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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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. Lean More.

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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?


100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Kaizen, a lean project management technique, has shown immense growth in employee social satisfaction and well-being. Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this. 24% of companies use Scrum or Agile project management software. Project management is an essential part of every organization.

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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. He writes consistently on his blog about software development and lean, Kanban and agile development principles.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

Some of those are Scrum , Extreme Programming, Adaptive System Development, DSDM, Feature Driven Development, Kanban , Cystal and others. There’s also, information radiators, iterative and incremental development, Scrum meetings, timeboxing, use case, user stories and so much more.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

It’s not solely about the decisions of executives though, it’s also about great project leaders learning to run fast and lean while developing high performing teams that can deliver value to their organization. Behaviors and competencies for lean and fast teams can differ in many ways.

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What Is a Kanban Board? Definition & Examples

In lean manufacturing, kanban helps save inventory space and overcapacity. Kanban was embraced by software developers who used an agile approach to their projects, as it aligns with Scrum in many ways.

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

This certification course covers Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). SCRUM certification is a 2-day course that suggests you dive into the Scrum methodology and become a Scrum Master.

Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

The organization embraces a Lean culture. They apply Lean principles and embody the philosophy of continuous improvement. Agile and Scrum Leadership agile agile transformation organizational culture

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


Six Sigma, Lean, PMBOK — there’s a lot of project management jargon thrown around that you may find confusing and unclear. Both Scrum and Kanban fall under the Agile methodology umbrella, making them good frameworks for breaking down larger, complex projects into manageable chunks.


What can we do when a team member isn’t pulling their weight?

Kiron Bondale

In such cases, the agile lead or Scrum Master might need to get involved to eliminate the impediment. Deferring decision making to the Last Responsible Moment is a lean principle.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


Scrum. Scrum isn't a fully-featured project management methodology. While it borrows the principles and processes from Agile, Scrum has its own specific methods and tactics for dealing with project management. While scrum is agile, agile isn’t scrum.".

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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.

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“Scrum – Um Guia de Bolso” is now widely available

Gunther Verheyen

As I was working on the second edition of my pocket guide to Scrum in 2018, Rodrigo Silva Pinto and Leonardo Bittencourt proposed to create a Portuguese translation of my book. independent Scrum Caretaker. Leonardo Bittencourt, Principal Lean/Agile Consultant, junho 2019.


Evaluate your ceremonies with a W5 check

Kiron Bondale

While new teams might lean on the Scrum Master to facilitate most ceremonies, over time, this can become a shared responsibility, giving each team member a chance to develop their facilitation abilities.

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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. One of the roles or functions of the Product Manager is that of Product Owner, in the Scrum sense. Scrum development work is done in it.

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The 11 Best Project Management Certifications to Consider in 2019


Agile strategies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean are featured for project managers to cultivate maximum responsiveness to market volatility. The Certified ScrumMaster certification is a focused credential specifically geared toward the Scrum management technique.

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The 5 Most Popular Project Management Techniques, Approach and Methodologies


Scrum Scrum While Agile does deliver results, this doesn't mean that it isn't without flaws. That's why we have to look at other project management methodologies that complement existing ones such as Scrum. A common practice of Scrum is known as Sprint.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Besides, Smart Scrum Product Ownership workshop will be also held by Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf. This event opens up an opportunity to gain new acquaintances and exchange ideas on digitalization issues, cybersecurity, smart and lean manufacturing.

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Focusing on Results, Not Agile Approaches

Leading Answers

2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I was involved in the creation of DSDM in 1994 and was an early adopter of Scrum and FDD shortly afterward. I received more training in Scrum by Ken Schwaber in 2002 and offered a training role (before they were called CSTs)  but I have never offered Certified Scrum Master training. I would feel wrong evangelizing the singular view of Scrum as the way, or role of the Scrum Master to spread Scrum.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


Scrum. Scrum. Scrum is a framework and not a project management methodology. Short sprints, stand up meetings and emphasis on communication differentiates scrum from agile. You can also use scrum best practices to make your meetings fruitful. Kanban focuses on lean principles and applies strict processes to increase efficiency. With lean project management, you can reduce overall costs and increases customer satisfaction.

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

In Lean terms, what you’re experiencing in those games (and possibly in your real work, too) is a high level of work-in-process or WIP. When we’re deeply involved in our work, we get into a state of flow; not Lean-style flow , but Czikszentmihalyi-style flow.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


Scrum. Scrum. Scrum is a framework and not a project management methodology. Short sprints, stand up meetings and emphasis on communication differentiates scrum from agile. You can also use scrum best practices to make your meetings fruitful.

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

A Metaphorical Journey. As we guide clients through organizational Transformation, we apply our System of Transformation incrementally via Expeditions.

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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. This event opens up an opportunity to gain new acquaintances and exchange ideas on digitalization issues, cybersecurity, smart and lean manufacturing.

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Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

ambler and Mark Lines are the creators of the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and the authors of the book Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery – a small Agile Team’s journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps ( 2 nd edition). Scrum offers only a development cycle.


Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


One of the widely used iteration-based Agile frameworks is Scrum where every iteration is known as a Sprint. Retrospectives are also applicable in flow based Lean-Agile frameworks, e.g., Kanban , where you can have retrospectives on-demand.

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When to Use Waterfall vs. Agile


Scrum is one of the frameworks, which you can use to practice empiricism. You can watch following video to see how this framework helps in delivering frequently and how it gives leaning opportunities. Scrum in Action 10 minutes: Also do refer following blog: Scrum in Action.

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Adopting Agile in Your Organisation

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

To learn more about how the Agile approach changes the project management role, take a look at the Agile Project Management courses , including Iterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban ; Lean and Agile Project Management and the Fundamentals of Lean and Agile.

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Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc. Agile Methodologies have overcome the traditional methods of waterfall model by becoming flexible, fast, lean, responsive, and consistent. Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself.

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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.

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SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day Two

Leading Agile

In this live talk with Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe, we discuss his Agile 2019 talk focus: increasing people’s understanding of what Business Agility really encompasses, and the evolution of its tenets.

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Agile Teams & Encapsulated Dependencies

Leading Agile

You can have a lot of success in implementing Agile/Lean methodologies when you have small teams or even self-contained project teams. We can be super successful implementing Scrum and realizing great business value with small teams.

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7 Steps to Deal With Scope Creep (What is Scope Creep and How Can You Avoid It?)


One of the easiest ways to do this is with daily scrum or standup meetings. You can also lean heavily on task management tools, forcing informal conversations through the mechanisms of the original SOW and change control processes. “You know what would be cool?”.

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Agile Project Management Principles


The manager or the scrum master should only interfere if things go off course. What is the difference between Agile and Scrum? Scrum is a specific Agile method with rules on how teams develop products. Who is the product owner in Scrum?

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The Ultimate List of 119 Most-Hated Business Buzzwords

TrustRadius Project Management

The 119 Worst Business Buzzwords in 2019. What is a business buzzword, and what makes them the worst? Words become annoying buzzwords when they get overused, frequently misused, or are just plain vague. Terms with a perfectly good plain-English counterpart are especially hated.

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Road Trippin’ Organization Change: The Journey

Project Management Essentials

But we were only able to hire three Scrum Masters. Our go-forward options include: Assign the three Scrum Masters to support 10 teams, spreading them very thin, Start the teams that have assigned Scrum Masters and revise our plan, or.