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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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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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.

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.

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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. .

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?

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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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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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Fallacy of the Week

Herding Cats

And the role of a Scrum Product Owner if it's an internal customer. NoEstimates Agile Decision Making Economics Estimating Fallacy of the Week Governance Management Mathematics Planning Principles Requirements Risk StrategyFive Different Decision-Making Strategies That Don't Need Estimates. This is from a #Noestimates presentation. Remember, most projects operate in the presence of Uncertainty. . Do the most important strategic work first.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Herding Cats

This is true for planting tomatoes, writing software with Scrum, flying to Mars. No matter the size of the project. No matter the project domain. No matter the engineering processes used to produce the outcomes from the project. There are Five Immutable Principles of project success.

The Trouble with Charts

Herding Cats

The Performance Index of #Noestimates in the chart above shows differences from Scrum and Lightweight Scrum. The chart (top chart) shows a number for predictability for No Estimates and a similar number for predictability for Light Weight Scrum.

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

The Product Manager is not always the same as the Scrum Product Owner. This notion shows that governance is not considered a requirement for the business. There's a recent post titled Four Fallacious Reasons to Estimate.

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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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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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.”.

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Is Project Security that Important?

Axosoft

Especially in the wake of the recent breaches in digital security across just about every government agency. Are you working on government or private sector projects? Business Agile and Scrum project management risk planning securityThis question begs to be answered. So, how important is security on the projects that we manage? Well, that depends on several variables: Who’s projects are you managing? What type of data are you handling?

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Is Project Security that Important?

Axosoft

Especially in the wake of the recent breaches in digital security across just about every government agency. Are you working on government or private sector projects? Business Agile and Scrum project management risk planning securityThis question begs to be answered. So, how important is security on the projects that we manage? Well, that depends on several variables: Who’s projects are you managing? What type of data are you handling?

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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

Herding Cats: The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control. NoEstimates Estimating Governance Mathematics Planning PrinciplesFor any closed loop control system ‒ let’s assume we want to manage our project with such a system ‒ has a signal representing the current state of the system.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

I currently perform IT Project Management for the US Government in Stuttgart, Germany. In my career I have served as an Army Officer on Active Duty, as a contractor in the IT field for the US Government and for the past ten years as a Government Civilian.

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All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

How about your daily standups or scrums? “ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s warning reminds us that it is very easy to ignore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development’s value statements.

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Focus on your soft skills when moving to agile!

Kiron Bondale

Such transitions include shifts from functional specialization to “Jack of all Trades, Master of One” for delivery team members as well as the need for increased involvement of product owners and control/governance partners.

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

For example, daily stand-up meetings (step 5) were used in Japanese local governments as well as on oil-rigs. The most common agile methodologies are Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD).

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. Kanban and Scrum – Making the Most of Both – Henrik Kniberg & Mattias Skarin. Are you new to Kanban?

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

The UK government developed PRINCE2, so if you’re planning on working in the UK, you might want to give this certificate a go. Scrum certifications. Scrum is an Agile framework that’s often used for product management or for software-industry projects. Scaled Professional Scrum.

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The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

Is this early work the same in form as Scrum, XP, or other Agile development methods? Those that objected to the early XP approaches were right to criticize the lack of governance and actionable outcomes. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?

ActiveCollab

Degrees are awarded by universities and governments, take much longer to complete, and require students to take general education courses in addition to profession-specific ones. PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments) is a project management methodology for which you can get a certificate, which issued by the government of UK. If you know you want to be a Scrum project manager exclusively, getting a Scrum certification is a safe choice.

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

A positive benefit to this could be employers putting existing professionals through the Higher Project Management Apprenticeship scheme, upskilling them at virtually no cost (or at least, through funds already paid to the government in the form of the levy).

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) I think when we think about how we are delivering our projects, we need to focus on Business Value, Customer Satisfaction, Governance and less about coming in on time and budget.

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The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

LiquidPlanner

It’s natural for project managers and teams to use a combination of processes and templates from multiple methodologies, such as waterfall, scrum, lean, and Six Sigma. I’ve met several certified PMPs, Black Belts, and Scrum Masters who shouldn’t ever lead or manage a project.

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

Digite

An RTE is to a Train (ART) what a Scrum Master is to a Sprint. In other words, the RTE is responsible for the governance of an Agile Release Train, which is the basic unit around which the SAFe framework is organized. Essential SAFe 4.0 was launched by Scaled Agile Inc.

Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

Principles governing the Agile Release Train. The Release Train Engineer is a servant leader and operates as a full-time ‘Chief Scrum Master’ of the train. The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them. So, what is an ART?

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Insider Perspectives on Recruiting With Ronald Yoon

Project Management Hacks

There are conversations with clients in Finance, Telecom, health sector, Government, IT and engineering. Other popular certifications of value include the ITIL and Scrum Master certifications. How does recruiting work? What do recruiters want?

Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

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. The owners of this governance process has the decision rights to determine what gets released. .

What Does it Mean to Focus on Value?

Herding Cats

This step is one of the steps needed for project success in SISoS when developing with the software with Scrum. Governance principles provide guidance to institutionalize a process, including its continued assessment and evolution over time in support of the tangible system benefits.

#NoEstimates Book - Chapter 1 Summation

Herding Cats

Figure 4 shows the inability of the team and management to actually flow the principles of Scrum. This is a picture of a bad scrum team. they need an intervention from a Scrum coach to get them back to actually providing value to their customer. Why We Need Governance. I posted some comments on the #NoEstimates book awhile back. I have a break this week and would like to sum up Chapter 1. Chapter 1 Introduction.

Deadlines Require Time and Care For Success

Herding Cats

If you're building software with Scrum, add more sprints to cover the margin. The naive notion that scrum teams are self contained and need no external support is only the case when there is little at risk for the resulting code. This is called Governance and guided by documents like ISO 12207 , ITIL V3.1, The latest thread in agile is. the continued paradigm of deadline-driven development is killing the benefits that Agile Software Development can bring.

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How to Estimate Any Software Problem

Herding Cats

Large Scale Scrum (Less) is a framework for scaling Scrum to the enterprise. Governance drives processes in Agile at Scale. Governance can be ignored or even flaunted for small self contained teams. Organizing for responsiveness to external business drivers at scale means additional cost must be absorbed to govern in the presence of these externalities. . Spending other people's money involves governance of those decisions.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . An Analysis of XP, TDD, Pair Programming, and Scrum (Using Real Options),” Dr. David Rico, [link] davidfrico.com/rico08b.pdf. A Case Study on Agile Estimating and Planning using Scrum,” V. Agile Product Management: Agile Estimating & Planning Your Sprint with Scrum and Release Planning 21 Steps , Paul Vii, Create Space, 2016.

A Wrap Up of the #NoEstimating Conjecture Analysis to Date

Herding Cats

IT Governance and Decision Rights - those spending the money rarely of ever have the right to decide how, unless explicitly given that right by those providing the money.

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