Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

And it’s only fair to acknowledge that some of the things I have been saying in training sessions fo the last 20+ years track back to Paul’s advice closing a project well. The formal standard for the ‘Closing Process Group’ is very thin. Scrum.

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.


SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained


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.


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. One of those is Scrum. What is Scrum?


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. Scrum, Kanban and a method that blends the two (turning Scrum Kanban into Scrumban) are all quite different. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes.


Scrum Project Management


Scrum is a project management framework that helps small, close-knit teams develop complex products incrementally. Scrum focuses on how people work instead of what they do. Scrum relies agile principles and is the most popular agile methodology out there. What is Scrum.


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. Without Agile Manifesto and marketing buzz around Scrum and Kanban – these are just frameworks.

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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

For any closed loop control system ‒ let’s assume we want to manage our project with such a system ‒ has a signal representing the current state of the system. 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. Managing software development projects is a Closed Loop control system.

Scrum Project Management


Scrum is a project management framework that helps small, close-knit teams develop complex products incrementally. Scrum focuses on how people work instead of what they do. Scrum relies on agile principles and is the most popular agile methodology out there. What is Scrum.


Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast


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 now posted a blog about how Kanban and Scrum are stronger together.


The Myth of the Scrum Master and Actual Life Experiences

Herding Cats

Just listened to Tony Richards "The Capital Role of Scrum" in Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast (yes I know, this is Vasco's podcast and it does have value when he sticks to Scrum topics). Vasco describes the scrum Master as the Scrum Mom. . In the Scrum paradigm.


How to Train a High Performing Team Using Scrum


The fact of SCRUM: It’s lightweight, easy to learn, but tough to master. To increase the efficiency of the process, and get the most out of the team, every Scrum Master has to inspect and adapt their approach constantly. Highly performing Scrum teams do not happen overnight.


The “ScrumAnd” Stance (requiring thought and discipline)

Gunther Verheyen

Try benefiting from Scrum in a “Yes, but…” environment, where the primary response is to raise concerns and hindrances, where the conversation is all about obstacles, and that what cannot be done. If the door is closed, the frame is probably not where the solution is. .

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Three Popular Ways to Run a Productive Retrospective


Continuous improvement is one of the biggest benefits of working in an Agile work environment , and in the Scrum framework, the driver of improvement is the Retrospective. They’re usually facilitated by a Scrum Master and include only the team (not managers or other stakeholders, since their presence can deter teams from bringing up mistakes.). Close the Retrospective. Finally, it’s time to close the Retrospective on a high note.

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Teaming – could this be the future of agile?

Growing Agile

We were running Scrum, but a fairly lose interpretation. This allowed them to partner with developers with the right skills for that problem and to also have someone working closely with them. Agile Coaching agile scrum team teamingWe all know the benefits of teams. A bunch of people who work together over long periods of time and are fairly stable. They grow together and learn together and the team is worth more than the sum of the individuals.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Roles Three roles are key to success (scrum master, product owner and scrum team). Teams align based on common goals and work closely together. Uses scrum as the method do the actual work, yet uses kanban as the method to seek and gain in the way of continuous improvements. Uses lean as the way to combine the best components of kanban and scrum practices to deliver the most sustainable value as fast as possible.

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The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban


Kanban/ Scrumban is the new Scrum. Amongst the Agile folks looking at Kanban – and evaluating it for their purposes, Kanban is the solution to a range of what might be termed as limitations or constraints of the ways in which teams have adopted Scrum.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


An early form of this methodology was Scrum , developed in 1986, which presented the concept of requirements volatility. Developers work in close collaboration with other stakeholders.

A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project


Most project managers are familiar with Agile and the Scrum Board. Agile draws its strength from short tasks, daily stand-up meetings, and a free-form Scrum or Kanban board. Agile works for fast-moving startup teams that need to deliver new products constantly.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Scrum. Scrum is the most widely used lightweight Agile framework. Scrum provides high-level visibility to the work being done, as well as ongoing progress. You’ve likely heard of scrum activities that help provide visibility and ongoing improvement.

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

Closing – 7%. Agile Scrum is a project management method used best in the software and IT industries. The Agile scrum methodology works on the principle of seamless efficiency while minimizing red tape. Familiarity with Scrum and its basic concepts.

