Backlog Review (Nulab – 2019)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a review of the product using my laptop and Chrome browser, and my iPad with Safari, in June 2019. Pin for later reading: The post Backlog Review (Nulab – 2019) appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

ProjectManager.com

Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers. If you want to know what your priorities should be for 2019, look at the way your world was at the end of 2018 and at the start of this year. Agility and Certainty.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. deliver:Agile 2019.

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Agile -- what it means

Musings on Project Management

Boss: Use agile programming methods. Dilbert: Agile programming does not mean doing more work with less people. Boss: Find me some words that do mean that and ask again Dilbert is a creation of Scott Adams And so, you might ask: what does agile mean?

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The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here

Stage gates and Agile?

Musings on Project Management

Stage gates and Agile? One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does. agileTo some, that might sound horrifying! Not exactly!

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Agile advice from our ancestors

Kiron Bondale

Old sayings might not be the first thing which comes to mind when considering agility, there are many proverbs which are apropos. Cut your coat according to your cloth : Focus, like transparency is a pillar of Scrum and most other agile methods.

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How do you know if your team is being agile?

Kiron Bondale

It is easy to say that demonstrating behaviors consistent with the values and principles of the Manifesto is proof of agility but this test leaves significant wiggle room for interpretation and for exception cases which fall through the cracks of the four values and twelve principles.

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What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects

The Digital Project Manager

Put your theory and tools aside for a minute: Here’s something that everyone should know about how agile actually works in the real world. The post What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile. So if a foundation of agile is working fast and changing rapidly and often, while continuing to iterate on the project, what’s the definition of done in agile? How Work is Done in Agile.

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Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever?

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Agile Teams: Roles & Structures That Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Agile project management is a way of managing work that delivers iterative, incremental benefit. Agile methods need Agile teams — teams that think differently and work in ways that support responsive delivery. What is an Agile Team? Agile Team Roles.

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Mike Cottmeyer @ Agile & Beyond 2019

Leading Agile

Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. You’ll need a structured, disciplined Agile Transformation.In

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Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

To do so requires business agility. What Is Business Agility? Business agility is just as it says, a way for businesses to remain agile when markets fluctuate, as they have a tendency to do. Origins of Business Agility. Business Agility Framework.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

Importance of agility and iterative processes. We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

Agile 2019 Presentations

Leading Answers

I learned this week that two of my presentation submissions for the Agile 2019 conference in Washington D.C. My talks will be on moving beyond agile approaches and case studies in transitioning from projects to products. Agile approaches succeeded and changed the way we work.

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Agile strong -- a reveiw

Musings on Project Management

Perhaps Understanding why you're sticking around is also important So, here's my top ten reasons why agile has worked for me 1. Agile is a "best value" method: it's doctrine is centered on value and accomplishment for the customer and user, not so much adherence to cost and schedule--though the sponsor's investment can not be exceeded, so cost is at. agileTrying to remember how you got here?

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Agile and R/D

Musings on Project Management

I was recently asked if Agile and 'R/D' go together. The issue at hand: how do you reconcile agile's call for product delivery to users every few weeks with the unknowns and false starts in a real R/D project? agileGood question! I'm glad you asked. Let's start with OPM. Other people's money. And the first question: What have you committed to do? There are two possible answers: (1).

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Mixing Agile with oil and gas

Musings on Project Management

This quote comes from a nicely argued case -- from the agile blog 'leading answers' -- for mixing agile methods in rather traditional businesses, like the oil and gas exploration/production business If ever there was a business that. agileThere comes a point where more planning can not remove the remaining uncertainty, instead execution must be used to provide data and remove uncertainty.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. Agile approaches provide us other options now. Join Johanna as she discusses: How agile approaches change what we measure.

Agile for Project Managers: an analogy

Musings on Project Management

It's all about an analogy It's all about how a self-directed team working on a mission of top-down importance and specification -- these imperatives coming from executive leaders -- get the job down sufficiently well (in Agile speak: well enough) to succeed. Agile for project managers - agileIt's been a few years since I wrote the material for the presentation below, but I find it timeless.

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Agile C.R.A.C.K. customers

Musings on Project Management

Barry Boehm, a noted software methodologist with a long and illustrative career at TRW, DARPA, and USC, and author of the COCOMO model and Spiral methodology, writes about the ideal customer for agile projects. agile customerBoehm's perspective: -- Collaborative: they will engage with their customer peers and with the development team -- Representative: they know the product or system requirements.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January to March 2019. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. IRNOP 2019: TBA.

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Proactive dependency management with agile approaches

Kiron Bondale

Agile Project Management agile project management improving project management Project scheduling

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders.

Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself. Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc. are all part of the agile manifesto, which was introduced in the year 2001. Agile methodology is often compared with the waterfall model in the software development industry.

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AGILE NXT FUTURE FRIDAY 2019

Henny Portman

I give a lot of workshops and presentations and in many cases, attendees ask for the ‘silver bullet’ to become agile. It is far too short-sighted to think that you have to implement one agile framework and you achieve agility. Having only agile teams is not enough.

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The Best Scrum Tools of 2019 for Agile Project Management

nTask

Over the past few years, Scrum has become the default face of Agile Project Management. One of the most popular Agile frameworks, Scrum is widely adopted by software and non-software development teams alike. Targetprocess is one of the most flexible Agile tools available in market.

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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings.

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead?

Pseudo Agile, Hyper Agile – Isn’t Plain Agile Enough?

International Institute of Learning

This article discusses approaches that are being used by some organizations who are utilizing agile principles in an ad hoc fashion in an attempt to realize its benefits. It stresses the importance of agile maturity, which can be segmented in five stages: Familiarizing. By Dr. Willis H.

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Make 2019 amazing

Gunther Verheyen

Regardless, work hard to turn 2019 into an amazing year, of insightful experiences, challenging encounters and exciting adventures, both personal and professional. Agile Scrum 2019 Scrum ValuesDear compagnon, reader, follower, liker.

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

MPUG

Stories in Agile Development replace requirements. Specifically, while writing user stories, Agile practitioners use a form which provides units of value to the end user: “As a <role>, I want <need>, so that <business value> ”.

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The State of Application Development Report for 2019

Brad Egeland

You’ll learn the answers to these five critical questions: How are app dev practices evolving to achieve digital transformation and agility objectives? For their sixth annual survey on the state of application development, OutSystems connected with over 3,300 IT professionals.

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Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The original use was to support attendees in adopting agile work approaches. I’ve shared other valuable Agile practices your team can use even if you’re not switching to full Agile. The post Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee appeared first on Project Bliss.

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Can Agile Reduce Complexity?

Project Smart

Agile methodologies promote lightweight practices to establish a flexible framework that operates within broadly defined roles in order to achieve the desired outcome. Agile Project Management

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Top Ten PMO Themes 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

2019 starts the conversation and the exploration of what analytics means and can do for our project organisations. Agile. The PMO sees Agile as a method, a framework, an approach and a different mindset to project delivery. Agile for the PMO.

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How Successful has Agile Been for You?

Brad Egeland

I’ve found Agile practices to be great for customers who aren’t exactly sure what they need or want or have functionality that needs to become available in phases.

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Do you need a Definition of Ready for your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

A Definition of Ready (DoR) is an agreement established by some agile teams to help them assess if a given product backlog item can safely be accepted by the team to be worked on. Agile agile project management improving project management

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