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A 2021 Comprehensive Guide on Lean vs Agile Methodologies


These frameworks are many, but the ones we are interested in, in this article, are Lean and Agile. So, without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into describing what Lean and Agile project management methodologies are and how are they different from one another. Lean Approach.

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

Agile certifications: These are ideal for those project managers that want to work in agile environments as a scrum master, agile certified practitioner or agile value stream consultant. Business & IT strategy experience.

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Linking Strategy to Everyday Work — John Cutler at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Linking Strategy to Everyday Work w/ John Cutler — ACB21. Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes ! ?? Join us on August 10, 2021 : Hands-on Agile #33: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success—Johanna Rothman.

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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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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Leading Answers

In addition to an agnostic understanding of Lean, Kanban, Scrum and other agile approaches, we also agreed people should know about the basics of servant leadership, conflict management, team decision making, and coaching.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 2: SIPOC Workshop Strategies


This second session will cover SIPOC workshop strategies. Session number two, the SIPOC Workshop Strategies. Jeff Bongiovani: And then ultimately describe how to set SIPOC workshop goals and strategies.

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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.” We’re trying to connect a strategy.

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Can Scrum work for hard deadlines?

If you’ve ever wondered whether Scrum can work for hard deadlines, the answer is – yes! Not only can Scrum work in these situations, but in my experience, using this agile framework increases the probability of meeting challenging deadlines. Lean Thinking.

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles


In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments. SAFe is continuously improved and evolved, with the latest version 5 released in February 2021. SAFe picks up many already familiar elements and concepts from existing methods such as Scrum or Lean Project Management, which makes the transition easier for many companies. Go Lean! –

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Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?


Most of us started our Agile journey with one framework, and that is Scrum. Scrum is simple to understand with some immutable principles & guidelines. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum. The lean economics.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Communication Plan: A document outlining the communication strategy for the project, including all stakeholders and their relationship to the project. Lean : "Lean" is an approach towards project management that prioritizes minimizing waste and maximizing value.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


The organizations start with few teams initially, and it is easier to follow simple & lightweight frameworks like Scrum or Kanban at this stage. The most important skills for an agile coach include: Strong understanding of Scrum and Kanban. Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS).

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The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients

TL; DR: Scrum Master Job — 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients. Are you considering a new Scrum Master job? Don’t worry; there are four steps of proactive research to identify suitable employers or clients for Scrum Masters and avoid disappointment later. Scrum.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 1: Overview of SIPOC and Systems


One of the ways that I wanted to kick this off, was just to say, out of the three sessions that we have, this one in particular will lay the foundation for workshop strategies as well as workshop questions. It has to be something, for example, we would say, okay, well, we have to have scrums.

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6 Reason to choose Agile Project Management over Traditional Project Management


You have to build a strategy, prepare the execution, monitor the entire work, and then go through the final stage. For example, Scrum, Kanban, LeSS, SAFe, and Scrumban are great examples of popular agile project management methods.

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

The VP stated the Agile teams were in ‘chaos’ since being taught the concept of Lean Agile portfolios. For an Agile team, being trustworthy is about having a stable and predictable capacity; for a Scrum team, that’s a stable velocity, for a Kanban team, that’s stable throughput. .

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Plans are nothing; planning is everything

With our partners we tend to find ourselves using Scrum as the go-to framework, and in Scrum, planning is integral to the framework. In Scrum we are relentlessly planning. Both tactical and strategic planning is built into the Scrum framework.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

And what that means to us is not just teaching people how to do agile or how to do kind of methodologies in this space like say for Scrum or what have you but really like how to create the kinds of organizations that really can do agile really well and really effectively at scale.

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Scrum has proven to be an effective product delivery framework for all sorts of products. However, Scrum is equally well suited to build the wrong product efficiently as its Achilles heel has always been the product discovery part. Scrum’s Achilles Heel: Product Discovery.

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The purpose of being Agile

Reducing waste by reducing idleness of workers or machinery is a strategy to be more efficient in manufacturing. Whether Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean Startup or any other Agile “flavour”, the provocation is to deliver iteratively and incrementally for frequent feedback and realization of value.

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Release planning and predictable delivery

Updated to reflect the 2020 Scrum Guide! Much like the lean movement in manufacturing, companies that embraced it wholeheartedly were the ones that ultimately see the competitive edge that it provides.

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23 Product Owner Anti-Patterns from Job Ads: The Snitch, the Whip, the Bookkeeper, the Six Sigma Black Belt™

Like a job ad for a Scrum Master position, the equivalent for the Product Owner position also reveals excellent insight into an organization’s progress on becoming agile. A Brief Refresh: The Product Owner Role According to the Scrum Guide. Source : Scrum Guide 2020.

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Deciphering Goals

A company vision might span several business strategies which concludes that higher- and lower-level goals might represent a 1-many relationship. Figure 2 One-to-Many Relationship from Strategy to Tactics. Business Strategy / Lean Canvas. Product Strategy / Roadmap. .

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Agile Transformation – Success Factors part 2

In modern, Agile or Lean organizations, the customers, employees and value delivered, is the most important concern. [3]. Scrum is implemented with respect to empiricism. ??????????????????????????????????? Nexus) or other Agile or Lean frameworks, were enacted in an empirical way.

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take


So you have master in Scrum, or master in Kanban or like a professional in Lean. Then of course, Scrum Masters, Kanban Flow Masters They can also go for this certification. It is applicable across product managers, Scrum master, team members, engineers everywhere.

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


You have Lean. You have Scrum. So, goals will be there for an organization, strategy of an organization and objectives of an organization. If you look at the current edition of PMBOK, there is a risk response strategy called escalate. They are calling it as a Scrum Master.

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Webinar Recap: Do You Know How to Recover a Project?


And I see these as two different things, and we’ll talk about that, but from an agile, waterfall, lean, a safe, a construction, a manufacturing. We hear about water-scrum and water agile when we see the merging of those two worlds all over the place, how is that working?

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