Mon.Jul 04, 2022

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Giving back : Considerations for a new Product Owner

Following on from my previous post ( Considerations for a new Scrum Master ) this blog aims to help those just starting out as a Product Owner. Like my previous blog - the following items are in no particular order of preference. The aim is to outline some of the key aspects that are probably worthwhile you considering as you get started on your Product Owner journey. .

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How Financial Planning Improves Work Performance in 2022


Improves Work Performance Employees who are under stress due to finances may not perform efficiently at the office. It results in errors at the workplace and loss of productivity which could mean dismissal and more financial worries. Financial Planning plays a vital role in helping employees save and invest better and make more money. Financial Planning involves investment, retirement, and tax planning.

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What is the Sprint Planning and how does it connect with the other elements of Scrum

Welcome to Scrum Sutra — a series where I shall share a 3-min overview of each element of Scrum and how it connects with the other elements in the bead to form Scrum Sutra. Today, I shall talk about Sprint Planning. The purpose of Sprint Planning is to establish a shared and common understanding on why the Sprint is valuable, what can be done in this Sprint, and how the work will be done.

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A modern (and easy) guide to the 5 agile ceremonies


Agile ceremonies are the fuel that keeps your development team moving forward. Even in the depths of the most complex projects, regular check-ins, moments for self-reflection, and planning sessions can help illuminate the path ahead. But what if you’re not entirely comfortable managing and running Agile ceremonies? Agile ceremonies get abandoned when teams stop seeing the value in them.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, unveiling how deliverables translate into measurable outputs.

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Agility and Sustainability

Did you know that there are 17 United Nation, sustainable development goals. Did you know that when you’re measuring value, you can consider societal value as part of that. And that could include consideration for those 17 United Nation sustainable development goals. Now those 17 United Nation sustainable development goals, they do compete against each other.

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Update and Save an Existing Project Template in Microsoft Project


Background Information. I answered a question recently in the Tech Community Project user forum about how to edit an existing enterprise template in Project Online. That user’s question, and the answer I provided, got me thinking about the process needed to update an existing project template. I began exploring how to update an existing project template in both the Microsoft Project desktop application and in Microsoft Project Professional when used with either Project Online or Microsoft Projec

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Step Up Your Game In 2022 With Agile Performance Management


Yearly performance reviews are losing their touch in the present market. Keeping pace with the ever-changing trends requires quick adoption of the newest trends and getting rid of the traditional, unhelpful practices. With 71% of companies adopting Agile methodology, performance management has to be made ‘agile’ for it to work. The positive impact of implementing […].

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What is Cycle Time?

What is cycle time? I’m not going to redefine the dictionary. There’s lots of documentation in manufacturing, for example, about what cycle time is. In the Kanban guide, we have a specific meaning for this. The Kanban guide is aimed at knowledge work when people are using their brain to get some work done, when we’re not creating widgets, for example, when each work item that comes in is a different type of a problem that involves different skills and so on.

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Exciting Things Happening at MPUG!


As you may have seen, we’ve taken a short break on live events this summer. That doesn’t mean things are quiet here at MPUG, though! We are excited to provide the following update to our community and ask for your feedback in a few key areas. First, we are thrilled to announce the launch of two new MPUG courses next week, Scheduling Practitioner and Advanced Scheduling Practitioner!

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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Who is responsible for a Scrum tTam's performance?

Who’s responsible for a Scrum Team’s performance? There was a big change in the 2020 Scrum Guide. The scrum master is now on the hook for the effectiveness of the scrum team. So the buck stops with the Scrum Master. And the reason that this was introduced, I believe, was to stop situations where Scrum Masters were asking lots of Socratic questions and doing lots of observation, which is a really good thing to do.

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Who is responsible for a scrum team's performance?

Who’s responsible for a scrum team’s performance? There was a big change in the 2020 scrum guide. The scrum master is now on the hook for the effectiveness of the scrum team. So the buck stops with the scrum master. And the reason that this was introduced, I believe, was to stop situations where scrum masters were asking lots of Socratic questions and doing lots of observation, which is a really good thing to do.

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Make A Business Case For Continuous Delivery With Your Scrum Team

Continuous Delivery is the practice of automating your release pipeline. From code commit to releasing. Without it, shipping fast is difficult and time-consuming, if not impossible. Unfortunately, it is one of those dreams that teams often keep postponing by doing it “manually one more time”. Or management doesn’t want to invest because it would take time away from delivering more features, forgetting that each manual release already costs the team valuable time.