Introduction to LifeCycle Services

LifeCycle Services (LCS) is an online portal from Microsoft that allows you to manage implementations. To log into LCS, go to:¬† Select Sign in: Provide your credentials. You may need to accept the privacy policy: Here you will see the welcome screen: Click + to create a new project: Selecting Prospective presales displays the following window: Note the Product name options: Selecting a product will display the version options: And … Continue reading Introduction to LifeCycle Services

Scrum Daily Standup

The Scrum daily standup is a meeting that takes place each day of a sprint. The meeting is attended by the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and all team members. Other non-team members can attend the meeting in order to listen. The idea of standing up during the meeting is to ensure people don’t get too comfortable, which would lead to meeting inefficiencies such as one person dominating the meeting and … Continue reading Scrum Daily Standup

Scrum Framework Roles

In the Scrum framework, there are different distinct roles that people play when working on a project. The main roles are: Product Owner (PO). This person is the business representative, and they are fully commited to the team. Their roles include: Create and manage the backlog Defining and prioritizes user stories and tasks Reviews all work Works closely with the business and the team Publishes the product backlog for anyone … Continue reading Scrum Framework Roles

Introduction to Agile Methodology

Agile methodology, sometimes referred to as simply “agile”, is an iterative software development practice. To understand agile, we need to understand older software development practices and to understand why agile was developed. Originally, software was developed using a series of phases. These were typically: Analysis Design Code Test Deploy Maintain Each time software was developed, a team would analyse the requirements, then design the software, then write the actual software, … Continue reading Introduction to Agile Methodology