2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Read further to choose the events that fit your goals and interests. .

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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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2022 Online and In-Person Events for Project/Resource Managers and Industry Professionals

Epicflow Blog

Are you thinking of attending an event to gain new knowledge, find out recent trends in your industry, share your experience with colleagues, or network with leading experts in your industry? Online Events. Events for Industry Professionals. In-Person Events.

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Making your Scrum Events Lean – Identifying the Wastes

Scrum.org

The new Scrum Guide 2020 mentions Scrum is founded on empiricism and lean thinking. Lean thinking reduces waste and focuses on the essentials.”. While Scrum Events remove the need for any other meeting, at times unintended wastes get injected in those events.

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The Order of Events in Scrum Matters

Scrum.org

The Scrum framework consists of 5 events, 3 accountabilities, 3 artifacts and five values. Today, we will talk about the order of the events in Scrum. . The order of events in Scrum matters. The Scrum framework is rooted in lean thinking and empiricism.

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

It includes online events, study guides, games, podcasts, and courses. . Take Part in Virtual Events Organized by PMI. May, 18-21, a series of online events will be conducted for everyone engaged in project management.

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. What started with the intent of telling a great story, spawned a global movement: ~10,000 copies of Lean Change Management have been sold factoring in all distribution channels. too many speaking events to count.

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Building A Sprint Backlog with All Scrum Events in MS Project Agile

MPUG

The Sprint Backlog is prepared during the Sprint Planning event, and it’s used throughout the Sprint. Before the start of the Sprint Planning event, the PB is ordered with the highest priority items at the top. Add the Scrum Events.

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7 Proven Ways Lean Six Sigma Methodology Can Speed Up Your Business Growth

Taskque

From creating the hype to announcing the launch event date and everything in between, you have done everything to make the product launch a success. Your product launch event made the headlines and received a great response from the audience. So what’s lean six sigma all about?

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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Mike Griffiths

In addition to an agnostic understanding of Lean, Kanban, Scrum and other agile approaches, we also agreed people should know about the basics of servant leadership, conflict management, team decision making, and coaching.

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Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement

Scrum.org

Lean Agile Procurement is designed to reduce delay in establishing the partnerships, and providing clear constraints on the business relationship. The traditional approach of RFI – RFP – Review – LOI is neither lean or agile. The Lean Agile Procurement approach reduces the sourcing cycle time to days, with collaborative clarification of the product with prospective partners while reducing the risk of a poor partner and company evaluation. TL;DR.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Of course, this conversation goes against the point of lean—to eliminate unnecessary waste—yet it occurs frequently. The reality is that most lean programs fail as executives lose interest.

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Announcing My New Book “Beyond Agile”

Mike Griffiths

Agile Project Management Books Events Leadership Lean NoProjects Personal Agility Remote Work Tailoring Approaches Teams Visual LearningI am excited to announce my new book “ Beyond Agile: Achieving success with situational knowledge and skills “ is launching.

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process

Meisterplan

At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. After each of the first three board meetings following the implementation phase of Lean PPM, I brought everyone together so that they could express their thoughts directly to the board in the style of a Retrospective. Want to find out how the Lean PPM approach can be integrated into your business? Retrospectives with the Portfolio Board.

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Beyond Agile - Webinar Recording

Mike Griffiths

Lean-Agile MeetUp group hosted by Sanjiv Augustine. Agile Project Management Books Events Leadership Lean Teams Visual LearningLast month I did a 20-minute overview of my new Beyond Agile book for the Washington D.C.

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Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far?

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Events Lean Tailoring Approaches Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting at next week’s PMI-SAC Professional Development Conference on May 2 in Calgary. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people at this new format conference. My session “ Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far ?” examines the hype, realities and use of agile approaches. 

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Mike Griffiths

Meanwhile, we would like people with knowledge of the full value delivery spectrum (waterfall, hybrid, agile, lean, etc.) Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Leadership Lean NoProjects Personal Agility Planning PMI-ACP Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Weblogs

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Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far?

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Events Lean Tailoring Approaches Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting at next week’s PMI-SAC Professional Development Conference on May 2 in Calgary. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people at this new format conference. My session “Mining Bitcoins with.

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GOAT18

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Events Leadership Lean Teams TravelI am excited to be a keynote speaker at the Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour (GOAT) conference on November 30 th. Along with Mary Poppendieck, we will be leading a day dedicated to learning about agile culture and collaboration. The Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour is an annual conference in the heart of the nation’s capital, focused on sharing and learning.

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Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far?

Leading Answers

Agile Project Management Events Lean Tailoring Approaches Warning SignsI am excited to be presenting at next week’s PMI-SAC Professional Development Conference on May 2 in Calgary. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people at this new format conference. My session “ Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far ?” examines the hype, realities and use of agile approaches. 

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CapEx or OpEx through a Lean Lens

Scrum.org

These development activities include Scrum Events and the removal of impediments. Does your Finance Department discourage Agile software development because it would all be charged to operational expense? I have yet to be involved in an Enterprise Agile Transformation wherein we didn’t discuss concerns about how to expense projects that do not have the big upfront phases for documentation and design.

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

I caught up with Kanban pioneer David Anderson on the sidelines of Lean Kanban Central Europe and Lean Kanban India last year and asked him about his thoughts. While Scrum is probably most prevalent in IT, Kanban and Lean are significant too. Lean adapted from lean manufacturing principles, focusses on a fast and smooth flow of work, helping deliver value quickly and predictably, learning and improving through early feedback, using data evidence to make decisions.

