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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Project Estimation: Master the Tools and Techniques

Online PM Courses

There are two reasons why Project Estimation is a big deal for project managers. And second, poor estimates are often a primary reason for a project cost or schedule over-run. So, in this article, we’ll take a careful look at project estimation, to help you learn how to master the art and craft of doing it well. What is Project Estimation? Why is Project Estimation so hard? The Estimation Knife Edge. Methods and Tools for Project Estimation.

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A Quick Guide to Scrum Artifacts

ProjectManager.com

Scrum is a flexible framework that’s designed to help self-organized teams execute projects quickly in an agile environment. Thus, successful agile sprints make use of scrum software and scrum artifacts to convey key information, deliver transparency and keep the project rolling on time. What Are Scrum Artifacts? Scrum artifacts are ways to describe the work that must be done, and they always add value during a sprint. Scrum Artifacts in Detail.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

ProjectManager.com

The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity. And although scrum is simple at heart, it can be difficult to master. Scrum requires self-organizing teams that can quickly solve problems in unpredictable environments. In order to provide transparency and regular communication in the midst of such environments, scrum ceremonies are held. Scrum ceremonies are meetings that are unique to scrum teams. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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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.

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. It’s a visual system for managing work as it goes through a production cycle or process. Scrumban is part of an agile framework, a hybrid of scrum and kanban. It was created as a way to transition from scrum to kanban. This gives teams the power to continually optimize its processes.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option. Or maybe you’re already a Project Manager, and you’re wondering if a Scrum Master job might be a good move. Here I’ll explain the difference between a Project Manager and a Scrum Master. Difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master. Scrum Master vs Project Manager. Identify activities, dependencies, sequencing, and time estimates.

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are? To make sure you’re ready to carry out Scrum Master responsibilities, ensure that you have a good understanding of what’s involved. You may at first think it’s just leading the team in answering the three questions in your daily scrum meeting. But as you read on, you’ll see there’s more involved in Scrum Master responsibilities.

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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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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. These measures, corrective actions, and resulting outcomes operate in the presence of statistical and probabilistic processes. Stochastic process control is the field of study.

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. .

How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

What is an estimate? An estimate as a noun is an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something. An estimate as a verb is to roughly calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of. But those estimates, nouns, and verbs themselves's have other attributes. Estimating and the resulting Estimates must be described by their accuracy and precision. Let's Stop Guessing and Start Estimating.

The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

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. Incremental delivery of software also mitigates risk and maximizes the opportunity to learn from a business, process, and technical perspective. Scrum strives to “protect” the development team from the influences of “traditional” project management tactics.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

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.

Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You

Planio

Every great piece of software starts with a plan and a clear process in place. Luckily, there are numerous software development processes you can choose from when you’re starting your next project. But which software development process is right for you? In this guide, we’ll go over the basics of your software development lifecycle, why it’s so important to understand, and then cover the pros and cons of the five best software development processes. Agile and Scrum.

How to Estimate Any Software Problem

Herding Cats

ways to make decisions with No Estimates. can we make a decision in the presence of Uncertainty without making an estimate of the impact or outcome of that decision? Let's put aside for the moment the missing principles of managerial finance, probabilistic decision making, microeconomics of decision making, Real Options, Bayesian decision networks, and other decision making processes used in modern business when spending other people's money. An estimate is.

Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 3 – Who’s doing the testing?

Growing Agile

I, as a full time tester, quit that to be the scrum master, right? I don’t recommend dropping your tester in favour of a scrum master, a tester is a vital part of the team and they have experience, training and knowledge that you can’t just spread over the team. Risk estimation. I brought my laptop to show previous test plans to refer to, or show off our tools and processes. The post Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 3 – Who’s doing the testing?

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Agile Estimating Methods and Impact on Project Development Performance Index

Herding Cats

The presentation " Quantifying the Impact of Agile Practices ," Larry MacCherone at the RallyOn 2013 Conference, presents some results on estimating impacts. The chart below shows 4 estimating types, including No Estimates, the sample sizes for each type and the components that make up the estimating types. The Higher the number the better the performance of the process. Teams doing Full Scrum have 250% better Quality than teams doing No Estimating.

Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 3 – Who’s doing the testing?

Growing Agile

I, as a full time tester, quit that to be the scrum master, right? I don’t recommend dropping your tester in favour of a scrum master, a tester is a vital part of the team and they have experience, training and knowledge that you can’t just spread over the team. Risk estimation. I brought my laptop to show previous test plans to refer to, or show off our tools and processes. The post Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 3 – Who’s doing the testing?

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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. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work. Parting Advice to Scrum Newbies.

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How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from. You use outputs from the previous steps in the next step in the process. You need to evaluate each process. Here, I focus on project planning process only. It’s more important that you understand the process.

Signs that Your Project Management Process Needs an Update

EasyProjects

Whatever the case, here are five signals from the universe that indicate your project management process is due for a refresh. Process vs Methodology. Let’s first clarify what is meant by the word ‘process’ and how it is not to be confused with the term ‘methodology’. A process is simply a set of well-defined steps one would take to complete a task. An example of a process would be the steps you take to process payments from your clients.

Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

Inloox

Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach. The process is mainly based on experience and is divided into regularly repeating stages called “ Sprints ”. Often the Scrum Master pleads for better planning of the next iteration. This process was much faster than expected.

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

There's a recent post titled Four Fallacious Reasons to Estimate. It lists the usual suspects for why those spending the money think they don't have to estimate how much they plan to spend when they'll be done producing the value they've been assigned to produce for that expenditure. And like many posts and tweets about estimating, it's made from this point of view, not the business point view, not from the point of view of those paying the developer.

