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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. Value-system Influences. Both are heavily influenced by value-systems. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. The Kanban Method is also influenced by the Agile Manifesto and the values inherent within it. In the Kanban Method, cadences are just as important as they are in Scrum.

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32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns. Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition. process.).

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges. Scrum is increasingly being discovered as a simple framework to address complex problems and situations other than software and product development. Agile Scrum

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Scrum is about value not work. Reflections from Scrum Guide Update

Scrum.org

November 2020 was the launch of the Scrum Guide update. Over those three months, I have talked a number of times about the changes, using the update as an excuse to talk about Scrum. The title I have given this observation is ‘Scrum is about value not work’. . Scrum On.

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The Problem with Scrum Experts

Scrum.org

Although the paper is focused on training in general, my mind made the connection in how Scrum consultants, trainers, and coaches try to have organizations learn Scrum. How organizations expect to succeed with Scrum by hiring consultants, trainers, and coaches. Scrum is built on the observation that within a complex environment and/or doing complex work, an empirical process offers the best chance of success. The Professional Scrum Master II class. “We

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Sprint to Success with Scrum for Dummies (Book Review)

Wrike

Traditional management methods are tossed out the window for practices that allow for both execution and innovation. Scrum is an offshoot of this strategy, and it’s summed up quite nicely by Mark C. Layton in Scrum for Dummies. Read this book review to get a quick look into one of the top project management books tackling Scrum and Agile. Summary and Book Review of Scrum for Dummies. Key Takeaways from Scrum for Dummies.

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Scrum Mastery: 5 Steps to Grow a Strong Team Identity

Scrum.org

This is the second in a series of posts exploring Scrum Mastery. In our first post, we introduced the 4 dimensions of Scrum Mastery. Scrum requires self-organizing, cross-functional, collaborative teams. The success of Scrum hinges on the strength of a team. This involves both understanding and managing your own emotions and being able to recognize and influence the emotions of others. This enables creativity and innovation.

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PO Interview Questions — The Product Backlog and Refinement

Scrum.org

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients. Scrum is not a methodology but a framework.

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58 Product Owner Theses

Scrum.org

TL;DR: The Scrum Product Owner in 58 Theses. The Product Owner theses also address the Product Owner’s part in Scrum events from Sprint Planning to Sprint Review to Sprint Retrospective, and the Daily Scrum. The Product Owner is also the most vulnerable Scrum role.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. What to expect: Mike’s blog helps software development teams improve their work through Agile and Scrum. These will give you the incentive and knowledge to implement Agile and Scrum in your own organization. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Project management is as much about people as it is about processes. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. XP, scrum, lean, etc.) The lesson I need to remember is that, whilst experimenting is an integral part of innovation, the most successful programmes are those that recognise the ongoing needs of business-as-usual and balance the tried and tested with the new. I would also encourage project managers to be more innovative.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment

Scrum.org

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges. Scrum is increasingly being discovered as a simple framework to address complex problems and situations other than software and product development.

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Deming’s 14 Points – It’s All About Quality

Project Bliss

I’ve held roles as a Scrum Master and Release Train Engineer.). He’s had a HUGE influence in this area. So in 1950 he went to Japan and applied his improvement processes – very successfully. He’s had a huge influence on quality control. Innovate and constantly improve. Higher quality doesn’t come from inspection, but from improving the production process. There are always opportunities to improve the process.

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

So, can you speak about artificial intelligence in project management if you still control all the related processes and make important decisions by yourself? This database should contain information about processes, actions, and outcomes typical for the company.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. They often act as an independent third party to validate a change that groups know they want to make anyway, sometimes playing the role of devil’s advocate, questioning processes that internal staff should/could not as; sometimes acting as the scapegoat when someone must explain why/who thought this experiment would be a good idea.

AGILE NXT 3rd edition

Henny Portman

In many organizations, Agile and Scrum have become container concepts—their true definition and purpose forgotten. An overview of characteristics of a modern IT architecture process and six considerations to take into account if you want to introduce modern architecture.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

Again, it was kinda like, which process do you pick? – The thing that we were looking at was, how do you look at an organization by what it produces, by the outcomes that it does, instead of by completing projects, or by the processes. – Is the process Got it?

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And then the process developed a point of view around kind of why companies were jacking it up. If you just do Scrum, you’ll get the goodness out of it. I don’t mean Scrum. Now, how do we get them to go out and be more innovative?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. The lesson I need to remember is that, whilst experimenting is an integral part of innovation, the most successful programmes are those that recognise the ongoing needs of business-as-usual and balance the tried and tested with the new.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

And what that means to us is not just teaching people how to do agile or how to do kind of methodologies in this space like say for Scrum or what have you but really like how to create the kinds of organizations that really can do agile really well and really effectively at scale.

