2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021.

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Top Scrum Certifications You Need to Know in 2021

Agilemania

And, the winner is Scrum. The survey revealed 66% of the organizations voted Scrum as the most sought-after Agile framework. Now, the question arises as to what Scrum is and why it is so popular, that it is an all-time favorite agile framework. What is Scrum? Scrum Team.

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Top Virtual Leadership Skills for a Great Remote Work Culture

Project Bliss

With remote work here to stay, virtual leadership skills are critical for productive teams. As a virtual team leader, you must develop a leadership style that supports the entire team when working in a virtual setting. What Does The Term “Virtual Leadership” Mean?

20 Best Marketing Project Management Tools of 2021

nTask

Best Marketing Project Management Software for Robust Marketing Campaigns in 2021. Check this out: Wrike Project Management Tool Review: A Champ You Need in 2021. Recommended Reading: The 11 Best Todoist Alternatives to Try in 2021. The Best Free Airtable Alternatives of 2021.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile and Scrum concepts are about everyone on a team coming together, and being empowered to work towards an end goal, with a customer-first mindset.

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Excellent Project Leadership Starts Here

Brad Egeland

​ I am available. 22 years experience. Private and public sector experience. High level security clearance obtainable. Contact me or email me.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

Anything that has a start and a finish, resulting in a product, is a project and its life cycle requires the oversight and leadership of a project manager. A project manager either takes a leadership role with an existing project team or creates one. Leadership skills.

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Hybrid is the norm, not the exception

Kiron Bondale

An example of this is “Water-Scrum-Fall” which is a common interim step which some teams adopt when moving from a predictive to an adaptive life cycle. I frequently see questions asked in project management discussion groups about hybrid projects.

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Amplifying Agile Leadership

Scrum.org

One continuing problem we see with many of today’s business leaders is that they rarely adopt Agile at the leadership level. We use agile frameworks (Scrum) to answer these questions, structure collaboration and generate momentum.

Servant Leadership & Coaching Stances with Luther Harris

Leading Agile

A Scrum Master wears many hats. In LeadingAgile’s Certified Scrum Master classes we devote time to exploring servant leadership and four of the coaching stances a Scrum Master needs to be able to take: Teaching, Facilitating, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Project Management Blog Roundup: The Best of 2021

Ganttic

Tuck into some of the best project management blogs of 2021. We’re sharing it here with you in the hopes that you can make 2021 your year to shine. Best Project Management Blogs of 2021 In no specific order, here's blogs with engaging, frequently updated content.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference_wk

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile and Scrum concepts are about everyone on a team coming together, and being empowered to work towards an end goal, with a customer-first mindset.

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5 Common Misconceptions about Scrum

Scrum.org

According to the 15th annual State of Agile Report , released in July 2021 at digital.ai , there has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of agile frameworks over the past year. Within software teams, agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021.

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Is Hybrid Really a Popular Project Approach?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The Pulse of the Profession (2021) report has been published alongside public access to Tableau so you can interrogate the data , and it’s interesting to see how respondents replied when asked about the percentage of projects that they managed and completed using waterfall, agile or hybrid methods.

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Pitfalls of referencing agile

Kiron Bondale

Many so called agile practices emerged from lean, DSDM, Scrum, XP and other precursors to the Manifesto. If you liked this article, why not read my book Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice which contains 100 other lessons on project leadership?

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The Lack of Agile Leadership Qualities — Making Your Scrum Work #15

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Lack of Agile Leadership Qualities — When Change Agents Don’t Act as Role Models. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone.

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15 Powerful Enterprise Project Management Software Tools For 2021

Teamweek

Align resources in line with the leadership’s vision. What I like most: user-friendly interface, provides a nice user experience, Agile SCRUM/Kanban support out of the box. The post 15 Powerful Enterprise Project Management Software Tools For 2021 appeared first on Toggl Blog.

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Agile Leadership: How to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap

Scrum.org

Agile Leadership: How to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap. Smart leaders send their management teams on Agile training courses and leadership courses only to find that the learning doesn’t translate into action and therefore improvement.

Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Abandoning Scrum. Can a Scrum team simply decide to abandon Scrum? After all, the Scrum team is self-managing, according to the Scrum manual, also known as the Scrum Guide. Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes ! ??

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Scrum Guide 2020: True leadership is an attitude

Scrum.org

The path towards true leadership. The readers going through this piece more or less know the definition of a Scrum Master. Currently, major tension managed by the Scrum Masters can be said to be the tension between a specific purpose, and associated safety.

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5 (more) Common Misconceptions about Scrum

Scrum.org

A lot of people are passionate about Scrum, and why not? The 15th annual State of Agile Report reveals that over 90% of the teams working within an agile framework use Scrum. What’s more, agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021 for software teams.

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ULM: A Danger of Servant Leadership

Scrum.org

In this Unstuck Careers Leadership Moment, PST Mark Wavle explores one of the challenges that many servant leaders face.

