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? Many of the authors, trainers and experts I contacted wrote back to me with A LOT of information. I offered four examples and then said ‘Guess what my tip would be for 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. 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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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. Use it any time you’re quickly gathering lots of information you want to work with. Use it any time you're quickly gathering lots of information you want to work with.

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

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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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January to March 2019. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. SPMI Symposium: Singapore, 28-29 March, 2019. April to June 2019. eVa24: London, UK, 10-11 April 2019. I will update as more information becomes available. July to September 2019.

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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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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.

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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. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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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. The post 51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019] appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

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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. 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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2019 Scrum Master Trends Report

Scrum.org

2018 was a big year for the Scrum Master with Glassdoor describing the importance of the role and LinkedIn listing Scrum Master as one of the most promising jobs of 2019. Slowly, the Scrum Master has moved out of the world of geek to mainstream acceptance. The guide to this change is the Scrum Master. The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report is an update to the 2017 Scrum Master Salary Report that Age of the Product conducted in 2017. Scrum On.

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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. The framework of Scrum is a foundation upon which to increase the agility that emerges from frequent inspections and adaptations. On the other hand, Scrum also makes reality highly visible, at least at each event.

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9 Best Project and Resource Scheduling Softwares of 2019

nTask

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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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019

nTask

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. Scrum is a popular framework utilized for successfully implementing agile. Typically, the duration of a sprint is determined by the Scrum master (team’s facilitator).

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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. 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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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. General Project Management Blogs: Mostly Information and Ideas. General Project Management Blogs: Mostly Information and Ideas. Best General Project Management Blogs: Mostly Information and Ideas.

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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. .

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The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute for 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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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. 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. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG Webinar, the best of Microsoft Inspire 2019.

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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

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Madsen’s Twitter account is a must-follow for project management information and continuing education, and her thoroughly researched and engaging writing on the industry has previously appeared on our blog. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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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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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. Discuss and agree this approach with the team so that they have all the information they need about the schedule, resources , type of activities, communications and ceremonies that are expected to take place during the project. This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale.

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Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams

nTask

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.

The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management

Proofhub

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 When to use Scrum and Kanban We at HelpCrunch are great Agile enthusiasts as it allows our team to move very fast. We started with Kanban and later switched to Scrum along with our core development team.

What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

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. Some of those are Scrum , Extreme Programming, Adaptive System Development, DSDM, Feature Driven Development, Kanban , Cystal and others.

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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. Regardless of the cause, understanding why the team is over-forecasting is an important step as that information can then be used to create a sense of urgency regarding this behavior. When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation.

The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. Those who would brand proponents of XP or Scrum or any of the other agile methodologies as “hackers” are ignorant of both the methodologies and the original definition of the term hacker.” Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention.

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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. The Scrum Methodology.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute for 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 cultureBy Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”. For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. Deliver whenever I want it.

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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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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. Has the Scrum Master or whoever will be facilitating the retrospective identified a theme or recipe for the retrospective?

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Scrum Success Principles and Indicators — 51 Scrum Master Interview Questions (5)

Scrum.org

Scrum Master Interview: Demand Creates Supply and the Job Market for Agile Practitioners is No Exception. Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Which makes any Scrum Master interview a challenging task. The Scrum Guide.

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18 Best JIRA Alternatives For Agile Project Management in 2019

Workzone

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. It can be adapted for Scrum, Kanban or a custom approach. Eylean is a Scrum and Kanban desktop software that organizes information into “boards,” such as team board, task board, scrum board, and Kanban board.

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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. So as you strive for transparency in your information radiators and other communication methods, ensure that you are providing the necessary color commentary to make the information meaningful.

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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. It doesn’t matter if you work with Scrum, Kanban, traditional Gantt scheduling or a mix, Forecast has it all. Getting a 1000 foot view of your projects as well as a 360˚ view means better information and, thus, better decision-making.

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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? Download Project Management Template Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile What is Kanban? One distinction of this methodology in the Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile pool of processes is the fact that Kanban demands a stern, precise hand for it to work.

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

iZenBridge

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.

How to Make a Product Vision Everyone Can Appreciate

ProjectManager.com

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. Once the vision statement has been reviewed by those who created it, share it with others in the organization, such as project stakeholders, the development team, the Scrum master and Agile mentor, if you’re working within a Scrum/Agile framework. You’ve heard of “the big picture.”

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The Problem with Scrum Experts

Scrum.org

Although the paper is focused on training in general, my mind made the connection in how Scrum consultants, trainers, and coaches try to have organizations learn Scrum. How organizations expect to succeed with Scrum by hiring consultants, trainers, and coaches. Scrum is built on the observation that within a complex environment and/or doing complex work, an empirical process offers the best chance of success. The Professional Scrum Master II class. “We

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