Agile Project Management With Scrum or Kanban (2018 Guide)

PM Basics

Scrum or Kanban on its own is not an Agile Project Management approach. Scrum and Kanban are separate and self-sufficient frameworks. Main execution phase is done with Scrum. Moreover, Scrum or Kanban does satisfy management, administrative, bureaucracy (in a proper meaning of the term) needs of a big organization. Without Agile Manifesto and marketing buzz around Scrum and Kanban – these are just frameworks. You can do everything using Scrum only.

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The notion that a User Story would be Independent of all other User Stories makes no sense since the Integrated system is a tightly coupled set of concurrent processes starting with the initial request for Health Insurance ending with the issuance of a Health Insurance policy ranging for a commercial policy to Medicare.

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Scrum Project Management

ActiveCollab

Scrum is a project management framework that helps small, close-knit teams develop complex products incrementally. Scrum focuses on how people work instead of what they do. Scrum relies agile principles and is the most popular agile methodology out there. In Scrum, teams develop software in sprints and release what they’ve worked on every two weeks. What is Scrum. Scrum can also be used in schools, agencies, government, and other types of organizations.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The notion that a User Story would be Independent of all other User Stories makes no sense since the Integrated system is a tightly coupled set of concurrent processes starting with the initial request for Health Insurance ending with the issuance of a Health Insurance policy ranging for a commercial policy to Medicare.

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Agile for Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

The daily stand-up is used in Scrum, one of the most popular frameworks for implementing Agile. It’s important for the Project Manager (PM), team lead, or facilitator in a traditional project to allow the team to work through this, as it is a part of the process of team development. Of course, it is valuable for the project manager to attend this meeting as the team facilitator; however, their role is more focused on listening and enforcing process than leading the team.

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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

Inloox

Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach. The process is mainly based on experience and is divided into regularly repeating stages called “ Sprints ”. Often the Scrum Master pleads for better planning of the next iteration. This process was much faster than expected.

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The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. scrum, not agile. not as it was prior to scrum. Scrum is prescriptive and defined rather than empirical. This took me back since Scrum is derived from an empirical closed loop control system developed in the USAF by Col. No need to explain why OODA is the basis of Scrum, here's a much better post - OODA: The Mindset of Scrum. . How to Avoid the "Yesterday's Weather" Estimating Problem.

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. Scrum, Kanban, even eXtreme Programming are used, guided by higher level directives like the National Defense Authorization Act Section 804 which says. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS. A Model-Based Agile Process for DO-178C Certification David J.

Scrum Project Management

ActiveCollab

Scrum is a project management framework that helps small, close-knit teams develop complex products incrementally. Scrum focuses on how people work instead of what they do. Scrum relies on agile principles and is the most popular agile methodology out there. In Scrum, teams develop software in sprints and release what they’ve worked on every two weeks. What is Scrum. Scrum can also be used in schools, agencies, government, and other types of organizations.

Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

The process to create and periodically update the roadmap generates meaningful conversations that create confident teams who are able to meet their commitments. 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.

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How Agile and Scrum Changed the Way We Do Marketing

Function Point

What we found were mostly the typical processes (project lists, goal settings , Adaptive Framework (APF), Waterfall etc.), but we needed something that created both flexibility and accountability – enter Agile mindset with Scrum methodology. Agile project management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. Previous to Scrum and Agile. Making the Shift to Scrum. Here’s a few: Scrum Effort Estimation and Story Points.

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The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

SAs an early user (as a FORTRAN 77 developer on Software Intensive System of Systems for Ballistic Missle Defense systems), the principles of Iterative and incremental development, emergent requirements, customer in the loop , and other principles, practices, and processes found in Agile started long before the Agile Manifesto. Is this early work the same in form as Scrum, XP, or other Agile development methods? A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

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How Agile and Scrum Changed the Way We Do Marketing

Function Point

What we found were mostly the typical processes (project lists, goal settings , Adaptive Framework (APF), Waterfall etc.), but we needed something that created both flexibility and accountability – enter Agile mindset with Scrum methodology. Agile project management is an iterative approach to planning and guiding project processes. Previous to Scrum and Agile. Making the Shift to Scrum. Here’s a few: Scrum Effort Estimation and Story Points.

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How to Train a High Performing Team Using Scrum

ActiveCollab

The fact of SCRUM: It’s lightweight, easy to learn, but tough to master. To increase the efficiency of the process, and get the most out of the team, every Scrum Master has to inspect and adapt their approach constantly. And while achieving results using Scrum is not that difficult, setting up a stage for those successes is a whole different ball game. In this case, the best advice would come from certified Scrum Master. Hybrid process at “MarketGoo”.

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7 Amazing Ways to Up Your Schedule Management Game in 2020

nTask

This management is very important for the project as the success of every task and process connected to the project has to be completed according to schedule, otherwise, the customer is not going to trust the company again for their business. Estimate the Time it Takes to Complete the Project.

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Forecasting versus Estimating - are they Different or are they the Same

Herding Cats

One of the escape clauses of #Noestimates is to re-label Forecasting as NOT Estimating , It is forecasting, based on empirical data. This is in comparison for estimating purpose for a theoretical model that produces data, parametric from empirical or theoretical models that produce data. In all cases the data is used to estimate some outcome in the past, present, or future. When that estimate is about the future, it can also be referred to as a Forecast.

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