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. It means that the scrum master is the one who helps everyone else understand scrum theory, practices, rules and values. However, as important as the scrum master is, the position is not project leader.

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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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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. SPMI Symposium: Singapore, 28-29 March, 2019. April to June 2019. eVa24: London, UK, 10-11 April 2019. International Scientific Conference on Project Management: Riga, Latvia, 25-26 April 2019.

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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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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 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Mike Cohn is a well-recognized author and expert on agile and Scrum project management topics, and the owner of a large and engaged Twitter account with over 42,000 followers. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile - Know the Differences

Techno-PM

The Detailed Comparison of Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile It can be difficult for project managers to keep up with the ever-evolving methodologies that can benefit their teams. So, what are the differences between Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile? Download Project Management Template Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile What is Kanban? One distinction of this methodology in the Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile pool of processes is the fact that Kanban demands a stern, precise hand for it to work.

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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. This is what you have, the daily scrums, very quickly, as well.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. Global Scrum Gathering: New York, NY, USA, 11-13 May 2020. I’m not an Agile expert by any means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to. The 2 day event sold out in 2019, so make sure you register early.

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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019

nTask

The person responsible for handling every aspect of a project from the day it starts till it closes is called a project manager. There are multiple frameworks associated with agile implementation, Scrum being one of the most popular ones. Scrum. Scrum is a popular framework utilized for successfully implementing agile. Typically, the duration of a sprint is determined by the Scrum master (team’s facilitator).

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What Is The Value of a Project Manager Today?

LiquidPlanner

With the popularity of Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Scrum, organizations are asked to justify the project manager’s role on a project. However, the project management processes of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing are complementary to Agile techniques.

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Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams

nTask

And since 2005, each year the remote workforce has increased by 10% which makes it 140% in 2019, which is huge. Also, every task that is allocated to the team members should be done transparently and not behind closed doors. Conduct Daily Scrum Meetings. The team leader can use project management tools to conduct efficient scrum meetings. Scrum Scaling. Agile Project Management Agile Multi Project Management Scrum

Scrum vs. Kanban Board: Which One Is Better for Building a Project Plan?

Wrike

Both Scrum and Kanban fall under the Agile methodology umbrella, making them good frameworks for breaking down larger, complex projects into manageable chunks. What is a Scrum Board? Scrum, originally created for software developers, is based around time-limited work periods, called sprints, which normally last around 2 weeks. The “Scrum Master” is responsible for the process itself, making sure the team is upholding the values and best practices of Scrum.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

Collaboration-heavy: The lack of a fixed plan means all involved departments - including stakeholders and sponsors - will have to work closely to deliver results. You will need close collaboration, especially past the planning stage. Scrum. Scrum isn't a fully-featured project management methodology. While it borrows the principles and processes from Agile, Scrum has its own specific methods and tactics for dealing with project management.

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7 Benefits of Working as a Team for Successful Project Management

nTask

A Fulfilling Meaningful Experience: As Richard Branson once said, “What matters is working with close friends, people you trust and respect, knowing that if times did turn bad, these would hold together.”. With bigger companies, it is not possible to hire a few close friends and work at that level. Part of the reason is the misconception about the roles of the scrum master and the project manager. Also Read: The 21 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019.

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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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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? Zombie Scrum describes the impact on delivery teams. To prevent the Zombie Scrum or Delivery Trap phenomenon, our operational model keeps planning, execution, and tracking coordinated horizontally across dependent Delivery Teams and vertically through the Portfolio, Program, and Delivery levels. One of the roles or functions of the Product Manager is that of Product Owner, in the Scrum sense.

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

During a problem-solving meeting, you’re running a quick brainstorming session with your scrum team on where you have challenges. Your team gives you the following input: Not adhering to the daily stand up time box Not arriving to the daily stand up on time Not closing user stories Not paying attention in the daily stand up Need to know better how to size user stories Team members not staying focused and taking too long in the daily stand up meeting.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Scrum. Closing. Scrum. Scrum is a framework and not a project management methodology. Short sprints, stand up meetings and emphasis on communication differentiates scrum from agile. You can also use scrum best practices to make your meetings fruitful. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Scrum. Closing. Scrum. Scrum is a framework and not a project management methodology. Short sprints, stand up meetings and emphasis on communication differentiates scrum from agile. You can also use scrum best practices to make your meetings fruitful.

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

One of the widely used iteration-based Agile frameworks is Scrum where every iteration is known as a Sprint. Look at the wording closely. Step 5 – Close the Retrospective. Step 5: Close the Retrospective. In this step, you close the retrospective. When you close the retrospective, don’t forget to appreciate your team for the hard work done during the iteration (or release or project) and during the retrospective.

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Project Scope Example: Scope Baseline, Project Scope Statement

PM Basics

On any project, you can use Scrum-like Demo Meeting. If the estimate is close to the customer’s expectations, he’ll not dig into the details. There are obvious difficulties with the project scope. For example, defining 100% of the required work is problematic.

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Become a PM Pro With These Project Management Courses

Workamajig

You’ll learn about the major stages in managing a project - initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, closing - over 3.5 Thus, the 25 courses cover certifications on project management, Agile & Scrum, IT project management, and cyber security. The right PM course can change your career. This article shares a list of project management courses to help you learn faster than ever. Are great project managers born or made? The honest answer: a little bit of both.

