Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.

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Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? The agile movement first began in the 1970s when it was introduced by a doctor named Winston Royce. Joining The Scrum.

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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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Risk management for agile projects

Kiron Bondale

What are the implications to project risk management when you choose to deliver a project using an agile approach? Influencing stakeholders to ensure that risk gets effectively managed is a critical skill for both a project manager and a Scrum Master.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

What does Agile mean? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”. I understand the frustration because the term “Agile” is pretty generic and can mean different things from one organisation to the other.

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Agile: Should I Be Taking Training? – Project Management Advice

Arras People

“ I’m hearing a lot about Agile and project management. ” Agile and more specifically Agile Project Management has certainly been in the spotlight over the last few years and this is a question I’ve been asked a lot. and business projects for a number of years, will often say that they know enough about Agile to manage the Agile element within a bigger project but not enough to fully manage an Agile team. Agile Project Management agile

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Focus on your soft skills when moving to agile!

Kiron Bondale

As companies begin the journey of transforming their delivery practices from traditional to agile approaches, role transitions can be challenging. Some might argue that project managers are no longer required once an organization has fully institutionalized agile.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods.

The Scrum Values (poster)

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. The Scrum Values are simultaneously needed for and emerging as part of Scrum.

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Human Resources needs to be part of your company’s agile transformation!

Kiron Bondale

When we think about the journey from traditional delivery approaches to agile, the focus is normally on delivery teams or on those areas of the organization which will need to transition from being project-focused to becoming product, capability or value-stream centric.

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Scrum Roles: The Anatomy of a Scrum Team

ProjectManager.com

Thanks to the evolution of modern business practices, Agile , an iterative approach to planning and guiding the project process, is on the mind of nearly every manager. ” Let’s begin by briefly defining Scrum. What Is Scrum? Scrum Roles for Project Management.

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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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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you waterfall or Agile? If pure Scrum works, or you’re totally a waterfall shop, then as long as you are seeing results no one is going to care.

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Best Agile Certification And Scrum Training Review

PM by PM

Top Agile Certifications I wanted to get an Agile Certification this year. But I wanted to get the best agile certification. So, the natural choice would have been to go for the most popular and top agile […]. Project Management agile review scrum

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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. But the traditional scrum format didn’t work for our team and made meetings flat. It also gave everyone the opportunity to make suggestions, and gave the scrum master visibility of what everyone was working on.

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Polish version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Polish version of The Scrum Values: Warto?ci ci Scrum. ci Scrum.

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Russian version of the Scrum Values (including a poster)

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Russian version of The Scrum Values: ???????? Scrum. Scrum.

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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 ?” ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Scrum is about people.

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What’s To Like About AgilePM?

Arras People

In this guest post, Julia Gosse talks about the new Agile Project Management framework. It is a complete package incorporating enough structure to manage projects and an agile delivery method. You don’t need anything else to manage and deliver projects in an agile way.

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The deliberate evolution of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition. I am humbled over the many unanticipated consequences of the accidental creation of my pocket guide to Scrum.

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The international Scrum Glossary is now available in 19 languages

Gunther Verheyen

The international Scrum Glossary has been expanded to 19 languages. The updated version is available for you as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -Feb 2019. The Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide in 2016.

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Arabic version of the Scrum Values

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Agile Scrum Arabic Scrum Values

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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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Persian version of the Scrum Values

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. It will be added to the next release of the international Scrum Values.

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The Extinction of Agile Coaching

Agile Coach

I didn’t renew my contract many months later because I couldn’t see any evidence that this organization was interested in being Agile. Well, I was the Agile Consultant. I was a full-on, Agile stick beating, CSM credential holding fraud with the best of intentions.

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Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” The Rules Of Scrum.

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How Agile and Scrum Changed the Way We Do Marketing

Function Point

but we needed something that created both flexibility and accountability – enter Agile mindset with Scrum methodology. Agile project management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. Just as in Agile software development, an Agile project is completed in small sections called iterations. Previous to Scrum and Agile. Making the Shift to Scrum. Here’s a few: Scrum Effort Estimation and Story Points.

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How Agile and Scrum Changed the Way We Do Marketing

Function Point

but we needed something that created both flexibility and accountability – enter Agile mindset with Scrum methodology. Agile project management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. Just as in Agile software development, an Agile project is completed in small sections called iterations. Previous to Scrum and Agile. Making the Shift to Scrum. Here’s a few: Scrum Effort Estimation and Story Points.

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10 Best Selling Project Management Books

Project Risk Coach

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn).

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French version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. French version of The Scrum Values: Les valeurs Scrum.

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Scrum Vocabulary (updated)

Gunther Verheyen

Driven by the prospect of an Italian translation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” I decided to revise it slightly; minor tweaks of words and terms, although a lot of them. As part of my revision, I also updated the Scrum Vocabulary of my book: Burn-down Chart : a chart showing the decrease of remaining work against time. Daily Scrum : a daily event, time-boxed to 15 minutes or less, to re-plan the development work during a Sprint.

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The Myth of the Scrum Master and Actual Life Experiences

Herding Cats

Just listened to Tony Richards "The Capital Role of Scrum" in Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast (yes I know, this is Vasco's podcast and it does have value when he sticks to Scrum topics). Vasco describes the scrum Master as the Scrum Mom. . In the Scrum paradigm.

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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 ?” ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Scrum is about people.

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Should I Choose PMI’s PMP?

Arras People

One of the PMP’s core benefits is its focus on processes like Agile and Waterfall. Last week I was interviewed by a writer from GetApp, which is owned by Gartner Research and is the largest independent SaaS marketplace.

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The international versions of the Scrum Values now comprise 19 languages

Gunther Verheyen

The international descriptions of the Scrum Values have been expanded to 19 languages. The updated versions are available for you as a free download (PDF): The Scrum Values (International versions) -Feb 2019. The Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide in 2016.

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The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. Agile in name only. scrum, not agile. not as it was prior to scrum. Scrum is prescriptive and defined rather than empirical. Agile Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Principles

Project Management CV – Writing in the First Person

Arras People

He is a certified Prince2 Practitioner & Agile Scrum master with double MBA degrees from Cranfield and Oxford, Bob has a high degree of commercial acumen and technical flair which is demonstrated through an outstanding career record.

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Run relevant retrospectives!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote a few weeks back that while retrospectives are commonly associated with agile projects they can also be equally useful on traditional ones. Running regular retrospectives is not an indicator of agility but how they get conducted and the benefits realized through them is.

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Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects

Herding Cats

When Agile development moves beyond a single scrum team and into the Enterprise IT domain, several considerations must be addressed. For Scrum (or most other agile methods) focus on the team is paramount. NoEstimates Agile Books Governance

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The accidental creation of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

Gunther Verheyen

Contrary to a common assumption, the creation of my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (2013) was anything but a long-lived hope, ambition or dream. The publisher shared that they still saw value in a book about Scrum and asked how I envisioned a possible involvement.

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