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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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. Conduct Daily Scrum Meetings. Daily scrum meetings are an important part of the agile project management methodology because they increase the team communication about the work they have done yesterday, and how are they going to tackle the tasks today and so on and so forth. The team leader can use project management tools to conduct efficient scrum meetings.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

What I've compiled here is what I hope – my time permitting – is the beginning of a series of articles to introduce different software tools and services that help get project leaders and planners and PM infrastructures themselves on the right track and headed in the right direction. It doesn’t matter if you work with Scrum, Kanban, traditional Gantt scheduling or a mix, Forecast has it all.

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

MPUG

This happens in the Iteration Planning meeting (or Sprint Planning meeting, if you are using Scrum). There will be work items to improve the infrastructure, improve processes, find a response to a risk, etc. 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. Infrastructure Stories.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Besides, Smart Scrum Product Ownership workshop will be also held by Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Besides, Smart Scrum Product Ownership workshop will be also held by Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf. Read on: Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019. Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? Zombie Scrum describes the impact on delivery teams. To prevent the Zombie Scrum or Delivery Trap phenomenon, our operational model keeps planning, execution, and tracking coordinated horizontally across dependent Delivery Teams and vertically through the Portfolio, Program, and Delivery levels. One of the roles or functions of the Product Manager is that of Product Owner, in the Scrum sense.

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

Varun Maheshwari , a Scrum Master at Telstra, says to “avoid project based thinking and start product thinking, have tight & fast feedback loops, make teams really autonomous, let team members talk to real customers so that they can understand domain & customer needs better, etc. Merrow (Wiley, 2011), recommended by Giorgio Locatelli , an Associate Professor of Infrastructure Procurement and Management at the University of Leeds.

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

Tech Infrastructure != I’m including all IT resources “in front of” the API layer in the organization’s technical infrastructure. Dividing your transformation initiative along the seams of the technical infrastructure will often be a suboptimal approach. The reason this happens is a product line or value stream (or whatever you choose to call it) may not be supported entirely within the front-end infrastructure. A Metaphorical Journey.

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Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Scrum uses sprints, Kanban the idea of flow In DevOps, it’s all about continuous…anything. version control, infrastructure as code, etc.). A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. To which I replied, “You’re right!”. Sounds like a joke? It’s not! In IT projects DevOps is nothing more than pure Agile implemented properly.

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Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

The following audit objectives are explored: Auditing agile versus waterfall : To ensure management has adequate controls for decisions regarding the choice of approach for projects (agile/waterfall/hybrid approach) and has established the governance and infrastructure to support these approaches. Conclusion: This easy to read book focusses on projects with an agile delivery team using Scrum, Unified Process or XP.

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

Teams that use a time-boxed iterative process model such as Scrum or Extreme Programming measure capacity with their Sprint length or iteration length as the time interval. For instance, some organizations separate work on different technical platforms or at different architectural layers, such as mobile apps, web apps, mid-tier apps, APIs, and back-end apps, as well as separating application development teams from infrastructure engineering teams, database management teams, and so forth.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do.

Skill Sets, Flow, and Transformation

Leading Agile

Are there aspects of the canonical Scrum model that work very well at Basecamp 2, but that interfere with flow once we try to operate at the Basecamp 3 level? You’ve become proficient with novice-level Scrum, running two-week Sprints and delivering predictably against your Product Backlog. That will include things like finalizing your automated continuous delivery pipeline and automating your infrastructure management.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Jones and Stephen Cullum, arXiv preprint arXiv:1901.01621 (2019). Springer, Singapore, 2019. Categorical Variable Segmentation Model for Software Development Effort Estimation,” Petr Silhavy, Radek Silhavy, And Zdenka Prokopova, IEEE Access, 29 January 2019. Can Functional Size Measures Improve Effort Estimation in SCRUM?” This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods.

DoD EvoCycle 2.0 - A Simple Technique to Effectively Manage your Definition of "Done"

Scrum.org

Core Purpose of Scrum. If Scrum were to be reduced to one purpose and one only, it would be the creation of a "Done" increment. One word to summarise Scrum? The Scrum Team must have a shared understanding of what it means for work to be completed to ensure transparency.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Lifecycle - Product Roadmap, Release Plan and Responsibilities, Epics, Features, Stories, and Tasks developed for, State Health Care Enrollment System using Scrum for multi-million $ IT program. A Workshop for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Team Members for Improving Program Team Performance , a workshop for a Federal Government client.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An Project Risk Management Model Based on Prince2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek and Jan Juricek, International Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (IJSEA) , Vol.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

I worked a program , as VP Program Management, that had a simple goal - remove all the nuclear waste from a weapons production plant and send it to secure storage, clean up all the normal hazards and send them to their assigned disposal sites, uninstall all the infrastructure (heating ventilating, communications, and security) while 5,000 people were still working there and no one died along the way. It can be a complex as a scrum or scrums strategy map in SAFe 4.2

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

I worked a program , as VP Program Management, that had a simple goal - remove all the nuclear waste from a weapons production plant and send it to secure storage, clean up all the normal hazards and send them to their assigned disposal sites, uninstall all the infrastructure (heating ventilating, communications, and security) while 5,000 people were still working there and no one died along the way. It can be a complex as a scrum or scrums strategy map in SAFe 4.2

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An Project Risk Management Model Based on Prince2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek and Jan Juricek, International Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (IJSEA) , Vol.

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The Agile Values in Practice

Scrum.org

Here are a couple examples to illustrate how this value may show up in practice: An organization wants everyone to use the same process and request system for engaging the infrastructure team, so they can better manage their workload. However, a Scrum Team might reach out and ask to have someone from the infrastructure team available part-time to help design a larger, complex solution and build it incrementally, quickly adapting the design as they learn more each Sprint. .

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Product Owner Success - The Investment Cycle

Scrum.org

Teams often run through the motions of Scrum and get very hung up on story points, velocity, committed percentages and as a result struggle to deliver value. But what I’ll share today is what unlocks the value of Scrum; this is what Scrum is really trying to get to : creating a series of small but potentially valuable investments. . Teams go through the motions of Scrum and don’t really understand why they’re following the framework.

DoD EvoCycle, a simple technique to effectively manage your Definition of Done

Scrum.org

In today's blog, I want to talk about the evolution process of the Scrum team's Definition of Done and explain a simple technique that I found very useful in helping a Scrum team managing their Definition of Done. Core purpose of Scrum. If Scrum were to be reduced to one purpose and one only, it would be the creation of a "done" increment. One word to summarise Scrum? The DoD is mentioned in the Scrum Guide as an artifact of transparency.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

All necessary information is unavailable yet but looking back to 2019 ( 2020 conference was posponed to 2021) t his event provided its participants with an opportunity to learn from the lessons of successful and failed projects, to track the transformation journey from waterfall to agile, and more.

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How to Become an IT Project Manager Without Experience

PM Basics

So, if you are just starting your career, I strongly recommend getting a job on an IT project in any other capacity like QA, Developer, DevOps, Business Analyst, or a Scrum Master. With all infrastructure, it may cost anywhere from $500 million to $1.9

Commonly Used Project Management Software For 9 Key Use Cases

TrustRadius Project Management

Trello is designed to be simple to use and make it easy to visualize project progress using its kanban board infrastructure. IT project management involves the managing of any projects that deal with information systems, IT infrastructure, or computer software and technology.

3 Business Transformation Success Stories and What We Can Learn From Them

Runrun.it

As a mid-sized state run bank, DBS already had its hands full in 2019 due to new fintech startups offering exceedingly competitive solutions to traditional banking. Lean processes can be instituted at every step of a company’s infrastructure.

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