Change Management & Scrum: Gamification Perspective

Stepping Into Project Management

Introduction to Gamification I have been studying about Gamification for a while and after having been part of several change initiatives, I started appreciating how the game design concepts can be used for change initiation and management. Figure out who will lead the change?

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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. A Scrum board.

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Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management

LiquidPlanner

If you’re fresh out of Certified Scrum Master training, you are likely invigorated to start applying the Agile and SCRUM based techniques to your next project. After all, your two-day training class and one online test later makes you a certified Scrum Master!

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

nTask

Multiple efficient project management frameworks and methodologies have been introduced over the years to ensure effective team management and collaboration in a workplace. In this article, we attempt to clarify the basic concepts behind Scrum, Kanban, Agile and Waterfall. Scrum.

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The Real Relationship Between Scrum & Kanban

Agile Advice

Many people I interact with seem to believe that Kanban is another Agile methodology for helping Agile teams manage their work. I am aware that there are some who believe that a high performing, self-organizing, cross-functional Agile team is as good as it gets and that it is the job of Leadership to change the organization such that this kind of team becomes a reality. Therefore, it was a big part of my own professional identity and this was not easy for me to change.

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How do we encourage organizational adoption of an agile mindset?

Kiron Bondale

Changing mindset is all the rage in the agile community. But how do we change people’s minds? We aren’t trying to change what they do as that results in superficial agility, we want to change how they think about what they do.

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Is JIRA a Counterproductive Project Management Software In Today’s Market?

nTask

There are numerous complaints about project management software since the inception of the IT industry. Some of the complaints elicit the counter productivity factor of task management tools. If such business is to use a project management software, it will increase their productivity.

5 Cool PivotalTracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

PivotalTracker is an important component of any agile project management environment. I know this from experience because I work as an agile manager. At its core, PivotalTracker is a cloud-based agile project management software. It is teeming with a bunch of nifty features that make task management, communication and collaboration a huge convenience. Fun Fact about Scrum: On a side note, I can’t help but bring up this interesting finding of Scrum.

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7 Benefits of Working as a Team for Successful Project Management

nTask

nTask is always motivated to hone project management skills. Since I am an Agile Project Manager, part of my responsibility is to orchestrate different activities that lead to team-building experience – for that to work, it is imperative for our organization to have a sense of teamwork. In Agile project management, working as a team goes to the advantage of the business. Part of the reason is the misconception about the roles of the scrum master and the project manager.

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How Jeff Bezos’ 2 Pizza Rule Affects Productivity in Today’s Industry?

nTask

Once you’ve done that, onboard the participants that are an absolute necessity and go manage your meetings like a pro. It’s about time you change that. One of the great ways to conduct shorter meetings is to implement the general practices of Scrum meetings.

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Road Trippin’ Organization Change: The Journey

Project Management Essentials

Organizational change and transformation efforts are often challenging. In last month’s article, ”Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning” , I recommending using adaptive-agile planning practices and treating the effort like a road trip: Set the direction, not the destination.

5 Cool Pivotal Tracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

Pivotal Tracker is an important component of any agile project management environment. I know this from experience because I work as an agile manager. At its core, Pivotal Tracker is a cloud-based agile project management software. It is teeming with a bunch of nifty features that make task management, communication and collaboration a huge convenience. Fun Fact about Scrum: On a side note, I can’t help but bring up this interesting finding of Scrum.

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If It Was My Organization

Agile Coach

Do these coaches know what it’s like to sign a big name client with an account manager who’s a complete a **e, and you have to kiss their ass because we need the money? Scrum? What about the managers? Tell them to manage the system? When I was managing a small team a looooong time ago, I wanted to hire an Agile Coach. What I’d like to do: Fire all the managers. Sorry, “the manager” is an endangered species. Grown ups don’t need managers.

