A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

A new version of Scrum guide was released last month. It contains commitments for each of the Scrum artifacts. In this article, I’ll outline the top changes and the deeper meaning associated with each change. Product Goal also reflects one of the values of Scrum: “Focus.”

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. I’ve learned a lot during the research for this article! Scrum, Kanban and a method that blends the two (turning Scrum Kanban into Scrumban) are all quite different. Scrum is a way of managing the work within defined timescales called sprints. Scrum teams take their requirements from the product backlog. Here’s an example of a Scrum board.

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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. To take full advantage of the benefits of daily Scrum meetings, companies need to believe in empiricism and create an integral framework for implementation. Listed below are many benefits of implementing daily Scrum meetings for successful teams, organizations, individuals, products, and services. So, plan for that daily Scrum meeting!

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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. You may at first think it’s just leading the team in answering the three questions in your daily scrum meeting. But as you read on, you’ll see there’s more involved in Scrum Master responsibilities.

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Scrum Master Servant Leader: 12 Ways To Move Your Team to Greatness

Project Bliss

A scrum master servant leader can lead his team to greatness with this advice from Geoff Watts’s wonderful book Scrum Mastery. Please see the Editor’s note below regarding the variation in spelling of the term Scrum Master. What is SCRUM and a Scrum Master?

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Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

This article is the second in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. SCRUM’S WIP LIMIT POLICY.

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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. As the article bemoans, this has been going on since 2012. Scrum and Kanban revisited. Introduction.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. I’ve learned a lot during the research for this article! Scrum, Kanban and a method that blends the two (turning Scrum Kanban into Scrumban) are all quite different. Scrum is a way of managing the work within defined timescales called sprints. Scrum teams take their requirements from the product backlog. Here’s an example of a Scrum board.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager vs Product Owner and More

PM Basics

Scrum Master vs. Project Manager vs. Product Owner? However, in real life, project managers lead scrum teams. Scrum Masters do need project management tools and techniques. I’m asked this kind of questions so many times that I decided to create this in-depth article on roles in different project management frameworks. Watch This Article. Who is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master is a specific role prescribed in one framework – Scrum.

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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”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum.

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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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Review 97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know

Henny Portman

The book 97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know edited by Gunther Verheyen contains the wisdom of 69 practitioners around the world and helps you to improve your understanding of Scrum ( nb. These themes cover all aspects of Scrum and beyond. The book ends with a simple Scrum glossary. This first theme gives you insights what it means when you start using Scrum. Why using Scrum? Are multiple Scrum teams the same as Multi-team Scrum?

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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. In this article, he outlines the similarities of the two as WIP Limiting, Pull-based systems – with cadences and a focus on learning – while also explaining their differences. You will enjoy this excellent article. Scrum.

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Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

In this article, we attempt to clarify the basic concepts behind Scrum, Kanban, Agile and Waterfall. Popular searches on the Internet such as Scrum vs Kanban , Scrum vs Agile, Scrum vs Waterfall, Kanban vs Agile, Kanban vs Waterfall and Agile vs Waterfall manifest the need to have the differences between all these approaches cleared out once and for all. Scrum. Comparing Scrum vs Agile is equivalent to comparing apple to fruit.

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How to avoid Common Scrum Meetup Mistakes

Binfire

There is no denying the importance that communication has when it comes to the success of an agile methodology and Scrum-based projects in particular. . Indeed there is no better solution for improving the Agile team’s communication other than holding Scrum meetings as defined by the Scrum roadmap. Typically Scrum meetups include daily scrum, sprint planning meeting, sprint review meeting, and retrospective meeting. .

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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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A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams

Digite

This article is the fourth in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. And maybe that isn’t how Scrum is taught.

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! It was a release, they all got practice saying no and had a laugh in the process. I went searching for an article I’d read when it first came out in the New York times. The post Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives! Guest Posts Retrospectives appreciation communication facilitation games motivation retrospective retrospectives scrum master scrummaster team trust

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. A Stage Gate Review is a process for achieving a robust Go/No-go decision.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

We scoured the top online publications to find the 30 most widely read and shared project management articles. These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes. Summary: The article covers seven high-level project management steps to help project managers achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, to increase their project success rates and career prospects.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements. Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. He/She manages the whole process for how information is exchanged. What is Scrum?

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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 is a process whereby teams break down and accomplish large projects in chunks, allowing for iterations to improve the product progressively. Scrum helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work. Parting Advice to Scrum Newbies.

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! It was a release, they all got practice saying no and had a laugh in the process. I went searching for an article I’d read when it first came out in the New York times. The post Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives! Guest Posts Retrospectives appreciation communication facilitation games motivation retrospective retrospectives scrum master scrummaster team trust

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How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from. You use outputs from the previous steps in the next step in the process. You need to evaluate each process. Here, I focus on project planning process only.

