Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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? You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. A well-documented plan?

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Velocity in Scrum, actually

Gunther Verheyen

Progress is in what we have done, more than in what we plan to do. What we plan to do are assumptions that need validation by emerging actions and decisions. In Scrum it is considered a good idea for teams to know about the progress they have been making. Painful problems arise however if Scrum gets managed through the distorting lens of the old, industrial paradigm. They adopt Scrum because they need to act with more agility against that life-critical purpose.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book Scrum – A Pocket Guide (A Smart Travel Companion) in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I frequently receive inquiries about the availability of an audiobook version. Given the current pandemic storm , forcing many friends of Scrum to remain at home, I decided to implement upon the audio idea in a slightly adjusted form. In subsequent daily broadcasts I will read my Scrum Pocket Guide front to back.

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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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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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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. Let’s take a look at why your team won’t think of everything in sprint planning and why that’s totally okay. Often the Scrum Master pleads for better planning of the next iteration. And the same goes for the Scrum Team.

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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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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 4

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Friday 27 March 2020 I delivered the fourth “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 2.7 The Scrum values. The Daily Scrum questions. Planning Poker. How Scrum scales. your independent Scrum Caretaker.

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

Inloox

Sprint Planning with InLoox Part 1 How do you plan your sprints ? In the second part of our series , you will learn how to roughly plan sprints using the Gantt chart. Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. It is important to note that this is only a very rough planning. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 3

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Thursday 26 March 2020 I delivered the third “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 2.5 Core principles of Scrum. In the subsequent daily broadcasts I will read the next chapters from my pocket guide to Scrum.

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Can you say ‘yes’? (10 questions about your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

I call myself a Scrum Caretaker. I aspire inspiring people using Scrum. I prefer showing that I care by sharing positive experiences and cases that demonstrate how amazing working with Scrum can be, what problems can be tackled and how to, the level of excellence we can build into our products, how Scrum can engage people. Ultimately I hope to help people employ Scrum to re-humanize their workplace. Keep… Scrumming.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 1

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Tuesday 24 March 2020 I delivered the first “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: Foreword by Ken Schwaber. Agility can’t be planned. As we move forward, I plan to collect questions, or viewers can send me questions.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 2

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Wednesday 25 March 2020 I delivered the second “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 1.6 SCRUM. The house of Scrum. Scrum, what’s in a name? your independent Scrum Caretaker.

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

Inloox

Sprint Planning with InLoox Part 1 How do you plan your sprints ? In the second part of our series , you will learn how to roughly plan sprints using the Gantt chart. Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. It is important to note that this is only a very rough planning. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained.

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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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How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Let me put this straight: Project planning is a challenging and complex activity. Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. It’s a step by step guide to project planning. For me, planning is one of the most exciting parts of the project management. How to Create A Simple Project Plan. You may only need a simple project plan. It’s not About Project Management Plan. Here, I focus on project planning process only.

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. Let’s take a look at why your team won’t think of everything in sprint planning and why that’s totally okay. Often the Scrum Master pleads for better planning of the next iteration. And the same goes for the Scrum Team.

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What are Scrum Sprints?

Brad Egeland

As described in the Scrum Guide , a Sprint, a time-box of one month or less during which a “Done”, useable, and potentially releasable product Increment is created. Each Sprint has a goal of what is to be built, a design and flexible plan that will guide building it, the work, and the resultant product increment. From Scrum.org.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this. Every manager needs to pursue a specific course to have all the needed knowledge to manage their team and implement the right strategies for efficient project planning and execution. 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. Project management is an essential part of every organization.

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

ProProfs Project Management

Visualize milestones with relevant teams to plan projects and track work progress easily. Check Available Plans. In this blog post, we have described different PM tools in detail, covering their key features, pros, cons, and pricing plans. Forever Free Plan: $0/month (for 3 teams, 10 users, unlimited guests). Solopreneur Plan: $19/month (for 10 teams, unlimited users, unlimited guests). Team Plan: $49/month (for 50 projects, advanced features).

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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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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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How to Scrum with Project for the Web

MPUG

To be more specific, “Can we manage Scrum based projects?” Let’s say that we have a Project called Scrum. In this case, we’ll also call it “ Scrum.”. Let’s say that I have Sprint Planning. Since Task 1 is 25% completed, Project will put 4 hours in the Completed [Effort] field, and 12 hours in Remaining, as shown: We all know that in Scrum theory there should be no dependencies between tasks, but, in real life, they exist.

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Mike Cottmeyer @ Agile & Beyond 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. What’s needed is a plan. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context.

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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. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Mr. Westland is the author of multiple project management publications, including: Building High Performing Teams, Step-by-Step Project Planning, Managing Projects of All Sizes, The Project Management Life Cycle. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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

Wrike

However, there are a few methodologies that come to mind when you’re looking to create a project plan. But first, it helps to know that any good project plan provides 3 things: Transparency – Everyone involved knows the status of each moving piece and can jump in when needed. We also know a project never goes according to plan, so every team must maintain a certain amount of agility to keep up with project shifts and delays. What is a Scrum Board?

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Mike Cottmeyer, Live, at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe. What’s needed is a plan. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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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. Due to the interproject relations feature, you can share milestones between your projects to ensure feasible planning and keep order in your business. 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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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe. What’s needed is a plan. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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Mike Cottmeyer at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe. What’s needed is a plan. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. What’s needed is a plan. A plan to do more than simply teach people Agile. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to: Form the right kinds of teams.

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Should Your Team Claim Tasks in Sprint Planning?

Brad Egeland

Sprint planning is typically an industrious, productive process. Done correctly, teams leave planning with clear sprint goals and a clean sprint plan. Use code BRAD10OFF for 10% off your purchase of the Agile estimating tool Planning Poker Despite all this planning, developers often leave planning without tasks assigned to them – and that can be a good thing.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

When it comes to project planning , this fluctuating environment can make things tricky: hard deadlines and a predetermined set of deliverables are nearly nonexistent. Simply put, agile in project management is taking an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes , where change is encouraged. There is a plan , but that plan is adjusted to reflect the realities of doing the work. Process follows change instead of a plan.

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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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Early experimentation is key to reducing project risk

Kiron Bondale

Inspection and adaptation are two of the pillars of the Scrum framework but all agile methods recognize the wisdom of Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle.

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