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The Extinction of Agile Coaching

Agile Coach

” Had today’s-me existed along side of 7-years-ago-me he’d have wondered why in the bloody hell a relatively newly minted Certified Scrum Master, was having an organizational-level conversation with a senior manager and director. Change Management Coaching tips

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

Christophe takes on the all too common problem that teams implementing Kanban (or any other process change initiative for that matter) face – the sense of “doom” that Kanban is not working for them because of resistance they face. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum user story

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Introducing Clarizen Panels

Clarizen

We at Clarizen pride ourselves on being, in addition to the best work management app, the ultimate work collaboration platform available today, and strive to uphold this statement. An example of this is the Team Board which is used by organizations working with Agile/Scrum methods.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Luckily for project management professionals, there are ample opportunities throughout the year to hunker down with colleagues, network and learn about new techniques and project management technologies in the industry. The Technical Project Management Conference .

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. Change Management 2019.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant. Strategic projects were assigned to functional managers whom executives trusted more than project managers.

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Time for a Demo?

Zen Project Management

When I first learned Scrum , the idea was to have 30-day (4 week) iterations with a demo at the end of each iteration. On these projects, we need to consider organizational change management. Kanban scrumToday I see teams that have iterations from 1 to 4 weeks, or in the case of Kanban, no iterations at all. So the question is, how often should there be a demo? I’m a believer of getting sign off on a user story once it's done.

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

Project management is thriving. We’re just happy to help people manage their projects with our project management software , blog posts and videos that offer practical solutions to things like time management, using resources more effectively and managing teams.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization.

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences You Can Not Afford to Miss in 2020

Taskque

The momentum at which project management is evolving is making it tough for project managers to keep pace with it. New project management methodologies , tools, best practices and trends replace old ones. 10 Project Management Conferences For 2020. Project Management

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

That’s largely due to agile’s ability to adapt to change and incorporate customer feedback, both of which are essential in today’s world where technology is constantly evolving, and swathes of information are just a few clicks away—including public customer reviews.

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Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in trouble. Scrum masters, agile coaches, and even team members can improve their teams’ performance by spotting these warning signs early and taking corrective actions.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2020, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen. Expert Views Project management

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Top 7 Project Management Conferences That Will Make You a Successful Project Manager In 2018

Taskque

Factor in time constraints, financial limitations and scope creep issues, and you have a complex challenge on your hands.This is only half of what project managers have to deal with on a regular basis. The Project management industry is evolving at a frantic pace. Project Management

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Who’s Leading Your Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

There are people that are what I would consider like good managers and people that can like orchestrate work. Because what you guys don’t want to do is have a coach on your team, get audience with your CIO and start talking about Scrum, right?

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. Agile project management is on the rise.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

#PMOT is the Twitter hashtag used by Project Managers on Twitter. If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter… Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products… #PMOT is a good tag to follow. Project Management People.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – Becoming a Business Agile Coach

Arras People

I have been in practice with Agile, particularly Scrum, Kanban and XP, and I am looking to become an Agile Coach. I would like to build my expertise in how to coach project managers, CEOs, etc, on how to begin practicing Agile principles when going to clients, collaborating with customers to produce contracts for business more aligned with Agile if possible, and so on. Q&A Project Management Careers agile coach

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of each. As a result, you might end up choosing the wrong project management methodology, which is one of the main causes of project failure. Top 20 Project Management Methodologies. Critical Chain Project Management. Scrum.

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”. Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business. Are you new to Kanban?

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

People are gradually becoming more interested in project management as an independent topic and as a possible career. Project management blogs and resources can be a primary source of knowledge, especially if project management (PM) experts contribute to them. What is Scrum?

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of each. Top 20 Project Management Methodologies.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever?

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10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

ProjectManager.com

Therefore, as a start, we offer 10 of the top project management buzzwords from the jargon-heavy world of project management. While not all of these buzzwords are exclusive to project management, they’re used in our field, so we explain what they mean and why they’re important.

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