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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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.


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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).


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?


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. .


The Top 20 Team Management Software of 2019


The Top Team Management Software for Small Teams in 2019: nTask. Document sharing and libraries. Social search including events, tasks, and uploaded documents. Documentation management. Document exchange and information sharing. Document management and file sharing.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

55% of project managers tend to create a scope document before executing projects. Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this. 24% of companies use Scrum or Agile project management software. Project management is an essential part of every organization.

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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.


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

ProProfs Project Management

A cloud-based construction PM software, Procore helps in increasing project accountability and efficiency by providing a platform that streamlines documentation and team communication. Pros: Sharing drawings or documents is extremely easy. No document storage feature.

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

The answer to this question will determine the amount of initial effort that we put into documenting our plan, as well as how much effort we will need to maintain the documented plan over time. None : The release plan is not documented at all. No documentation overhead.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

Working software over comprehensive documentation: Documentation takes time. Each piece of documentation, from technical requirements to testing plans and other specifications, requires approval. Agile is about streamlining, not eliminating documentation.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

In terms of software development, done is when something is coded to standards, reviewed, implemented, tested, integrated and documented. Some of those are Scrum , Extreme Programming, Adaptive System Development, DSDM, Feature Driven Development, Kanban , Cystal and others.

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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. Secret #6: Managing Reports and Documentation. Keeping documentation and producing reports is an essential part of any project management role.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

This style of management provides a higher level of bureaucracy, documentation, oversight, and traceability than the agile approaches. It achieves this responsiveness by frequent, continuous and cyclical delivery (in Scrum Agile these delivery cycles are known as ‘sprints’).

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What Is a Kanban Board? Definition & Examples

Kanban was embraced by software developers who used an agile approach to their projects, as it aligns with Scrum in many ways. Furthermore, any supporting documents and images can be attached to the card.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

This style of management provides a higher level of bureaucracy, documentation, oversight, and traceability than the agile approaches. It achieves this responsiveness by frequent, continuous and cyclical delivery (in Scrum Agile these delivery cycles are known as ‘sprints’).

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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019


A project plan is one of the key formal documents created before starting any project. The document usually consists of approved cost, schedule, and project scope. There are multiple frameworks associated with agile implementation, Scrum being one of the most popular ones.

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


Documentation – All updated information is centralized and distributed accordingly. 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?


Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

To ensure that they do not just remain in policy documents or on the walls, it is important to develop indicators and measures for each statement that will prove that either you are meeting the requirements or that you are not.

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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 also keep track of live time and track your expenses in addition to a documented management system. These are some of the very best scheduling applications that you can work within 2019.

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

Kiron Bondale

If a framework such as Scrum is followed, these work items are batched into Potentially Shippable Product Increments whereas on those projects which are following a continuous flow based delivery approach, we can hand them over as we go.

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


Certified Scrum Master Program. When reporting PDU activities, is any supporting documentation required? In case you are selected for an audit, you will need to provide this documentation. Certification CSM PMI-ACP® PMI-PBA® PMP® Scrum 60 PDU Claim PDU pmp® Report PDU

Can you use Slack for project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

For most projects, you are going to need something else as well to create your Gantt chart or Scrum board, for example. Share documents. The short answer is no. At least, not by itself. When used effectively, Slack is a powerful add-on to your project management toolkit.

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27 Best Basecamp Alternatives for Project Management for 2019 (Free and Paid)


Here are great paid and free Basecamp alternatives you’ll want to check out in 2019 before making the change with your team. JIRA’s got many types of workflow tools built in (like Scrum and Kanban)—or you can customize and build your own!

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What’s in YOUR sprint backlog?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide states that a sprint backlog “ is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increment and realizing the Sprint Goal. Environment support, deployment management, regulatory documentation are examples of this category.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


Documentation: The sharp focus on gathering and understanding requirements makes the Waterfall model heavily reliant on documentation. Projects with changing resources that depend on in-depth documentation. Scrum. While scrum is agile, agile isn’t scrum.".

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. Smartsheet’s interface is familiar to users who spend a lot of time in Excel or spreadsheets.

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Multi-Project Management: All You Should Know About

Epicflow Blog

The Wellingtone survey on the state of project management in 2019 has shown that . Scrum. For example, when using Agile, apply Scrum or Kanban principles. . Use technologies to keep and structure project documentation.

Stories about Stories in Agile Development


This happens in the Iteration Planning meeting (or Sprint Planning meeting, if you are using Scrum). We all remember stories far more quickly than documents or just plain written words. — [1] Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals by Dan Rawsthorne, Doug Shimp. [2]

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The 11 Best Project Management Certifications to Consider in 2019


You can expect to learn about resource management, the project life cycle and project constraints, documentation protocols, communication best practices, and coordinating stakeholders. Managing Organization: Scrum Alliance.

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

If you’re moving sticky notes around on a whiteboard, the information will be lost if you don’t document it for use later. 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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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019


Documents management. Kanban and Scrum boards. Customizable Scrum boards. Documents management. The post The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019 appeared first on nTask.

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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. If you are working on a mission-critical project, then you should choose the spiral model, as it can avoid risk thanks to its strong approval and documentation control.

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

A Metaphorical Journey. As we guide clients through organizational Transformation, we apply our System of Transformation incrementally via Expeditions.

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Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in trouble. Scrum masters, agile coaches, and even team members can improve their teams’ performance by spotting these warning signs early and taking corrective actions.

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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.

Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

Like the other book I reviewed ( Agile Governance and Audit ), this book too focusses on temporary project organizations using an agile way of delivery (compare PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, DAD, PMI Agile where we have agile teams using e.g. Scrum) and not on organizations using e.g. SAFe, LeSS or Nexus.

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


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. Also read: The 21 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019.

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