A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies


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.


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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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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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.


SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day One

Leading Agile

In this live video, we chat with Troy Magennis about Cost of Delay. In this live video session, we’re chatting with Rachel Howard, LeadingAgile’s Chief Cultural Officer. 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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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. 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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Project Manager Career Path vs Scrum Master Career Path

PM Basics

The Scrum Master career path is easier to enter. Let’s review the pros and cons of Project Manager vs Scrum Master. watch the video as it has more visual explanations). Now let’s talk about the career path of a Scrum Master. Scrum Master Career Path. First of all, yes, Scrum master is a standalone profession. You can build a whole career as a Scrum master. On an entry-level, you are a Scrum master for only one team.


Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019


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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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. Watch the video below.

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What Is a Kanban Board? Definition & Examples


Kanban was embraced by software developers who used an agile approach to their projects, as it aligns with Scrum in many ways. Watch the video below to see our kanban boards in action: . A kanban board is a visual workflow tool, where kanban cards represent tasks in a project or production cycle. Columns on the kanban board represent where that task is in the process.

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019


Kanban and Scrum boards. Customizable Scrum boards. Video chat with team members. The post The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019 appeared first on nTask.

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


Watch Videos: The next option is to watch videos in the areas of Talent Triangle. Certified Scrum Master Program. Watch videos on Project Management and get PDUs under Category Online or Digital Media.

Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Plus, according to their product roadmap that I've discussed with them, they will be strengthening this even more in their upcoming 2nd gen agile planning and controlling component in their next major release 19 due later in 2019. It doesn’t matter if you work with Scrum, Kanban, traditional Gantt scheduling or a mix, Forecast has it all. They have a great PPM 101 blog and video series to help educate teams about the fundamental components of portfolio management.

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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. It can be adapted for Scrum, Kanban or a custom approach. This project management software is designed for teams that build innovative software and is popular among video game, mobile app and design robot developers.

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Mike Cottmeyer | Elevate Agile 2019 | The Systems of Agility

Leading Agile

Although many think all that’s needed is a System of Delivery, like Scrum or SAFe, in large organizations, it’ll take much more than a new process, or culture shift to Transform. Video Transcript. So if you think about things like scrum, you think about things like SAFe, large scale scrum, disciplined Agile delivery, those things are fundamentally systems of delivery. Becoming Agile isn’t simple.

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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. Whether it is physical meeting rooms or virtual video conferences or collaboration environments, it is important to ensure that the location supports the purpose and approach and doesn’t detract from it.

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The Top 20 Team Management Software of 2019


The Top Team Management Software for Small Teams in 2019: nTask. Image and video previews to the work in focus. 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. Top Team Management Features of Hygger: Hygger offers the following popular team management and project management features: Kanban plus Scrum-based team collaboration.

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How do you Track Value in an Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

Learn more in this short two-minute video with our CEO, Mike Cottmeyer. Video Transcript . How many people have like a Transformation plan that says, I’m going to train these people, I’m going to get these Scrum Masters, I’m going to run them through CSM class and I’m gonna make sure these teams have backlogs. It’s because our fundamental hypothesis of transformation with scrum fundamentally taught us was that Scrum doesn’t fix anything.

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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. With a more specific clientele in mind than Smartsheet, it’s designed to support methodologies such as the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), Enterprise Scrum, Kanban, DAD, LeSS, or a Hybrid approach. It’s popular among video game, mobile app and design robot developers.

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Become a PM Pro With These Project Management Courses


Thus, the 25 courses cover certifications on project management, Agile & Scrum, IT project management, and cyber security. It also includes dozens of hours of video content, case studies, and tests to help you ace the exam. The right PM course can change your career. This article shares a list of project management courses to help you learn faster than ever. Are great project managers born or made? The honest answer: a little bit of both.

Agile Culture Isn’t the Problem

Leading Agile

Video Transcript. Because then you get past mindset and you say, well okay, I’m going to teach you how to do Scrum. Our fundamental hypothesis is that Scrum was built around a fundamental structure, complete cross functional teams. Let’s assume you could flip the mindset of your organization overnight. What would you do next to ensure that you could predictably deliver product into the market, faster?

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Agile Teams Defined

Leading Agile

The Scrum Guide implies what a team should be, but we want to get super explicit. Video Transcript. It’s implied in the Scrum Guide, I’m making it super explicit. And so what happens is that people do a lot of Scrum: daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, story point estimation, burndown charts, all that stuff, but it’s not creating the momentum that they want. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

Five Favorite Dashboards from LiquidPlanner!


Everyone’s business processes are different, but we recommend always including Helpful Links and Videos. This example shows what your team is working on this week, and notes associated with it for scrum meetings. As LiquidPlanner employees, we are all pretty well versed in our product (we have to be!). In working with over 1200 customers, each of us has a favorite Dashboard that brings tremendous value to the teams we speak with.

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The 8 Best Excel Alternatives for Project Management and Spreadsheets


Scrum boards. Video chat functionality. Even today, when project management and spreadsheet programs are getting better by nearly every conceivable standard, Microsoft Excel is still a popular choice of many.

