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? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. I offered four examples and then said ‘Guess what my tip would be for 2019?’.

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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. These project managers handle Scrum Masters and Product Owners who, in turn, are tasked to monitor “sprint” marathons within the organization. Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019. The 5 Best Project Management Certifications of 2019.

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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. SPMI Symposium: Singapore, 28-29 March, 2019. April to June 2019. eVa24: London, UK, 10-11 April 2019. International Scientific Conference on Project Management: Riga, Latvia, 25-26 April 2019.

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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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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. In order to provide transparency and regular communication in the midst of such environments, scrum ceremonies are held. Scrum ceremonies are meetings that are unique to scrum teams. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Here are some tips to make the progress more effective. Related: How to Run a Great Scrum Meeting. The post 7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners appeared first on ProjectManager.com. Whether you call it backlog refinement or backlog grooming, it’s a crucial task for product managers and their teams. There is always going to be a backlog, but not all items on that backlog are equal.

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

This certification course covers Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). SCRUM certification is a 2-day course that suggests you dive into the Scrum methodology and become a Scrum Master.

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. Often they offer valuable tips. Short, actionable tips on all aspects of Project Management (not just risk) from Harry Hall. Best General Project Management Blogs: Mostly Musings and Tips.

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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. Mike Cohn is a well-recognized author and expert on agile and Scrum project management topics, and the owner of a large and engaged Twitter account with over 42,000 followers. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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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. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. This is what you have, the daily scrums, very quickly, as well.

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

nTask

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. If a project requires a daily scrum meeting, increasing workload or approaching deadlines can lead teams to give it a back seat. Share your story and lend us some tips in the comments below.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. Global Scrum Gathering: New York, NY, USA, 11-13 May 2020. I’m not an Agile expert by any means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to. The 2 day event sold out in 2019, so make sure you register early.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

Related: 6 Tips for Developing Cross Functional 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. They’re refocusing their efforts to align portfolios to finish strong for the fiscal year and are launching new initiatives to support strategic plans for the calendar year.

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7 Benefits of Working as a Team for Successful Project Management

nTask

Part of the reason is the misconception about the roles of the scrum master and the project manager. Also Read: The 21 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019. The 23 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management. 10 Essential Project Management Skills for Project Managers of 2019. 27 Best Task Management Software for Startups in 2019. 36 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019. 30 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management.

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

iZenBridge

Certified Scrum Master Program. PDU Tips for people not in a Hurry. PDU tips for people already in the suspension period. Certification CSM PMI-ACP® PMI-PBA® PMP® Scrum 60 PDU Claim PDU pmp® Report PDU

Scrum Master Tips - Mind your "Say:Do" ratio

Scrum.org

. . How can I show the team what the Scrum values look like in action? Typically, the person asking me these questions is either a new Scrum Master or someone who is just learning about Scrum in one of my Professional Scrum Master classes from Scrum.org. The answers are much like Scrum itself: simple but not easy. . Scrum is a lightweight framework with very clear components and rules.

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5 Cool PivotalTracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

Agile project managers use the program to estimate the time required for task completion, past efficiency of Scrum teams, and workforce management. Fun Fact about Scrum: On a side note, I can’t help but bring up this interesting finding of Scrum. Since you all know that Scrum is heavily reliant on daily 10 – 15 minute meetings. They signed up for a Scrum project where a 14-day Sprint was set. Here are some of the best PivotalTracker alternatives in 2019: 5.

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Secrets Exposed: My Official Day of a Project Manager

PM Basics

TIP: And I don’t recommend you to change that. Scrum or not I do daily sync up meetings. A free productivity tip here. Another PRO tip here: Limit the number of people you communicate with. Junior Project Manager Project Management TipsIt is 2:14 AM and I have just left the office. It was a long day to onboard a new project. Sitting in the car, I wonder, will it be like that all the time now? Next day, I had one meeting. Nothing really happened.

