Tue.Sep 10, 2019

The 4 Essential Agile Tools for Agile Teams


Agile is a way of working that comes from software development. It’s iterative and incremental in its approach, working in short “sprints,” and building on a foundation of trust, flexibility, empowerment and collaboration. While the roots of incremental development methods of working stem back to the 1950s and into the 1970s, it wasn’t until 2001 that a group of software developers published the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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The many flavors of scope creep

Musings on Project Management

Can there be scope creep in Agile? Doesn't agile define creep away in a stroke: "Scope is whatever is prioritized in the backlog that fits within the budget (OPM, other people's money) and the time. The backlog changes all the time, but that's not creep, it's just backlog management." What I just wrote is a "best value" definition of scope. But, sometimes it doesn't sell. I credit my. agile Project Management

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Why you are constantly distracted by minor tasks & how to end micromanagement


Are you a micro manger? Are you a micro manager? If many of the following statements apply to you, that is likely: The majority of your working time is spent on day-to-day business. You have been promoted from specialist to manager, but still have the greatest expertise in your field within the company. You believe that once you don't take a closer look, everything gets out of hand. If you can't make status queries about a project at short intervals, you get restless.

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The Six Elements of Successful Project Scope Management


Profitable projects rely on understanding and sticking to the project scope that has been agreed to and signed off by a services business and a client. This includes all deliverables, revisions, and due dates, ensuring that clients receive what they paid for and the company does not provide free work. However, even a project with a well-defined project scope can experience scope creep without detailed and diligent project scope management. What Makes A Good Scope Management Plan?

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

5 Ways to Make Your Business Move Faster with Environment Optimization

Epicflow Blog

You’re a business owner or CEO. Maybe you’ve just recently started, or maybe your company has a long history. It doesn’t matter as in both variants, your goal is to develop your enterprise as quickly as possible. . Go on reading to find out 5 tips to make your company grow quicker. Take Care of Proper Resource Management .

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The Factors and Qualities Needed to Boost Nimble Leadership


Check it out what you will find on this article about nimble leadership : Technical Practices are Necessary for Nimble Leadership How Company Culture Impacts an Agile Organization Business Systems Impact Agility throughout Your Company The Right Nimble Leadership Qualities Needed for Your Organization Three Types of Leadership Styles to Strengthen Your Organization Two Factors Necessary for Nimble Leadership How Project Management Software Supports Nimble Leadership.

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The Development Team in Scrum - Just Developers or a Real Team?


Software developers are mostly guys, happy to work by themselves at night in dark rooms. And they turn coffee, cola and pizza into code. Right? My experience so far. To be honest, the longer I have worked in software development the more wrong this stereotype feels to me. True, when I learned to code I enjoyed those solitary moments of puzzling out a solution to a tricky problem. I didn't count the hours and proudly told my colleagues and friends about the nights I worked away.

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InLoox 10.2: Better task management: The new Kanban board + video presenting new features


Well-directed project communication often contributes a great deal to the success of a project. Whether it's responsibilities, budgets, important milestones or project goals , communicating clearly and unmistakably speeds up project progress significantly. With our latest InLoox update (10.2), we have placed a speacial focus on improving project communication. The new Kanban board The Kanban board did not just get a facelift but has been completely replaced by a new module.

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Project Management

Brad Egeland

How much can artificial intelligence help us in the future in project management? I'm writing and article right now on that topic entitled "Alexa - Manage My Project." Share your thoughts if you can. and watch this space for a link very soon to my article - thanks

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Hiring the right SM or PO


A customer I was working with asked me to help out with the intake process for recruiting a new Scrum Master and a new Product Owner. I asked them what they had so far. They provided a clear job description describing what they wanted to see from the candidates. They also had a great business storyline describing their goals and ambitions and in what way these impact the people applying for the new roles.


Information Technology & Services

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The Lazy Project Manager is 10 years old!

The Lazy Project Manager

To celebrate this major milestone the book is free on Amazon (Kindle version only) for the whole of September – so grab your copy and tell everyone you know in the world of project management. Thank you – all of the ‘lazy’ project managers around the world. It has been an amazing 10 years. Peter. link]. project management Uncategorized

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Free Webinar: Scrum Value Pairs Retrospective


A New Tool for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches or Change Agents to Facilitate Retrospectives. October 2nd, 10am ET, 4pm CET (20 Minutes). Are you interested in learning a new retrospective technique? Many Scrum Teams are not very familiar with the Scrum Values as described in the Scrum Guide, and if, they have their own interpretation of it. We have also met many teams that were able to name the values, but not many live by them.


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Free Webinar: Scrum Value Pairs (Retro Kit)


A New Tool for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches or Change Agents to Facilitate Retrospectives. October 2nd, 10am ET, 4pm CET (20 Minutes). . . Many Scrum Teams are not very familiar with the Scrum Values as described in the Scrum Guide, and if, they have their own interpretation of it. We have also met many teams that were able to name the values, but not many live by them. The Scrum framework describes the rules, roles, events and artifacts but the Scrum Values actually brings Scrum to life.