What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?


Responding and incorporating customer feedback into products and processes requires self-organizing teams that are constantly tweaking what they do to be more efficient, where they can change regularly to meet new needs that pop up daily. The Definition of Done in Agile.

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Project Management Processes & Phases


If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. Definition: Here you break down the larger deliverables into smaller ones, which will help with managing them.

4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process


The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process.

4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process


The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process.

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide


Our mastery of the decision-making process plays a big part in the outcome of our lives, as life could be easily defined as a series of decisions. 7 Steps for an Effective Decision-Making Process. You plan your projects , so why shouldn’t you plan your decision-making process?

Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

Definition of Risk Response Strategies. Risk Response Planning is a process of identifying what will you do with all the risks in your Risk Register. By PMBOK® Guide the process is called Plan Risk Responses. Introduce new processes and workflows.

Project Manager Responsibilities: The Definitive Guide (+Roles)

PM Basics

Again, PMI has its own definition: The project manager is is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives. This definition gives you a lot of freedom. Integration on Processes and Tools Level.

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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.)

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Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

Leading Agile

The idea of Definition of Ready — I mean, the real idea — is to clarify what the team needs to have in place before they can even begin to work on a backlog item. The post Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

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Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

Leading Agile

One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., Each process or method assumes it will be used in an ecosystem that has certain characteristics. The bottom line is you can adapt the ecosystem to the process, or the process to the ecosystem.

Definitive Guide to Collaborative Project Management


Collaborative Project Management or CPM is the application of tools and processes to help employees working on projects to collaborate more effectively. This process helps to achieve project objectives faster and hence increase productivity.

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Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process


Each term used in this definition is important while considering an assignment as a project. Project Management Process Skill (Tools and Techniques). Project Management Process in divided into 5 Process Groups. These Process Groups are: Initiating.

What is Scope Creep in Project Management? Definition, Causes, and Solutions


It is a list of all that you’ll produce by the end of the project, and the work you’ll do in the process. The definition of scope creep is contained in the term itself. Going by the above definition, you’d think that scope creep is always disastrous for a project.

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The Definitive Guide to Why a Good Online Project Management Course Beats Live Training

Online PM Courses

If you are about to start a new project, then you can review the project definition modules before settling down to work. And you also want to enjoy the process. I love doing a live Project Management course.

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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.

Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software


Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes?

The PMO Series (1): Definition and Function of a Project Management Office


Definition PMO The project management office is responsible for the overall project management controlling and for the maintenance of project management systems for the entire organization. First off: The acronym “PMO” has many different meanings.

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The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps


There are the basic ways to steer it to the right direction, but is there a definitive step to it? And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. The project portfolio management process steps mentioned below cater to all types of organizations that execute portfolio management to reach their business objectives and their strategic goals. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #1 – Commitment from the Executives.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

What is a Workflow? How to Create a Winning Workflow for Your Process


We do the same steps, go through the same process, and start from scratch expecting something different to happen when we could save hours a week implementing workflows. How processes help you work smarter, not harder. How processes help you work smarter, not harder.

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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. But, as usual, caveat agilist: Focus on the outcomes, not the processes.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Online PM Courses

– 1 – Project Definition. Not surprisingly, a lot of your project problems start here with a poor definition of what your project is, and is not. Insufficient Clarity of Definition. Creating a Robust Project Definition. What is a Project Definition?

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No bugs in agile?!?

Kiron Bondale

When a team is following an agile delivery approach and they have developed a Definition of Done (DoD) containing one or more criteria indicating that no defects are permitted in or as an outcome of completed work items, they should not have to deal with bugs escaping a sprint, and hence, the practice of documenting defects should become obsolete. The planning, definition and automation of test cases covering all of the requirements being worked on in the sprint.

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Coherent Design and Development Process

Herding Cats

Planning , controlling, and applying sy s tem engineering to transform a contractually defined operational need into a system / end product definition and an optimized design that incorporates equipment , personnel, facilities , computer programs, and procedural data. The definition should be in terms of required system / end product performance parameters and planned technical approaches tailored to the program requirements.

The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

It might work for very simple projects, or in some isolated cases, but as soon as the project gets a bit complicated and several people are involved, you’ll definitely need a software or a combination of several apps (keep reading to see exactly why).

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

Instead of furthering the insanity, why not start by ensuring during ideation that there is a clear vision and opportunity definition for the project such that all key stakeholders believe it is worth doing? It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management


Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Project Health Check

Lean Six Sigma is an approach for Process Improvement Projects, combining many different conceptual tools depending on the situation. Lean Six Sigma Process ImprovementLean Six Sigma, a management buzzword that seems to persist and many don't understand.

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process


At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. and “Definition of done” for all topics. Again, it is very helpful when a group of board members give feedback to each other, the portfolio organizers, and the PPM process itself.

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Mathematical Definitions - Again Misused to Convey Unsubstantiated Information

Herding Cats

Forecasting is the process of making a forecast or prediction. Estimating is about the past, present, and future outcomes of a process, a model, or some external observation. It's popular in the #NoEstimates community to claim Forecasting is not E stimating. Using English Dictionaries, they build a case using logical like this. It's been repeating nearly continuously since the start of the discussion about how to make decisions in the presence of uncertanty without estimating. .

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc., Process Peeves Project Management governance project decision making Project performance

Project Management 2.0: New Definition


Here’s what I mean by some of the specific words in this definition. You are welcome to compare this to the Wikipedia definition. You may, of course, argue that this definition is too tool-centric. Well, when trying to elaborate on my old definition of Project Management 2.0,

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Clear Project Brief (10 Things to Include)

Online PM Courses

A Project Brief is a somewhat less formal version of your Project Definition. For this article, though, I’m going to consider a project brief as an earlier – and therefore less structured – phase of thinking than a formal Project Definition.

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Definition of Project Management 2.0


Today I would like to give a definition to the new term used by me in the title of this blog. New tools bring collaboration into the planning process, making the team much more productive and changing not only the technology, but process as well. Collective intelligence is not the only change agent in this process. The post Definition of Project Management 2.0 I use the term Project management 2.0

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Some Really Big Reasons Why designers Need Project Management Tools


Are you struggling to keep up the things organized in your design process? The design process is no longer carried forward individually. Let’s first see the steps that define a design process. What is the design process? designer project-management design-process design

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What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis definition. Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution. Gap analysis process.

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What is Project Risk?

Project Risk Coach

Many credible sources provide conflicting definitions. Next, agree on a definition for project risk. I suggest the risk definition from the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Let’s break down this definition of risk: ?

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

Similarly, product lifecycle management (PLM) integrates people, data, processes and business systems. The audit, surveillance, performance reporting, measurement are at the core of all business processes. First - backlog prioritization is essentially a sorting process.

The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? I fired off, "Creating an over bureaucratic morass stifling innovation & implementing process instead of cultivating leaders." Governance & DefinitionIt was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs? Can you comment?" Can I comment? Really? That is like cheese to a mouse.

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Search Engine Marketing Defined & Where SEO Fits In


Obviously, this new definition excludes organic search marketing efforts or search engine optimization (SEO): the discipline of increasing website traffic by improving a website’s organic ranking and visibility in SERPs. It is the process of purchasing these ads/listings on search engines.