Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers. If you want to know what your priorities should be for 2019, look at the way your world was at the end of 2018 and at the start of this year. The one trend that seems to be 100 percent reliable coming into 2019 is disruption. The world has been a turbulent place for the last couple of years and looks certain to remain so through 2019.

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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.


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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. These project managers handle Scrum Masters and Product Owners who, in turn, are tasked to monitor “sprint” marathons within the organization. Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019. The 5 Best Project Management Certifications of 2019.

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Availability of the book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know”

Gunther Verheyen

I am excited to share that my new book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know” is now available for (pre-)ordering. No fewer than 68 practitioners expended the effort to write one or more essays about Scrum for you. I thank you, reader, for buying the book, but even more for employing Scrum and for sharing and spreading how you make use of Scrum in addressing your specific challenges. Keep being an inspiration to other Scrum practitioners.


SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day One

Leading Agile

In this live talk with Natalie Warnert of Women in Agile, an event for female Agilists each year before Agile 2019. Then we delve into the topic of her Agile 2019 conference talk about aligning strategic intent and vision with what you’re building. She will also share a few easy exercises you can use to get calm and grounded anytime. Last week, the biggest conference in the Agile industry took place in Washington DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

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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). SCRUM certification is a 2-day course that suggests you dive into the Scrum methodology and become a Scrum Master.

Stories about Stories in Agile Development


This happens in the Iteration Planning meeting (or Sprint Planning meeting, if you are using Scrum). Supporting stories to these aspects don’t represent direct value to the end user, but represent value to the stakeholders, whether it be scrum master, product owner, team, project manager, other managers, and/or other stakeholders. Exercise on Stories. — [1] Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals by Dan Rawsthorne, Doug Shimp. [2]

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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. Scrum and Scrum Masters can help teams have better meetings. I was coaching a Scrum team and worked in the team room alongside the development team.

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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. In this exercise, each retrospective participant anonymously writes sown his or her position and puts it on a slip of paper or index card. This exercise informs about the participants’ attitudes in particular. This exercise gets the “feeling facts” out on the table. Let’s take an example with Scrum to understand.

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


User story mapping is a simple, collaborative exercise that helps you define your user’s journey with your product., 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.”. Before you start mapping, you want to frame the exercise around a common goal. Backlogs are exciting.

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Signs that Your Project Management Process Needs an Update


Kanban, Waterfall, Agile, Scrum etc.). One of the tactics we use is a little exercise called planning poker where team members contribute their own estimates for how long it will take them to finish their assigned tasks. At one point your projects used to work out great, but suddenly things don’t seem to be going too well. Maybe the types of projects your team handles have changed or the team itself has changed, or maybe it’s just a sign of the times.

How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework


This is neither a quick nor a one-time exercise. This exercise will help you figure out how your internal and external projects are distinct, and how to evaluate them. Other methodologies you can consider include PRINCE2, Agile, Scrum, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Integrated Project Management (IPM). A well-defined project management framework will bring much-needed order to your projects. Learn how to create your own PM framework in this guide.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Project managers adopting the Scrum methodology or who want to upgrade their team-leading abilities. Not only did he co-create the Scrum methodology, but he also helped to write the original Agile manifesto in 2001. However, this isn’t a “nuts and bolts” guide to Scrum (which you can find all over the internet including right here! ).

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