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by rahulbanerjee
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: ACP Experience
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

ACP Experience

Hi All ACP enthusiasts, I cleared ACP on 12 Jul 2015. I would firstly like to express my heartfelt BIG 'Thank You' to Saket for the online ACP program and all the guidance that he gave me while I was gearing up for the certification. It took me approx 4 months preparing for this. Time per say should...
by rahulbanerjee
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: How do we handle Spikes
Replies: 3
Views: 2941

Re: How do we handle Spikes

hi Saket, The formatting messed up the query. Let me clarify. I see two options here. 1. As independent user stories with story points, and associated time-boxed tasks. Here the question is what story point estimate to associate with this PBI? The advantage I see of this approach is having cost and ...
by rahulbanerjee
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Backlog Prioritization
Replies: 3
Views: 3013

Re: Backlog Prioritization

Hi Saket, Say the project needs to have multiple releases. If we prioritize just the first couple of iterations then how can we reflect the content for the multiple releases ? Also, how are the US picked for the first couple of iterations? Do we in any case need to go through the whole backlog (may ...
by rahulbanerjee
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Contracts for Agile Projects
Replies: 3
Views: 3144

Re: Contracts for Agile Projects

Hi Saket, I work for a vendor where we do several projects as a response to a RFP or a RFQ. In this competitive environment with several vendors pitching for the deal, we generally have FP contracts with the scope more or less either locked or at a high level. I strongly believe we need to have a ve...
by rahulbanerjee
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: PB Grooming
Replies: 1
Views: 1908

PB Grooming

3. Product Backlog Grooming [Owner PO] A> PB grooming happens while ongoing sprints. Please highlight Any discrepancies, participants coverage for the with activities reflected below Missed or inaccurate activities Any changes that you see to the process. STEPS  Make stories for next iteration ‘Spr...
by rahulbanerjee
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Backlog Prioritization
Replies: 3
Views: 3013

Backlog Prioritization

11. Prioritizing User Stories in Iteration 0 o What are the general guidelines for prioritizing the initial backlog to create a release plan during iteration 0? Say there are 100 PBI in the PB that would be split across 3 releases.  Prerequisites • The user stories need to be estimated [Cost] • Hav...
by rahulbanerjee
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: How do we handle Spikes
Replies: 3
Views: 2941

How do we handle Spikes

6. How do we handle Spikes 1. As independent user stories with story points, and associated time-boxed tasks ?  How do we estimate the story points for spike user stories? • Inaccuracy will impact the velocity. • Advantage of this approach is having cost and prioritization for the spike.  Timebox ...
by rahulbanerjee
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Contracts for Agile Projects
Replies: 3
Views: 3144

Contracts for Agile Projects

3. Agile Contracts o A lot of contracts are ‘Fixed Price’ having a deadline with a firm set of scope.  The contractual timeline and budget for an Agile project are based on very high level scope.  This associated release plan for this high level scope is based on estimating a handful of stories at...

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