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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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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Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level — Jorgen Hesselberg at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level w/ Jorgen Hesselberg — 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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Project Management Predictions for 2021

International Institute for Learning

With these three components as part of the project’s success criteria, companies must ask themselves when creating a portfolio of strategic projects, “Why expend resources and work on this project if the intent is not to create sustainable business value?” By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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How I ended up becoming a (Professional) Scrum trainer

Gunther Verheyen

In October 2003 my life of Scrum started, albeit not with Scrum. My life of Scrum actually started with eXtreme Programming which we then wrapped in Scrum. Attending the class was part of my journey towards becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer (“PST”) for Scrum.org.

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Scrum Master Interview Questions: Scrum Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Interview Questions on Scrum Anti-Patterns. Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Given that software is eating the world , a seasoned Scrum Master is nowadays in high demand.

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20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

Girl's Guide to PM

Agile processes promote sustainable development. The role of the project manager doesn’t really exist in many agile teams: instead, the team is self-organizing and supported by a Scrum Master (in Scrum), or agile coach.

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📺 Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success — Johanna Rothman at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Scrum.org

Learn from Johann Rothman how to adapt your leadership style for agile success as a manager in an agile organization in this 54-minute long video from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021. ?? Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes ! ??

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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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Scaling Kanban Across Your Organization for Beginner Level PMs

nTask

While teams that try to implement Kanban see quick results and the benefits that visualizing workflows gives them, in order for you to create a sustainable Kanban system requires constant work to continue to reap benefits. 18 Best Kanban Tools To Use In 2021.

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Scrum Success Principles and Indicators — 51 Scrum Master Interview Questions (5)

Scrum.org

Scrum Master Interview: Demand Creates Supply and the Job Market for Agile Practitioners is No Exception. Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Which makes any Scrum Master interview a challenging task. The Scrum Guide.

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The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

MPUG

In iteration-based Agile, such as Extreme Programming (XP) or Scrum, an iteration length is prescribed. Considering Scrum framework, the cadence is timeboxed, usually from two to four weeks and is created by a Sprint. For that, a sustainable pace is needed.

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

Scrum.org

In this highly engaging speaker session from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, John Cutler delves into the advantages of linking strategy to everyday work: Motivation, inspiration, seeing the big picture despite working on a small iteration. ?? All speaker sessions of the Agile Camp Berlin 2021.

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10 Success Factors To Resolve Zombie Scrum

Scrum.org

In December 2020, Johannes Schartau , Christiaan Verwijs , and I published the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide. We wrote it to help readers understand why Scrum so often descends into Zombie Scrum and to offer practical and down-to-earth help. Make the Scrum events goal-oriented.

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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 Scrum Master Is An FFFCDO For Developers!

Scrum.org

Of late, I've been noticing an interpretation of the Scrum Master role - the Scrum Master as An FFFCDO for Developers - a Fierce, Ferocious, Fearsome Chief Defense Officer! What is the Scrum Master protecting the Developers from? SCRUM VALUES. SCRUM MASTER AS CGO.

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Do we need a Scrum Master forever?

Scrum.org

Does the role of the Scrum Master go away with time? For addressing the doubt, first, understand the role of a Scrum Master clearly. . Thus, the Scrum Master serves not only the team but also the Product Owner and the Organisation.

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Three Common Developer Blunders in 5:05 Minutes—Making Your Scrum Work #14

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Common Developer Blunders — When Your Scrum Team Lacks Alignment. 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. Source : Scrum Guide 2020.

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Hiring a Professional Scrum Master

Scrum.org

One of my customers is hiring for the Scrum Master Role and asked if I had a handy-dandy Scrum Master Job Spec that they could use. Here is my best effort to use the existing job postings, and combine them with the latest version of the Scrum Guide. Professional Scrum Master. .

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2022 Online and In-Person Events for Project/Resource Managers and Industry Professionals

Epicflow Blog

The first area will involve topics related to Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, System Thinking, and other methods for improving the software development process.

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Don't Use Scrum! (Too Many Darned Meetings) Try This Instead.