Before checking if your team is agile…

Kiron Bondale

Scrum highlights inspection and adaptation as two of its three pillars but these are valued in other agile methods as well. “ (If you liked this article, why not pick up my book Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice which contains 100 other lessons on project leadership? (Thanks to Don for giving me some fodder for this week’s article).

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.” I don’t mean Scrum.

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The Roles & Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Please stick with us to learn more about Scrum Master JD and for more details related to it. . What is Scrum? Scrum is a framework that generates value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. Have you ever wondered what its name is SCRUM? Who is a Scrum Master?

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The Roles & Responsibilities of a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Please stick with us to learn more about Scrum Master JD and for more details related to it. . What is Scrum? Scrum is a framework that generates value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. Have you ever wondered what its name is SCRUM? Who is a Scrum Master?

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Virtual Learning in 2021: The 7 Trends to Look out for

International Institute for Learning

With hope for rosier days ahead, what does 2021 hold for learning and development (L&D) professionals and online training? Adopting Agile and Scrum approaches in L&D. Scrum is a framework often used to implement Agile. By Pamela S. Hogle.

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7 Tips To Lead And Coach Remote Project Management Teams

Proofhub

Methodologies like Agile project management, Kanban, Scrum, and Scrumban work great for remote teams. Look for employees with a strong work ethic, technical competence, and leadership qualities.

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Use MVIs for team improvements

Kiron Bondale

Whether a team uses a scheduled cadence for reviewing their WoW such as the use of retrospectives in Scrum, or they use a just-in-time approach they will come up with improvement ideas. Two of pillars of adaptive approaches are inspection and adaptation.

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Scrum Guide for Leaders - Supporting the Scrum accountabilities/roles

Scrum.org

We started the Scrum Guide for Leaders series with a discussion of what Scrum means for you as a Leader. Next, we discussed the conditions where Scrum's Empiricism, Self-Management, and Continuous Improvement can thrive. Next, We are turning to the Scrum accountabilities/roles.

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The Scrum Guide - A Leader’s Perspective

Scrum.org

Scrum - The Leader’s Perspective. If you’re leading Scrum Teams or generally are a leader in an organization that’s leveraging Scrum? Are you feeling a bit left out after reading the Scrum Guide ? In this series of blogs, we’ll talk about leadership outside the Scrum Team.

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7 Best practices for stand-up meetings

nTask

Stand up meetings have been an integral part of the agile Scrum and Extreme Programming methods. Featured Resources: The Best Scrum Tools of 2021 for Agile Project Management. Daily scrums are not supposed to be those long boring meetings. Make use of the Scrum Board.

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The Importance of Clear Accountability in Scrum 

Scrum.org

Scrum team consists of three clear accountabilities: one Scrum Master, one Product Owner, and Developers. Often, when working with a Scrum team struggling with excessive conflict or a lack of trust, I find the culprit is a lack of clarity around each of these accountabilities.

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Professionalism, Leadership and EBM

Scrum.org

Professionalism in Leadership. In his post on May 6 2021 Dave West described professionalism within Scrum to focus on four aspects: Values, Customer Outcomes, Discipline and helping others be more professional. Professional Agile Leadership using the EBM framework.

If minutes are produced from your daily standups, your delivery process may be fragile

Kiron Bondale

The latest version of the Scrum Guide states “ The Developers can select whatever structure and techniques they want, as long as their Daily Scrum focuses on progress toward the Sprint Goal and produces an actionable plan for the next day of work.

Can the Product Owner also be the Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

Can the Product Owner and Scrum Master be the Same Person? Scrum is an agile project management framework that enables teams to deliver value in 30 days or less. The two most notable roles in Scrum are the Scrum Master and Product Owners. Scrum Master Activities.

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What Does A Scrum Master do in Daily Scrum?

Scrum.org

Many people ask whether a Scrum Master is part of Daily Scrum. We know that the Scrum Guide tells us that Daily Scrum is for the Developers by the Developers. Scrum Master has nothing to do there and if they do attend, it might be a sign of Zombie Scrum.

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7 Key Considerations for Building the Perfect PMO

LiquidPlanner

Ensure PMO support from your organizational leadership. Senior leadership buy-in is essential to the long-term success of any PMO. Put the right leadership in place. If agile, will it be Kanban or scrum? Agile Leadership Methodology Productivity Project Management

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Is a Scrum Master an Agile Coach?

Scrum.org

The Scrum Master and Agile Coaching. In the agile enterprise, a Scrum Master has three key areas of accountability [1]: Coaching teams by promoting cross-functionality and helping them to self-manage and self-organise within guardrails set by executive. How does the Scrum Master Coach?

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Forecasting for Scrum Teams with Roadmaps

Scrum.org

A roadmap is a complementary practice that a Scrum Team might use to forecast upcoming deliveries or to translate Product Backlog items into a visual representation. Scrum is an agile framework used in complex environments where more is unknown than known. Applying Professional Scrum

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