Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

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. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. Global Scrum Gathering.

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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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Make 2019 amazing

Gunther Verheyen

Regardless, work hard to turn 2019 into an amazing year, of insightful experiences, challenging encounters and exciting adventures, both personal and professional. Look for the value in the Scrum Values , as I shared with the world at the request of my friends of ProAgile in Sweden.

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The international Scrum Glossary is now available in 19 languages

Gunther Verheyen

The international Scrum Glossary has been expanded to 19 languages. The updated version is available for you as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -Feb 2019. I updated the text slightly for the second edition (a deliberate evolution) of my book (2019).


Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt. Scrum is all about inspection and adaptation, and therefore a way to become more Agile, to increase the ability to adapt. People are naturally Agile.


Players and accountabilities in the game of Scrum (an audio excerpt from “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”, 2nd ed)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ”. In 2018 I deliberately evolved your Scrum travel companion into a second edition. The updated edition was published in February 2019. Agile Scrum Audio excerpt Pocket Guide Scrum Pocket Guide

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The Best Scrum Tools of 2019 for Agile Project Management

nTask Blog

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. The criterion for best Scrum tools is simple enough. Scrum board.

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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.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

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. IRNOP 2019: TBA.

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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. This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale.

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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. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Essentials & New Ideas for an Effective Sprint Retrospective

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. The Scrum Master’s Role in a Sprint Retrospective.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

This works best when supported by good coaching such as from a scrum master or agile coach.”. As we ease into the new year, many organizations’ executive teams are ramping up hiring for new talent.

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Agile Teams: Roles & Structures That Work

Girl's Guide to PM

You aren’t always sure of the destination, and that’s why Agile methods like Scrum, Scrumban and Kanban are great for delivering projects with high uncertainty or where the exact product spec is still being worked out as you go.

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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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How to Make a Product Vision Everyone Can Appreciate

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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Burndown Chart: What Is It & How Do I Use It?

The burndown chart developed out of the Scrum community and was first used to manage software projects and other related efforts in about the year 2000. By 2002, the burndown chart was gaining in popularity within the Scrum community.

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Kicking off 2019 with Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Iteration 2019 has begun and we’re starting off the year with an episode of SoundNotes where, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer shares what’s on his mind as we begin the new year. The post Kicking off 2019 <br>with Mike Cottmeyer appeared first on LeadingAgile

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The deliberate evolution of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition. I am humbled over the many unanticipated consequences of the accidental creation of my pocket guide to Scrum.


Kicking off 2019 w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Iteration 2019 has begun and we’re starting off the year with an episode of SoundNotes where, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer shares what’s on his mind as we begin the new year.

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How Do I Use Scrum on Data Warehouse Projects? w/ Dave Nicolette

Leading Agile

In one of my recent Certified Scrum Master classes I had a number of students who were working on projects involving migrating from a legacy data warehouse to new data warehouses. As a Data Architect, I want to learn how Scrum applies to data factory so I can be part of a successful Dev.

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The illusion of agility (what most Agile transformations end up delivering)

Gunther Verheyen

It is not an adoption of Scrum if it doesn’t engage and energize people (customers, teams, stakeholders). Agile Scrum Werk Work Agile Transformation Agility illusion of agility

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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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Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019

nTask Blog

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. The post Top 40 Project Management Terms and Concepts of 2019 appeared first on nTask.

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Gunther Verheyen

Most likely they guessed it explained the wide adoption of Scrum, and aspired the same ’success’. It was about sincerely describing the lightweight nature of Scrum, as a simple set of rules, principles and values that define a framework for inspection and adaptation, a way for people to address complex challenges. Scrum is a framework, not a methodology , as I described in 2013 and in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ”. General framework Scrum Scrum framework

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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide encourages Scrum Teams to create a definition for what “Done” means for product backlog items and for product increments. Scrum/Daily Standup.

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Do you need a Definition of Ready for your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

Depending on the method or framework you follow there are likely to be different events, so I will focus on the standard ceremonies as defined within the Scrum Guide. Scrum/Daily Standup.

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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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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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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

During a problem-solving meeting, you’re running a quick brainstorming session with your scrum team on where you have challenges. An Affinity Diagram is a tool that helps you group or organize large amounts of information based on theme or relationship.

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What’s in YOUR sprint backlog?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide states that a sprint backlog “ is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increment and realizing the Sprint Goal.

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27 Best Basecamp Alternatives for Project Management for 2019 (Free and Paid)


Here are great paid and free Basecamp alternatives you’ll want to check out in 2019 before making the change with your team. JIRA’s got many types of workflow tools built in (like Scrum and Kanban)—or you can customize and build your own!

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

The IIL Blog

Agile and Scrum Leadership agile agile transformation organizational cultureBy Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”. For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. Deliver whenever I want it.

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What is the Worth of a Good Product Owner? w/ Tim Wise

Leading Agile

This week, on SoundNotes, we’re featuring another question from a student in one of our Certified Scrum classes. Scrum Atlanta User Group: [link].

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Need Your Great Project Management, Business Strategy or Technology Article Published - Contact Me

Brad Egeland

If it is anywhere close to these topics: project management, business strategy, new or current technology, SEO, cybersecurity, agile, scrum, devops, digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, the cloud, mobile technology, PMP certification, etc. Do you have a great article or even a good article that you want the world to see?

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24 Best Smartsheet Alternatives For 2019 (Free & Paid)


Targetprocess is a project management tool designed for visualizing and managing Agile projects according to Scrum, Kanban or a custom approach. Smartsheet’s interface is familiar to users who spend a lot of time in Excel or spreadsheets.

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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 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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Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

Leading Agile

One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., Have you seen, heard of, or worked on a Scrum team that couldn’t get traction with Scrum because the Product Owner refused to do this or that, as recommended in the definition of Scrum?

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Issue #3: The Best of Project Management Basics in 2018

PM Basics

Do you still see a conflict between the Scrum Master and Project Manager roles? In this article, I compare the roles of Scrum Master, Project Manager, and Product Owner from the perspective of PMI’s knowledge areas. Scrum Master vs Project Manager vs Product Owner and More.

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