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? But what does it take to get there? 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? Many of the authors, trainers and experts I contacted wrote back to me with A LOT of information. XP, scrum, lean, etc.)

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. deliver:Agile 2019.

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

ProjectManager.com

Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers. The best we can do is to recognize that the seed of each new year was planted in the previous year. 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. Learn to Work Virtually.

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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. In order to provide transparency and regular communication in the midst of such environments, scrum ceremonies are held. Scrum ceremonies are meetings that are unique to scrum teams.

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17 Scrum Master Interview Questions to Find the Right Hire

ProjectManager.com

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. It means that the scrum master is the one who helps everyone else understand scrum theory, practices, rules and values. However, as important as the scrum master is, the position is not project leader.

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How to avoid Common Scrum Meetup Mistakes

Binfire

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. . Indeed there is no better solution for improving the Agile team’s communication other than holding Scrum meetings as defined by the Scrum roadmap. Typically Scrum meetups include daily scrum, sprint planning meeting, sprint review meeting, and retrospective meeting. . How to avoid it?

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How to Scrum with Project for the Web

MPUG

To be more specific, “Can we manage Scrum based projects?” Let’s say that we have a Project called Scrum. To assign Resources to the project, I have to create a Group. In this case, we’ll also call it “ Scrum.”. Features will never have Resources assigned to them., If I switch to the Board view, I’ll see what follows: I can move Feature 1 (along with Tasks 1, 2, and 3 as they belong to this Feature) to Sprint 1.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

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?

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me. Many conferences have early bird pricing so it is worth checking out the events that interest you as soon as you can in case you need to get corporate funding to attend. Scroll to the bottom and enter your email to sign up for the checklist.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 3

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. So far, I have not been able to make that happen but the current pandemic storm got me into implementing the audio idea in a different form. On Thursday 26 March 2020 I delivered the third “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 2.5

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

Inloox

Sprint Planning with InLoox Part 1 How do you plan your sprints ? In the second part of our series , you will learn how to roughly 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. It is important to note that this is only a very rough planning. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained.

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Can you say ‘yes’? (10 questions about your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

I call myself a Scrum Caretaker. I aspire inspiring people using Scrum. I prefer showing that I care by sharing positive experiences and cases that demonstrate how amazing working with Scrum can be, what problems can be tackled and how to, the level of excellence we can build into our products, how Scrum can engage people. Ultimately I hope to help people employ Scrum to re-humanize their workplace.

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Best of Both Worlds: How to Use Kanban with Scrum

Workep

Kanban and scrum are both Agile project management methodologies that are used to reduce waste and improve development processes. You can use kanban with scrum to get the best of both worlds. There are several differences between the two methodologies , but they are not mutually exclusive. Project management

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

They’ve given you lots of input, and now you have a long list of ideas and data to work with. . It’s hard to work with the information in this format. By using an affinity diagram, you can take the long list and break it out into smaller, logical groups that are easier to work with. You need some way to organize the information to help you and your team work with it mor easily. Instead, you can organizes it in a logical way that makes it easier to work with. .

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 2

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. So far, I have not been able to make that happen but the current pandemic storm got me into implementing the audio idea in a different form. On Wednesday 25 March 2020 I delivered the second “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 1.6

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 1

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. So far, I have not been able to make that happen but the current pandemic storm got me into implementing the audio idea in a different form. To shift or not to shift. In the subsequent daily broadcasts I will read the next chapters from my pocket guide to Scrum.

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Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

Our personal lives require us to demonstrate our ability to adapt more than our professional environments often allow us to do. Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt. Adaptiveness, the ability to adapt, is more than ever needed in our world of complexity, creativity, fierce competition and unpredictability. People are naturally Agile.

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

Inloox

Sprint Planning with InLoox Part 1 How do you plan your sprints ? In the second part of our series , you will learn how to roughly 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. It is important to note that this is only a very rough planning. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained.

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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. The best way to do so is by choosing the right project management software that offers all the features you need. Why is it Important to Choose The Best Project Management Tool? How To Choose the Best Project Management Software? Why is it Important to Choose The Best Project Management Tool? So, how do you choose one?

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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. How do People Consume Project Management Blogs? I wanted to discuss why they lost their slots.

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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.

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Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing

Inloox

Who doesn't want to work more concentrated and focused to complete more tasks? In this blog post we are going to talk about the time management methode 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. It is also important to always pay attention to the quality of the results.

