Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. To take full advantage of the benefits of daily Scrum meetings, companies need to believe in empiricism and create an integral framework for implementation. Listed below are many benefits of implementing daily Scrum meetings for successful teams, organizations, individuals, products, and services. So, plan for that daily Scrum meeting!

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

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. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. Global Scrum Gathering. deliver:Agile 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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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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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. It means that the scrum master is the one who helps everyone else understand scrum theory, practices, rules and values. However, as important as the scrum master is, the position is not project leader.

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The Best Scrum Tools of 2019 for Agile Project Management

nTask

Over the past few years, Scrum has become the default face of Agile Project Management. One of the most popular Agile frameworks, Scrum is widely adopted by software and non-software development teams alike. Due to its up-roaring popularity, there are numerous tools that have jumped on the bandwagon and have started to recognize themselves as the best Scrum tools. The criterion for best Scrum tools is simple enough. Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Productivity.

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Velocity in Scrum, actually

Gunther Verheyen

In Scrum it is considered a good idea for teams to know about the progress they have been making. From the Scrum Guide (Sprint Planning): The input to this meeting is the Product Backlog, the latest product Increment, projected capacity of the Development Team during the Sprint, and past performance of the Development Team. Painful problems arise however if Scrum gets managed through the distorting lens of the old, industrial paradigm.

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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: Scrum master, product owner and Scrum team members. Scrum master defined.

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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. O’Reilly Media envisioned adding a book about Scrum to their “97 Things” series and got in touch with me (through Dave West of Scrum.org).

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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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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. 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. July to September 2019.

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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 Perils of Meeting-Driven Culture

Agile Advice

Does your organization have a meeting-driven culture? Ask yourself how much time you spend in meetings. Search the Internet and you’ll discover that we spend way more time in meetings than we’re comfortable admitting. The designers of Scrum recognized this and deliberately kept the formal meetings to the bare minimum. Contrast this amount to many organizations and you will discover that Scrum is quite efficient. As such, meetings are not very productive.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

47% of projects fail to meet their goals due to poor management of requirements. 76% of high-performing organizations use strategic initiatives to meet business intent and original project goals. Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this. 24% of companies use Scrum or Agile project management software. The post 100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019 appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

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

ProProfs Project Management

Everhour is a project management software that is widely used to track the time spent on each task by individual team members so as to meet project deadlines efficiently. Features: Meeting notes. Features: Supports Kanban, Scrum, and Hybrid models. Follow-up meetings. The post 51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019] appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

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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

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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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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Availability of the book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know”

Gunther Verheyen

I am excited to share that my new book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know” is now available for (pre-)ordering. No fewer than 68 practitioners expended the effort to write one or more essays about Scrum for you. I thank you, reader, for buying the book, but even more for employing Scrum and for sharing and spreading how you make use of Scrum in addressing your specific challenges. Keep being an inspiration to other Scrum practitioners.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

” Mr. Harned founded the Digital PM Summit as a place for digital project management professionals across industries to meet once a year to discuss big ideas and developments relevant to the project management world. 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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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart

Inloox

Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained. Create three new elements: Milestone = Sprint Planning Meeting. If required, you can synchronize the individual milestones (= meeting dates) with your Outlook calendar via the context menu. The Scrum Methodology.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

Responding and incorporating customer feedback into products and processes requires self-organizing teams that are constantly tweaking what they do to be more efficient, where they can change regularly to meet new needs that pop up daily. Teams meet regularly before sprints and after to adjust how they work to take into consideration the changes that have occurred in the project. These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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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. Now let’s talk about the career path of a Scrum Master. Scrum Master Career Path. First of all, yes, Scrum master is a standalone profession. You can build a whole career as a Scrum master. On an entry-level, you are a Scrum master for only one team. Next Step: Scrum Coach. Career Options of a Scrum Master.

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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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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

From this meeting grew the ideas that would become the Agile Manifesto, which outlines four fundamental values and the 12 principles which guide agile software development. Process and tools by their very nature are less responsive to change and can be unable to meet customer needs. 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.”

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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. On a day-to-day level, the team relies on the project manager to take notes in meetings and produce summary reports of what’s been discussed and agreed. This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale. As project managers, it’s important that we know how to best support our development teams (and vice versa), especially in Agile environments.

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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart

Inloox

Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained. Create three new elements: Milestone = Sprint Planning Meeting. If required, you can synchronize the individual milestones (= meeting dates) with your Outlook calendar via the context menu. The Scrum Methodology.

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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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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. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. This is what you have, the daily scrums, very quickly, as well.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2020, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals.

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Essentials & New Ideas for an Effective Sprint Retrospective

ProjectManager.com

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. This dynamic environment requires daily meetings, called daily Scrums , where team members can collect themselves and ensure that everyone is working together towards the customer’s current needs. The Scrum Master’s Role in a Sprint Retrospective.

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How to Make a Product Vision Everyone Can Appreciate

ProjectManager.com

It should also have a compelling description of the product and how it meets customer needs. 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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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019

nTask

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). Meeting Project Management Terms. Professional team meetings are a core component of any project, but there are many meeting terminologies that a lot of us don’t know about.

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The Daily Stand-Up Meeting: Best Practice

Project Management Essentials

Lean and Agile organizations have harnessed the power of the stand-up meeting as a valuable process tool. The meeting fosters a collaborative work environment and creates accountability. In this article, I share best practices and the “what”, “who”, “when”, “where” and “how” for conducting a successful stand-up meeting. The meeting can be used for managing projects or operations from Finance to HR to IT. Stand-up meetings can enable self-managing teams.

7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Usually, these updates are made during meetings with relevant stakeholders. The product owner will lead the meeting and have everyone look over the existing user stories in order to decide which of them can be taken off the backlog list. Have Better Meetings. The work of backlog grooming is usually done in a meeting, so conducting those meetings more efficiently makes for a more efficient backlog. Related: How to Run a Great Scrum Meeting.

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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. Scrum Scaling.

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

Wrike

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? Scrum, originally created for software developers, is based around time-limited work periods, called sprints, which normally last around 2 weeks. The “Scrum Master” is responsible for the process itself, making sure the team is upholding the values and best practices of Scrum.

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What Is The Value of a Project Manager Today?

LiquidPlanner

With the popularity of Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Scrum, organizations are asked to justify the project manager’s role on a project. According to Scrum, the Scrum Master is responsible for removing impediments from the team.

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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. This might also provide a good opportunity for the product owner to express some sadness that the team wasn’t able to meet their forecast and to help them understand how this could reduce their credibility in the eyes of key stakeholders.

Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

This includes meeting the quality requirements of all key stakeholders so that we can be confident that we can ship the work items to a client. (As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!).

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