7 Steps to Deal With Scope Creep (What is Scope Creep and How Can You Avoid It?)

Planio

Or maybe a big side project gets tacked on to the original brief because, hey, it’s close enough in content. If you think of a project’s scope as a defined set of boundaries, it’s easy to see how those boundaries might be tested and even knocked down if you’re not paying close attention.

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How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

On a high level, it is an adaptive (Scrum, Kanban, RUP) or predictive (waterfall). Trying to start a Scrum project will be a bad idea. It is a path that is close in duration to the critical path. Let me put this straight: Project planning is a challenging and complex activity. You need to apply knowledge and skills from all aspects of project management. You operate with an enormous amount of information. And let’s be truthful: You’ll race against the clock.

How Jeff Bezos’ 2 Pizza Rule Affects Productivity in Today’s Industry?

nTask

The concept is closely linked to the game of tug of war. Some of the practical ways you can adopt the two pizza rule for getting its true essence are: Featured Read – Best Productivity Apps of 2019: The 36 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019. One of the great ways to conduct shorter meetings is to implement the general practices of Scrum meetings. Also read: The 21 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019. 27 Best Task Management Software for Startups in 2019.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Besides, Smart Scrum Product Ownership workshop will be also held by Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. June 8-11, Amsterdam — GOTO Amsterdam invites you to participate in an annual software development event organized for those whose life is closely connected with software development. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Need Your Great Project Management, Business Strategy or Technology Article Published - Contact Me

Brad Egeland

If it is anywhere close to these topics: project management, business strategy, new or current technology, SEO, cybersecurity, agile, scrum, devops, digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, the cloud, mobile technology, PMP certification, etc. Do you have a great article or even a good article that you want the world to see?

Secrets Exposed: My Official Day of a Project Manager

PM Basics

So, to some extent, my day here looks quite close as a day during Execution. I try to collaborate with stakeholders during the whole process closely. Scrum or not I do daily sync up meetings. It is 2:14 AM and I have just left the office. It was a long day to onboard a new project. Sitting in the car, I wonder, will it be like that all the time now? Next day, I had one meeting. Nothing really happened. Next week, five days in a row we had meetings after meetings.

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

Close the retrospective  – Here we reflect on the retrospective process and express our appreciations. In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches. Within agile frameworks, the team retrospective is the primary workshop for planning and evaluating experiments. Yet most team retrospectives I see are broken.

5 Insane Project Management Techniques in Today’s Market

nTask

You can also squeeze in Scrum methodologies with AUP since they offers a lot of wiggle room for diversified processes. It all depends on the implementation of Sprint, Scrum Meetings in Agile and such other variables that help to offer a customized experience to project managers. It comes into play from the day the project is incepted and goes all the way to closing day. Video Source – ProjectManager.Com.

Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Scrum uses sprints, Kanban the idea of flow In DevOps, it’s all about continuous…anything. DevOps looks at measurements (the M in CAMS – Culture-Automation-Measure-Share) very closely because it is only through clear metrics you can control and improve a process. A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. To which I replied, “You’re right!”. Sounds like a joke? It’s not!

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Why Choose Agile Project Management Software for Mobile App Development Projects?

ProProfs Project Management

Its foundation is based on collaboration , which gives the development team a chance to work with their clients closely and understand their vision. Furthermore, in the agile management process, the client and scrum master (project delivery head) involve in active conversation throughout the progress. Furthermore, the role of a scrum master is to make sure that every activity is performed as per the proposed planned.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Besides, Smart Scrum Product Ownership workshop will be also held by Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. June 8-11, Amsterdam — GOTO Amsterdam invites you to participate in an annual software development event organized for those whose life is closely connected with software development. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

Promote close day-to-day collaboration between business managers and developers. The Agile approach works best when business people and developers work closely together. Where this is not practical, communication software and other technology solutions should be used to facilitate close collaboration. The manager or the scrum master should only interfere if things go off course. What is the difference between Agile and Scrum? Who is the product owner in Scrum?

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Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

Conclusion: This easy to read book focusses on projects with an agile delivery team using Scrum, Unified Process or XP. This means, in this book, a temporary organization using an agile way of working that is close to more traditional project management. Christopher Wright wrote the book Agile Governance and Audit – An overview for auditors and agile teams. Auditing of an agile way of working looks like an unexplored corner. There is not that much written about this topic.

The Ultimate List of 119 Most-Hated Business Buzzwords

TrustRadius Project Management

The 119 Worst Business Buzzwords in 2019. Take it offline Circle back Low-hanging fruit At the end of the day Cloud, and cloud-based To not know what you don’t know Big Data Move the needle Leverage Agile Best Practice Digital transformation Deep dive Bandwidth Customer journey Moving forward–and its close cousin “going forward” Next level, up-level, level up Reach out Touch base Wheelhouse Disruptor Alignment / Aligned Right Bottom line Acronyms (FYI, ROI, KPI, etc.)

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

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do.

The Key Agile Principles of Project Management

Techno-PM

Just the fact alone that being Agile requires you to work closely with your customers will put you in good stead. Empowering small teams of motivated individuals to do the work as it evolves, as opposed to creating strict guidelines under the supervision of a rigid “scrum master” is a key principle of Agile Project Management. What is Agile Project Management?

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

Close Project or Phase Process . Scrum . is an indicator of the project’s completeness closeness to the schedule. If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. .