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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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 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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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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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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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.


Focusing on Results, Not Agile Approaches

Leading Answers

2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I was involved in the creation of DSDM in 1994 and was an early adopter of Scrum and FDD shortly afterward. I received more training in Scrum by Ken Schwaber in 2002 and offered a training role (before they were called CSTs)  but I have never offered Certified Scrum Master training. I would feel wrong evangelizing the singular view of Scrum as the way, or role of the Scrum Master to spread Scrum.

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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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10 Task Management Skills & Tips to Manage Workload Like a Boss

nTask Blog

With the Scrum methodology, you can be open to and manage change easily through the daily scrum meetings. The daily scrum gives you an opportunity to not only have an overview on the tasks being done but also the bottlenecks they may face.

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework


Other methodologies you can consider include PRINCE2, Agile, Scrum, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Integrated Project Management (IPM). A well-defined project management framework will bring much-needed order to your projects. Learn how to create your own PM framework in this guide.

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A Guide to User Story Mapping: Templates and Examples (How to Map User Stories)


When it comes to how to write user stories, the easiest method is to use a simple formula made popular by Mike Cohn , co-founder of the Scrum Alliance: “As a [type of user] I want [some particular feature] so that [some benefit] is received.”. Backlogs are exciting.

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019

nTask Blog

Kanban and Scrum boards. Customizable Scrum boards. The post The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019 appeared first on nTask. Smartsheet is a project management tool which essentially relies on a spreadsheet format for managing projects and tasks.

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The 11 Best Project Management Certifications to Consider in 2019


Agile strategies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean are featured for project managers to cultivate maximum responsiveness to market volatility. The Certified ScrumMaster certification is a focused credential specifically geared toward the Scrum management technique.

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24 Microsoft Project Alternatives for Project Management in 2019 (Free and Paid)


This is meant for software development around Agile and Scrum. Another project management solution good for Agile or Scrum is Targetprocess. JIRA is best known as the leader in devOps, and can support Scrum, Lean or Kanban. Clunky. Frustrating to learn. Unfriendly.

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Meisterplan at 2018 PMI Global Conference – Do Your Plans Work?


Management doesn’t fully understand Scrum processes. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia in 2019! The Meisterplan team including Brian , Karoline , Stephan and Christoph were excited to participate at the 2018 PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. We turned our exhibitor booth wall into a big whiteboard, and had a great time discussing and reading the responses to the question, “Do your portfolio plans actually work?”

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What Are The Dates for the 2018 PMI Exam Changes?

Girl's Guide to PM

I think Scrum is the biggest kind of Agile that’s on the test, but really no one knows, because the test isn’t out. This article, What Are The Dates for the 2018 PMI Exam Changes? first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? XP, scrum, lean, etc.) And for project managers and scrum masters, what’s critical is that the development emphasis is placed on pulling walls down between people, not putting them up.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019. Finally, we have three more short videos, each of which looks at one of the major Agile methodologies and answers the Agile Project Management questions, in under 5 minutes, 'What is: Scrum?

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


Scrum agile project management: The smart person's guide (TechRepublic). Summary: A go-to guide on scrum, a popular agile project management framework. You'll learn scrum terminology, how to use the methodology in software and product development projects, and more.

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