Agile Teams Defined

Leading Agile

The Scrum Guide implies what a team should be, but we want to get super explicit. In this short clip, Mike Cottmeyer defines what an Agile team should really look like. It’s implied in the Scrum Guide, I’m making it super explicit.

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 Do You Define Agile?


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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?

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System of Transformation Defined

Leading Agile

So, when you guys go to Scrum class and you learn how to do Scrum, you are learning a System of Delivery. Agile was designed to work in a particular organizational context. It was designed for a certain kind of team structure. It was designed for a certain kind of governance.

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. Agile Scrum empiricism Velocity


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.


Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101


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. Introduction – Why Scrum?


Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

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”. Scrum makes sure it happens never later than at the foreseen events.


How to avoid Common Scrum Meetup Mistakes


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. .


100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

37% of projects fail due to the lack of defined project objectives and milestones. 45% of PMOs have clearly defined roles and responsibilities. 58% of organizations report more defined processes and practices as their key step to project success. Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this.

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

ProProfs Project Management

This survey illustrates how important it is to define project goals and have everything streamlined to avoid project risks. Features: User-defined workflows. Features: Supports Kanban, Scrum, and Hybrid models. Cons: Project contract details is complicated to define.

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019


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. Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges. Scrum is increasingly being discovered as a simple framework to address complex problems and situations other than software and product development. Agile Scrum


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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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. A project manager can define any value in the range.

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9 Ways to Identify the “Perfect” Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Is there such a thing as a perfect Scrum Master? However, we can make a case for skills that contribute to becoming a perfect Scrum Master. In 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland updated the Scrum Values document, and in a video that same year discussed the changes they were making. They talked at length about the Scrum Master role. In short, the Scrum Master (SM) serves the Product Owner, the Development Team, and the Organization. Preamble.


Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart


Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained. The Scrum Methodology.

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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. In the Planning phase, the project manager also defines internal and external communications. This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale.

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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart


Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained. The Scrum Methodology.

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Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile - Know the Differences


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? What is Scrum?


The Agile Manifesto, Explained

So, we’ve hinted at the Agile Manifesto long enough—let’s define it. The following agile principles are what define an approach as agile. Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

Over the years, a great deal of psychology research on principles, identified behaviors and competencies have surfaced to define the makeup of a high performing team. This works best when supported by good coaching such as from a scrum master or agile coach.”.

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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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9 Best Project and Resource Scheduling Softwares of 2019


Here are some of the benefits associated with resource scheduling software: The main thing that this software do is that the project managers are able to define a proper workflow that will highlight the path forward for the team and keep them focused on just the right tasks. Let’s take a look at 9 Best Resource Scheduling Software of 2019. These are some of the very best scheduling applications that you can work within 2019. The organizational culture is shrouded in chaos.

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How to Make a Product Vision Everyone Can Appreciate

The statement helps to define the future state of the product and focuses on conditions that will exist when the product is ready for the market. You’ve heard of “the big picture.”

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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019


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. What exactly do they want from a project is usually defined in terms of project quality.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

For several decades, project managers were only responsible for traditional or operational projects that: Had a well-defined statement of work. Pillar #4: There will be a significant change in how we define the success (and failure) of a project. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

Since the user story is already well-defined, these don’t need further discussion. 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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Do you need a Definition of Ready for your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

Depending on the method or framework you follow there are likely to be different events, so I will focus on the standard ceremonies as defined within the Scrum Guide. Scrum/Daily Standup. Has the product owner defined the order in which the completed work items will be reviewed?

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The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management


It works great for small projects with a well-defined scope. 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. Kanban and Scrum?—?making Let’s face it?—?Agile

What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

It’s rather difficult to define what makes a project manager worthy of a dream position. PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification is a superior idea for you if you want to work with stakeholders in defining requirements and forming project outputs.

The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


Your choice of methodology defines how you work and communicate. 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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Mike Cottmeyer | Elevate Agile 2019 | The Systems of Agility

Leading Agile

Although many think all that’s needed is a System of Delivery, like Scrum or SAFe, in large organizations, it’ll take much more than a new process, or culture shift to Transform. And so, what we found that we had to do is we had to really define what the base camps were.

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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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What Is The Value of a Project Manager Today?


With the popularity of Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Scrum, organizations are asked to justify the project manager’s role on a project. According to Scrum, the Scrum Master is responsible for removing impediments from the team.

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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. When the responsibilities and roles are properly defined then there is a low possibility of bottlenecks. Conduct Daily Scrum Meetings. The team leader can use project management tools to conduct efficient scrum meetings. Scrum Scaling. Burnout chart is a graphical display of the remaining Estimated Hour vs the Remaining Actual Hour in scrum projects.

Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition defines Earned Value as “ The measure of work performed expressed in terms of the budget authorized for that work. (As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!).

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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 book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ”.

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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? ” A lot more is possible than was imagined when “Agile” was first defined. Zombie Scrum describes the impact on delivery teams. Scrum development work is done in it.

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Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing


Depending on the scope of the task, a time unit is defined by minutes, hours or days. Timeboxing, for example, is used in Scrum. Here, events such as daily scrum or sprints are planned as fixed timeboxes. Define fixed time windows for the tasks in the Backlog Day column.

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