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?

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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.

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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. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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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. We can do nothing else if we want our teams to behave well and deliver for us.

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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. How Do You Define Agile?

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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. . Typically Scrum meetups include daily scrum, sprint planning meeting, sprint review meeting, and retrospective meeting. .

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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. January to March 2019. April to June 2019.

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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. Ultimately I hope to help people employ Scrum to re-humanize their workplace. But then it regularly dawns on us — the many, many misconceptions that exist over Scrum.

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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. It is important to note that this is only a very rough planning. To do this, proceed as follows: 1.

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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.

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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.

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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. It is important to note that this is only a very rough planning. To do this, proceed as follows: 1.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile.

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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? Guess what my tip would be for 2019?

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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. How do we ensure our teams are working on what’s most important? Aligning Teams & Backlogs to Strategy w/ Matt Smith.

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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. This method can neither scale nor keep up with the rigid time-to-market demands.

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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. I’ll explain to you the main points that you should be aware of at each stage. You an opportunity to show your capabilities as a leader.

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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. So, how do you choose one?

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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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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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Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile - Know the Differences

Techno-PM

The Detailed Comparison of Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile It can be difficult for project managers to keep up with the ever-evolving methodologies that can benefit their teams. So, what are the differences between Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile? What is Scrum?

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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.

PM Experts on Why Projects Fail – Epicflow Research Part 1

Epicflow Blog

In this article, we share some of the main reasons for failure according to project leaders at IBM, Microsoft, GE Oil & Gas, Bühler Group, ExxonMobil, PMI, and other organizations. Over 50% of our respondents mentioned lack of proper planning and estimates to be among the biggest challenges. There are many factors that lead to poor project planning. You can’t expect a project to be mature if stakeholders don’t understand their work.

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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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.

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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. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile.

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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. So how can you easily use InLoox for self-organization?

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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. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile.

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

Go on reading to get what we mean. . There’s no doubt that most PM software solutions are based on specially designed algorithms that aim to automate such actions as planning, scheduling, resource allocation, but these mechanisms are not the result of artificial intelligence.

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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. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile.

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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. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile.

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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.

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. So how can you easily use InLoox for self-organization?

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What is Agile Project Management? (and how to implement it)

EasyProjects

If you follow the instructions to a tee, it’s going to taste fantastic – just like the reviews say. That is precisely what agile project management is – taste testing the stew at various points to ensure that it’s tasting the way it should. How effective is Agile?

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

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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