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Why Should We Care About Product Backlog Refinement?

This article was first published in the newsletter. Subscribe to to be the first to receive articles like this. The Product Backlog refinement ensures that the team's efforts are coordinated and meaningful, leading them towards a valuable increment. The Product Backlog refinement is essential in understanding work. It's a continuous process ensuring that the Product Backlog items are broken down into smaller, more precise items.

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What Is Online Fraud and Can Someone Go to Jail for It?


If you live in a technologically developed country, you’ve likely experienced some form of digital-first fraud. This is no exaggeration. In today’s modern world, online fraud is everywhere, waiting to undermine the integrity of the internet and its users. As the world shifts more and more of its commerce onto the web, opportunistic criminals are taking advantage of the new opportunities fraud presents, thereby undermining the trust critical to any economic system.


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Agile Leadership: Guiding Teams with Vision and Versatility (From PM to PSM 08)

For Project Managers transitioning to Scrum Masters, redefining leadership is a pivotal aspect of their journey. The project management principle "Demonstrating Leadership Behaviors" aligns closely with the Scrum ethos, emphasizing the importance of effective leadership in fostering team success and positive outcomes. In Scrum, leadership transcends traditional authority, focusing instead on adaptability, understanding team dynamics, and living the Scrum Values.

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6 Best Screen Recording Software for PC and Mac


Nowadays, showing a process through a video is the most effective way to teach something to someone. Screen recording is the perfect tool for this task. Professionals use it for creating video tutorials, product demos and even for livestreaming, gamers use it for recording their gameplay, and tech enthusiasts use it to capture bugs or issues that they encounter.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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The Magic Power of Enabling Constraints

Looking at complexity theory as described by David Snowden, we have various decision-making contexts called domains. These domains describe different ways of how we solve given problems. They are Simple (Clear), Complicated, Complex, and Chaos. With simple problems, we have all the facts; we work with the known knowns. Given the right set of instructions, anyone can solve the problem.

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Sparadrap ou soudure ?

Le bisous qui guérit tout et le scotch magique Il était une fois l’histoire d’une petit fille prénommée Iris. Quand elle avait autour de 3 ou 4 ans, le monde était encore merveilleux pour elle. Elle m’a vu soigner ses petits bobos avec des bisous magiques de papa qui guérissent tout. Et elle m’a vu également réparer rapidement des petits jouets avec un bout de scotch pour qu’elle puisse repartir jouer immédiatement avec son jouet.

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5 Whys to Explore Scrum with an independent Scrum Caretaker

Gunther Verheyen

I embarked on my Agile journey in 2003 when we wrapped eXtreme Programming in Scrum. Besides having engaged with many teams and organizations I have also created and facilitated many Scrum workshops and classes about various topics for various audiences since then. In 2011 I obtained my license as a Professional Scrum Trainer for from Ken Schwaber (co-creator of Scrum).

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What If Your Scrum Team Had Two Captains? Exploring Co-Product Ownership

In this Responsive Advisors Lighting Round, we tackle the intriguing question: Can the Product Owner role in Scrum be a shared responsibility? This video brings to light the critical role of the Product Owner and examines the potential implications of dividing this key position among multiple individuals. Using the analogy of driving a car, our expert trainers discuss the importance of singular leadership for steering project direction and the complexities that come with shared roles.

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Chief A.I. Officer

Musings on Project Management

So it didn't take long. AI has invaded the C-Suite, the latest title being Chief A.I. Officer, aka CAIO.The job description is partly directed at technology, partly directed at culture, and partly directed at functional impacts, like HR, recruiting, and intellectual property.What does it mean to project management?In the PMO, the CAIO is going to be there to help you!

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Strategic Project Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Metrics

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions. This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expend

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What are project milestones? How to set & track milestones


Most people think of project milestones as just a great way to plan, monitor, and tick off key events in your project’s timeline — but they do so much more than that. According to a recent survey , 85% of project managers say they’re actively managing more than one project at a time. With so many moving parts, milestones become an essential way to step out of your day-to-day tasks, and get a bird’s eye view of your progress toward the project’s goal.

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Creating a Resource Management Plan


Project managers – this is for you! Here we’ll provide a few tips on creating a better resource management plan. Beyond having a clear roadmap, effective projects require careful resource allocation. In this article, we’ll break down the essentials of aligning your goals with the right resources. Join us as we explore the key elements, challenges, and strategies to help you craft a strong resource management plan.

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Admation Feature Spotlight - WIP Reports


Staying on top of project progress is essential for marketing teams, ad agencies creative teams and their internal and external stakeholders. With the increasing number of tasks, deadlines, and collaborations, the need for a streamlined, efficient way to monitor and report on work in progress (WIP) has never been more critical. This is where the updated Work in Progress (WIP) feature in Admation steps in, redefining how marketing teams and ad agencies manage their creative projects and workflows

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How does limiting work in progress impact your team's productivity?

In the realm of software development and project management, the allure of initiating numerous tasks in the quest for progress is a common pitfall. It's a scenario I've encountered time and again, where the eagerness to kick off new tasks overshadows the critical need to complete ongoing ones. This approach, while seemingly productive, often leads to a counterproductive outcome: a backlog of unfinished work and a team stretched too thin.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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NATE Unite 2024 Recap: Wireless Industry Optimism on Display in the Home of the Blues


Sitetracker had the pleasure of exhibiting at the NATE Unite 2024 conference in the home of the blues—Memphis, TN—last week. Here are some key themes and insights from the conference, providing a glimpse at the current state and future direction of the wireless telecommunications ecosystem in 2024. The post NATE Unite 2024 Recap: Wireless Industry Optimism on Display in the Home of the Blues appeared first on Sitetracker.

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Review How Big Things Get Done

Henny Portman

Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner show with the book How Big Things Get Done – The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration , what distinguishes the triumphs from the failures. Flyvbjer identifies the errors in judgement and decision-making that lead projects to fail, and the research-based principles that will make you succeed with your projects.

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Utilizing NFT APIs for Market Analysis: Tips and Tricks

Productivity Land

As Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) continue to make headlines in the world of digital assets, the demand for insights into this rapidly evolving market is growing. NFT APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) have emerged as powerful tools for accessing real-time data and conducting market analysis. By leveraging NFT APIs effectively, investors, collectors, and analysts can gain valuable insights into trends, pricing dynamics, and market sentiment.

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Every IT project needs a Dale!

Project Accelerator News

“Everyone needs a Dale,” a colleague said this week referring to a valued member of our team, “He’d do anything for anyone.” This is one of the things I love about Stoneseed, our team, and the culture we have evolved. When we talk about someone behind their back, it’s always positive and hugely complimentary! If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, Dale Beeton is Stoneseed’s Head of Client Engagement and, as our clients will attest, he is one of those “extra milers” that make a real difference – an

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

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Excel Test for Interviewing Candidates: Questions & Skills Assessment


Give n the spreadsheet’s role in the world of work these days, it’s no surprise that employers are constantly on the lookout for employees with excellent Excel skills. However, there are many different levels of spreadsheet expertise. To one person (hello — it’s me), whipping up an attractive bar chart counts as advanced, while others are familiar with macros, pivot tables, and historical modeling.