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

Digite

Some other factors affect this, especially key marketing events such as key conference or a customer meet, etc. for which we might either speed up or delay a release to accommodate the needs of that event). 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

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

Some other factors affect this, especially key marketing events such as a key conference or a customer meet, etc. for which we might either speed up or delay a release to accommodate the needs of that event). 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

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Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

Digite

Lean-Agile Mindset. The biggest challenge that a large organization faces is an absence of a Lean-Agile mindset. is to train the top management and change leaders in Lean-Agile and SAFe principles. calls upon organizations to launch Agile Release Train (ART) for driving organizational change towards the Lean-Agile framework. Business Owners are Lean-Agile leaders of the organization with fiduciary powers and are critical to the success of a Scaled Agile initiative.

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

Steve has also had to become an accomplished event organiser and chair with his own EVA conference in its 22nd year as well as continued close involvement in the high-profile PMI UK Synergy events, both productions with a reputation for the unusual and innovative. Project Management Event Project ManagementThere comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while.

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Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc. I was already aware of Lean principles and their techniques because I got Lean certified in my previous company. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough get to attend the Lean Kanban India 2016 conference (LKIN) and listening to David J Anderson and other thought-leaders. Each card in the Events lane has a pre-defined To-do list.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

“Pointing” was nothing more than an activity that had been dictated to the team; an event to be checked off on the Sprint schedule. 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. Story points are a way of expressing the relative sizes of stories.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Kate Morris

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan Today I’m interviewing Karen Chovan, MASc, PEng, PMP, who has dedicated her career to helping others deliver clean, lean and green approaches to project and. Conferences & Events Expert Views Women #pmiac17 #projectmanagementKate Morris, MSP, MoP, CSM, is a practising project manager and an Inspiring Women in Project Management. She is the Conference Convener for PMI Australia Conference 2017.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

It is an indicator of bad behavior if the team violates a WIP limit, but it isn’t a law and we acknowledge that sometimes we have to violate our WIP limits due to unforeseen events. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum WIP WIP limitContinuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast’.

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Focusing on Results, Not Agile Approaches

Leading Answers

Don’t get me wrong, I think Scrum is an OK starting place, but I would not recommend only using a Scrum approach - since approaches like Lean, Kanban and FDD have great things to contribute too. Agile Project Management Events Leadership Personal Agility Travel Warning Signs WeblogsQuarter Century. 2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I was involved in the creation of DSDM in 1994 and was an early adopter of Scrum and FDD shortly afterward.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

Market Events. Agile and Scrum Project Management #AgileCon2018 agile Agile and scrum conference agile product roadmap agile project management agile roadmap alliance basics best practices career certification conference consulting deliverables development digital Global IIL institute ipm day jobs kanban lean Management methodologies office online plan PMP product Professional program project road map roadmap scrum scrum master skills testing tools training

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The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Mike Griffiths

Eric Ries documented his lean startup methodology in 2008 as a way for organizations to adapt and experiment with new ideas and perform market tests. Agile Project Management Events Leadership Remote Work Teams Warning SignsThe winds of change were strong before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

What about those unexpected events? Lean and Agile PMOYour organization’s ability to react quickly and pivot to changes and disruptions is crucial to remaining relevant to your customers.

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Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD

Digite

I got exposed to Lean thinking when we first started using the Kanban Method for our software development. We may be waiting for an external event or a response from someone else before we can do our next step. Kanban Kanban board Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Getting things done GTD Lean Personal KanbanPersonal productivity and time management tools/methods have always been a subject of interest. Numerous methods and tools have been developed over the years.

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

In a week or so, I will be attending an event on #Scrum versus #Kanban and I am interested to the reaction of my LinkedIn followers to any of the following statements that will be discussed in that event: 1) Scrum is for product teams; Kanban is for service teams. 1] A True North for Lean-Agile? 4] The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban, Ajay Reddy (2015, Addison-Wesley Professional). [5] Introduction.

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DIPMF 2018

Leading Answers

It traced several techniques back through history and explained how lean, agile, and design thinking approaches share common guidance for building high performing teams. The whole event was really well hosted and it was great to see a massive display wall featuring a Project Management History Timeline. The middle years celebrate events like building of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, and breaking ground on the world’s largest solar energy facility.

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PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course with Mike Griffiths, Calgary, Alberta

Leading Answers

The exam covers Lean, Kanban and agile approaches such as Scrum and XP along with servant leadership and collaboration.  Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Planning PMI-ACP TravelI am gathering names for my next Calgary based  PMI-ACP  Exam Prep course. Please let me know via email to Mike LeadingAnswers.com if you are interested in reserving a spot on the next 3-day Calgary based PMI-ACP Exam preparation course held late May / early June 2018. We

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PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course with Mike Griffiths, Calgary, Alberta

Leading Answers

The exam covers Lean, Kanban and agile approaches such as Scrum and XP along with servant leadership and collaboration.  Agile Project Management Books Certification Events Planning PMI-ACP TravelI am gathering names for my next Calgary based  PMI-ACP  Exam Prep course. Please let me know via email to Mike LeadingAnswers.com if you are interested in reserving a spot on the next 3-day Calgary based PMI-ACP Exam preparation course held late May / early June 2018. We

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Consider this: how many times have you or a colleague joined dozens of co-workers for two or more days of an annual offsite planning event? Unfortunately, most annual planning events fail to create this type of environment. Lean and Agile PMO Product InnovationToday’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed. This is simply a reality organizations must come to realize. However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified.

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