Scrum Master Interview Questions (4): From Metrics to Kicking off Scrum to Scrum Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

Some time ago, someone on Reddit asked whether there would be any other profession that requires attending a 2-day training class and would then pay as well as a Scrum Master job. So far, this Scrum Master interview guide has been downloaded more than 18,000 times. ??

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The 11 Best Project Management Certifications to Consider in 2019

Teamweek

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. It is offered by the Scrum Alliance, which is a non-profit organization who promotes the use of agile frameworks (such as Scrum) in project management. Managing Organization: Scrum Alliance.

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Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work

LiquidPlanner

Here are five tips to help you assess and apply your personal strengths at work. Do you prefer team scrums or writing technical specs with no interruptions? Does your job leverage your natural strengths? If you’re doing work that doesn’t tap into your greatest strengths, your performance and motivation will suffer along with your career.

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5 Cool Pivotal Tracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

Agile project managers use the program to estimate the time required for task completion, past efficiency of Scrum teams, and workforce management. Fun Fact about Scrum: On a side note, I can’t help but bring up this interesting finding of Scrum. Since you all know that Scrum is heavily reliant on daily 10 – 15 minute meetings. They signed up for a Scrum project where a 14-day Sprint was set. Here are some of the best Pivotal Tracker alternatives in 2019: 5.

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7 Steps to Deal With Scope Creep (What is Scope Creep and How Can You Avoid It?)

Planio

While all of these tips so far have talked about ways to avoid scope creep, it’s naive to think that you’ll never have to deal with it. One of the easiest ways to do this is with daily scrum or standup meetings. “You know what would be cool?”.

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Multi-Project Management: All You Should Know About

Epicflow Blog

The Wellingtone survey on the state of project management in 2019 has shown that . There must be some tips to make the management process in the multi-project environment easier and more effective. Multi-Project Management Tips. Scrum. For example, when using Agile, apply Scrum or Kanban principles. . According to the 2019 State of Project Management Report , 53% of the surveyed are unsatisfied with their organizations’ project management maturity level.

How to get a head start with Scrum

Scrum.org

Scrum is easy to understand, yet difficult to master. The Scrum Guide says so and it's true. If you have worked with Scrum in your organization you probably recognize it also. It's not difficult to start with Scrum. And instead of adapting to the continuous value of product coming from the Scrum Team, the organization starts resisting the product or the team delivering it. When is your organization ready to start with Scrum?

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Prince2 Certification Guide for Misguided #ProjectManagers

nTask

Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101. On that note, I can say that we apply this method in Agile project management through Scrum meetings. . They will share tips with you, some important resources and inform you about where to access practice exams. . Also Read: The 21 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019. The 31 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management. 10 Essential Project Management Skills for Project Managers of 2019.

Advice for New ScrumMasters and Product Owners w/ Kaely Hall

Leading Agile

She recently took LeadingAgile’s Certified Scrum Product Owner training and in this episode of SoundNotes, Kaely shares how her work as a Product Strategist for Big Nerd Ranch requires her to play the role of ScrumMaster for some clients, Project Manager for some clients, and Product Owner for others. ScrumAnd now for something completely different…. Kaely Hall has been working in the capacity of ScrumMaster and Product Owner for the last 16 months.

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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. Figuring out how to apply Scrum to the work they were doing presented a number of challenges and left some open questions. Here are two examples of the data related topics that showed up in the Parking Lot: How do I apply Scrum to data factory?

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How Jeff Bezos’ 2 Pizza Rule Affects Productivity in Today’s Industry?

nTask

Some of the practical ways you can adopt the two pizza rule for getting its true essence are: Featured Read – Best Productivity Apps of 2019: The 36 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019. One of the great ways to conduct shorter meetings is to implement the general practices of Scrum meetings. Also read: The 21 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019. The 23 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management. 36 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019.

