Scrum – A Pocket Guide (a review by Cornelius Dufft)

Gunther Verheyen

At the Scrum Day Germany 2018 edition (12 June) Cornelius Dufft shared his appreciation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” with me. I hope it turns out to be as helpful for others as it was for him, and thus helps spreading an ever-improving understanding of Scrum.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Roles Three roles are key to success (scrum master, product owner and scrum team). It's important to note that these agile frameworks can be combined to provide hybrid solutions such as the two below.

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Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself. Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc. are all part of the agile manifesto, which was introduced in the year 2001. However, agile approach is considered to be better. Why Agile?

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones. Those who don’t know much about agile, are also unaware of its popular frameworks like Kanban that is used to implement agile software development. Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods.

Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow? Classifying the Agile Certification Providers. I have also included the Axelos PRINCE2 Agile qualifications here. Scrum Alliance.

Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

This article is the second in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. In my last post, I discussed how a Scrum team could change nothing about their process and organically start describing how they work in Kanban terms. SCRUM’S WIP LIMIT POLICY.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap? Multiple agile teams can utilize a shared product roadmap. When done well, the Agile product roadmap is the foundation and facilitator of solution delivery.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. It’s time now to move forward to the next level of proficiency in software delivery; what we might call “post-Agile.”

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

The questioner asked – “I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I’m engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

How I Learned That I Don’t Know Agile. After years of working with various agile methods in various contexts, I thought I had a pretty good handle on the whole thing. I thought you knew Agile.” For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Why is agile necessary?

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

More specifically, we chose to get our work done using a Scrum framework. How Scrum Helps With the Chaos. We’ve written about Scrum before. Scrum helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work.

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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

An agile project management office might sound to some like an oxymoron, right? This might be a reasonable assertion as many PMOs were first formed to provide oversight over a portfolio of projects and enforcing standards sounds like the antithesis to agility.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

What does Agile mean? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”. I understand the frustration because the term “Agile” is pretty generic and can mean different things from one organisation to the other.

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process

Meisterplan

The agile world has an important building block to enhance cooperation when it comes to working with Scrum: retrospectives. At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. Retrospectives with the Portfolio Board.

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Scrum with Kanban Class of Service

Digite

This article is the third in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. In my last post , I discussed how a Scrum team could add the concepts of WIP limits to their process and derive measurable delivery performance benefits. The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum.

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What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Arras People

In this guest post, Simon Harris responds to a question from a reader about the two different Agile project management courses which are available. What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management? The RAD movement predates Agile.

What is Scrumban? | Video

Online PM Courses

You’ve heard of Scrum… You’ve heard of Kanban… So, what is Scrumban? You may also like… Agile Project Management. What is Scrum? What is Lean Project Management?

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Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” The Rules Of Scrum.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University).

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

More and more Agile teams have started to adopt Kanban as a way to improve beyond what Scrum enabled them to do, as also to address some of the challenges that Scrum presented them with. As a result, many people have attempted to compare and contrast Scrum and Kanban in a variety of “Scrum vs. Kanban” sessions in conferences, webinars and online posts. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two.

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How To Maximize The Efforts Of Your Agile Team

Binfire

According to agile visionaries, a robust, agile team embodies “we” rather than “I” and that teamwork is crucial to delivering great software. Supposing your organization has embraced an agile methodology and you’re disappointed by failure, then it is time to look into it critically.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software. Scrum.

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Agile project management software guide

Binfire

Agile project management software is accepted by more organizations in a variety of industries than anytime before. . The Agile PM has become very popular not only for the project management practice in the software industry but also business management and entrepreneurship as well.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

Continuing our theme of helping Agile teams understand the Kanban Method, so they can effectively adopt it for their improvement efforts, I am again honored to publish a guest article by another great friend of ours – Dave White. Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. A question that I often get while speaking with people is: What is the difference between Kanban and Scrum? Scrum.

Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

Continuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast’. Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. KANBAN AND SCRUM TOGETHER – NOT SO FAST. A colleague of mine who works at Scrum.org now posted a blog about how Kanban and Scrum are stronger together.

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8 Project Management Methodologies Made Simple

Proofhub

Combine your agile methodology with an effective PM tool. The list goes something like this: Agile? —?Continuous Continuous collaboration Scrum? —?Enabling Increasing visibility of work in progress to improve speed and quality of work Lean ?—?Streamlining

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes. In Project Management, Agile is often referred to in software development, but it can also be applied to other fields. Understanding Agile. The Agile Process.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

Focusing on Results, Not Agile Approaches

Leading Answers

2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I was involved in the creation of DSDM in 1994 and was an early adopter of Scrum and FDD shortly afterward. I am agnostic about agile. I received more training in Scrum by Ken Schwaber in 2002 and offered a training role (before they were called CSTs)  but I have never offered Certified Scrum Master training. Agile Project Management Events Leadership Personal Agility Travel Warning Signs Weblogs

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The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

Redbooth

Agile project management is favored for its speed, but even teams that claim to have Agile values are not working that quickly. Just ask the Financial Times , a company that spent four years redesigning their media platform in a supposedly Agile way. How an Agile team works.

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Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

We’re honored to republish this blog post ‘Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing’ by Andrea Fryrear which was originally published in the Agile Sherpas blog! Compared to Scrum, Kanban is a young work-management method. Agile Marketing agile Kanban Lea

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Since the arrival of Scaled Agile Framework in the world market, there have been comparisons ad nauseum between the Scrum and SAFe frameworks. Many industry experts have come out and pointed possible flaws in the Scaled Agile Framework. Image credits: Scaled agile .

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

This session objective was to address challenges faced by Lean-Kanban practitioners in their projects. The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors. If using SCRUM, defined planning activity.

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Agile Coach Assessment

Growing Agile

This assessment is for you to take to see where you are on your journey to becoming an agile coach. We have broken the large topic of being an Agile Coach into 5 main areas. The topics below are just examples and by no means a definitive list, since the world of agile coaching is large.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. History of Agile project management. Agile Roadmap to value.

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Evaluate your ceremonies with a W5 check

Kiron Bondale

A common complaint many team members raise in the early days of an agile journey is that it feels like they are in too many meetings. ’ “ Agile Project Management agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidity

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