Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

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A Scrum of people works very well when doing Scrum , but operations, finance, and accounting are not the same as writing software for money. A Scrum of cost accountants, planner, finance, and operations people is called Chaos. It's common to hear, projects are overhead, we just need to get the value to the customer as fast as possible. This seems to be a lament from agile developers. Anything getting in the way of them coding is seen as an impediment. .

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

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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. No need to explain why OODA is the basis of Scrum, here's a much better post - OODA: The Mindset of Scrum. .

How to Become an IT Project Manager


What About Scrum, Agile and Other Certifications? Jennifer added that some people ask her how Scrum and Agile or other certifications fit in. While it’s true that Scrum and Agile are often thought of in terms of managing IT projects, that’s not always the case.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


An early form of this methodology was Scrum , developed in 1986, which presented the concept of requirements volatility. However, it has also proven popular in other industries, like finance, marketing, and education.

Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Agile is also used in industries like marketing and advertising, construction, education and finance. Within agile here are some frequently used methods, with scrum, kanban, and lean being the most popular. Scrum. If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher.

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The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

Girl's Guide to PM

Agile and Scrum serves exactly that. Joel “Thor” Neeb will be speaking at the Agile and Scrum Virtual Conference, going live on May 4 th. Find out more here: www.iil.com/agile-and-scrum-conference/. This is a guest article by Joel “Thor” Neeb from Afterburner.

Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects

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When Agile development moves beyond a single scrum team and into the Enterprise IT domain, several considerations must be addressed. For Scrum (or most other agile methods) focus on the team is paramount.

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


Project sponsor: The person or group who is financing the project. All of a sudden Jeff from sales muscles his way into your scrum to tell you what you’re building won’t work with their team.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

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Scrum certifications. Scrum is an Agile framework that’s often used for product management or for software-industry projects. Scrum.org provides assignments that can certify your Scrum knowledge. You can choose between the following four assessments: Professional Scrum Master.

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Fallacy of the Week

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And the role of a Scrum Product Owner if it's an internal customer. This decision is a Managerial Finance process operating in the presence of the Microeconomics of decision making with all the uncertainties of the market, development cost and of course risk created by uncertainty. That statement violates the principles of Microeconomics, Managerial Finance, the Probability and Statistics of decision making, and common sense.

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

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Is this early work the same in form as Scrum, XP, or other Agile development methods? To claim otherwise willfully ignores the principles of managerial finance and probabilistic decision-making. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


CSM/PSM (Certified Scrum Master/Professional Scrum Master) are two different certificates (issued by different organizations) that both cover Scrum, the most popular agile framework in software development. If you know you want to be a Scrum project manager exclusively, getting a Scrum certification is a safe choice. If you specialize in Scrum, for example, you’ll narrow your options but increase the likelihood of getting a job.

Combating Unoriginal Content With Human Touch


As a writer, you send out a query that falls in one of 13 given categories (we always picked “Business and Finance” and “High Tech” category), by leaving your email address, media outlet and it’s URL. For example: “How to train high-performing team by using Scrum”? For example: Scrum masters with 2+ years of experience only. We relied on a free service called HARO to interview over 50 people and create 7 original posts last year. Here is what we learned.


Insider Perspectives on Recruiting With Ronald Yoon

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There are conversations with clients in Finance, Telecom, health sector, Government, IT and engineering. In general, older technologies naturally gain less attention in the IT market and Finance which means declining in demand. How does recruiting work? What do recruiters want?

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Wrike vs Asana – which PM tool works best for YOU?


Given that SCRUM has become an integral part of project management, not just in software development projects, but across much more varied industries, one would expect that such features and functions associated with SCRUM would make their way into PM solutions. Finance.

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Releases and Deadlines in Agile

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This is not to say those 5 developers sitting around the table with the Product Owner and the Scrum Master are not working on vitally important code. This is the basis of managerial finance and decision making in the presence of uncertainty - Microeconomics of Decision Making.

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

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In Scrum, this is the Product Owner, who is a member of the team. With the Team's full contribution to these artifacts, the Product Owner is Accountable to the business for delivering that value from the Scrum Team's outcomes.

Deconstruction the #NoEstimates Conjecture

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At a minimum, at the end of every week, a Scrum team assess physical percent complete at the end of the Sprint. The core principle of Scrum is the Product Owner defines the priority of the work of the team - NOT the development team. . This presentation is showing up again.

Deconstruction the #NoEstimates Conjecture

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At a minimum, at the end of every week, a Scrum team assess physical percent complete and updates their estimate to complete in some field in the Scrum development system. The core principle of Scrum is the Product Owner defines the priority of the work of the team, what the expected Value needs to be for the work - NOT the development team. NoEstimates seesm to willfully ignore the principles of Scrum. This presentation is showing up again.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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We were on 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." .

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

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The Product Manager is not always the same as the Scrum Product Owner. Root Cause: Failure to understand the managerial finance processes of any business seem to create to condition for this question and answer. There's a recent post titled Four Fallacious Reasons to Estimate.

Software Cost Accounting

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In iterative or agile development, as management consultant and agile specialist, Craig Larman , explains, technological feasibility is reached after a number of iterations (called sprints in the Scrum methodology) after which capitalization can start. Money comes in many colors.

The #NoEstimates Paradigm and Response

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I attended our Agile Meetup last night, where the speaker walked through the three current Agile at Scale development methods, all based on Scrum - SAFe, LeSS, and Nexus. Thanks to Sean Craig's Live Sketch Note for capturing concepts directly from Woody Zuill's talk.

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How to Estimate Any Software Problem

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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. Large Scale Scrum (Less) is a framework for scaling Scrum to the enterprise. The conjecture of #NoEstimates starts with the first Tweet. This conjectures - (there are) .

A Wrap Up of the #NoEstimating Conjecture Analysis to Date

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How to get a "D" in the Freshman Finance Class. Project Finance - all project is guided by managerial finance and microeconomics of decision making, whether you know it or not.

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