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Top Project Metrics You Need to Track

To ensure that your project is meeting scheduling and budget milestones, you need to have project metrics to measure your progress and performance. Project metrics are essential to delivering a project on time and within its budget. But what are project metrics? Why are they so important to a project? We’ll answer those questions and show you some examples of common project metrics.

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Great Product Owners Facilitate Toward great Product Backlogs

TL;DR This blog explores the crucial role of a Product Owner (PO) in managing the Product Backlog, a central element in Scrum, which serves as a roadmap for the Scrum Team's potential tasks. Through adept facilitation, a PO can enhance team and stakeholder understanding of the backlog, turning it into a narrative that drives everyone towards a shared vision and product goal.


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What’s the Difference Between a Project Manager and a Bartender?

Bridge the Gap Consulting

“Sorry sir, we have no seating in the restaurant or at a high top table at this time. There are seats at the bar, however, and they offer a full menu. Otherwise, it will be about 30 minutes.” I’m hungry I thought to myself. So is my buddy, whom I just got done playing golf with. Bar it is. As we bellied up we were greeted by a smiling but all business bartender.

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Deciphering the Enigma of Story Points Across Teams

Over the past decade, a recurring query has been echoing in my ears: "How can we normalise Story Points across teams so that we can look across and maybe compare teams?" It's high time we address this. TLDR; Story Points, while subjective, can be a valuable tool for team discussions and understanding. However, they shouldn't be the primary metric for comparing teams or predicting future deliverables.

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Why and How to Earn Your PMP® Credential

Gaining your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can be very beneficial for any project manager. Most successful PMP candidates treat preparing for the PMP exam as a personal project. As such, it requires careful planning and a structured approach. Eligibility criteria must be met, and the exam is known for its difficulty, sometimes requiring multiple attempts.

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An Introduction to Sprint Goals

Leading Agile

In this episode of SoundNotes, our two in-house CSTs get together to talk about the importance of sprint goals. They dive into everything from what they are, why they’re important, and how to go about creating them—even in the absence of an explicit business goal. Want to Listen Instead? LeadingAgile · An Introduction to Sprint Goals Contacting Vic Bonacci If you’d like to contact Vic you can reach him at: LeadingAgile: [link] LinkedIn: [link] Email: Contacting Da


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Driving Performance with a Coaching Leadership Style


In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, effective leadership is essential for driving performance and achieving organizational success. One leadership style that has gained significant recognition is coaching leadership. By adopting a coaching leadership style, leaders can empower their teams, foster growth and development, and ultimately enhance performance.

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Great Product Owner Facilitate towards great Product Backlogs

The Product Backlog is the heart of Scrum, serving as the central hub for all potential work the Scrum Team might tackle. It aims to offer a clear and transparent roadmap for everyone involved in the product’s journey. Through organizing Product Backlog items - be it features, epics, user stories or bugs - it lays out the perceived value of each task.

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Scrum Masters as Change Agents: Transforming Organizations from Within

The Scrum Master accountability extends far beyond guiding the Scrum team through Scrum events and facilitating meetings as requested or needed. Scrum Masters are change agents who transform not just the team, but also the entire organization. I once had the opportunity to collaborate with a Scrum Master who was facing an uphill battle. Their Scrum team was drowning in a sea of poor organizational processes that surrounded them.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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NimbleWork September 2023 Newsletter


We believe that the heart of any organization is its people, and it’s time to place them back at the center of the workplace narrative. Humanizing work means prioritizing employees’ well-being, trust, and individuality to achieve exceptional results by adapting workplaces to fit people’s needs, not the other way around. Why Humanize Work Matters In today’s rapidly evolving world, understanding the essence of “Humanizing Work” is the key to unlocking incredible

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How the Scrum Values direct your behavior during the entire Sprint (38)

? The more people become proficient in living the Scrum values, the more successful the use of Scrum will be. When the Scrum values are embodied by the Scrum Team and the people they work with, the empirical Scrum pillars come to life, building trust. Reminder: the Scrum Values are Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect, and Courage. So far I have covered the Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Retrospective and Sprint Review.

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The Essence of the Product Owner: Steering the Scrum Ship

Navigating the Scrum landscape, one role consistently stands out as the linchpin: the Product Owner. But what truly encapsulates this role, and why is it so integral to the success of Scrum? At its heart, the Product Owner isn't merely a job title; it's an accountability. It's about taking responsibility for maximising the value of the work done by the Scrum team.

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Increase Your Product Backlog's Transparency

Product Owners are accountable to provide stakeholders have a clear understanding of the product's direction. ? In this new episode of the take5IRL podcast, Jeff and Mike explore methods for enhancing transparency. Discover how Product Owners can harness this Scrum Artifact to foster a shared vision and facilitate meaningful collaboration. ? One exciting highlight of this episode is a sneak peek at our upcoming virtual event: Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills™ training course.

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The Credential Everyone Wants: The PMP Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification is one of many professional credentials that is awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Currently, there are approximately 1.4 million PMI PMPs awarded by PMI, the world’s leading authority on management. The PMP® certification is accredited against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and ISO/ANSI 17024 standards.

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How to make your org more agile

How do you “implement agile” in an organization that has no experience with agile practices? Or does the phrase “implementing agile” even make sense? If agility is more of an outcome than something you do, how do you take an organization that is new to agility, and help them become more flexible and adaptable? PST's Robert Pieper , Gregory Crown , and I share our thoughts in this Responsive Advisors Scrum Lightning Round.

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