What is Agile and Scrum?

The IIL Blog

The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum. Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference? It seems like almost every company, regardless of their industry, is practicing Agile and Scrum in some way and at some level of proficiency. One of those is Scrum. What is Scrum?

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Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

Christopher Wright wrote the book Agile Governance and Audit – An overview for auditors and agile teams. Agile Governance and Audit gives a short introduction to agile, compares agile with waterfall and looks at audit and agile cultures. To order (Bol.com): Agile Governance and Audit.

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Trouble in Scrum City

Leading Agile

Disclaimer: This is not a critique of Scrum. Sometimes, they learn a little bit about Scrum, even if not much about Agile. In just about every case I’ve seen, the facilitators of the Scrum City game predefine what a city is before game play even begins.

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Governance that Goes with the Flow

Leading Agile

They hire 40 Product Owners and 40 Scrum Masters. Structure, Governance, Metrics. One of the things that attracted me to LeadingAgile was the emphasis on structure, governance, and metrics. It’s the governance of all your work. Governance.

I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Agile is moving beyond technology and is now widely used in financial services, government, and professional services companies. Several hundred thousand people have taken Scrum Master certification courses with the expectation they will be prepared to lead a Scrum team.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

Scrum” is a phenomenal subject – i.e. if you are familiar with it. As an Agile project manager, I have seen my fair share of so-called “Scrum Masters” and “Agile Experts” claiming to be masters of their craft. The truth, however, is that they don’t know a lot of things about Scrum and Agile. In fact, I was surprised that some of the “experts” didn’t even know that Scrum Master and Product Owner are not the same individual. Introduction – Why Scrum?

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Agile for Large Scale Government Programs

Herding Cats

It would seem counter intuitive to apply Agile (Scrum) to large Software Intensive System of Systems. Agile in the government from Glen Alleman. Agile Earned Value Governance Government IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Requirements Root Cause AnalysisBut it's not. Here's how we do it with success. Related articles. The Microeconomics of a Project Driven Organization. GAO Reports on ACA Site.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

NoEstimates Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Planning Principles Product Management Project Management Requirements Strategy Systems Theory Technical Performance MeasuresThe term INVEST is an acronym for good User Stories. I ndependent (of all others).

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Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” The Rules Of Scrum.

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

NoEstimates Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Planning Principles Product Management Project Management Requirements Strategy Systems Theory Technical Performance MeasuresThe term INVEST is an acronym for good User Stories. I ndependent (of all others).

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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. What is Scrum.

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Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

Herding Cats

In Scrum, this is the Product Owner, who is a member of the team. So for projects that spend other people's money in the presence of uncertainty - Governance is a means to establish those shared principles. Governance is about Decision Rights.

The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

It appears to me there are more jobs available for Scrum Masters than ever before! And for those eager to work in Scrum teams, the answer is also predictable. I opened my inbox today to a question from a former student of my Scrum class. Scrum is one of those.)

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

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. What is Scrum.

Scrum vs. Kanban Board: Which One Is Better for Building a Project Plan?

Wrike

Both Scrum and Kanban fall under the Agile methodology umbrella, making them good frameworks for breaking down larger, complex projects into manageable chunks. What is a Scrum Board? Scrum methodology is often budget-friendly due to its simplicity.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance was the first (2001) major organization to promote scrum, and to offer its certifications. Its Certified Scrum Master (CSM) qualification is still the most widely known agile certification. Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM).

Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

Everybody’s incentives are governed more by their contribution to overall customer value rather than their individual output. Agile and Scrum Leadership agile agile transformation organizational culture

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8 Project Management Methodologies Made Simple

Proofhub

Continuous collaboration Scrum? —?Enabling Scrum Scrum is probably one of the most effective frameworks used within software development. With scrum, the product is built in a series of fixed-length iterations called sprints.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . Governance.

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Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects

Herding Cats

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. Governance is about decision rights. Why We Need Governance.

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

It is an important part of project governance that looks both backwards and forwards. Let’s set aside the very important governance imperative. But what if governance were unimportant to you… or your organization?

How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

If I'm risking two weeks of work for the Scrum team of 5 people it's a much different need from the risk of a $10B manned spaceflight program being supported to congress for budget authorization. . What is an estimate?

Fika Stories 2 – The Policy-Debt Trap

Digite

Designing a kanban system, you put together a set of policies and rules governing what work you want to visualize, in which way, and how you want to manage it. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum Toyota Kata Visualization

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

PRINCE2® started out as a UK-government method to manage the various IT ‘projects’ undertaken under its command. Since then, it has become the standard which the government mandates to manage its projects and many multi-national organisations have adopted to manage their projects.

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Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

It may be a government requirement, or may just be a lack of Agile comfort, adoption, and familiarity. First, we recognize that the existing PMO can provide governance across both the Waterfall and the Agile programs.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

PRINCE2® started out as a UK-government method to manage the various IT ‘projects’ undertaken under its command. Since then, it has become the standard which the government mandates to manage its projects and many multi-national organisations have adopted to manage their projects.

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3 Questions That Must Be Asked at Every Project Management Meeting

Herding Cats

For software projects, Scrum can be used. These questions and the principles, processes, and practices to support them are Governance of the project. NoEstimates Capabilities Decision Making Estimating Governance IMP/IMS Management Principles Project Management Risk

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What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

Herding Cats

Agile software development is more than frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming or Feature-Driven Development (FDD). None of the MOE's MOP's KPP's, KSA's and TPM's are addressed in Scrum, XP, or similar Agile Software Development methods.

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." .

Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

Like the other book I reviewed ( Agile Governance and Audit ), this book too focusses on temporary project organizations using an agile way of delivery (compare PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, DAD, PMI Agile where we have agile teams using e.g. Scrum) and not on organizations using e.g. SAFe, LeSS or Nexus.

Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Global Scrum Gathering. For the agile enthusiast, this scrum gathering takes place twice a year since 2013. There are presentations and interactive sessions led by experts that explore current implementation best practices and creative applications of agile and the scrum framework.

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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." .

The Flaw of Average (Mean) and Its Cousin Mode and Median

Herding Cats

Finally, before moving to the need for Median and Mode, Stories, Story Points, and Velocity are NOT Units of Performance outside a single Scrum Team, which has calibrated Story Points to their own usage and need.

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The #NoEstimates Paradigm and Response

Herding Cats

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. It is likely those paying us have some sort of governance process in place for managing the spend of that money.

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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

But many successful PMOs have evolved beyond governance and control to helping their company reach higher levels of organizational project management maturity, and increasing agility should be complementary and not contradictory to this pursuit.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management Model Based on PRINCE2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek, Jan Juricek, The International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications (IJSEA) , January 2015, Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN: 0975-9018. Federal Government, in support of OMB Circular A-123.”.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

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." .

Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

The development of the software and sometimes the development of the hardware is done in an agile manner, using one of several Agile development methods - SAFe, Scrum for example. NoEstimates Agile Decision Making Estimating Governance Principles

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

For example, the United States federal government adopting Agile has meant a rise in job openings requiring Agile project management expertise. Give your stakeholders transparency into the process by inviting them to sit in on scrums or letting them monitor work progress.

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