20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

Girl's Guide to PM

Can you believe the Agile Manifesto has been around 20 years? The Agile Manifesto has probably had the greatest impact on how projects are done – even how non- agile projects are done. The Agile Manifesto date was 11-13 February 2001. What does the Agile Manifesto say?

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Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects

Guerrilla Project Management

I spoke a couple weeks ago at an Oracle users group conference about my experience applying Agile practices in a large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) upgrade project. The reality of organizations is that they don’t come in a very neatly packaged configuration to which we can apply a single project management methodology.

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Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning


Iterative planning is an approach borrowed from agile project management. The agile approach consists of many rapid, iterative planning and development cycles, allowing a project team to constantly evaluate the evolving product and obtain immediate feedback from customers or stakeholders. , I promised to share some tips and tricks that can help you make your project planning more efficient. So here they are: Pay close attention to the human factor.

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Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects – ERP Case Study

Guerrilla Project Management

I had the pleasure to talk to Jason Fair about his work in bringing Agile to large complex integration projects. You can check out the series of blog posts on Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects. I had the pleasure to talk to Jason Fair about his work in bringing Agile to large complex integration projects. You can check out the series of blog posts on Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects.

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Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous posts, Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects and Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 1, I argued that we need ways to incorporate Agile in system integration projects without (a) changing the entire organization or (b) waiting for the organization to change. Agile in Integration Projects

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Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous post, Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects, I argued that some Agile practices are not easy to implement in enterprise system integration projects without tailoring. In this series of posts, I will identify a set of key Agile practices that offer the greatest value and recommend ways to tailor them to. Agile in Integration Projects

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Lessons in agility from wine tasting…

Kiron Bondale

After enjoying a glass of their 2010 Reserve Meritage I came to the conclusion that wine tasting and agile have more in common than you might think. Similarly a coach can help steer a team past anti-patterns so that they have a chance to appreciate what agility truly is. Starting with a large project is inadvisable for novice teams – they won’t possess the discipline to scale their behavior and practices and might blame agile rather than their immaturity.

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I may be a “Crazy Fool” but I consider the A-Team to be agile!

Kiron Bondale

When teaching agile classes, I’m occasionally asked if I could provide an example of an agile team from cinema or television. they are far from being agile. If your only exposure to The A-Team was the horrible 2010 movie starring Liam Neeson, you owe it to yourself to watch a few episodes of the original series. Agile Project Management agile project management team building

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4 Awesome Teamwork Examples for Agile Teams


Professionals do not come with a manual so how should Agile teams work in collaboration? What may seem like a completely different ballgame, if studied closely, just may be able to teach Agile teams a thing or two. The moral for Agile teams: Instead of focusing on what you can accomplish alone, keep the big picture in mind. Example #2: Broderick Brown – Oklahoma State Football Game 2010.

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Why Agile Transformations sometimes fail


Based on my experience working in agile environments since 2010, I did some research and had general observations on the topic. Regardless of the business domains or product area, there are some common rules that may devastate your efforts toward agility. .

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What is Agile Project Management? (and how to implement it)


What is Agile Project Management? . That is precisely what agile project management is – taste testing the stew at various points to ensure that it’s tasting the way it should. Agile Project Management Defined. Agile project management is an iterative or incremental approach to completing projects. Agile is flexible and adaptive, relying on constant feedback from stakeholders and teams in order to steer a project towards a desired goal. How to be Agile.

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups


TL; DR: How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups. For years, I worked in several Berlin-based, fast-growing startups in my capacity as Scrum Master, agile coach, and Product Owner. Also, let me introduce you to the anti-patterns agile startups shall avoid at all costs. ??

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Agile Unplugged is your chance to explore LeadingAgile’s freshest ideas, mental models, frameworks, and solutions with the people that are actually doing the work of leading large-scale Agile Transformation, out in the field. “Tell me what Agile’s about.”

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Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Welcome to our latest episode of the Agile Unplugged podcast with host Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile’s CEO. Spotify. Soundcloud.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to today’s MPUG training series, part one, Understanding and Incorporating Agile Project Management. And what we’re going to do is talk about the disciplines today, talking about how and where Microsoft’s going, what are some of the advantages of using agile.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to part two of MPUG’s Agile training series. Today’s session will cover Agile features and capabilities in Microsoft Project and project PPM. So really want to help educate you guys, get you going and continue the discussion around Agile. Hence Agile, right?

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Agile Movers & Shakers (6): The Liberators Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem


TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview w/ Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem. If so, you can subscribe here and join 26k agile peers. The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with The Liberators Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem. What brought you to ‘agile?’.


Embracing Uncertainty – Day 1 Recap


He noted that the driver of business disruption has shifted — from technology in the 2010’s to uncertainty in the 2020’s. agile Collaboration Leadership Project Portfolio Management Productivity Embrace uncertainty adaptability agility visibility productivity

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Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1


I’d like to begin by sharing a brilliant quote that puts the latest project management fashion, Agile, into humbling perspective: “ A Waterfall project is just an Agile (Scrum) project with one huge sprint! In the following two-part article, I will argue that: ‘ Agile ’ is not agile.

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How I ended up becoming a (Professional) Scrum trainer

Gunther Verheyen

Fast forward >> In December 2010 I traveled to Zurich (Switzerland) to attend a PSM class (“Professional Scrum Master”) by Ken Schwaber. In April 2011, Ken came to Brussels for an event I co-organized for the Agile Consortium Belgium.

