Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. There have been no drastic changes to the core definition of Scrum.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101


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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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute of Learning

This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. I will describe how to apply the DA tool kit in my keynote presentation, Disciplined Agile Strategies for Greater Innovation, at IIL’s Agile and Scrum 2020 Online Conference.

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Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams


Conduct Daily Scrum Meetings. Daily scrum meetings are an important part of the agile project management methodology because they increase the team communication about the work they have done yesterday, and how are they going to tackle the tasks today and so on and so forth. The team leader can use project management tools to conduct efficient scrum meetings. Scrum Scaling. Agile Project Management Agile Multi Project Management Scrum

How to Become an IT Project Manager

Technical understanding including hardware, software, network, infrastructure, security, etc. IT PM: Project management training that deals with technology, such as infrastructure, hardware, software, networks, etc. ITIL: Information Technology Infrastructure Library covers the best practices used to develop and execute IT service management for a company. What About Scrum, Agile and Other Certifications? So some people ask, “Well, what about Agile and Scrum?

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Scrum Team has stabilized- what next?

Stepping Into Project Management

It could be user stories that require infrastructure, it can be kind of stories that haven’t been worked on, it can be a story requiring a new technology. Most transformations start with the basic idea of either getting teams to start working in Agile or streamlining their existence process.

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What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Arras People

APMG already had all the infrastructure and experience to write syllabus and exams and run the accreditation of trainers, training companies and exam candidates. Now the main manifestation is either Kanban for flow oriented needs or Scrum sprints and Release.

Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

The PRiSM methodology is primarily used on large-scale construction projects, such as real estate development or construction/infrastructure projects, that may result in adverse environmental effects. Scrum. A scrum team mainly consists of three people: Product Owner: client.

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Agile Team Transitions Are Not Always Textbook


Isn’t the Scrum Master the project manager? Designs the application architecture based on the company’s standards, computer infrastructure and network environment. Infrastructure lead. Coordinates the infrastructure and server setup. If you pick up a book on Agile or Scrum, you’ll often read about the best teams are self-organizing, cross-functional, and self-directed. Scrum Master.

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development


This happens in the Iteration Planning meeting (or Sprint Planning meeting, if you are using Scrum). There will be work items to improve the infrastructure, improve processes, find a response to a risk, etc. Supporting stories to these aspects don’t represent direct value to the end user, but represent value to the stakeholders, whether it be scrum master, product owner, team, project manager, other managers, and/or other stakeholders. Infrastructure Stories.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

If pure Scrum works, or you’re totally a waterfall shop, then as long as you are seeing results no one is going to care. I’ll be watching the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform to see what impact that has on project success (lots, I hope).

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Top 9 IT Project Manager Interview Questions and Answers [2020]

PM Basics

What is Agile, Scrum, and Kanban? Scrum and Kanban are frameworks. Also, you need to know the specifics of how to implement Scrum and Kanban on your project to lead the development of an application. The main challenges that a Scrum Master or a leader in Kanban framework faces daily. There are so many resources about Scrum and Kanban that I won’t waste your time here, explaining the basics. Scrum Framework.

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

Tech Infrastructure != I’m including all IT resources “in front of” the API layer in the organization’s technical infrastructure. Dividing your transformation initiative along the seams of the technical infrastructure will often be a suboptimal approach. The reason this happens is a product line or value stream (or whatever you choose to call it) may not be supported entirely within the front-end infrastructure. A Metaphorical Journey.

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Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

The following audit objectives are explored: Auditing agile versus waterfall : To ensure management has adequate controls for decisions regarding the choice of approach for projects (agile/waterfall/hybrid approach) and has established the governance and infrastructure to support these approaches. Conclusion: This easy to read book focusses on projects with an agile delivery team using Scrum, Unified Process or XP.

Having a Definition of Ready: Harmful or Helpful?

Leading Agile

If you will indulge me in using a metaphor for a moment: I sometimes liken Scrum and similar methods to Forrest Gump’s braces. They’ll have a design team, a testing team, a network team, an infrastructure team, a database team, and so forth.

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A Simple Recipe For Creating A Killer Project Management Checklist


Determine the organizational assets of products, infrastructure, devices, and tools you would be needing. Here are some examples of some project management techniques you could consider applying to your project: Agile methodology, Critical chain methodology, Scrum, and Waterfall.

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Handling Unplanned Work

Leading Agile

Scrum calls the list the Product Backlog.) Fortunately, contemporary lightweight software delivery methods based on time-boxed iterations (like Scrum) or continuous flow (like Kanban) include mechanisms to handle unplanned work gracefully.

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Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

When following the agile scrum approach, there are three typical roles (these are not job titles)*: *these descriptions are simplified for this article. Scrum Master. The “scrum master” works with the team to help organize regular events such as daily meetings and customer demos. The scrum master also works to remove any impediments to the team’s work. Agile is a popular term these days, and you likely hear it a lot.

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Project Management, Jungle-Style


We have renovation, expansion, and improvement projects that involve physical infrastructure as well as environmental impact-improvement efforts.

