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. By the end of August 2019, we decided to get started. We agreed on calling our new book “ 97 Things every Scrum practitioner should know.”

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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. The one trend that seems to be 100 percent reliable coming into 2019 is disruption. The world has been a turbulent place for the last couple of years and looks certain to remain so through 2019.

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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? You can see a list of all their books in one place here. He is the author of Reinventing Communication by Routledge, a book on how to design, lead and manage high performing projects.

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Availability of the book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know”

Gunther Verheyen

I am excited to share that my new book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know” is now available for (pre-)ordering. Following are a few channels you might want to check out: Barnes & Noble , Amazon.com , Amazon UK , Amazon Netherlands , Amazon Germany , Amazon France , Amazon India , Google Books , Bol.com. No fewer than 68 practitioners expended the effort to write one or more essays about Scrum for you. Scrum Off Script : 8 Things.

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Overview of my year 2019 book reviews

Henny Portman

2019 was again a fruitful book review year. I wrote around 40 book reviews including corresponding quick reference cards and several personal insights, and views on specific topics in the field of project, program and portfolio management. Nr 8 2019 vakblad projectmanagement.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book Scrum – A Pocket Guide (A Smart Travel Companion) in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I frequently receive inquiries about the availability of an audiobook version. Given the current pandemic storm , forcing many friends of Scrum to remain at home, I decided to implement upon the audio idea in a slightly adjusted form. In subsequent daily broadcasts I will read my Scrum Pocket Guide front to back.

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Moving Your Scrum Downfield [Paper]

Gunther Verheyen

Apparently, it is easy to get stuck at interpreting the rules of Scrum. In the publication “ Moving Your Scrum Downfield ” I have described the six essential traits of the game to help you get unstuck and up your game. Yet, they are needed for a more unconsidered performance of Scrum, which allows minding the goal of the game–push back the old adversary of predictive rigidity–rather than the rules. In 2010 he initiated the creation of the Scrum Guide.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 3

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my bookScrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Thursday 26 March 2020 I delivered the third “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 2.5 Core principles of Scrum. In the subsequent daily broadcasts I will read the next chapters from my pocket guide to Scrum.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 2

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my bookScrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Wednesday 25 March 2020 I delivered the second “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 1.6 SCRUM. The house of Scrum. Scrum, what’s in a name? your independent Scrum Caretaker.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 1

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my bookScrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Tuesday 24 March 2020 I delivered the first “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: Foreword by Ken Schwaber. In the subsequent daily broadcasts I will read the next chapters from my pocket guide to Scrum.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 5

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my bookScrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. In subsequent daily broadcasts I have read all chapters from my pocket guide to Scrum. On Monday 30 March 2020 I delivered episode 5 (the final) of my “ Daily Scrum Pocketcasts ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 4. Yes, we do Scrum.

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A Project Book [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

Ellis’ book, The Project Book , to giveaway. Here is some information about the book: Project leaders and senior managers in all business and technical disciplines will benefit from the insightful guidance this book offers and better project outcomes will result. Split into two parts, individually addressing Project Leaders and Project Sponsors, this book guides large project facilitators to understand the importance of people over processes. Books

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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 originally described the Scrum Values in English as part of the first edition of my (accidentally created) bookScrum – A Pocket Guide” (2013). I updated the text slightly for the second edition (a deliberate evolution) of my book (2019).

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Worldwide availability of the 2nd edition of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (in various formats)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (subtitled: A Smart Travel Companion). Creating my book, accidentally or otherwise, had many unanticipated (mostly positive) consequences, for which I am very grateful. In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition (available 2019). Go to Google Play for the e-Book. Go to Bol.com for a hard copy or e-Book.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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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. I am humbled and honoured for announcing that the result is now available as “ Scrum – Una Guida Tascabile (Un compagno di viaggio smart) “, in Kindle and in paperback format via Amazon. independent Scrum Caretaker. General Guida Tascabile Scrum Scrum Pocket Guide

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Players and accountabilities in the game of Scrum (an audio excerpt from “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”, 2nd ed)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ”. In 2018 I deliberately evolved your Scrum travel companion into a second edition. The updated edition was published in February 2019. “ Players And Accountabilities In The Game Of Scrum ” is an audio excerpt from that second, updated edition. A PDF with the excerpt can be downloaded here: Players and accountabilities in the game of Scrum.

