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. The criterion for best Scrum tools is simple enough.

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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. Global Scrum Gathering.

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17 Scrum Master Interview Questions to Find the Right Hire

ProjectManager.com

The scrum master is a key member of the scrum team, but also a somewhat misunderstood one, which can make the hiring process problematic. Put simply, the scrum master is the person responsible for promoting and supporting scrum. How Do You Define Agile?

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

ProjectManager.com

The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity. And although scrum is simple at heart, it can be difficult to master. Scrum requires self-organizing teams that can quickly solve problems in unpredictable environments. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto. Agile is a bit of a controversial topic in the field. Either way, agile offers a fast and nimble way to work that first benefited software development before expanding its reach to almost every industry.

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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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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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What Is Scrum Methodology? Complete Guide To All Things Scrum

The Digital Project Manager

If you’ve spent any time in digital project management, you’ve likely heard of Scrum methodology. The post What Is Scrum Methodology? Complete Guide To All Things Scrum appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile Topics

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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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Velocity in Scrum, actually

Gunther Verheyen

In Scrum it is considered a good idea for teams to know about the progress they have been making. Painful problems arise however if Scrum gets managed through the distorting lens of the old, industrial paradigm. No more than an illusion of agility is created.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK.

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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. To take full advantage of the benefits of daily Scrum meetings, companies need to believe in empiricism and create an integral framework for implementation.

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Invitation for Scrum Day India 2019

Gunther Verheyen

The 2019 edition of Scrum Day India is happening on Saturday 20 July 2019, in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR). Sanjay Saini, owner of Agile WOW (“Agile Ways of Working”), kindly invited me, as an independent Scrum Caretaker, to open and close the event. I hope many Scrum practitioners register at scrumdayindia.org and join the event. As we inspect to adapt in Scrum, we want to explicitly move beyond merely detecting this unfortunate situation.

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Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

Arras People

I want to work on more exciting projects, something more innovative and digitally driven, do I need to become a Scrum Master to do that? Organisations are not getting rid of Project Managers and replacing them with Scrum Masters to deliver innovative projects which may require a more Agile approach. A good first step would be take a look at the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner to start deepening your understanding.

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The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute of Learning

Risk Management Guru – Agile Specialist – IIL Senior Instructor. We know that servant leadership is an excellent match for Agile methods. For example, in Scrum, the Scrum Master is a servant leader of the Scrum Team.

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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. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile.

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SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day One

Leading Agile

Last week, the biggest conference in the Agile industry took place in Washington DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Creating a Culture that Supports Agility w/ Rachel Howard. Overcoming Organizational Resistance During An Agile Transformation w/Mike Cottmeyer.

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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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Announcing the book “97 Things every Scrum practitioner should know”

Gunther Verheyen

During the fall of 2019, I got totally consumed (and sometimes drained and overwhelmed) by an exciting new Scrum book project. O’Reilly Media envisioned adding a book about Scrum to their “97 Things” series and got in touch with me (through Dave West of Scrum.org).

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18 Best Agile Scrum Interview Questions & Answers

GoSkills

Want to ace the interview for an agile scrum position? Check out these top agile scrum interview questions and answers. Project Management

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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: Scrum master, product owner and Scrum team members. Scrum master defined.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

Scrum” is a phenomenal subject – i.e. if you are familiar with it. As an Agile project manager, I have seen my fair share of so-called “Scrum Masters” and “Agile Experts” claiming to be masters of their craft. The truth, however, is that they don’t know a lot of things about Scrum and Agile. In fact, I was surprised that some of the “experts” didn’t even know that Scrum Master and Product Owner are not the same individual. What is Scrum made of?

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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. Look for the value in the Scrum Values , as I shared with the world at the request of my friends of ProAgile in Sweden.

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Can you say ‘yes’? (10 questions about your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

I call myself a Scrum Caretaker. I aspire inspiring people using Scrum. Ultimately I hope to help people employ Scrum to re-humanize their workplace. But then it regularly dawns on us — the many, many misconceptions that exist over Scrum. Keep… Scrumming.

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Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

People are naturally Agile. Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt. The simplest word that might adequately define “agile” is “adaptive”. Hence, the criticality of agility.

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How to avoid Common Scrum Meetup Mistakes

Binfire

There is no denying the importance that communication has when it comes to the success of an agile methodology and Scrum-based projects in particular. . Typically Scrum meetups include daily scrum, sprint planning meeting, sprint review meeting, and retrospective meeting. .

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The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management

Proofhub

Agile is the new normal. No, today everybody is agile, with more companies adopting the methodology with every passing year. Jokes aside, Agile has earned its reputation. What is Agile project management? How is Agile different from Waterfall? Scrum and Kanban.

Scrum values can help your team become psychologically safe

Kiron Bondale

For individual team members, the Scrum values can provide good reminders of our own responsibilities for creating a psychologically safe working environment regardless of which delivery framework or method we are using.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”. For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. But what exactly goes into making an Agile enterprise?

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The Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values are now also available in Tamil

Gunther Verheyen

Thanks to the hard work of Mohammad Umar Farooq and Balachandhiran Sankaran , the international versions of the Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values have been expanded with Tamil. Agile Scrum Glossary International Versions Values

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The illusion of agility (what most Agile transformations end up delivering)

Gunther Verheyen

Agility is a unique and continuously evolving state that is typical to a specific organization with its people and its history. A traditional (industrial) approach to becoming more Agile commonly creates no more than an illusion of agility.

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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. I updated the text slightly for the second edition (a deliberate evolution) of my book (2019).

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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. Scrum/Daily Standup.

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“Scrum – Una Guida Tascabile” is now widely available

Gunther Verheyen

As I was working on the second edition of my pocket guide to Scrum in 2018, Michael F Forni proposed to create an Italian translation of my book. independent Scrum Caretaker. General Guida Tascabile Scrum Scrum Pocket Guide

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Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams

nTask

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering requirements throughout the project life cycle. Given below is a comprehensive guide for managers on how to lead their remote teams with Agile Project Management strategies for maximum productivity. . Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams. And since 2005, each year the remote workforce has increased by 10% which makes it 140% in 2019, which is huge. Make your team more Agile. Scrum Scaling.

Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? Let’s begin with some parts of the Agile canon itself.

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The Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values are now also available in Belarusian and Vietnamese

Gunther Verheyen

Thanks to the hard work of Vasili Shymanski and Khoa Doan, the international versions of the Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values have been expanded with Belarusian and Vietnamese. Agile Scrum Glossary International Versions Values

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

Let’s apply this by thinking of a team of Agile practitioners working on a software product. Retrospectives and intraspectives in Agile development do exactly that. The importance of taking the time for retrospection comes from one of the 12 core principles of the Agile Manifesto. “At

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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. Scrum/Daily Standup. Agile agile project management improving project management

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The Top 20 Team Management Software of 2019

nTask

The Top Team Management Software for Small Teams in 2019: nTask. nTask is a comprehensive tool that is designed especially for Agile Teams. When it comes to team management, catering to popular Agile frameworks is a plus point for an online tool.

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