Second, changes that increase the coverage of the largest credit bureau or registry in an economy above 5% of the adult population may also be classified as reforms. According to the getting credit methodology, if the credit bureau or registry is not operational or covers less than 5% of the adult population, the score on the depth of credit information index is 0. The impact of the reform will depend on the characteristics of the economy’s credit reporting system as it relates to the eight features of the index. Expanded coverage that does not reach 5% of the adult population is not classified as a reform but the impact is still reflected on the most updated statistics.
Using the Most Currently Available Information. Analyzing economic freedom annually enables the Index to include the most recent information as it becomes available country by country. A data cutoff date is used so that all countries are treated fairly. As described above, the period of study for the current year’s Index considers all information as of the last day of June of the previous year (in this case, June 30, 2016). Any new legislative changes or policy actions effective after that date have no positive or negative impact on scores or
The Scrum Alliance has published a new whitepaper called “Coaching is Key for Scrum Success” which outlines some of the problems organizations face when implementing Scrum, how Scrum coaching can help, and what to look for in a Scrum coach. Most organizations run into issues when first implementing Scrum. Rather than let these problems continue to plague the Agile implementation and jeopardize the risk of success, many organizations find that working with a Scrum coach early in the process helps to avoid “Scrum-But” and reverting to old ways of doing things. Scrum coaches can also help to minimize learning curves, resolve organizational impediments and identify potential stumbling blocks early on. Scrum coaches help to streamline agile transformation by bringing an outside view of the organization to remove intrinsic bias and taking the time pressure off the product line managers by providing guidance and management of the Scrum implementation.