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

Likewise, based on IT Project Management Certifications, such as; Agile, Scrum or PMP+ modules, the certified manager can overlook an entire workforce responsible for achieving a milestone. These project managers handle Scrum Masters and Product Owners who, in turn, are tasked to monitor “sprint” marathons within the organization. Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019. The 5 Best Project Management Certifications of 2019.

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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. I originally described the Scrum Values in English as part of the first edition of my (accidentally created) bookScrum – A Pocket Guide” (2013). I updated the text slightly for the second edition (a deliberate evolution) of my book (2019).

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

She has written five books on project management including Communicating Change, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Handbook of People in Project Management, Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World and Customer-Centric Project Management. The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Brett also authored the book Project Management for Humans: Helping People Get Things Done, which has a perfect 5-star rating on Amazon.

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2019 Epicflow Multi-Project Management Features

Epicflow Blog

We’ve prepared a list and description of new features released so far in 2019. With phases we support not only Jira users better, we also make it possible to use a Scrum approach in Epicflow. This mode was implemented in May 2019 as a corresponding MS Project function analog to let you make edits in your projects’ structure in Pipeline using key combinations instead of utilizing a graphic interface. Timesheet was introduced in May 2019.

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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. I equally enjoyed updating my book to a second edition 5 years later. Who would have figured that there was room for a second edition of my pocket guide to Scrum?

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Overseeing 135 book reviews, what stands out?

Henny Portman

I provided book reviews for all eight issues of a Dutch Project Management Magazine (Vakblad Projectmanagement). I used, for these eight reviews, book reviews that I wrote for this blog and www.managementboek.nl. Many books are about business agility, culture and / or agile transition.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

A good project management book. the truth is that project management books are a more in-depth way to get inside the minds of the best managers out there. We combed through best-seller lists, spoke with veteran PMs, and read a ton to put together this list of the best project management books for upgrading your career in 2020. Jump to a section: The best books for mastering the fundamentals of project management. The best books for upgrading your people skills.

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2019 Epicflow Multi-Project Management Features

Epicflow Blog

We’ve prepared a list and description of new features released so far in 2019. With phases we support not only Jira users better, we also make it possible to use a Scrum approach in Epicflow. This Quick Edit (QE) mode was implemented in May 2019 as a corresponding MS Project function analog to let you make edits in your projects’ structure in Pipeline using either key combinations or a graphic interface. Timesheet was introduced in May 2019.

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7 Secrets to Successful Project Manager/Team Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Approaches you might consider in an Agile environment are Scrum, Kanban or Scrumban , but there are others. It is the project manager’s responsibility to discuss priorities with the resource manager and management, and re-book, re-prioritise or re-assign the work accordingly (including updating the resource management system). This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Leonardo Nogueira and Larry Mead’s Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG Webinar, the best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. inaudible 00:28:24] Project management book of knowledge.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

In addition, competency of a team member defines their ability “to take action,” and in Patrick Lencioni’s book Five Dysfunctions of a Team , he clearly characterizes his five winning behaviors: Trust. This works best when supported by good coaching such as from a scrum master or agile coach.”. As we ease into the new year, many organizations’ executive teams are ramping up hiring for new talent.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

Techniques such as Agile and Scrum appear to do a better job of measuring and reporting value created through the project, than other approaches. In the future, we can expect more flexible project management approaches such as Agile and Scrum to appear. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management

Proofhub

Agile project management with Kanban and Scrum Now that we have looked at what Agile project management is, it’s time to discuss how Agile teams work. Scrum and Kanban. Scrum agile project management Scrum represents the Agile principles best?—?it When to use Scrum and Kanban We at HelpCrunch are great Agile enthusiasts as it allows our team to move very fast. We started with Kanban and later switched to Scrum along with our core development team.