Scrum.org

. When we introduce Scrum to some companies, sometimes the question arises - "Why are there so many meetings in Scrum? So here's my answer - don't use Scrum! On a scaled of 0 to 10, how effective was your team in maximizing sustainable, measurable value? Now, compare / contrast your process to Scrum and answer these questions. Which of these might be most effective in maximizing sustainable, measurable value? Scrum might not be for you.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps

Scrum.org

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients. Join us on February 3, 2021: Hands-on Agile #29: Scrum Guide 2020 — Reloaded.

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

Inloox

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. Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers.

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Agile Metrics for Scrum Masters (Part 3): Scrum Team's Effectiveness

Scrum.org

This is the third and last video on agile metrics for Scrum Masters. In my previous blog post, I talked about measuring the quality of Scrum implementation on your team and organization. In this post, we’ll talk about the effectiveness of a Scrum Team. . The Scrum Team is high-performing and is continuously improving. The latest version of the Scrum Guide is very specific about this one: "The Scrum Master is accountable for the Scrum Team’s effectiveness.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps.

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The Complete History of Agile Software Development

Agilemania

Agile processes promote sustainable development. Naveen is a Lean-Agile Coach, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and Internationally acclaimed Speaker in many Conferences and Agile events.

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Review 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands

Henny Portman

The first interview and 5-minute video is with Jeff Sutherland talking about the future of agile organizations, the importance of leadership and the use and impact of Scrum and Scrum at Scale (“ It’s all common sense with an uncommon level of discipline ” – Jeff Sutherland).

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Scrum Guide 2020: True leadership is an attitude

Scrum.org

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. The path towards true leadership.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholder & Product Roadmaps

Scrum.org

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients. Join us on February 3, 2021: Hands-on Agile #29: Scrum Guide 2020 — Reloaded.

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Project Requirements Management – Part 1: Introduction to Requirements Management Transcription

MPUG

And support really is providing sustained systems capability. So, I’m more familiar with Scrum, but you have all of your sprints that you are doing work in.

Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

An example of this type can be the Scrum framework. With a correct Agile/Lean coach, this understanding will be needed to sustain the project.

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Making Measurement Meaningful with Evidence-Based Management

Scrum.org

The ability for organizations to be agile is what will help them pivot and sustain. EBM started as an idea that Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, began to pursue almost a decade ago to help teams and organizations focus on valuable outcomes.

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Scrum values to fight climate change

Scrum.org

May 5, 2021 is German Overshoot Day , the day where we in Germany have used up our share of ecological resources that our planet can renew this year. For the remainder of 2021, we are taking an ecological loan to live and do business on a deficit. We need openness to face the inconvenient truth that economies and their businesses will have to be different in the future in order to sustain our planet. 4]: Maja Göpel, “Unsere Welt neu denken”, Ullstein, 15th edition 2021, p.

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Hiring a Professional Product Owner

Scrum.org

While I had seen many things around the Scrum Master for my post on Hiring a Professional Scrum Master , this was a little bit more of a discovery session, which is why I asked some of my trusted colleagues at Scrum.org to help out. Professional Scrum Product Owner Stances.

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

MPUG

Software development that’s cutting edge, producing, let’s say sustainable. It has to be something, for example, we would say, okay, well, we have to have scrums.

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The Ultimate Guide to Agile Project Management.

Appfluence

Agile processes support a sustainable, consistent development pace. The most popular agile methodologies or frameworks are Kanban and Scrum. While Scrum is focused on fixed-length project iterations, kanban is focused on continuous releases. Scrum: what it is and how it works.

7 Tips on how to create a culture of continual experimentation and learning and how to overcome resistance for change

Scrum.org

If you achieve that, this might be one of the most important powers of your team for a sustainable future as this defines the ability to adapt quickly to new conditions and it will put you in a competitive advantage over other organizations.

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How To Start Managing Outcomes With Evidence Based Agility In 5 Minutes Or Less!

Scrum.org

Imagine, a Professional Scrum Product Owner who believes in using Evidence Based Management to optimize sustainable, measurable business outcomes (not activities like velocity).

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How to effectively eliminate dependencies with sociotechnical learning

Scrum.org

Organizations need to move fast and receive ongoing feedback from customers to drive sustainable innovation through continuous discovery and value delivery. Scrum teams use refinement to do this. Sociotechnical learning is the sustainable elimination of knowledge gaps. .

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

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. . I walked into the conference room to meet with the VP of enterprise Agile Transformation.

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