Agile Project Management With Scrum or Kanban (2018 Guide)

PM Basics

Scrum or Kanban on its own is not an Agile Project Management approach. Scrum and Kanban are separate and self-sufficient frameworks. Main execution phase is done with Scrum. Moreover, Scrum or Kanban does satisfy management, administrative, bureaucracy (in a proper meaning of the term) needs of a big organization. Without Agile Manifesto and marketing buzz around Scrum and Kanban – these are just frameworks. You can do everything using Scrum only.

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Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web. He has extensive experience in working with business processes, people, knowledge in information technology, and financial accounting activities. Articles

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Change Management & Scrum: Gamification Perspective

Stepping Into Project Management

Game Design Framework: The game design process typically goes through six steps as cited by “ Kevin Werbach ”, which are detailed below: Now let us try to understand the typical steps involved in Change management and then look at how game design steps can be used as a tool for change management. Change Management and Gamification Having said this, I think that the game design process steps can be mapped to a change management process. agile scrum

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Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

In 2015 I wrote an article intending to debunk some common myths about project management. However, as I would still like to help, writing an article on five of the most common agile myths will give me a reference to provide to folks in the future. Concepts, tools and techniques associated with agile have been used for decades and many popular delivery frameworks such as Scrum and XP were published before the Manifesto was written.

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

Case studies on how agile methodologies have been applied to mission planning and how scrum has been used in spacecraft construction were discussed, as well as topics such as developing and delivering software, reliability and reuse of software, onboard processing, and communication. Representing Scrum, Inc. Want to expand your agile & scrum knowledge? Check out our 3rd annual Agile & Scrum Conference here.

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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings. The Scrum Guide encourages Scrum Teams to create a definition for what “Done” means for product backlog items and for product increments. Scrum/Daily Standup. But, as usual, caveat agilist: Focus on the outcomes, not the processes.

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How Agile and Scrum Changed the Way We Do Marketing

Function Point

What we found were mostly the typical processes (project lists, goal settings , Adaptive Framework (APF), Waterfall etc.), but we needed something that created both flexibility and accountability – enter Agile mindset with Scrum methodology. Agile project management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. Previous to Scrum and Agile. Making the Shift to Scrum. Here’s a few: Scrum Effort Estimation and Story Points.

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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. These measures, corrective actions, and resulting outcomes operate in the presence of statistical and probabilistic processes. Stochastic process control is the field of study.

How Agile and Scrum Changed the Way We Do Marketing

Function Point

What we found were mostly the typical processes (project lists, goal settings , Adaptive Framework (APF), Waterfall etc.), but we needed something that created both flexibility and accountability – enter Agile mindset with Scrum methodology. Agile project management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. Previous to Scrum and Agile. Making the Shift to Scrum. Here’s a few: Scrum Effort Estimation and Story Points.

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The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. scrum, not agile. not as it was prior to scrum. Scrum is prescriptive and defined rather than empirical. This took me back since Scrum is derived from an empirical closed loop control system developed in the USAF by Col. No need to explain why OODA is the basis of Scrum, here's a much better post - OODA: The Mindset of Scrum. . Related articles.

Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

(As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!). If a framework such as Scrum is followed, these work items are batched into Potentially Shippable Product Increments whereas on those projects which are following a continuous flow based delivery approach, we can hand them over as we go.

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

Online PM Courses

And in this guide, I will share everything I have found out, in my longest article ever. This article is a companion to our earlier guide: ‘Project Management Qualification: Should I or Shouldn’t I?’ Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance was the first (2001) major organization to promote scrum, and to offer its certifications. Its Certified Scrum Master (CSM) qualification is still the most widely known agile certification. Scrum Inc (in the US).

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1

MPUG

I’d like to begin by sharing a brilliant quote that puts the latest project management fashion, Agile, into humbling perspective: “ A Waterfall project is just an Agile (Scrum) project with one huge sprint! In the following two-part article, I will argue that: ‘ Agile ’ is not agile.

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7 Amazing Ways to Up Your Schedule Management Game in 2020

nTask

This management is very important for the project as the success of every task and process connected to the project has to be completed according to schedule, otherwise, the customer is not going to trust the company again for their business.

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How to Turn a Project Around

MPUG

Well, the project recovery process does not have to be that hard, and you do not necessarily need high priced consultants to come in and fix it for you. Let’s spend some time now and look at a simple 3-step process to recover a project. Was it a hybrid of both Waterfall and Scrum?

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) Project managers, and scrum masters for that matter, that wish to stay. While not every project manager needs to be a part-time scrum master, project managers would do well to learn a bit about Agile and think about how they can apply these concepts to their own work. I know I just said that we don’t all need to be scrum masters, but for me technology is my project management passion.

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