A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

ProjectManager.com

The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity. And although scrum is simple at heart, it can be difficult to master. Scrum requires self-organizing teams that can quickly solve problems in unpredictable environments. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

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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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. COSMIC Software Estimation Approach,” Alain Abran, ICEAA Workshop, Portland Oregon, June 6?9, Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Agile Estimation A SoundNotes Tutorial

Leading Agile

Estimating work in Agile is something many people struggle to understand. Hint: “They’re called estimates, not exactimates for a reason.” ” There’s even a whole camp dedicated to the idea of not estimating work. For More on Agile Estimation.

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. Timesheet was introduced in May 2019.

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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

Inloox

Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach. And the same goes for the Scrum Team.

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

ProProfs Project Management

Project case estimates. Task estimates are accurate. Features: Supports Kanban, Scrum, and Hybrid models. Project cost estimation. The post 51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019] appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

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

ProjectManager.com

The story point estimates for the work that remains is represented by this axis. It shows the sum of the estimates for all the tasks that need to be completed. This line is based on estimates and therefore not always accurate. It Relies on Good Estimates.

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Student QA: Can the ScrumMaster take on additional work? Should you re-estimate unfinished work? w/ Sarah Smith

Leading Agile

When you have unfinished work at the end of a Sprint, does it automatically carry over into the next Sprint, and should you re-estimate it before you begin working on it again? This episode of SoundNotes features two questions recently submitted by students from our CSM and CSPO classes.

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. These can be broken down in smaller, more manageable sub-tasks and estimated by the team. This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale.

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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

Inloox

Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach. Why Sprints Will Never be Perfect It’s rather rare for Scrum teams to look back at the end of a sprint and really everything happened as planned. Often the Scrum Master pleads for better planning of the next iteration. The Scrum Methodology.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

Here are some alternatives she suggested to create high performing teams that deliver quickly: “Ask the team to stop estimating work in the form of tasks. 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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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

This certification course covers Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). You’ll learn how to identify and estimate risks and manage them. It’s rather difficult to define what makes a project manager worthy of a dream position.

7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Update Priorities and Estimates. Estimates will also change. Agile advocate Roman Pichler came up with the acronym DEEP, which stands for detailed appropriately, estimated, emergent and prioritized. Related: How to Run a Great Scrum Meeting.

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The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management

Proofhub

frequent testing and deployment, more accurate estimations and higher predictability due to the smaller scope of each sprint. 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.

Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

For those teams which use an iteration-based cadence for their delivery such as those who have implemented the Scrum framework there have multiple feedback loops to help them improve. When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation.

18 Best JIRA Alternatives For Agile Project Management in 2019

Workzone

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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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. Conduct Daily Scrum Meetings. Daily scrum meetings are an important part of the agile project management methodology because they increase the team communication about the work they have done yesterday, and how are they going to tackle the tasks today and so on and so forth. The team leader can use project management tools to conduct efficient scrum meetings.

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. According to Scrum, the Scrum Master is responsible for removing impediments from the team.

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.

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The Perils of Meeting-Driven Culture

Agile Advice

The designers of Scrum recognized this and deliberately kept the formal meetings to the bare minimum. Contrast this amount to many organizations and you will discover that Scrum is quite efficient. However, practising Scrum doesn’t automatically make you immune to this meeting burden.

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

MPUG

Once have your stories, you break them down to tasks, which can be estimated in hours. This happens in the Iteration Planning meeting (or Sprint Planning meeting, if you are using Scrum). A task is estimated in hours and—something that can be completed within a day or within a few days.

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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? High WIP levels and failure to recognize delivery capacity, identify scarce resources, and consider estimates led to intense pressure to deliver late in the project schedule. Scrum development work is done in it.

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Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work

LiquidPlanner

Do you prefer team scrums or writing technical specs with no interruptions? Tell employers you are a “wizard at conference planning” or you can “build out project schedules and make accurate estimations like nobody’s business.”. Does your job leverage your natural strengths?

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Buy a Software Estimating tool, like one of these.

Should Your Team Claim Tasks in Sprint Planning?

Brad Egeland

Teams refine the backlog, set a target velocity, select user stories for the upcoming sprint, estimate effort and define tasks. Use code BRAD10OFF for 10% off your purchase of the Agile estimating tool Planning Poker Despite all this planning, developers often leave planning without tasks assigned to them – and that can be a good thing. Sprint planning is typically an industrious, productive process.

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5 Cool PivotalTracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

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. We were also not using Agile Velocity and estimate reports.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Buy a Software Estimating tool, like one of these.

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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Agile Teams Defined

Leading Agile

The Scrum Guide implies what a team should be, but we want to get super explicit. It’s implied in the Scrum Guide, I’m making it super explicit. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

Signs that Your Project Management Process Needs an Update

EasyProjects

Kanban, Waterfall, Agile, Scrum etc.). Are we getting input from the team on estimates times to complete certain tasks? Your team members are experts in their fields and can give you the best estimates.

Five Favorite Dashboards from LiquidPlanner!

LiquidPlanner

This example shows what your team is working on this week, and notes associated with it for scrum meetings. Indicates that the task either needs to be estimated or marked done. As LiquidPlanner employees, we are all pretty well versed in our product (we have to be!).

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

How to Develop Credible Cost & Schedule Estimate , Building credible cost and schedule estimates require discipline, skill, and experience, All 3 can be acquired over time. The starting point is understanding what processes make up the discipline of estimating.

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A Guide to Sprint Planning 101

Brad Egeland

Sprint planning, or iteration planning, is an event that is embedded within the Scrum framework. Scrum Master The Scrum Master acts as the facilitator, ensuring that effective discussion takes place. Planning.

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How to Manage a Project like a Pro in today’s Work Environment?

nTask

“Not the best way to hold a Scrum meeting. I have seen many Scrum meetings where just a few minutes in, the Scrum Master becomes chums with team members and they all share Facebook IDs for “coordinating.”. In the IT world, we have Sprints and a trained Scrum Master who coordinates with a Product Owner to backlog the entire Sprint. Scrum Masters hold meetings as Sprints go by. Sometimes projects don’t have budget estimates.

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

But when some statement is made about risk, estimating, performance modeling, or the like - always ask for references. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014. NoEstimates Estimating Risk

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Project Scope Example: Scope Baseline, Project Scope Statement

PM Basics

Estimates of durations, costs, risk analysis, procurement – everything starts with Project Scope. Then, from deliverable to specific tasks with estimates, related risks, and defects. On any project, you can use Scrum-like Demo Meeting. Cost estimates or budget.

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

Victorine Ghobeira , a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager at Dataquest, says that “preventing a lack of resource starts when defining and estimating activities and leads to creating a realistic schedule.

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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. You can put in activity description, duration and cost estimate, required resources and materials. Estimate required resources.