Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. In the first two installments of this series, we talked about the key elements of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how funding practices must adapt to better support LPM initiatives. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE).

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. The reason for this resource page is the lack of understanding of how to estimate, the urban myths about software estimating, and the fallacies that estimating is not needed, when developing software, in the presence of uncertainty, when spending other peoples money. Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Do Estimators Learn?

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Small Business CEO

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. A question that I often get while speaking with people is: What is the difference between Kanban and Scrum? Scrum. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. The Kanban Method pulls a great deal of its values from a Lean value system. Haven’t read the Scrum Guide recently).

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

A good roadmap process helps teams manage expectations, facilitate decision making, and most importantly, estimate and deliver valuable solutions. Learn more about Betsy Kauffman’s Agile & Scrum conference presentation “Developing Predictable Agile Roadmaps” Learn More. By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap? A product roadmap is essentially an action plan for how a product will evolve to completion.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training

Agilemania

Professional Scrum Master training is highly interactive training for 14 hours, and students learn by doing it in class. We use Scrum to teach Scrum in our class to gain practical knowledge. Scrum is a framework to address complex adaptive problems.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

ProjectManager.com

For example, take scrum. Scrum is a great framework for helping teams work more productively together. In fact, the name comes from rugby and like it, scrum is a team sport. Scrumban is part of an agile framework, a hybrid of scrum and kanban.

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What Is the Role & Responsibilities of a SAFe® Scrum Master?

Agilemania

In SAFe, the Scrum Master is not just a Scrum Master. So, by default, it implies that Scrum Master in SAFe needs to have more tools in the toolkit beyond just Scrum. . So, the SAFe Scrum Masters also plays a vital role to serve in the different layers of the organization.

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How do you “do” Scrumban?

Digite

You are a Scrum team with well established Scrum tools and practices. Implicit in these questions perhaps is the worry – will my Scrum practices and results get diluted or vitiated in some way? In the simplest level, Scrumban is just the application of the principles of the Kanban method on top of your Scrum processes. If you currently do Scrum, you can still use Kanban to visualize your work and improve your delivery of products. Moving from Scrum ?

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Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

Digite

On the one hand, the delivery team is not able to precisely estimate when it can deliver a release. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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70 Scrum Master Theses

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 70 Scrum Master Theses. The following 70 Scrum Master theses describe the role of from a holistic product creation perspective. The theses cover the role of the Scrum Master from product discovery to product delivery in hands-on practical manner. Daily Scrum.

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

On the one hand, the delivery team is not able to precisely estimate when it can deliver a release. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is a question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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Scrum Master Servant Leader: 12 Ways To Move Your Team to Greatness

Project Bliss

A scrum master servant leader can lead his team to greatness with this advice from Geoff Watts’s wonderful book Scrum Mastery. Please see the Editor’s note below regarding the variation in spelling of the term Scrum Master. What is SCRUM and a Scrum Master?

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Scrum: 20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns. Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes ! Scrum’s Sprint Planning aims to align the Developers and the Product Owner on what to build next, delivering the highest possible value to customers.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

You can see there is a sort of informal “estimation” thing happening here. For a novice team, sizing the stories serves the dual purpose of estimation and collaboration. Agile Specifications Agile Training Agile Transformation Coaching Daily Stand Up Lean Lean Thinking Scaling Agile Scrum Team Transformation User StoriesFor starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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The Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered. The Scrum Guide Reordered 2020 is based on about 95 percent of the text of the Scrum Guide 2020, extending its original structure by adding additional categories, for example, on self-management, commitments, or accountability. Scaling Scrum.

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Can Scrum work for hard deadlines?

Scrum.org

If you’ve ever wondered whether Scrum can work for hard deadlines, the answer is – yes! Not only can Scrum work in these situations, but in my experience, using this agile framework increases the probability of meeting challenging deadlines. Lean Thinking.

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

More specifically, we chose to get our work done using a Scrum framework. How Scrum Helps With the Chaos. We’ve written about Scrum before. Scrum is a process whereby teams break down and accomplish large projects in chunks, allowing for iterations to improve the product progressively. Scrum helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. Which makes sense as LEAN really comes from manufacturing principles anyhow.”

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training

Agilemania

Professional Scrum Master training is highly interactive training for 14 hours, and students learn by doing it in class. We use Scrum to teach Scrum in our class to gain practical knowledge. Scrum is a framework to address complex adaptive problems.

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

This session objective was to address challenges faced by Lean-Kanban practitioners in their projects. The team started the session by working in teams to identify what aspects of Lean/Kanban facilitate small project execution that have fixed scope, fixed budget and small duration (“+ives”) and what aspects don’t (“-ives”). The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

Scrum.org

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients. Scrum is not a methodology but a framework.

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Common misinterpretations of Scrum

Scrum.org

Over the years I've seen numerous Scrum adaptions, and I thought perhaps it would be interesting, to sum up, some of the common misinterpretations of Scrum. As my journey in the realm of scrum continues, I have a hunch that this blog will never be finalized. . To keep it transparent and consistent, I've categorized the topics in the same matter as to how it is in the Scrum Guide. Scrum the abbreviation: It's Scrum, not SCRUM. How does scrum do it?

