A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies


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.


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.

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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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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?


The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. It’s considered a valuable source of getting real-time updates, information, and feedback from the development team. So, plan for that daily Scrum meeting!


Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

An Affinity Diagram is a tool that helps you group or organize large amounts of information based on theme or relationship. It’s hard to work with the information in this format. You need some way to organize the information to help you and your team work with it mor easily.

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Announcing the book “97 Things every Scrum practitioner should know”

Gunther Verheyen

During the fall of 2019, I got totally consumed (and sometimes drained and overwhelmed) by an exciting new Scrum book project. Having finalized the manuscript I finally feel comfortable sharing more information about it. By the end of August 2019, we decided to get started.


Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt. Scrum is all about inspection and adaptation, and therefore a way to become more Agile, to increase the ability to adapt. People are naturally Agile.


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?


How to avoid Common Scrum Meetup Mistakes


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. .


The Top 20 Team Management Software of 2019


The Top Team Management Software for Small Teams in 2019: nTask. Information exchange through comments and file sharing. Document exchange and information sharing. File uploads and storage to store all your important information. Comments for added information and ideas.

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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


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

ProProfs Project Management

Pros: Easy to group and arrange the information. Password-protection helps keep information private. Pros: Adding project information is quick and easy. Features: Supports Kanban, Scrum, and Hybrid models.

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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. Timesheet was introduced in May 2019.

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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. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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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. And the same goes for the Scrum Team.


Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile - Know the Differences


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?


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. Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019.

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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. The Scrum Master should be a servant leader and a grateful leader, not a delegative leader or a directive leader.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management


The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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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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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?


That’s largely due to agile’s ability to adapt to change and incorporate customer feedback, both of which are essential in today’s world where technology is constantly evolving, and swathes of information are just a few clicks away—including public customer reviews.

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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. 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


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.


2019 Epicflow Multi-Project Management Features

Epicflow Blog

We’ve prepared a list and description of new features released so far in 2019. The entire project management process in Epicflow is presented in Pipeline that displays all your projects with tasks, milestones, and other related information to provide you with a clear idea of your company’s workflow. 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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9 Best Project and Resource Scheduling Softwares of 2019


Let’s take a look at 9 Best Resource Scheduling Software of 2019. The software itself doesn’t impose any restriction on the type of project management strategy you use, so you can mix Kanban, scrum and traditional Gant scheduling according to your needs and requirements. Using Asana, the project managers can organize all of the project data and information into a single place. These are some of the very best scheduling applications that you can work within 2019.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained


The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. Global Scrum Gathering: New York, NY, USA, 11-13 May 2020. I’m not an Agile expert by any means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to. The 2 day event sold out in 2019, so make sure you register early.

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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019


The whole concept demands development of an inter-connected network through which individuals exchange information and monitor the project performance. There are multiple frameworks associated with agile implementation, Scrum being one of the most popular ones. Scrum.

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Essentials & New Ideas for an Effective Sprint Retrospective


Scrum, an agile framework for small teams, especially harnesses the benefits of retrospection. Scrum works under the assumption that customers regularly change their minds about what they want or need. The Scrum Master’s Role in a Sprint Retrospective.

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


Certified Scrum Master Program. While reporting PDUs, PMI asks all specific information related to the PDU activity. Here you need to select the appropriate PDU category and then PMI will ask necessary information related to that PDU activity.

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

How to Make a Product Vision Everyone Can Appreciate


The product vision is internalized by the team, so they instinctively understand the reason for the product, which will then inform their work at the task level. You’ve heard of “the big picture.”

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

They will willingly share information about potential risk factors. For more information about how to build one for your organization, do get in touch with us. Agile and Scrum Leadership agile agile transformation organizational culture

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Scrum vs. Kanban Board: Which One Is Better for Building a Project Plan?


Documentation – All updated information is centralized and distributed accordingly. Both Scrum and Kanban fall under the Agile methodology umbrella, making them good frameworks for breaking down larger, complex projects into manageable chunks. What is a Scrum Board?


18 Best JIRA Alternatives For Agile Project Management in 2019


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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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.

7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners


Times can contract or expand as new information is uncovered, and those changes must be updated regularly. Many people are using the backlog, and so when it’s updated that information is disseminated throughout the team. Related: How to Run a Great Scrum Meeting.

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Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams


And since 2005, each year the remote workforce has increased by 10% which makes it 140% in 2019, which is huge. They should be completely familiar with all the different layouts of the communication channels and they should be coached about the frequency on which the information should be shared, and also what to share with whom. Conduct Daily Scrum Meetings. The team leader can use project management tools to conduct efficient scrum meetings. Scrum Scaling.

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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Do you need a Definition of Ready for your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

Depending on the method or framework you follow there are likely to be different events, so I will focus on the standard ceremonies as defined within the Scrum Guide. Scrum/Daily Standup. Are information radiators (e.g. Are information radiators (e.g.

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