Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

Moira Alexander

Later in 2001, the Agile Manifesto, a "formal proclamation of four key values and 12 principles to guide an iterative and people-centric approach to software development," was published by 17 software developers. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called “sprints” to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service.

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Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

None of these values and principles were revolutionary or novel in 2001 as they had all been identified before in one body of knowledge or another. In 2015 I wrote an article intending to debunk some common myths about project management. Like many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions.

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Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

are all part of the agile manifesto, which was introduced in the year 2001. In the year 2001, several agile principles were discussed and agreed upon under the Agile alliance. Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself. Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc. Agile methodology is often compared with the waterfall model in the software development industry. However, agile approach is considered to be better.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

The phrase agile software development was first used in 2001, but agile was in fact being applied to projects since the mid-1990s. In 2001, a group of 17 people working in the industry, codified the approach at a ski resort in Snowbird, Utah. Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention. There have been manifestos for art movements, political movements and just about anything you can think of.

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Time to turf these project management terms!

Kiron Bondale

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development was signed in 2001 and before its arrival launched agile into the mainstream, adaptive lifecycles had been used for many years. Project management practices have been used since human beings first started to work together to achieve greater outcomes than they could have accomplished as individuals.

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5 Days to PMP Certification Explained

Brad Egeland

Cheetah has been teaching the class this way since 2001 and the first week Cheetah taught it was the week of 9/11. Cheetah Learning - the #1 provider of Project Manager Professional (PMP) preparation and certification training - touts a 98% success rate in getting their students certified and says they can do it in 4 days of prep, you take the test on Friday of that week and you're done. fully trained and guaranteed to pass that Friday test. Are you skeptical? You shouldn't be.

5 Reasons to Get Your PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

I became a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2001. I recently had a project manager ask me which of the PMI certifications he should pursue. That depends—it depends on your goals as a project manager. Certainly, the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® and the Project Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) ® certifications supercharged my project management career. And in 2012, I became in PMI-RMP. There were several reasons I choose the PMI-RMP certification.

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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

I got PMP in August of 2001 and my PMI-RMP in December of 2012. Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. Some certified project managers may respond with, “Ho-hum. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.” However, I think PMPs and other certified project managers should actually read the PMBOK 6 th edition. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here.

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What does it take to launch agile software? Q&A with Jordan Husney, CEO and Founder of Parabol

Girl's Guide to PM

The Agile Manifesto was written in 2001—which was the same year Rally Software was founded. Why would you launch a new project management software tool when the market is so crowded already? And why focus on improving agile retrospectives?

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Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

In 2001, a group of 17 software developers got together in a resort in Utah, and together came up with the “ Manifesto for Agile Software Development ” as a reaction to what they deemed as heavy project management methodologies—like waterfall. According to Newton’s third law of physics, every action in nature has an equal and opposite reaction.

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The 4 Essential Agile Tools for Agile Teams

ProjectManager.com

While the roots of incremental development methods of working stem back to the 1950s and into the 1970s, it wasn’t until 2001 that a group of software developers published the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Agile is a way of working that comes from software development. It’s iterative and incremental in its approach, working in short “sprints,” and building on a foundation of trust, flexibility, empowerment and collaboration.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Later in 2001, the agile manifesto , a "formal proclamation of four key values and 12 principles to guide an iterative and people-centric approach to software development," was published by 17 software developers. If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile?

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

In 2001 representatives of all the leading ‘agile’ methods got together in the USA and, over two days, created the manifesto for the newly formed ‘Agile Alliance’. What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”.

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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

I got PMP in August of 2001 and my PMI-RMP in December of 2012. Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. Some certified project managers may respond with, “Ho-hum. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.” However, I think PMPs and other certified project managers should actually read the PMBOK 6 th edition. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here.

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Agile Project Management Principles - MOving from Principles to Practices

Herding Cats

1] Collins, Jim, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Other’s Don’t, Harper Collins, 2001. [2] “Only those general principles and attitudes that result from clear and deep understanding can provide a comprehensive guide to action.” [1]. Agile Program Management contains practices found in traditional program management, delivered through the principles of agile. For the traditional program manager, this description is likely meaningless.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

Agile has been around since 2001, when a small group created the Agile Manifesto in response to traditional approaches of managing software development. These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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The Latest Trends in Project Management Discussed

Proofhub

Instead of comparing this artificial intelligence-based helped to Hal, the evil computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey , think of them as being closer to Siri, the virtual assistant in Apple devices, or Cortana, Microsoft’s version. Project management is a growing field. While it isn’t its own degree program yet, courses in project management appear on the curriculum of many different business schools.

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Laughter & Leadership – How Humor Can Make You a Better Leader

ProjectManager.com

According a 2001 report , 40 percent of job turnover is due to stress. Don’t think humor is a serious business? It’s more than the best medicine: it’s good business. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how leadership is bolstered by laughter. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – Laughter & Leadership – How Humor Can Make You a Better Leader. Humor is a double-edge sword. It can harm as easily as it can shield.

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

2001.). Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. She’s even written the book on it. I caught up with Ruth to find out more about how to motivate teams and why it’s something you should be actively doing. Ruth, let’s start at the beginning. Why do you think motivation on project teams is so important? Because motivation is intrinsic. It is the reason people do the things they do.

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #1

Leading Answers

Let’s start with the Agile Manifesto: The Agile Manifesto was created during a meeting in February 2001 that brought together a number of software and methodology experts who were at the forefront of the emerging agile methods. Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring samples from my new Kindle book “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner’s Guide to Agility ”. The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and the best servant leadership behaviors for supporting agile teams.

