Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation

Leading Agile

In this clip from TriAgile 2019, Mike Cottmeyer is explaining the difference between Reference Architecture and Reference Implementation and why understanding the base patterns of Agility are so important to the success of your Agile Transformation.

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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?

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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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The Top 20 Team Management Software of 2019

nTask

The Top Team Management Software for Small Teams in 2019: nTask. Following the approach Scrumban, which combines optimal aspects of Scrum and Kanban, this top team management tool lets you stay on track with transparent team management. 36 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019.

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Overview of my year 2019 book reviews

Henny Portman

2019 was again a fruitful book review year. I wrote around 40 book reviews including corresponding quick reference cards and several personal insights, and views on specific topics in the field of project, program and portfolio management. Nr 8 2019 vakblad projectmanagement.

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Worldwide availability of the 2nd edition of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (in various formats)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (subtitled: A Smart Travel Companion). In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition (available 2019). For the Kindle version you are referred to Amazon.com.

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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. Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019.

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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.

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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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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

Details are identified at the beginning of the release, during a period that agile and scrum teams often refer to as “Sprint 0”, Inception or Initiation. A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working , published in January 2019.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

Some call it a methodology, while others refer to it as a framework. 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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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

A high-performing team refers to a group of multi-talented individuals with specialized expertise and harmonious skills who collaborate, innovate and produce consistent, top-quality results. This works best when supported by good coaching such as from a scrum master or agile coach.”.

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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019

nTask

Compiled below are some of the most commonly referred to project management concepts and key terms that’ll benefit you even if you’re a seasoned pro. There are multiple frameworks associated with agile implementation, Scrum being one of the most popular ones. Scrum.

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

iZenBridge

If you are looking to know the ways of earning PDUs, you may refer to this blog – “ Ways to earn PDUs for PMIs certification ”. Certified Scrum Master Program. Certification CSM PMI-ACP® PMI-PBA® PMP® Scrum 60 PDU Claim PDU pmp® Report PDU

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

Kiron Bondale

If a framework such as Scrum is followed, these work items are batched into Potentially Shippable Product Increments whereas on those projects which are following a continuous flow based delivery approach, we can hand them over as we go.

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7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

While the term grooming has gotten a bad name because of its connotation as a digital lure for illegal and immoral purposes, and many product managers prefer to refer to it as refinement or story time, we’re going to stick with the traditional usage. Related: How to Run a Great Scrum Meeting.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

But referring to Pillar #1, where project managers are now responsible for managing strategic projects, new skills may be necessary. Techniques such as Agile and Scrum appear to do a better job of measuring and reporting value created through the project, than other approaches.

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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.

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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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Deming’s 14 Points – It’s All About Quality

Project Bliss

I’ve held roles as a Scrum Master and Release Train Engineer.). If you’re talking about quality and improvement, you’re likely referring to some of Deming’s work. This provides job satisfaction referred to in number 12.

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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. This refers to the focus on the speed and/or quantity of output produced, without regard for business value delivered or for product quality.

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24 Best Smartsheet Alternatives For 2019 (Free & Paid)

Workzone

vendors or clients) to view or collaborate on specific boards, and users can also print their boards to PDF for future reference. Targetprocess is a project management tool designed for visualizing and managing Agile projects according to Scrum, Kanban or a custom approach.

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Earning Leadership PDUs for PMIs Certification

iZenBridge

I am providing a few books from my reading list: Coaching Agile Teams – A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition Book by Lyssa Adkins: This book provides ways to adapt coaching agile teams towards high performance. For more details, Refer Here.

Stories about Stories in Agile Development

MPUG

This happens in the Iteration Planning meeting (or Sprint Planning meeting, if you are using Scrum). To understand more on release and iteration, refer to the article, Agile Release Planning, Let’s Break It Down! “The most powerful person in the world is the story teller.”.

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Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

Like the other book I reviewed ( Agile Governance and Audit ), this book too focusses on temporary project organizations using an agile way of delivery (compare PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, DAD, PMI Agile where we have agile teams using e.g. Scrum) and not on organizations using e.g. SAFe, LeSS or Nexus.

Project Scope Example: Scope Baseline, Project Scope Statement

PM Basics

In general, it refers to existing tickets and documentation. On any project, you can use Scrum-like Demo Meeting. References other documentation. There are obvious difficulties with the project scope. For example, defining 100% of the required work is problematic.

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

That’s why you hear them refer to application servers and mid-tier lightweight database management systems as “back-end” resources, even though the true back end is farther back than that. A Metaphorical Journey.

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When to Use Waterfall vs. Agile

iZenBridge

For more details about incremental and iterative approaches, Please refer following blog: Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive. Scrum is one of the frameworks, which you can use to practice empiricism.

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

Taskque

Scrum. Some consider it as a project management methodology while others look at it as a reference book. 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. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

One of the widely used iteration-based Agile frameworks is Scrum where every iteration is known as a Sprint. Let’s take an example with Scrum to understand. References. [1] Two woodcutters were assigned to chop wood in a forest. Both formed a team and started early and earnestly.

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How To Stay Compliant Using Agile

Agile Advice

Even with a high level of training, however, stakeholders often need a point of reference when indulging in common business operations to ensure that the business remains compliant. Ideally, you should form common repositories that every stakeholder can refer to when the need arises.

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Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

For a software team, “capacity” refers to the amount of work they can usually complete in a given time interval. You’ll read and hear people from the Lean school of thought referring to the idle time in non-constraint steps as “slack.”

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

Taskque

Scrum. Some consider it as a project management methodology while others look at it as a reference book. Scrum. Scrum is a framework and not a project management methodology. Short sprints, stand up meetings and emphasis on communication differentiates scrum from agile.

Who’s Leading Your Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

Because what you guys don’t want to do is have a coach on your team, get audience with your CIO and start talking about Scrum, right? And what we’re doing to ourselves industrywide is that we are equating Scrum, SAFe, Agile in general as a team level delivery practice, okay?

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Understanding The Problem You’re Trying to Solve With Metrics

Leading Agile

During the podcast, Jessica and Dave make a reference to how we design the tool to help the end users understand the new way of working in the LeadingAgile model, so we wanted to provide a couple of screenshots to assist you in seeing some of the possibilities. Metrics are important.

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

References. In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches.

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

PM Basics

On a high level, it is an adaptive (Scrum, Kanban, RUP) or predictive (waterfall). Trying to start a Scrum project will be a bad idea. You use them as a reference point for your project progress. Let me put this straight: Project planning is a challenging and complex activity.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is storage of historical data necessary for examining the project’s previous workflow throughout a certain period of time in the past and is referred to the Plan Quality Management process. . Scrum . it may refer to cost, time, budget, etc. .

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

is storage of historical data necessary for examining the project’s previous workflow throughout a certain period of time in the past and is referred to the Plan Quality Management process. . Scrum . it may refer to cost, time, budget, etc. .

5 Insane Project Management Techniques in Today’s Market

nTask

You can also squeeze in Scrum methodologies with AUP since they offers a lot of wiggle room for diversified processes. It all depends on the implementation of Sprint, Scrum Meetings in Agile and such other variables that help to offer a customized experience to project managers.