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

Meanwhile, we would like people with knowledge of the full value delivery spectrum (waterfall, hybrid, agile, lean, etc.) Longtime readers may recall my 2010 post Raise A Little Hell when the PMBOK v5 Update was being commissioned. Since then we developed the PMI-ACP, PMBOK Agile Appendices, and the Agile Practice Guide. Phew, the wait is over! I have been wanting to talk about this for what seems like ages and now the official announcement is out! If

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Scrum: A Brief History of a Long-Lived Hype

Gunther Verheyen

The first, official version of the Scrum Guide was released in February 2010. So, how was Scrum defined before 2010 then? How did its definition evolve before and after 2010 and become the framework that we know today? Scrum has been around for a while, they say.


Moving Your Scrum Downfield [Paper]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010 he initiated the creation of the Scrum Guide. Are you ready to start moving your Scrum downfield, push back the old adversary of predictive rigidity and sustainably increase your agility? Agile Scrum Game Goal Rules Traits


The Agile Squad: The Organizational Model of the Future?


Check it out what you will find on this article about agile squad : The agile organization and the agile squad Benefits (and needs) of the agile squad Agile squad success stories A testament to the transformative power of collaboration. One of these methods is the use of the agile squad. Basically, an agile squad is a small multidisciplinary team that is largely self-managed and are excellent at cross-collaboration and teamwork.

How to Adapt and Flourish in the New World of Project Management

Leading Answers

With the rise of AI, agile, and empowered teams, are project managers even needed anymore? In 2010 a team developing software for a large trucking company was also responsible for developing training materials. Agile Project Management Leadership Personal Agility Teams

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019


Introduced in 2006, with a major redesign in 2010, the platform serves as a single systematic and flexible solution for all the task management needs of a team. Considered a #1 software chosen by agile teams for software development, Jira makes a pretty strong contender for Smartsheet. The tool allows teams to use workflow mapping and agile reporting techniques to make sure projects are executed efficiently. Advanced project management features for Agile teams.

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Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?


Agile methodology). Microsoft Project 2010. Microsoft Project Standard 2010: A single-user edition of the software. Microsoft Project Professional 2010: Includes all the capabilities in Project Standard 2010 as well as collaborative features that allow users to work together when the organization is also using Microsoft Project Server 2010. Microsoft Project Server 2010: Maintains project plan information and data on a server.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


262 pages, ET to read: 4 hours, Published April 7th, 2010 by Blue Hole Press). David Anderson, who is widely regarded as the Kanban Method pioneer published this book in 2010. The book contains a series of essays that give practitioners the background needed to create more robust software development practices, combining the best of Agile and Lean. 120 pages, ET time to read 2 hours, Published 1 March 2010 by Lulu.com). Are you new to Kanban?

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Scrum: A Brief History of a Long-Lived Hype


The first, official version of the Scrum Guide was released in February 2010. So, how was Scrum defined before 2010 then? How did its definition evolve before and after 2010 and become the framework that we know today? Scrum has been around for a while, they say.

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Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. Agile Scrum Definition of Scrum Scrum framework Scrum GuideA few small, functional updates have been released since then. There have been no drastic changes to the core definition of Scrum. The updates are attempts to reduce complexity or have clearer terminology.

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Quick and Easy: This Is New in the Scrum Guide 2020


In 2010, they published the first Scrum Guide, a guide to the method with the intention of providing people, teams and organizations with a framework to master complex tasks and create products with the highest possible value. You want to learn more about Scrum and agile project management?

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Agile Project Management. Managing agile projects have many of the same principles as traditional projects and have principles much different from tradition projects. Agile and all SW development operates in the presence of uncertainty.

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

The future will be flexible project management models such as those used in Agile and Scrum projects. Managers need to recognize the type of project at the start, resist institutional pressure to adapt traditional ‘rational’ approaches to all projects and apply an appropriate approach – one tailored for the type of project” [Lenfle & Loch, 2010]. We have learned from Agile and Scrum that flexible project management approaches are necessary for many projects. 2010).

Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Zombie PM is a term I came up with in 2010 when I put together a project management alphabet. Government PMO,” says Derek Huether, an enterprise Agile coach and trainer. ” Derek took an Agile approach, scheduling a daily 15 minute standing meeting to communicate status and deal with issues and risks. One of the first things that project managers learn on training courses is that a project has a start, a middle and an end.

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Microsoft Project Alternatives for 2020


Support Agile methods. Binfire- Established in 2010, Binfire is a provider work management app for both traditional and remote teams. Support for Agile Method. ?. ?. ?. ?. Microsoft project has been around forever.

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The Myth of Standish Reports - Update Number 2

Herding Cats

The Standish Report is raising its head again in the Agile presentations I've seen recently at conferences. 1, Jan-Feb 2010, pages 30-36. The numbers in the report are still being used by "agile thought leaders" to establish the basis for their proffered solutions. Forgetting even more that "agile" is a bottom-up software development solution. NoEstimates Agile Business Estimating Principles Project Management

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How To Make A Gantt Chart In Excel (+ Free Templates)


Some of these screenshots are slightly different in Excel 2010, 2013, and 2016. However, these steps work for all Excel 2010+ versions. Agile Gantt Chart Template : This is another premium template for Agile project teams.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. While some have publication dates that may seem old, the principles in these books are immutable, even for agile projects. Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn, Prentice Hall, 2006. Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products , Jim Highsmith, Addison Wesley, 2004.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp. 229 “How Should We Estimate Agile Software Development Projects and What Data Do We Need?” 15, The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, 2010. December 2010.

The Ultimate Guide to Kanban Methodology


Kanban is one of the most popular Agile project management frameworks around, and for good reason. Agile is a project methodology that promotes tackling projects by breaking them down into smaller stages. Scrum is another extremely popular Agile project framework.

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