The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings

The Digital Project Manager

Scrum ceremonies are important elements of the agile software delivery process. The post The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies Topics

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.

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What is Agile and Scrum?

The IIL Blog

The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum. Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference? It seems like almost every company, regardless of their industry, is practicing Agile and Scrum in some way and at some level of proficiency. What is Agile? What is Scrum?

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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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The Importance of Scrum Ceremonies

The Clever PM

I recently had a really great conversation with a fellow co-worker about how and why companies struggle with the adoption of agile methodologies like Scrum. It just so happened that he had come from a very large company where someone had undertaken something unheard of — they attempted to objectively measure the effect that Scrum […]. Product Management Agile Backlog Culture Definitions Good PM Organization PM Scrum

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Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

The Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum

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Scrum is Just a Starting Point

The Clever PM

Awhile back, I got into a rather heated discussion with someone who was a firm believer in “textbook Scrum” and insisted that because the Product Owner is part of the Scrum Team (according to the biblical Scrum Guide) that they simply must be involved in every retrospective with the team, no matter what. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Roles Scrum

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Why Does Agility Matter?

The Clever PM

We tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Scrum

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Which is better – Kanban or Scrum?

The Clever PM

A very common topic of discussion amongst Product Managers in general, and Agile practitioners in particular, involves the comparison of different forms of process and project management. By far the most prominent and popular of these are Kanban and Scrum. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Kanban Lean PM Roles Scrum

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The Scrum Values (International Versions, June 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages.

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What is the Value of Agility?

The Clever PM

One of the many challenges that Product Managers face in trying to move organizations toward a more agile approach to product development is that some stakeholders simply don’t see the value in the shift. Product Management Agile Culture Development Good PM Influence Leadership Lean MVP Organization PM Priorities Scrum User Stories

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SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

One of the more popular methods used by some of the fastest growing startups as well as large corporations is the Scrum methodology. Scrum has become one of the most widely used project management methodologies in business today. A Quick Explanation of Scrum. Scrum in Action.

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Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? The agile movement first began in the 1970s when it was introduced by a doctor named Winston Royce. Joining The Scrum.

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SCRUM is about people

Musings on Project Management

Looking to hone your people skills and tie into SCRUM? Here's a seminar -- free even you are not a member -- that is more or less on the theme: "SCRUM is about people". Read my contribution to the Flashblog agile human factorsRead in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer!

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Struggles With Scrum – It’s About RESULTS

The Clever PM

There seems to be a lot of discussion these days about whether or not Agile still works, and whether or not Scrum in particular is “dead” or at the very least dying. Product Management Agile Definitions Leadership PM ScrumThe common thread that I see in these discussions is usually something to the effect of “why do we need set iterations” or “user […].

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How to Be a More Agile Product Manager

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Authority Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum UncertaintyDue to the unique role that Product Managers play in most organizations, we’re often capable of being the strongest influences on the overall culture of the product development organization and of the company in general. And while there are many companies out there who are truly only interested in giving lip service to the concept […].

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Scrum Glossary (International Versions)

Gunther Verheyen

By the end of 2017 I updated the Scrum Glossary of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013). A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages. The combined international versions are now available as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -March 2018. Agile Scrum Scrum Glossary Scrum Pocket Guide

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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project as a whole is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: the Scrum master, product owner, and Scrum team members. What is a Scrum master?

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option. Or maybe you’re already a Project Manager, and you’re wondering if a Scrum Master job might be a good move. Difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master.

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are? To make sure you’re ready to carry out Scrum Master responsibilities, ensure that you have a good understanding of what’s involved. The Scrum Master can help.

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9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. From the lessons I’ve learned through experience, I’ve compiled nine best practices that have helped our daily scrum meetings stay focused and efficient. The Purpose of the Daily Scrum Meeting.

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Best Agile Certification And Scrum Training Review

PM by PM

Top Agile Certifications I wanted to get an Agile Certification this year. But I wanted to get the best agile certification. So, the natural choice would have been to go for the most popular and top agile […]. Project Management agile review 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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Scrum Vocabulary (updated)

Gunther Verheyen

Driven by the prospect of an Italian translation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” I decided to revise it slightly; minor tweaks of words and terms, although a lot of them. As part of my revision, I also updated the Scrum Vocabulary of my book: Burn-down Chart : a chart showing the decrease of remaining work against time. Daily Scrum : a daily event, time-boxed to 15 minutes or less, to re-plan the development work during a Sprint.

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Scrum Recordings in English (so far)

Gunther Verheyen

During the summer of 2017, I took some time to work with the professionals of HigherView to create a couple of recordings on topics related to Scrum that I deeply care about. Scrum Master, a mould for the modern manager. The future of Agile, actually, is in the small.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities.

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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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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.

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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Agile Transitions – How to Start With Practice, Not Theory

The Clever PM

I’ve talked before about the dangers of a “cargo cult” mentality when it comes to Agile practices, but in this instance I’m going to take a Devil’s Advocate position, at least it will appear that way. All too often, people and companies start their Agile transitions with training about the “theory” of Agile — what […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Do's Good PM PM Roles Scrum

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Le parole di Scrum (Italian version of the Scrum glossary)

Gunther Verheyen

I am excited to announce that Michael Forni is working on an Italian translation of my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” We aim at releasing “ Scrum – La Guida Tascabile ” (working title) in 2018, hoping it brings value to many Italian Scrum practitioners. It resulted in small revisions and an update to my Scrum Glossary. Daily Scrum (sost. Deve essere segnalato non più tardi del primo Daily Scrum disponibile. Scrum (sost.

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What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

A common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile. Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy Uncertainty

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. Agile is a way of approaching project management.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

If you work in tech or any industry where things change fast, you probably are familiar with agile project management. Agile methods are baked into productivity tech, from Trello to Airtable to Redbooth, and can improve any large body of work, from ad campaigns to app design.

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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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Risk management for agile projects

Kiron Bondale

What are the implications to project risk management when you choose to deliver a project using an agile approach? Influencing stakeholders to ensure that risk gets effectively managed is a critical skill for both a project manager and a Scrum Master.

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Scrum Meetings: 7 Steps To Get Them Right

Project Health Check

Agile is a methodology which is getting more and more traction in the IT industry, to the point where the word is agile is thrown around out of context and with incorrect capitalisation. There are many variants, but a feature now common to many is the idea of a daily Scrum meeting to manage the work. In our experience, how this meeting is planned and executed will set the tone for the entire project, and how effectively they embrace the true Agile approach.

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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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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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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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