The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? According to a 2016 study by Accenture Technology Vision, 86% of executives expect an acceleration of tech developments in their sector within the next three years.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management practitioners are looking for new lean and agile project management tools to support their day-to-day work and often seek them outside the tools that their organisations offer them. Digitalization and Collaboration.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you waterfall or Agile? I’ll be watching the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform to see what impact that has on project success (lots, I hope).

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12 Project Management Related Tools to Consider for 2016?

Brad Egeland

In this presentation, I'd like to share 12 such products that are definitely worth checking out for your 2016 project management needs. ​ Wrike Wrike is an agile work management platform with a broad range of tools for managing and collaborating on projects.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert

Girl's Guide to PM

Today is the turn of Natalie Warnert, who set out to promote and support women in Agile. Natalie, what does Women in Agile do? WomenInAgile has created a place and community for women to network, share experiences, and spread diversity through the Agile community.

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5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. Because after a few weeks I realised that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. Constant reviews like this are an essential tool of agile development.

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

The paper Agile Base Patterns in the Agile Canon , Daniel R Greening, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is an important contribution to the discussion of agile at scale in organizations beyond 5 developers at the table with their customer.

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4 Key Drivers For Team Engagement

Girl's Guide to PM

Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. 5 Team structures for Agile teams Catherine Powell, principal at Abakas, a Boston based firm, spoke about agile team structures at Øredev, the software development conference in Sweden at the end.

2016 293

Steve Wake: Reflections on EVA, Silence and To Do Lists

Girl's Guide to PM

I don’t disapprove of Agile at all but it must be managed with perspective and insight). Observation #3: Fast (Agile) response to email is often poorly thought through, ill-advised and sometimes unnecessary.

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Why Executives Don’t Go to Agile Conferences

Agile Coach

Let’s say the owner had a little more to worry about than ‘ being Agile ‘ I remember when the Agile Alliance did their first executive forum at the big annual Agile 20XX conference. Of course, the counter argument to that is typically “ well, they SHOULD care…if THEY are mandating Agile then THEY need to go to Agile conferences and be involved hands-on!! So where are these executives going to learn about Agile?

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LiquidPlanner Wins Two CODiEs! Best Project Management Solution and Mobile Solution

LiquidPlanner

SIIA’s 2016 Business Technology CODiE Awards recognize the most innovative products impacting businesses across the world,” said Rhianna Collier, VP & Managing Director for the Software & Services Division at SIIA. OMG, we did it again!

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12 Project Management Related Tools to Check Out for 2017

Brad Egeland

​ Wrike Wrike is an agile work management platform with a broad range of tools for managing and collaborating on projects. 2017 is right around the corner so maybe it's time to try something new.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Review on Traditional and Agile Cost Estimation Success Factor in Software Development Project,” Zulkefli Mansor, Saadiah Yahya, Noor Habibah Hj Arshad, International Journal on New Computer Architectures and Their Applications (IJNCAA) 1(3): 942–952. Fixed price without fixed specification,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory, 15 March 2016. Springer International Publishing, 2016. Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013.

Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? Here, you’ll find the answers to questions like, “what is Agile project management ?” Agility introduces the idea of iterative development, and Scrum is implementing it with the concept of short iterations of time (2 to 4 weeks) called a sprint.

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What We’re Reading This Week: The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

LiquidPlanner

3 Organizational Agility Lessons From a Workforce Management Innovator – SmallBusinessTrends.com. Is working from wherever you want to all it’s cracked up to be? Being a remote worker has been on the rise for years, thanks to technology.

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5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. Because after a few weeks I realized that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. Try it: You can ask this question in your standups for agile teams.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM

Keyedin

In May a research firm released a project portfolio management (PPM) market forecast for 2016 to 2024. As agile project management (PM) and IT-based, fail-first PM strategies abound, these basics often get lost in the shuffle.

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The Myth That Research Can't Be Managed

Herding Cats

So don't fall for the claim that I can't know when I'll be done, how much it will cost, or what Done looks like because we're working on innovation or PURE research. Those who work on research projects and work on innovative design projects have a goal - a hypothesis. NoEstimates AgileThere is a popular myth that. some software development projects are research and aren't subject to normal business management processes. I'm here to tell you this ain't true.

Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? Here, you’ll find the answers to questions like, “what is Agile project management ?” Agility introduces the idea of iterative development, and Scrum is implementing it with the concept of short iterations of time (2 to 4 weeks) called a sprint.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM

Keyedin

In May a research firm released a project portfolio management (PPM) market forecast for 2016 to 2024. As agile project management (PM) and IT-based, fail-first PM strategies abound, these basics often get lost in the shuffle. Keeping these key areas in mind will help PPMs supply not just functional enterprise-wide PM—but PM that delivers both foundational and innovative benefits. Turnaround time for most projects in an agile portfolio is getting shorter.

