17 Scrum Master Interview Questions to Find the Right Hire


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 Does Agile and Scrum Differ, If They Do?


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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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?


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.


How Do I Use Scrum on Data Warehouse Projects? w/ Dave Nicolette

Leading Agile

In one of my recent Certified Scrum Master classes I had a number of students who were working on projects involving migrating from a legacy data warehouse to new data warehouses.

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51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019]

ProProfs Project Management

A CHAOS survey revealed that project success rates are increasing steadily as indicated by data points: 39% of all projects successfully implemented, i.e. delivered on time and on budget. No data restoring options. Data source connectors. No data backup.

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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. You can edit, create, delete, drag-and-drop, and filter data by phases.

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Burndown Chart: What Is It & How Do I Use It?


The better data they have related to time and work, the better they can adhere to the schedule and get the project completed on time and within budget. A burndown chart is one such tool for collecting that project data.

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Managing Big Data Projects in an Agile Way

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Like Agile wasn’t big enough as a buzz word, let’s mix it with big data. Joke aside, doing Agile when engaged in big data projects is almost a must. And no, managing a few Terabytes (TB) is not really big data. Imagine hundreds of camera data streams flowing in real time.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019


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.

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan


Details are identified at the beginning of the release, during a period that agile and scrum teams often refer to as “Sprint 0”, Inception or Initiation. A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working , published in January 2019.

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Early experimentation is key to reducing project risk

Kiron Bondale

Inspection and adaptation are two of the pillars of the Scrum framework but all agile methods recognize the wisdom of Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle.

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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. You can edit, create, delete, drag-and-drop, and filter data by phases. 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.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams


All these efforts require precise judgment to hire just-in-time talent, using data to make strategic project decisions at a portfolio, program and project level and launching new high performing teams.

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9 Best Project and Resource Scheduling Softwares of 2019


Let’s take a look at 9 Best Resource Scheduling Software of 2019. The software itself doesn’t impose any restriction on the type of project management strategy you use, so you can mix Kanban, scrum and traditional Gant scheduling according to your needs and requirements. You can color-code all of the activities that you perform so that your critical data can stand out and keep track of the progress which won’t let you miss any deadlines.

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How to Make a Product Vision Everyone Can Appreciate


Once the vision statement has been reviewed by those who created it, share it with others in the organization, such as project stakeholders, the development team, the Scrum master and Agile mentor, if you’re working within a Scrum/Agile framework. You’ve heard of “the big picture.”

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Essentials & New Ideas for an Effective Sprint Retrospective


Scrum, an agile framework for small teams, especially harnesses the benefits of retrospection. Scrum works under the assumption that customers regularly change their minds about what they want or need. The Scrum Master’s Role in a Sprint Retrospective.

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7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners


To make sure backlog grooming is efficient, it’s best to find the right tools to collect data and share it. Related: How to Run a Great Scrum Meeting. Whether you call it backlog refinement or backlog grooming, it’s a crucial task for product managers and their teams.

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18 Best JIRA Alternatives For Agile Project Management in 2019


It supports methodologies such as the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), Enterprise Scrum, Kanban, DAD, LeSS, or a Hybrid approach and is designed to simplify team adoption, ensure end-to-end visibility, and provide management with insights into progress. Scrum Mate. Agilo For Scrum.

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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. All the data is tied together, it is accredited in the reports.

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019


Kanban and Scrum boards. Customizable Scrum boards. Primarily a data storage and visualization tool. The post The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019 appeared first on nTask.

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

They’ve given you lots of input, and now you have a long list of ideas and data to work with. . During a problem-solving meeting, you’re running a quick brainstorming session with your scrum team on where you have challenges.

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Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You


Agile and Scrum. What sort of data input/output is needed? Agile and Scrum. What it is: The Agile software development process (and its most popular methodology, Scrum) opt for an iterative and dynamic approach to development.

The Top 20 Team Management Software of 2019


The Top Team Management Software for Small Teams in 2019: nTask. Manual and automated data backup. Top notch security to keep your data safe. Reporting: Burndown report for Scrum and Cycle Time for Kanban real-time monitoring for a release.

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24 Best Smartsheet Alternatives For 2019 (Free & Paid)


Targetprocess is a project management tool designed for visualizing and managing Agile projects according to Scrum, Kanban or a custom approach. The chart feature is somewhat basic in Teamwork, so you may need to use other software to help enhance data visualization and reporting.

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

With some exceptions, the front-end systems usually do not perform the “meat” of the computation or data storage that supports the company’s business operations. A Metaphorical Journey.

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5 Cool PivotalTracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management


Agile project managers use the program to estimate the time required for task completion, past efficiency of Scrum teams, and workforce management. Fun Fact about Scrum: On a side note, I can’t help but bring up this interesting finding of Scrum. Since you all know that Scrum is heavily reliant on daily 10 – 15 minute meetings. They signed up for a Scrum project where a 14-day Sprint was set. Here are some of the best PivotalTracker alternatives in 2019: 5.

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


Scrum. 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. Six Sigma is a data-driven is a techinique employed for eliminating defects in a product, process or service. Measure key aspects of the current process and collect relevant data.

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


One of the widely used iteration-based Agile frameworks is Scrum where every iteration is known as a Sprint. Step 2 – Gather the Data. Step 2: Gather Data. Once the stage has been set, the next step is to gather data. Techniques to “Gather Data”.

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO


Having visibility into the portfolio enables everyone to be on the same page and make decisions based on accurate data rather than gut feels. Storing all project data in one location will save time and money in searching for information or not having critical project data.

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


Scrum. 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.

Agile Performance Management: Measure what matters retrospective

Henny Portman

The third session Measure the impact of coaching – using methods from data science by Pieter Rijken was a tough one. Rik explained that for scrum teams a simple measurement is the delivery rate (and you probably already have the data).

A Guide to User Story Mapping: Templates and Examples (How to Map User Stories)


When it comes to how to write user stories, the easiest method is to use a simple formula made popular by Mike Cohn , co-founder of the Scrum Alliance: “As a [type of user] I want [some particular feature] so that [some benefit] is received.”. Backlogs are exciting.

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

Learning from historical data is a good way to improve performance. DIscussion in PRINCE2 & MSP – Project & Programme Management + Agile Scrum. We all dream of reaching maximum success with our teams and projects, even though project failure is common.

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5 reasons why Binfire is the best Asana alternative


Your data and information’s security are very important to us. All your data is encrypted with the highest level of encryption. . We believe you own your data, and not us. So regardless of the plan you have, you can download all your data at any time.

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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. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

Gather data  – Create a shared view of what happened during the sprint/iteration. Gathering data and deciding what to do is pointless if it is not acted upon. In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation.

Secrets Exposed: My Official Day of a Project Manager

PM Basics

But it saves so much time when you need to extract the data for reports and statuses. 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?

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

ProProfs Project Management

The data you have collected may already be outdated by the time of the launch. The iteration system makes it easy to use the best project management app owners to test their idea, collect data and insights, and then deliver the best features as per the market latest trends.

The 8 Best Excel Alternatives for Project Management and Spreadsheets


Whether it’s owing to the fact that it is a simple spreadsheet platform which allows maximum customization, or that it lets you quickly process data, Excel is an essential tool in many workplaces. Scrum boards. Automatic data backup. Data export functionality.