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. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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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.

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

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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. How Does Agile and Scrum Differ, If They Do?

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Invitation for Scrum Day India 2019

Gunther Verheyen

The 2019 edition of Scrum Day India is happening on Saturday 20 July 2019, in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR). Sanjay Saini, owner of Agile WOW (“Agile Ways of Working”), kindly invited me, as an independent Scrum Caretaker, to open and close the event. I hope many Scrum practitioners register at scrumdayindia.org and join the event. As we inspect to adapt in Scrum, we want to explicitly move beyond merely detecting this unfortunate situation.

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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. Painful problems arise however if Scrum gets managed through the distorting lens of the old, industrial paradigm. Agile Scrum empiricism Velocity

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

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Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

Arras People

I want to work on more exciting projects, something more innovative and digitally driven, do I need to become a Scrum Master to do that? Organisations are not getting rid of Project Managers and replacing them with Scrum Masters to deliver innovative projects which may require a more Agile approach. The post Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

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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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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. From Scrum.org. Sprints have consistent durations throughout a development effort. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

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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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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.

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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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Scrum values can help your team become psychologically safe

Kiron Bondale

For individual team members, the Scrum values can provide good reminders of our own responsibilities for creating a psychologically safe working environment regardless of which delivery framework or method we are using.

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Improving Project Vision with Scrum

Brad Egeland

I once worked on a Scrum team that seemed to be doing well, based on all the things we measured. Our burndown chart showed good progress. Our velocity was good. Yet we had little to show at the sprint review. ​ The work that wasn’t done was related to deployment or integration, so while work was finished, it was not easy to demonstrate value.

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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).

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18 Best Agile Scrum Interview Questions & Answers

GoSkills

Want to ace the interview for an agile scrum position? Check out these top agile scrum interview questions and answers. Project Management

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The Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values are now also available in Belarusian and Vietnamese

Gunther Verheyen

Thanks to the hard work of Vasili Shymanski and Khoa Doan, the international versions of the Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values have been expanded with Belarusian and Vietnamese. Agile Scrum Glossary International Versions Values

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Re-imagine your Scrum to firm up your agility

Gunther Verheyen

They adopt Scrum. Rather than updating their past-world structures while introducing Scrum, they twist Scrum to fit their current organization. Practitioners worldwide turned Scrum into the most applied definition of Agile. Go back to the ‘why’ of your Scrum?

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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). independent Scrum Caretaker.

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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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9 Ways to Identify the “Perfect” Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Is there such a thing as a perfect Scrum Master? However, we can make a case for skills that contribute to becoming a perfect Scrum Master. In 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland updated the Scrum Values document, and in a video that same year discussed the changes they were making. They talked at length about the Scrum Master role. In short, the Scrum Master (SM) serves the Product Owner, the Development Team, and the Organization. Preamble.

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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. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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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. And the same goes for the Scrum Team.

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The international versions of the Scrum Values now comprise 19 languages

Gunther Verheyen

The international descriptions of the Scrum Values have been expanded to 19 languages. The updated versions are available for you as a free download (PDF): The Scrum Values (International versions) -Feb 2019. The Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide in 2016.

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Best of Both Worlds: How to Use Kanban with Scrum

Workep

Kanban and scrum are both Agile project management methodologies that are used to reduce waste and improve development processes. You can use kanban with scrum to get the best of both worlds.

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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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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Scrum Master

Brad Egeland

If that sounds a lot like the definition of Scrum to you, then you’re already on the right track to becoming a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). ​ Becoming a CSM isn’t hard, but successfully leading your team under the principles of Scrum takes commitment, courage, and focus.

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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.

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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.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

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. Project management is an essential part of every organization.

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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. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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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.

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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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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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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. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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

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

ProjectManager.com

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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