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Three tips for great Product Ownership

Scrum.org

Scrum on The other day I had a conversation with a colleague. He was looking for an opener for a talk. Something catchy to illustrate to his audience (mostly finance and banking) that there could well be a need to change their current ways of working.

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. More on that is here: Practical Tips on Quality Assurance From Software Development Projects. PRO Tips here: A person that will do the activity should estimate it. Find more valuable tips in this article: How to Make Project Estimates. More project management tips on the Schedule here: How to Create a Realistic Project Schedule.

Myth: Having A Sprint Goal Is Optional In Scrum

Scrum.org

. Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology. Instead, Scrum provides the minimal boundaries within which teams can self-organize to solve complex problems with an empirical approach. Does your Scrum Team use Sprint Goals? In this post, we bust one of the most persistent myths in Scrum; the notion that Sprint Goals are optional in Scrum.

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Five Favorite Dashboards from LiquidPlanner!

LiquidPlanner

This example shows what your team is working on this week, and notes associated with it for scrum meetings. For more ideas on house cleaning in LiquidPlanner, check out my colleague Alex Taylor ‘s blog post on Top Tips for Keeping Your Workspace Tidy Going Into the New Year. As LiquidPlanner employees, we are all pretty well versed in our product (we have to be!).

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

Continue reading this part to find practical tips on how to mitigate these threats. Varun Maheshwari , a Scrum Master at Telstra, says to “avoid project based thinking and start product thinking, have tight & fast feedback loops, make teams really autonomous, let team members talk to real customers so that they can understand domain & customer needs better, etc. DIscussion in PRINCE2 & MSP – Project & Programme Management + Agile Scrum.

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How To Stay Compliant Using Agile

Agile Advice

Consider the tips above to improve your business posture compliance wise. Affiliated Promotions: Try our automated online Scrum coach: Scrum Insight - free scores and basic advice, upgrade to get in-depth insight for your team.

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More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

Scrum.org

Time-boxing is an important component of Scrum. We use time boxes extensively in each Professional Scrum class. Thanks: Evelien Roos and Just Meddens for this tip. Many scrum trainers and agile coaches will teach you how to pull stickies from a stack. This was part 2 in a series of tools for Scrum Masters, Trainers and Coaches. A couple of months ago I blogged about some of the tools and toys that live in the trunk of my car.

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Tips for Language Translation of Assessments and Trainings

Scrum.org

Can we do the Scrum assessments in our mother tongue German, French, Polish or Portuguese? Our trainings around Scrum aim at gaining knowledge in applying Scrum to improve on product development. This is a question our students ask often. To achieve this in an ideal way, we deliver our training in the language spoken locally. This might be German, Polish, French or other. This creates an optimal learning experience. .

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5 Tips to Increase your Emotional Intelligence as a Product Owner

Scrum.org

The following 5 tips to increase your Emotional Intelligence are inspired from Scott Watson’s work, an emotional intelligence speaker and trainer. Do your homework - read a few articles and then experiment with time and activity management tips that allow you to block time during each day to focus on your main priority: Creating value for the user. Reserve 15 minutes before each major Scrum event so you can be calm, centered, and focused on the goals you want to accomplish.

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How to Become a Project Manager – A Cursory Introduction

nTask

But before moving forward towards the tips of helping you become a project manager, let’s first address a few important questions: What Does a Project Manager Do? 5. If your team is Scrum or Kanban Focused. Two of the most widely adopted agile frameworks are Scrum and Kanban. As fast as the digital world is changing, so are the jobs. The jobs that were in great demand a decade ago are almost non-existent now.

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Multi-Project Management: All You Should Know About

Epicflow Blog

The Wellingtone survey on the state of project management in 2019 has shown that . There must be some tips to make the management process in the multi-project environment easier and more effective. Multi-Project Management Tips. Scrum. For example, when using Agile, apply Scrum or Kanban principles. . According to the 2019 State of Project Management Report , 53% of the surveyed are unsatisfied with their organizations’ project management maturity level.