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. Kanban Board Example. Definition & Examples appeared first on ProjectManager.com.

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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?


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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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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?


Project Scope Example: Scope Baseline, Project Scope Statement

PM Basics

For example, defining 100% of the required work is problematic. Today, I want to explain how to do it faster and in a more reliable way AND with a real-life example. Real-Life Project Scope Example. Below is the project scope example for a small real project. (I

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


And user story examples? What are some user story examples? And user story examples? What are some user story examples? For example: “As a customer, I can buy the products I want from your online shop.”. Backlogs are exciting.

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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, for example: I write for new and intermediate level project managers who want to learn more about the discipline.

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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.


Project Manager Career Path vs Scrum Master Career Path

PM Basics

The Scrum Master career path is easier to enter. Let’s review the pros and cons of Project Manager vs Scrum Master. For example CAPM, which stands for Certified Associate in Project Management. Now let’s talk about the career path of a Scrum Master.


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


For example, it only shows the number of story points that have been completed. The burndown chart doesn’t show any changes, for example, in the scope of work as measured by the total points in the backlog.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?


Some of those are Scrum , Extreme Programming, Adaptive System Development, DSDM, Feature Driven Development, Kanban , Cystal and others. Using agile thinking to change management projects is an example that works very well.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained


For example, in traditional project management methodologies , customers negotiate the requirements for the product in detail—before work starts. Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention.

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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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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

It achieves this responsiveness by frequent, continuous and cyclical delivery (in Scrum Agile these delivery cycles are known as ‘sprints’). SCRUM breaks the development down into manageable ‘chunks’, with each ‘chunk’ given a finite timeframe in which to deliver.

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The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute of Learning

For example, in Scrum, the Scrum Master is a servant leader of the Scrum Team. For example, in the team retrospectives, where the project team members are trying to understand what they did well and what could be improved.

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


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.


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. As a Data Architect, I want to learn how Scrum applies to data factory so I can be part of a successful Dev.


How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

It achieves this responsiveness by frequent, continuous and cyclical delivery (in Scrum Agile these delivery cycles are known as ‘sprints’). SCRUM breaks the development down into manageable ‘chunks’, with each ‘chunk’ given a finite timeframe in which to deliver.

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Agile advice from our ancestors

Kiron Bondale

Cut your coat according to your cloth : Focus, like transparency is a pillar of Scrum and most other agile methods. Old sayings might not be the first thing which comes to mind when considering agility, there are many proverbs which are apropos.

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What’s the right sprint length for your team?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide calls sprints the “heart of Scrum” and also indicates that they should be one month or less. Another example is if the stakeholders attending sprint reviews consistently feel overwhelmed with the content of the product increment being demonstrated to them.

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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.

Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

As an example, different skills may be needed whether we are discussing innovation projects that are radical rather than incremental. Techniques such as Agile and Scrum appear to do a better job of measuring and reporting value created through the project, than other approaches.

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The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management


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. Scrum agile project management Scrum represents the Agile principles best?—?it Kanban and Scrum?—?making

Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

The senior executives understand what Agility means and lead by example. Agile and Scrum Leadership agile agile transformation organizational cultureBy Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”.

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

Epicflow Blog

In masculine-focused countries like GB, men solve the most difficult tasks and there is a tendency to severe decisions while in France as an example of a feminine-focused country, collaboration and social balance are predominant.

How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide encourages Scrum Teams to create a definition for what “Done” means for product backlog items and for product increments. Here are a few examples of “Doneness” questions for the same ceremonies I had written about in last week’s article.

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Are you being (responsibly) transparent?

Kiron Bondale

Transparency is so critical that the Scrum Guide lists it as one of its three pillars and it is similarly echoed in the reference materials for many other agile delivery methods as well as in PMI’s Code of Ethics.

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Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web


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. Nenad: But for the lightweight Scrum Projects, you can still use Microsoft Project for the Web.

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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 Challenge of Digital Project Management

ProProject Manager

A digital project manager must also hold scrum master credentials in other compani es. One example that comes to mind is repetitive tasks – specifically, adding press releases to the website. Are you stuck in your project management career and looking for a new challenge?

Evaluate your ceremonies with a W5 check

Kiron Bondale

For example, conducting a sprint review without adequate representation from those who will be consuming the outputs of the team is a waste of time.

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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. One of the roles or functions of the Product Manager is that of Product Owner, in the Scrum sense. Scrum development work is done in it.

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Deming’s 14 Points – It’s All About Quality

Project Bliss

I’ve held roles as a Scrum Master and Release Train Engineer.). For example, you can work together to improve quality. In the book, Deming gives an example that you wouldn’t punish a waitress for bad food caused by the cooks in the kitchen.

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


Agile and Scrum. However, as we’ll go into later, the order and sequence they occur in can change depending on your needs, goals, and project and team size (for example, some steps might be combined, duplicated, or run in parallel). Agile and Scrum.

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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Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing


Timeboxing, for example, is used in Scrum. Here, events such as daily scrum or sprints are planned as fixed timeboxes. It is also interesting that Scrum teams often hold their daily scrum meetings while standing. Time management methods are currently very popular.

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

Affinity Diagram Example. Here’s a simple example of how to group a list of topics using affinity mapping. 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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Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work


For example, if you often receive positive feedback on your listening skills, creativity, or command of details, pay attention. Do you prefer team scrums or writing technical specs with no interruptions? Does your job leverage your natural strengths?

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