Who’s Leading Your Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

Video Transcript. Because what you guys don’t want to do is have a coach on your team, get audience with your CIO and start talking about Scrum, right? And what we’re doing to ourselves industrywide is that we are equating Scrum, SAFe, Agile in general as a team level delivery practice, okay? ” Well, I am too, but as soon as I use the word Scrum, or SAFe, I get relegated into a corner and we’re doing it to ourselves, right?

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Roadmapping Within the Context of the Product Strategy

Leading Agile

Watch this video to learn about the impact this could have on your Product Strategy. Video Transcript. That’s what we all think about in Sprint by Sprint, in our Scrum team or in our Kanban, however we’re executing, right? Subdividing the work into tasks is the wrong way to go about it when you’re trying to provide iterative and incremental value to your organization and/or the user.

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

The poor engagement and weak follow-through I see in many Scrum teams is characterized by an incomplete execution of column 1 and only half-completion of columns 2 and 3 (as shown by the red outline below): Teams are not spending time in “(D1) – Monitor and repairing the shared understanding,” nor are they getting to the “(C2) Enacting plans,” (D2), (D3) and (C3) areas to follow through on plans and hold each other accountable for actions and results.

Secrets Exposed: My Official Day of a Project Manager

PM Basics

Usually, we have video conferences. Scrum or not I do daily sync up meetings. It 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. Next week, five days in a row we had meetings after meetings. But only eight hours of work sharp… Have you ever wondered what does a day of a project manager look like?

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

ambler and Mark Lines are the creators of the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and the authors of the book Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery – a small Agile Team’s journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps ( 2 nd edition). DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. Scrum offers only a development cycle. Scott W.


Agile Teams & Encapsulated Dependencies

Leading Agile

Video Transcript. We can be super successful implementing Scrum and realizing great business value with small teams. We can be super successful in implementing Scrum and realizing great business value, even with, you know, self-contained project teams and managing those dependencies across those project teams. You can have a lot of success in implementing Agile/Lean methodologies when you have small teams or even self-contained project teams.

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5 Insane Project Management Techniques in Today’s Market


Video Source – ProjectManager.Com. You can also squeeze in Scrum methodologies with AUP since they offers a lot of wiggle room for diversified processes. It all depends on the implementation of Sprint, Scrum Meetings in Agile and such other variables that help to offer a customized experience to project managers. Since we have read numerous blogs on project management techniques, I still feel there is something lacking.

SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day Two

Leading Agile

In this live talk with Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe, we discuss his Agile 2019 talk focus: increasing people’s understanding of what Business Agility really encompasses, and the evolution of its tenets. In this live talk with Carlos Oliveira of adaptiveX, we discuss the topic of his Agile 2019 session: The Power of Design Sprints. A few weeks ago, the biggest conference in the Agile industry took place in Washington DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

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Fire and Forget? Strategic Planning is Broken

Leading Agile

At the Atlanta Scrum meetup, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens, recently delivered his talk entitled: Assumptions & Ambiguity Be Damned. First, take 90 seconds to watch this clip in which Dennis lays out some of the symptoms associated with poor strategic planning and then join us for the Premier of the full video on September 25th, at 8 pm—on YouTube. Video Transcript.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do.

Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in trouble. Scrum masters, agile coaches, and even team members can improve their teams’ performance by spotting these warning signs early and taking corrective actions. If the answer is convincingly Scrum or Kanban, they are probably following a process. Who is the Scrum Master or Product Owner? The Scrum Master and Product Owner play pivotal roles.


Agile project management software guide


1- Scrum (by far the most widely used. We use Scrum and Kanban for our software development. An interactive whiteboard plus video/audio conferencing and screen sharing apps could be all combined to give the virtual teams a lifelike interaction. Agile project management software is accepted by more organizations in a variety of industries than anytime before. .

Is JIRA a Counterproductive Project Management Software In Today’s Market?


Video Source: Projectmanager.Com. First Problem: No One Is Using Kanban, Gantt Charts, Scrum Etc. Scrum and Agile are essential to work process development. Today, companies have not only become productive, but also encourage their project managers to seek additional certifications in Scrum. ABC was oblivious to Scrum. There are numerous complaints about project management software since the inception of the IT industry.

Earning Leadership PDUs for PMIs Certification


I am providing a few books from my reading list: Coaching Agile Teams – A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition Book by Lyssa Adkins: This book provides ways to adapt coaching agile teams towards high performance.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 3 – Best Practices & Real World Use of Agile with MS Project / Project PPM


” So want to continue to do that, and again, for those of you that are on the MPUG membership, there are other articles, videos and things that we’ve been doing over the last few years. ” So stay tuned at MPUG or Advisicon, any the blog post or video channels that we throw stuff out there, you’ll see more and more of this.

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When to Use Waterfall vs. Agile


For more details on empiricism, you can watch the following video: ?. For more details on empirical process, please watch following video: ?. Scrum is one of the frameworks, which you can use to practice empiricism. You can watch following video to see how this framework helps in delivering frequently and how it gives leaning opportunities. Scrum in Action 10 minutes: Also do refer following blog: Scrum in Action.