fits the purpose, it is clear, consistent, complete, testable, unambiguous, understandable to stakeholders.Validation of requirement – requirement is aligned to the business need, goal, outcome, if it supports the delivery of needed value.Requirement Traceability Matrix?The technique used to trace the requirements. It ensures that all business requirements are covered. It helps in backward and forward traceability. Helps in faster impact analysis and reliable assessment for ensuring business requirement coverage.

Business, functional and non-functional requirement: What is Business Rule?

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Business Requirement – The needs, goals, objectives, and outcomes of the business are presented. Majorly it is a “What” approach i.e. What does the sales department need? It needs a digital Channel such that customers can book tickets online.Functional Requirement – The Way to achieve the business requirement is described, i.e. how the business requirement can be achieved – The system should display available seats for movie show, The system should allow customers to select available seats.Non-Functional Requirement consists of – ·Performance: The time it takes for the system to load·Security: How secured is the system·Reliability: How reliable is the system·Usability: How easy it is to use the system·Maintainability·PortabilityEx: The system should be able to respond within 2 seconds of the user’s input (performance).
What is Business Rule?A business rule is a criterion or constraint which must be followed by the system being built. Ex: Customer can book a maximum of 10 tickets at a t…

Phenomenons related to individual performance

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Individual performanceSocial Loafing (Ringelmann effect)
is a concept that describes that people are prone to put in less effort in a team rather than when working individually. Ringelmann made an experiment with a large group of people pulling the rope. The bigger the group, the less effort every participant will put in. There are many reasons to lack motivation while working in a team:Free-rider-effect – some people may just lay back knowing that others will do the work, hiding back their ideas and actions thinking that others are stronger and better and can get the job done better. Having one free-rider in the team may affect the motivation of all the members. If this happens repeatedly, others can get a feel of being exploited and unsatisfied. The Sucker Effect – when one of the team members refuses to do the work and leaves from the team. He leaves the team because he doesn’t want to be the sucker.How to avoid social loafing:-Limit the group size – if you want great ideas for bra…

Consultant - Understanding the Job

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What does the consultant do?Solve Business Problem. But, it is very deep term.Management Consultant is content ambassador.They are the bridge between complex client context and massive knowledge with experts.They are also responsible for the network stream.In the case of cement plant - should the client close the plant? As a consultant from McKinsey, I need to find it.As a consultant, you analyze a problem and break it into smaller parts.So, for the above problem, we would try exploring ways to improve sales and cut costs.Ex: To cut costs may be logistics is the biggest factor, so as a consultant we talk to logistic partners of the company.Duties of a consultant as a content ambassador? (Very Important)-Gather content - research internal databases, research internet, study reports by independent parties, interview experts, interview clients, interview customers, mystery shopping, data analyzing, surveying.-To create Final product (Deliverables) - usually, this is a presentation. So th…