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Velocity Anti-Patterns

Leading Agile

I mean, are you using Scrum, or Extreme Programming, or something? That’s Scrum. To the infrastructure team. The Scrum Alliance has an article online by Catia Oliveira entitled, “Velocity” Her definition reads as follows: “Velocity is the number of story points completed by a team in an iteration.” If you can implement a time-boxed iterative process model, regardless of the specific method you choose (Scrum, XP, etc.),

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Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

Varun Maheshwari , a Scrum Master at Telstra, says to “avoid project based thinking and start product thinking, have tight & fast feedback loops, make teams really autonomous, let team members talk to real customers so that they can understand domain & customer needs better, etc. Merrow (Wiley, 2011), recommended by Giorgio Locatelli , an Associate Professor of Infrastructure Procurement and Management at the University of Leeds.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

Zombie Scrum describes the impact on delivery teams. To prevent the Zombie Scrum or Delivery Trap phenomenon, our operational model keeps planning, execution, and tracking coordinated horizontally across dependent Delivery Teams and vertically through the Portfolio, Program, and Delivery levels. One of the roles or functions of the Product Manager is that of Product Owner, in the Scrum sense. Scrum development work is done in it.

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Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Scrum uses sprints, Kanban the idea of flow In DevOps, it’s all about continuous…anything. version control, infrastructure as code, etc.). A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. To which I replied, “You’re right!”. Sounds like a joke? It’s not! In IT projects DevOps is nothing more than pure Agile implemented properly.

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Becoming a Project Manager

Brad Egeland

And many fill the role for the first time in a smaller organization with no real PM infrastructure in place…it just happens. The Scrum Alliance offers certification for those working in an Agile environment and are practicing Scrum methodologies.

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Commonly Used Project Management Software For 9 Key Use Cases

TrustRadius Project Management

Trello is designed to be simple to use and make it easy to visualize project progress using its kanban board infrastructure. IT project management involves the managing of any projects that deal with information systems, IT infrastructure, or computer software and technology.

Skill Sets, Flow, and Transformation

Leading Agile

Are there aspects of the canonical Scrum model that work very well at Basecamp 2, but that interfere with flow once we try to operate at the Basecamp 3 level? You’ve become proficient with novice-level Scrum, running two-week Sprints and delivering predictably against your Product Backlog. That will include things like finalizing your automated continuous delivery pipeline and automating your infrastructure management.

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Overcoming the Top Challenges of IT Project Management


In a nutshell, IT project management is managing any project dealing with IT infrastructure, information systems, or computer technology. Another unique IT project challenge is that changes to IT infrastructure may impact security and data management. Because IT infrastructure is made up of hardware as well as software, any change you implement must be carefully done so it doesn’t create risk for your company’s — and more importantly your customers’ — data.

How to Become an IT Project Manager Without Experience

PM Basics

So, if you are just starting your career, I strongly recommend getting a job on an IT project in any other capacity like QA, Developer, DevOps, Business Analyst, or a Scrum Master. With all infrastructure, it may cost anywhere from $500 million to $1.9 You’ll execute most of the projects with Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe. Keep in mind that you need to learn a bit about Scrum and Kanban. There are a lot of resources on the internet about Scrum and Kanban.

Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

What I've compiled here is what I hope – my time permitting – is the beginning of a series of articles to introduce different software tools and services that help get project leaders and planners and PM infrastructures themselves on the right track and headed in the right direction. It doesn’t matter if you work with Scrum, Kanban, traditional Gantt scheduling or a mix, Forecast has it all.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Besides, Smart Scrum Product Ownership workshop will be also held by Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf. June 16-17, Frankfurt — The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference suggests a unique opportunity to join the community of professionals to share ideas in the field and discuss topics of cloud management and security, leadership development, automation, machine learning and many more! Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

If using SCRUM, defined planning activity. Resolution Approach: The obvious answers the team came up with was to have time boxes (what SCRUM does). Env/Infrastructure: . Negative Factor: The team identified Configuration, Sanity, Missing HFs, Connectivity, Overloading of environment as all related issues to environment, infrastructure. Resolution Approach: Environment/Infrastructure planning cannot be a batch mode process.

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3 Business Transformation Success Stories and What We Can Learn From Them

Lean processes can be instituted at every step of a company’s infrastructure. In response to increasing competition, Lysaght opted for agile development practices including scrum teams and cloud based workshops where a wider range of audiences can receive personalized health related advice.

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) covers a larger area than PMP. 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.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Besides, Smart Scrum Product Ownership workshop will be also held by Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf. June 16-17, Frankfurt — The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference suggests a unique opportunity to join the community of professionals to share ideas in the field and discuss topics of cloud management and security, leadership development, automation, machine learning and many more! Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020?

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9 Steps to Write a Scope of Work (SOW) for Any Project and Industry


You can also list if any regular meetings are going to take place (like a daily Scrum) and when and where those will take place. This might mean bringing in a technical writer if you’re unsure of how to exactly express the requirements and infrastructure.

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Build a CI/CD Pipeline in the Cloud: Part One

Leading Agile

If you’re a Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Coach, or anyone else with a stake in software development and delivery, this could be a way for you to get a sense of the world developers live in. If you’re an infrastructure engineer and you want to try your hand at writing some code, this could be fun for you.

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

Online PM Courses

UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority. The UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) oversees major projects in the UK Public Sector. And let’s not forget that this is where the idea of Scrum has its origins too. The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. Yet it has the potential to transform your project management, deliver more successful projects, and make you a better project manager.

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

Teams that use a time-boxed iterative process model such as Scrum or Extreme Programming measure capacity with their Sprint length or iteration length as the time interval. For instance, some organizations separate work on different technical platforms or at different architectural layers, such as mobile apps, web apps, mid-tier apps, APIs, and back-end apps, as well as separating application development teams from infrastructure engineering teams, database management teams, and so forth.

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


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.

Creating a Definition of Done:A SoundNotes Tutorial

Leading Agile

If you’re following Scrum as it’s defined, then “done” and potentially shippable are intended to be the same thing. Yes, it’s dysfunctional from a Scrum perspective. Infrastructure Change Notes Delivered.

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