How to Earn 60 PDUs for Free and Maintain Your PMP®Certification

iZenBridge

Now come to the easy and popular ways to earn your sixty PDUs: Read Books : Books are my good friends, and Read is my favorite category. I earned all my sixty PDUs by reading books. Certified Scrum Master Program. How many PDUs Can I claim for reading a book?

How much technical knowledge should a Product Owner possess?

Kiron Bondale

In an earlier article I’d written about the pros and cons of a Scrum Master or agile lead having deep technical expertise in the solution space but what about a Product Owner (PO)? In their 2003 book, Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed , Barry Boehm and Richard Turner coined the well known acronym C.R.A.C.K.

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“Framework”

Gunther Verheyen

Most likely they guessed it explained the wide adoption of Scrum, and aspired the same ’success’. It was about sincerely describing the lightweight nature of Scrum, as a simple set of rules, principles and values that define a framework for inspection and adaptation, a way for people to address complex challenges. Scrum is a framework, not a methodology , as I described in 2013 and in my bookScrum – A Pocket Guide ”.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Plus, according to their product roadmap that I've discussed with them, they will be strengthening this even more in their upcoming 2nd gen agile planning and controlling component in their next major release 19 due later in 2019. It doesn’t matter if you work with Scrum, Kanban, traditional Gantt scheduling or a mix, Forecast has it all. The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen.

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Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web. Nenad: First of all, I have to say that with Microsoft Project for the Web, you can run Scrum Projects, but this is not the main intention of this brand-new tool.

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Evaluate your ceremonies with a W5 check

Kiron Bondale

I’m midway through Priya Parker’s book The Art of Gathering and her insights into how to make an event a meaningful gathering rather than “just another boring meeting” are apropos to ceremonies. While new teams might lean on the Scrum Master to facilitate most ceremonies, over time, this can become a shared responsibility, giving each team member a chance to develop their facilitation abilities.

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“Scrum – Um Guia de Bolso” is now widely available

Gunther Verheyen

As I was working on the second edition of my pocket guide to Scrum in 2018, Rodrigo Silva Pinto and Leonardo Bittencourt proposed to create a Portuguese translation of my book. I am humbled and honoured for announcing that the result is now available as “ Scrum – Um Guia de Bolso (Um companheiro de viagem inteligente) “, in Kindle and in paperback format via Amazon. independent Scrum Caretaker. Boa leitura e Scrum on!

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Deming’s 14 Points – It’s All About Quality

Project Bliss

I’ve held roles as a Scrum Master and Release Train Engineer.). I went to the library to get Deming’s book “Out of the Crisis” so I could read more. In the book, Deming gives an example that you wouldn’t punish a waitress for bad food caused by the cooks in the kitchen. In case you want to read Deming’s 14 Points verbatim, I’ve provided the direct quotes from the book.*.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? John Boddie’s book, Crunch Mode: Building Effective Systems on a Tight Schedule , provides a recipe for doing this on purpose. In contrast, Edward Yourdon’s book, Death March: The Complete Software Developer’s Guide to Surviving ‘Mission Impossible’ Projects , describes the harm the death march pattern causes and advises software development teams on how to survive it.

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

MPUG

In this case, a traveler is booking a flight ticket. This happens in the Iteration Planning meeting (or Sprint Planning meeting, if you are using Scrum). Supporting stories to these aspects don’t represent direct value to the end user, but represent value to the stakeholders, whether it be scrum master, product owner, team, project manager, other managers, and/or other stakeholders. — [1] Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals by Dan Rawsthorne, Doug Shimp. [2]

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