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Product Owner: Product Value Maximizer

Scrum.org

As per Scrum Guide, version November 2017: “ The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the Development Team ”. Ability to Innovate : Measures the ability to deliver a new capability that might better serve a customer or user need.

Agile Movers & Shakers (6): The Liberators Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem

Scrum.org

Christiaan and Barry are both Professional Scrum Trainers (PST) with Scrum.org, dedicated early adopters of Liberating Structures, and co-authors of the upcoming Zombie Scrum Survival Guide. Both are Professional Scrum Trainers and Liberating Structures enthusiasts.

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How to lead self-managing teams? 3 practical tips

Scrum.org

Also the new Scrum Guide describes the whole Scrum Team as self-managing. Empowered to decide on processes, objectives and product details, self-managing teams are better equipped to handle complex, unpredictable situations.

Agile Transformation – Success Factors part 2

Scrum.org

Top-management is actively involved in the process, decisions are being made according to evidence. Being involved in the Agile transformation process means that executives not only support but they make important decisions as a result of the inspection of the current situation.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management. A project-based funding structure creates a slower, more complicated budgeting process that requires estimates, plans, and details far before they are able to be accurate.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Poppendieck was an influence for me, no doubt, and several others in those days. But sure, it was heavily influenced by Mary Poppendieck. I just don’t see as much of their work as I do the guys that are doing Scrum and LeSS and SAFe and things like that.

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20 Team Building Activities That Your Team Won’t Sigh At

Paymo App

If you happen to hold these assumptions as well, remember that: Team building activities are not a one-time silly event, but part of an ongoing process. A leaner and faster onboarding – We’re talking about the process of helping new hires adapt to the company culture. Their aim is to foster a shared team identity by looking into how your employees perceive the company and what influences their opinions. Robots might represent the Scrum team who carries out the sprints.

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Like many, we used the Scrum framework to start optimising the software development process and we increased the emphasis on quality, adopting software craftsmanship and XP practices. As deployment frequency increased we migrated from Scrum to Kanban and emphasis shifted from tracking velocity to optimising cycle time. I spent many months getting to know the teams, what they did, their processes and their challenges and frustrations. Ineffective process.

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6 Critical Lessons in Organisational Agility from the COVID-19 crisis

Scrum.org

Last century’s Scientific Management is the key influence. They want the innovation, speed and agility of a start-up combined with the size and scale of a larger firm. This is quite an intimidating process to go through so is generally discouraged.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Simple but authoritative – the author’s project process must be straightforward, but be rooted in strong best practice. Innovative Techniques for Project Management. The Influence Agenda: A Systematic Approach to Aligning Stakeholders in Times of Change. Yes, we’ve had a huge revolution in how we can learn and teach ourselves. And you may be ready for a project management course.

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

BeeWits

When you’re making the critical decision of choosing a project management system for your team, there are two names which will come up over and over again – in this post, we will present you with a detailed review of Wrike vs Asana as seen from the eyes of a project manager and team members collaborating on a specific tasks and processes. Processes in teams working within different niches tend to differ significantly.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

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. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. The Influence of Selection Bias on Effort Overruns in Software Development Projects,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory & Institute of Informatics , University of Oslo.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

So start here to build your academic foundation, that can be put to work to build a foundation of validated experience of making estimates in the presence of uncertainty and protect yourself from fallacious claims that estimates are a waste, not needed, and produce bad resulting in the decision making process for those paying you to produce value. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. Innovation and Risk Management,” Eduardo Manuel, MPRA Paper No.

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Five Types Of Value

Scrum.org

The Scrum framework exists to deliver value to stakeholders sooner. For something that seems so central to Scrum, there is little guidance on what “value” means. Maximizing Value In Scrum. How can you state with certainty that value was delivered by your Scrum Team?

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. Innovation and Risk Management,” Eduardo Manuel, MPRA Paper No.

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Stances of the Product Owner

Scrum.org

To do so, let’s take a look at how Product Owner role is defined by the Scrum Guide: The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the Development Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals. The Scrum Guide, version November 2017 -. Based on the description from the Scrum Guide, you might think “That’s great, but that’s not how it works in our company”.

In the search for "The Art of the Possible"

Scrum.org

A Day in a Life of a Scrum Master. The Scrum Team gather around their team desk to hold the Daily Scrum. Daniella is their Scrum Master. Let's talk after the Daily Scrum, so you can help me understand the situation a bit better.". Daily Scrum ends. If you were allowed to, how would you structure the team & process differently? However rather than centralising the DevOps knowledge, I'd prefer to devolve these skills to Scrum Teams.