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Building Better Agency Efficiency: 7 Insights From an Agency Expert

Function Point

The Second Wind Seminars focus on agency operations and innovative ways to maximize agency effectiveness. To keep a competitive edge, agencies are moving away from the Waterfall Process to an Agile process. Agile was developed as a way to handle projects that evolve as production happens. With Agile, the focus is on collaboration and response to change, while promoting constant communication.

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

MPUG

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.

Building Better Agency Efficiency: 7 Insights From an Agency Expert

Function Point

The Second Wind Seminars focus on agency operations and innovative ways to maximize agency effectiveness. To keep a competitive edge, agencies are moving away from the Waterfall Process to an Agile process. Agile was developed as a way to handle projects that evolve as production happens. With Agile, the focus is on collaboration and response to change, while promoting constant communication.

2016 40

How Charles Byrd Gets It Done: Project Management & Networking Tips

Project Management Hacks

This not only brought a spotlight to the projects creating a buzz, it garnered executive management support along with the company’s prestigious IT Innovation Award. An Agile approach wins every time in these situations due to its inherent flexibility and delivery focus.

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PMI Netherlands Summit

The Tao of Project Management

It was an excellent event and now the PMI Netherlands Chapter with CKC Seminars are preparing for the fifth edition on September 15th 2016 in Conference Center Spant! Themes The central theme of the 2016 edition is: Disruption! How to incorporate a severe disruption into your project, leadership, team adaptability; Shifting from delivering results to delivering capabilities; Beyond waterfall and agile?

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Sprint to Success with Scrum for Dummies (Book Review)

Wrike

When it comes to project management methodologies, the Agile methodologies reign supreme especially for projects that involve a lot of uncertainty. Traditional management methods are tossed out the window for practices that allow for both execution and innovation.

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Insider Perspectives on Recruiting With Ronald Yoon

Project Management Hacks

What are your observations on market demand for permanent full time vs contract roles in 2016? In the Greater Toronto Area, I have noticed an increase in the number of permanent roles in 2016 compared to a year ago. how much are you supported), attitudes to innovation (i.e.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

APM is always an exceptional event and I’ve spoken at it in the past (You can read my write up of the 2016 conference here ). The theme is Innovation Made Possible by a Project Manager. The focus will be taking Agile to the next level in your organization.

2019 408

Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

In this 2-part series, we are honored to publish a couple of blog posts by (2016 Brickell Key award winner) Christophe Achouiantz, Kanban thought-leader, consultant and coach. This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link].

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2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

This year’s RICS project management conference has the theme ‘Remaining Lean and Agile in a Changing Work Environment’ I’m not sure if they are partnering with the APM as in previous years but the agenda is already up on the site and looks interesting.

2018 290

The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Why is it so hard for some people to find employment with Agile teams? Having taught Scrum to more than 2000 people, I have ongoing dialogue with many former students who are struggling to find opportunities to serve Agile teams and gain experience as a Scrum Master.

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French version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Ils s’engagent aux valeurs et principes Agile. Ils montrent du courage pour considérer le changement comme source d’inspiration et d’innovation. . Agile Scrum French Scrum Values

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. John is the co-author of Agile Project Management for Mobile Application Development.

2018 331

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.

Pass Your Competition… Fast

Planview

Take an iterative approach to building out the plan allowing for innovation cycles. They ultimately stifle agility. It’s time to become more adaptable and agile. 2016 CEO Survey: The Year of Digital Tenacity. The world is changing.

2016 78

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

To trace the origins of this concept that sounds so innovative, we have to go back to the year 1956. The Microsoft State of Global Service 2016 , found that 60% of consumers stopped interacting with a company, just because they had a bad experience of customer service.

2018 147

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Zero Tolerance for “Brilliant Jerks”

The IIL Blog

Catch Christa Kirby’s presentation “Cultivating an Agile Mindset: Creativity, Trust, and a Plastic Toothbrush Case” at this year’s Agile & Scrum Conference! .

2018 92

How to Create a Startup Culture That Fits Your Goals

ProjectManager.com

A 2016 survey by Deloitte found that 16.8 There is also a greater emphasis on business agility or being flexible to shifts in the market and internal, as a start-up by definition is new and must survive to changes within and without it. Company culture ain’t what it used to be.

2019 131

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to assess risks, their impacts, and handling strategies for software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. 3, 2016. Using Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk to Manage Agile Schedule,” Risk Karen M.

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Managing a Strategic Project Portfolio

Planview

This process is stifling innovation and costing the organization thousands of man-hours and likely resulting in failing … or what I refer to as failing-slow. Guide your organization to create an actionable plan that embraces the uncertainty of strategy and, in turn, creating business agility.

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