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Project Management and Leadership Competencies: A Snapshot

The IIL Blog

For example, The Global Accreditation Center (GAC) established in 2001 for Project Management Education Programs is an academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for project, program, portfolio management and related programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate and doctoral degree levels that operate independently from PMI. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

Live from Product404, in Atlanta: Agile RoadMapping

Leading Agile

Scott “went Agile” in 2001 and has since carved a niche helping companies with long-term planning horizons to connect their strategy to iterative and incremental development cadences. ? ?. This talk covers techniques and approaches to developing and communicating roadmaps to your organization. Balancing Agility and predictability in a roadmap is a challenge, and stakeholders require transparency in order to effectively drive organizations forward.

Agile Recruiting and Faster Hiring in 4 Easy Steps

Teamweek

To explain agile recruiting, we have to start with the roots of the agile methodology, which was officially announced in 2001. In 2001, 17 developers got together and came up with the agile development manifesto.

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What is Agile and Scrum?

The IIL Blog

The Agile philosophy is best described in the Agile Manifesto , written in 2001. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM | Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL . The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum. Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference? It seems like almost every company, regardless of their industry, is practicing Agile and Scrum in some way and at some level of proficiency.

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Top 6 Tips For Handling Your Ecommerce Business Projects

Proofhub

Agile project management Agile methodology started around 2001 and gained popularity fast. Online selling is an enormous and profitable type of business that many hope to get their foot into.

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Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1

MPUG

In 2001, a group of software thought-leaders got together and hammered out the Agile Manifesto.

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Anti agile without even knowing it

Lynne Cazaly

If agile is something new-ish to you, it’s good to know that many of the agile ways of thinking and working are based on the principles and practices written in 2001 in the Agile Manifesto. It’s easy to be a critic or cynic of something, to put counter views out there or to dismiss or reject ideas. But it’s way more helpful to understand a few fundamentals first and then add your views.

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Picking a Project Management Methodology

MPUG

In 2001, new methodology pioneers met in Snowbird, Utah to share their experiences and to suggest ideas for improving the world of software development. The Essence of an Approach.

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

While there are several courses and certificates for the Scrum methodology, the best-known one is the Certified Scrum Alliance (CSM) credential awarded by the Scrum Alliance, a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2001. . In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. Project managers are in high demand throughout the world.

Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

The agile movement started in 2001 with the Agile Manifesto , but it might shock some people by learning that business existed before 2001 and many organizations thrived before 2001, thrive today, and will continue to thrive long after Agile is dead. Yesterday Adriana Girdler and I presented Timeless Leadership at the Toronto Agile Tour.

Can We Still be Agile?

Leading Answers

We should also remember when the agile principles were developed in 2001, video conferencing was not as straightforward or familiar as it is today. How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Yes, of course we can, and in many ways, now we need to be more agile than ever as we try new approaches, learn and adapt how we work.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair - Anais Nïn , in Improving Project Performance: Eight Habits of Successful Project teams , Jerry Wellman, Palgrave, 2001. I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were master of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck.

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Is Your Project Management Career Struggling Due to COVID19

Brad Egeland

Cheetah has been teaching the class this way since 2001 and the first week Cheetah taught it was the week of 9/11. Unemployment is high. You may be working from home for the first time ever. Frustrated? Struggling? Suffering anxiety over whether you'll still have a job in a couple of months - or maybe you've even been laid off recently during these unprecedented times.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

Although Agile PM ideas had been in use in the software industry for quite a while, it formally came into being in 2001 when several IT representatives released the " Agile Manifesto ". What are project management methodologies? A project management methodology is essentially a set of guiding principles and processes for managing a project. Your choice of methodology defines how you work and communicate. So how do you choose a project management methodology?

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4 Steps for Advancing Your PM Career

Brad Egeland

I've had mine since around 2001, but I it expire once and had to wait a year or so to get it back because someone else grabbed it and wanted big dollars for it. Ready for the next career step? There are several ways you can get noticed. There are several ways to get your information out there. And certainly some of those involve just going to a career site and posting your resume. Places like Dice and Monster still exist and by all means.put yourself out there. Someone will find you.

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Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

They have five characteristics (Maier, 1998) that make the system of systems designation (Krygiel, 1999; Carlock & Fenton, 2001). . Systems Management 2 (2001) 325–345, IOS Press. The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS). In this domain, we applied traditional program and project management methods for cost and schedule management at the top level.

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The Best OmniFocus Alternatives and Replacements of 2019

nTask

Ever since the term Getting Things Done (GTD) was coined by David Ellen in 2001, there has been a wave of tools identifying themselves as one of the best to-do list apps for getting things done. One such popular tool is OmniFocus. The ever-increasing popularity and the fact that the product comes from one of the industry leaders has been motivating enough for users to use it. But here’s the catch.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

It came about during a ski trip in 2001. Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. You know it’s a hot topic and if you haven’t started exploring it, you may be feeling left behind.

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Agile (What’s so funny about peace, love and future dreaming?)

Gunther Verheyen

In February 2001, seventeen software development leaders gathered at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah (United States) to discuss their views on software development. The Agile Manifesto, and the movement that stemmed from it, has hugely improved the world. I believe in continuing the Agile dream and create an even better world (rather than focus on the inevitable downsides of the success).

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Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

They have five characteristics (Maier, 1998) that make the system of systems designation (Krygiel, 1999; Carlock & Fenton, 2001). . Systems Management 2 (2001) 325–345, IOS Press. The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS). In this domain, we applied traditional program and project management methods for cost and schedule management at the top level.

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