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Top 5 objections to Scrum (and why those objections are wrong)

Scrum.org

One thing that every team has had in common is that, at one time, they were new to Scrum. When I engage with teams to discuss implementing the Scrum framework, they often raise potential impediments to adopting Scrum. Scrum events actually SAVE time.).

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The Audio Version of the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered Is Available

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Download the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered Audiobook. The audiobook of the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered is a 22-minute long MP3 file. The Background of the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered. Estimating, Sizing. Scaling Scrum. Scrum Adoption. Scrum Theory.

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

This certification course covers Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). You’ll learn how to identify and estimate risks and manage them. It’s rather difficult to define what makes a project manager worthy of a dream position.

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The Benefits of Integrating User Experience (UX) With Scrum

Scrum.org

Businesses pursuing an improved ability to deliver customer value using Scrum face numerous challenges. Scrum's focus is on producing a potentially releasable product increment after each Sprint (a Sprint is one time-boxed iteration of one month or less during which a potentially releasable product increment is created). Lean UX focuses on applying iterative methods to user experience design, whereas Scrum focuses on completing a potentially releasable product increment each Sprint.

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Scrum & Agility, Time-Based Estimates, Output vs. Outcome vs. Impact, From Developer to PO

Scrum.org

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #214 delves into Scrum agility; we follow a notion for time-based estimates, and we learn more about similarities and differences between Cynefin and the Stacey matrix. Why ‘Scrum’ Isn’t Making Your Company Very Agile. Why ‘Scrum’ Isn’t Making Your Company Very Agile. Agile & Scrum. Gergely Orosz: Yes, You Should Estimate Software Projects. Source: Yes, You Should Estimate Software Projects. Product & Lean.

The Journey of Merging Scrum with Kanban in My Context

Scrum.org

During the last year and a half, I was working as a Scrum Master with a team that was working on a product with a history of about ten years. They told me they are using Scrum, but there was no Scrum Master, no potentially releasable increment at least at the end of the Sprint, no event discipline, several Product Backlogs and so on. The Scrum with Kanban Beta class. I think it is a great initiative to cross the bridge between Kanban and Scrum.

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The journey of emerging Scrum with Kanban in my context

Scrum.org

During the last one and a half year, I was working as a Scrum Master with a team that is working on a product with a history of about ten years. They told me they are using Scrum, but there was no Scrum Master, no potentially releasable increment at least at the end of the Sprint, no event discipline, several Product Backlogs and so on. The Scrum with Kanban Beta class. Besides, I think it is a great initiative to cross the bridge between Kanban and Scrum.

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12 Incredible Reasons You Should Get a SAFe® Agile Certification

Agilemania

SAFe is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for accomplishing business agility using Lean, Agile, and DevOps. It helps you spearhead agile transformation using lean thinking and product development flow in organizations.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . 40 - Estimation is a Problematic Practice of Companies Doing Dangerous Things. A #Noestimates advocate makes the claim that having a ±10% accuracy for estimates of cost and duration is a dangerous thing. link] Cost Estimating Tools.

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Top Agile Interview Questions and Answers (2022)

Agilemania

What is the difference between Agile and Scrum? Scrum. Agile management represents various software-development methodologies that have been influenced by iterative and incremental development, which include Extreme Programming (XP), Rational Unified Process (RUP), Scrum, and others.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

What happens if you shift focus from "accurate estimation" to "reliably shipping by a date"? . If your project has no uncertainty, there is no need to estimate. The notion (as suggested in the quote) of shifting from accurate (what ever that means) ways of estimating to reliability shipping be a date is not physically possible since the irreducible and reducible uncertainties are always present. All estimates have precision and accuracy.

Busy, But Not Productive

International Institute for Learning

Despite our rudimentary technology, we were (in my estimate) at least as productive and less stressed out than most people are today. We simply need to start judiciously applying the principles of lean-agile management. By Alan Zucker. Everyone tells me they are busy.

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Best PMI-ACP Exam Prep Books

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Lots of things are at the heart of agile methods – it’s a very lean way of going about delivering results). The section on user stories with Scrum is great if you work in a Scrum team. Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn.

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Top 15 Scaled Agile Interview Questions and Answers in 2022

Agilemania

It is a lean-agile principle that advocates maintaining quality is everyone’s responsibility and this helps in avoiding the costs of a recall, rework, and defect fixing as it passes through every value stream. It is part of the Agile Product Delivery competency of the Lean Enterprise.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Mike Cohn is a well-recognized author and expert on agile and Scrum project management topics, and the owner of a large and engaged Twitter account with over 42,000 followers. Mr. Cohn is the founder of Layfayette, Colorado-based agile software company Mountain Goat Software that consults with major enterprise clients including Adobe, LinkedIn, Southwest Airlines, Google, Intuit and Oakley on their agile and Scrum practices. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Meisterplan at 2018 PMI Global Conference – Do Your Plans Work?

Meisterplan

We have used those conversations to develop our Lean PPM process. Our goal is to continually improve our Lean PPM process and to share what we learn and what we’ve developed with organizations worldwide who use or need PPM. Management doesn’t fully understand Scrum processes. Estimating work effort is challenging. Try Lean PPM with Meisterplan.

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