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 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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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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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.

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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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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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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. No need to explain why OODA is the basis of Scrum, here's a much better post - OODA: The Mindset of Scrum. .

Scrum Roles: The Anatomy of a Scrum Team

ProjectManager.com

Agile has migrated from software development to touch just about every corner of the project management universe, and Scrum is one of the most popular frameworks for implementing it. ” Let’s begin by briefly defining Scrum. What Is Scrum? Scrum Roles for Project Management.

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The value of a Scrum Master

Growing Agile

The role of Scrum Master is a debate that has been been raging for over a decade. If it wasn’t for this term “Scrum Master” I would never have truly learned what being a coach means, and how much difference it can make to a team.

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Scrum Project Management

ActiveCollab

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.

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

nTask Blog

In this article, we attempt to clarify the basic concepts behind Scrum, Kanban, Agile and Waterfall. Scrum. Comparing Scrum vs Agile is equivalent to comparing apple to fruit. Scrum is one of the Agile frameworks that have taken multiple industries by storm in the last few years.

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Scrum Project Management

ActiveCollab

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.

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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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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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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.

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How to Train a High Performing Team Using Scrum

ActiveCollab

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.

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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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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

If the numbers are close together, say 2-3-3-5-3, then a value in the middle is taken, like 3. Once they get a reasonably close set of numbers, they write it down and move on to the next story. For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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Three Popular Ways to Run a Productive Retrospective

Backlog

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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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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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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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Global Scrum Gathering: Austin, Texas, USA, 20-22 May 2019. SGAUS19 has a number of themes including Champions of Agile, Organizational Transformation: the Learning Curve, Scrum in Hard Places, Scrum in My Heart, Scrum Tool Kit and Scrum in Weird Places.

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The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban

Digite

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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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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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?

Wrike

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.

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

There are five phases of project management that see a project through from initiation to close. Agile vs. Scrum vs. Kanban: Weighing the Differences. The article is great if you’re curious about Agile, Scrum and Kanban and want to know if one of them is right for you and your project.

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

During a problem-solving meeting, you’re running a quick brainstorming session with your scrum team on where you have challenges. Not closing user stories Need to know better how to size user stories.

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

Redbooth

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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Need help team building? Try to escape an escape room!

Kiron Bondale

There are multiple types of external events which a project manager or Scrum Master could consider to increase the level of collaboration and cohesion within their team.

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Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Become A Great Project Manager!

The Lazy Project Manager

This includes planning, initiating, controlling, monitoring and closing the project. A CSM certification offers a big jump to project managers starting out as Scrum professionals. Scrum Alliance is the parent organization that accredits the CSM certification.

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

Arras People

One reason for their similarity of definition is that Project Management is in some senses a fairly closed set of steps, roles, techniques and tools and so is Agile. So both PRINCE2-Agile and Agile PM have closely parallel syllabi structure as well as syllabi content.

10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

ProjectManager.com

It can be defined by answering this question: “How closely does the outcome match the expectations?”. Obviously, you’ve heard about Scrum, Agile, and Kanban. Fast, cheap or good — choose two. Are you tired of hearing that?

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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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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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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

Azendoo

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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