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Overview of my year 2019 book reviews

Henny Portman

2019 was again a fruitful book review year. How to survive the organizational revolution. A guide to assurance of agile delivery. An introduction to evidence based portfolio management. Scrum in actie – maak van elk project een succes.

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Mike Cottmeyer @ Agile & Beyond 2019

Leading Agile

In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to form the right kinds of teams, build the right kinds of backlogs, and produce working, tested increments of product. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe.

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

We’ve surveyed members of LinkedIn PM communities to find out what leads to project failure. We’ve also received lots of great ideas on how to overcome the causes of project failure. Continue reading this part to find practical tips on how to mitigate these threats. Our survey participants suggested various effective ways to mitigate the causes of project failure. What is the most effective way to avoid failure?

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

Project Management certifications, or a certified professional are not essential to an organization’s core structure, but their involvement makes a difference in ten folds. From the 1960s to early 2000s, Agile Framework adoption was still in its infancy. Teams and organizations who were looking to expand, unknowingly adapted to a specific set of daily rituals that were later termed as Agile Project Management, PMP and other such condiments.

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SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day One

Leading Agile

We were proud to be a sponsor of this event and we were even more excited about catching up with friends—both old and new. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the conference, we wanted to give you a little taste of what it’s all about, so we decided to live-stream our podcast out of our booth in the Prince George Exhibitor Hall. How do we ensure our teams are working on what’s most important?

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

iZenBridge

After every three years, Project Management Professional (PMP)® certified professional needs to renew their credentials. PMP® certified professionals need to have earned sixty PDUs during these three years. These are the skills that are important to be successful in project management.

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

Planio

Instead, as Benjamin Franklin so famously put it: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin. In this guide, we’ll go over the basics of your software development lifecycle, why it’s so important to understand, and then cover the pros and cons of the five best software development processes. The SDLC: What is the software development lifecycle and why is it so important to have one? Agile and Scrum. Who’s going to use it and why?

How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

You need to apply knowledge and skills from all aspects of project management. It’s a step by step guide to project planning. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from. And, I came to a workflow that has a sequential structure. And you don’t need to jump from one area to another. How to Create A Simple Project Plan. Some steps might not apply to your environment. You need to evaluate each process.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Would you like to make 2018 a successful year for your projects? But what does it take to get there? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2018 to have your most successful year ever?

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7 Tips on How to Manage a Remote Team

nTask

If you want to know how to manage a remote team and increase productivity, this post might help you to become a better version of yourself. A lot of times, it is not so easy to work at optimal levels. According to Stanford University research, there is over 90% percent of people who work at the offices. The other half, which is 5%, is the only group that knows how to improve remote team productivity at an individual and collective level.

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

nTask

I have read numerous articles on ‘How to Manage a Project’ and ‘How to Become a Project Manager’. The websites that I went through illicit too many details that are crucial to helping out prospective individuals on the internet. The emphasis was on formatting posts according to SEO standards – and that too for traffic gains. The ideology of this post is to reach out to people, who are looking to hone a career in managing projects.

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

MPUG

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. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. But nonetheless you can do it, especially in Hybrid projects, which I’m going to show you.

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Mike Cottmeyer, Live, at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to form the right kinds of teams, build the right kinds of backlogs, and produce working, tested increments of product. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to form the right kinds of teams, build the right kinds of backlogs, and produce working, tested increments of product. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe.

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Mike Cottmeyer at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to form the right kinds of teams, build the right kinds of backlogs, and produce working, tested increments of product. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe.

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How To Stay Compliant Using Agile

Agile Advice

Compliance is a necessary cost that businesses have to accept. Even worse, businesses need to comply with more than one regulation, not to mention their own internal policies. While you will still have to pay the cost of compliance and use the ad hoc resources, the method by which you approach compliance will have a significant role to play on the quality of compliance as well as the cost. How To Implement Agile Compliance And Development.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to: Form the right kinds of teams. Most companies are falling short when they try to scale Agile because they lack the proper buy-in from leadership, they lack the ecosystem in which Agile can be successful, and they don’t know how to orchestrate the type of change that’s required of organizations that are attempting to adopt Agile.

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

ProjectManager.com

At times it feels like there’s never enough hours in the day to get everything done. Therefore, clever managers know that time is a constraint which they’re always working to control. The better data they have related to time and work, the better they can adhere to the schedule and get the project completed on time and within budget. Using a burndown chart is a means of seeing how much work is left and how much time there is to do it in.

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