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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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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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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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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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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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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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. . Typically Scrum meetups include daily scrum, sprint planning meeting, sprint review meeting, and retrospective meeting. .

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day One

Leading Agile

In this live talk with Natalie Warnert of Women in Agile, an event for female Agilists each year before Agile 2019. Then we delve into the topic of her Agile 2019 conference talk about aligning strategic intent and vision with what you’re building.

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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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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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2019 Epicflow Multi-Project Management Features

Epicflow Blog

We’ve prepared a list and description of new features released so far in 2019. 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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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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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart

Inloox

Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained. The Scrum Methodology.

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

Inloox

Sprint Planning with Gantt Based on the Scrum method, you can define several consecutive sprints with a rough phase-milestone schedule. Finally, the flexibility and iterativeness of Scrum should be maintained. The Scrum Methodology.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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