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Stakeholders and developers closely collaborate on a daily basis. Within agile here are some frequently used methods, with scrum, kanban, and lean being the most popular. Scrum. 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?

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Human Resources needs to be part of your company’s agile transformation!

Kiron Bondale

For large companies which have defined job families and roles, agile might introduce new roles such as Scrum Masters, product owners or agile coaches. Agile delivery flourishes when you have long lived teams of generalizing specialists who collaborate closely.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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What to expect: Mike’s blog helps software development teams improve their work through Agile and Scrum. These will give you the incentive and knowledge to implement Agile and Scrum in your own organization. Ux Runway – How To Incorporate Ux With Agile/Scrum Teams. What is Scrum?

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

There are many flavours of Agile, you may have heard of SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Lean Startup, Extreme Programming to name but a few! This can often be just SCRUM, just Kanban or even a combination of them both, often termed SCRUMBAN or one of a host of other Agile methods.

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The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

Girl's Guide to PM

Agile and Scrum serves exactly that. Joel “Thor” Neeb will be speaking at the Agile and Scrum Virtual Conference, going live on May 4 th. Find out more here: This is a guest article by Joel “Thor” Neeb from Afterburner.

Risk management for agile projects

Kiron Bondale

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

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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


By closely analyzing and estimating the amount of time it should take for each event to be completed, the manager can then easily create realistic timelines and budgets for those aspects of the project. 10 – Scrum. Scrum is a derivative of agile project management.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

Often as a woman in a career field surrounded by men, it is easy to close yourself off and feel isolated. Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert An interview with Scrum Master and Women In Agile supporter Natalie Warnert, an Inspiring Woman in Project Management.

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Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

A project manager leads the effort and works closely with the team to plan and execute the project. When following the agile scrum approach, there are three typical roles (these are not job titles)*: *these descriptions are simplified for this article. Scrum Master.

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2017 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference this year, chances are there is something close by that will appeal to you. Global Scrum Gathering: San Diego, CA, 10-12 April 2017.

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PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course with Mike Griffiths, Calgary, Alberta

Leading Answers

The exam covers Lean, Kanban and agile approaches such as Scrum and XP along with servant leadership and collaboration.  I am gathering names for my next Calgary based  PMI-ACP  Exam Prep course.

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Does Agile mean NO Managers?

Stepping Into Project Management

There are scrum masters sometimes who are actually functional managers for the team. A scrum master is the facilitator for the team and does not make decisions for the team. Scrum master isn’t the decision maker or someone who will appoint stories or tasks to the team.

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Dressed to impress thanks to ActiveCollab


There is one main task list that our head Scrum Master deals with, and he hands them out to individual developers. Once the Scrum Master assigns a task to a developer, it’s labeled not started.


Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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By working close to their side, you’ll master project management methods, processes, and best practices. This could be an option if you don’t live close to the college you’d like to attend or if you just don’t have enough time to attend university. Scrum certifications. Closing.

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PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course with Mike Griffiths, Calgary, Alberta

Leading Answers

The exam covers Lean, Kanban and agile approaches such as Scrum and XP along with servant leadership and collaboration.  The course will be capped to 20 people for better Q&A and will likely take place at historic Fort Calgary which is close to downtown on 9 th  Avenue, has great catering and free parking. I am gathering names for my next Calgary based  PMI-ACP  Exam Prep course.

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The Fallacy of Shu-Ha-Ri

Pawel Brodzinski

Here’s Scrum, Kanban or whatever. This sounds dangerously close to stating that we can assume that a chosen method would definitely solve our problems. Are there teams that can say that Scrum (or whatever else) is their thing before they really understand the deeper context?

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Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management

PM Basics

The main phase of a project is implemented with Scrum Framework. Most of them you can close immediately because you have predefined processes and tools. So, you will need to follow either an utterly custom approach or a variation of Scrum or Kanban. Have you noticed?

Definition of Done

Herding Cats

The common definition of the Definition of Done in agile software development is (mostly from the Scrum Alliance and other official Scrum sites): A simple list of activities (coding, comments, unit testing, integration, release notes, design documents, etc.) Close Loop Thinking.