Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

More specifically, we chose to get our work done using a Scrum framework. How Scrum Helps With the Chaos. We’ve written about Scrum before. Scrum helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work.

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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. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. Scrum strives to “protect” the development team from the influences of “traditional” project management tactics. In Scrum this is primarily achieved through the retrospective tactic which is an Inspect and Adapt-based tactic. Introduction.

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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Every day, Scrum teams ask themselves: “Is this project going in the right direction or do we need to adapt?”. Scrum is about people.

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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Every day, Scrum teams ask themselves: “Is this project going in the right direction or do we need to adapt?”. Scrum is about people.

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Your Introduction to the Agile Roadmap

Backlog

Using the Scrum framework , you can use a combination of user stories, sprints, versions, and epics to divide and organize your teams work. Backlog Agile methodology product roadmap Scrum

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

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. Ux Runway – How To Incorporate Ux With Agile/Scrum Teams. What is Scrum?

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Continuous innovation and improvement are regular practices. Innovation happens quickly these days, and teams need to be able to adjust. Scrum. Scrum is the most widely used lightweight Agile framework.

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5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

When I started working for White October we followed the conventional “scrum” format, where the team get together, share what’s new, what’s challenging and what’s happening, and everyone gives feedback and makes suggestions to unblock each other. Scrums feel more energised.

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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

Kanban, Scrum and Agile ways of working can all make a big difference to productivity, but implementation should be organic to ensure team buy-in. Things at Google may have changed since those days, but at what cost to innovation? Digital project management is complex.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, Addison Wesley, 2010. Scaling Lean & Agle Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Voode, Addison Wesley, 2008. Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products , Jim Highsmith, Addison Wesley, 2004.

What’s the Most Important Job of a Project Manager?

LiquidPlanner

Building the plan is not a project manager’s most important job— especially for projects that need to innovate among a lot of uncertainties. If innovation is required to be successful, the most important job of a PM is to nurture an environment where the team can innovate.

The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

Quest for control (in manufacturing sense) makes innovation harder [2]. Innovation causes variability. Establish a Zero backlog approach to planning - Scrum creates Sprint Backlog. Highly effective Scrum teams have seven items in Sprint Backlog.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert

Girl's Guide to PM

You work as a Scrum Master. They also ensure the team understands the principles and ceremonies of Scrum – they’re really the expert that enables and facilitates the Scrum process. I got into Agile and Scrum through my development background.

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2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

The theme this year is “Disrupt or Disappear: Connect, Innovate & Transform.” Global Scrum Gathering: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 16-18 April 2018. I’m not an Agile expert by an means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to.

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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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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

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.

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Getting Started with Project Management

amium

They use a Scrum Board to get things done. After seeing the product team’s success with agile development, the sales team might decide to adopt agile sales development techniques and switch to Scrum. Getting Started with Project Management.

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Your 5 Best Books on Product Management & Product Marketing

Wrike

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. As one of the co-inventors of the Scrum software development process , Jeff Sutherland has a ton of stories about software project failure.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

Today the majority of projects in IT industry use variants of the Agile method like Scrum, Kanban or Extreme programming to manage projects. More and more, the Agile project management method is associated with scrum, since scrum has become the de facto standard for the Agile method.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Choose from exam prep in several areas of project management, including Agile and Scrum certification. David Prior, a certified Scrum trainer, dives into the challenges of moving from traditional project management to Scum master.

Insider Perspectives on Recruiting With Ronald Yoon

Project Management Hacks

how much are you supported), attitudes to innovation (i.e. is innovation a priority for company) and communication style. Other popular certifications of value include the ITIL and Scrum Master certifications. How does recruiting work? What do recruiters want?

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

While Scrum is probably most prevalent in IT, Kanban and Lean are significant too. Scrum provides a structured model, making it useful for transitioning from traditional development structures and methods.

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

Online PM Courses

There, product managers created a five-stage process in 1986, which they called their ‘stage-gate innovation’ Then, in 1991, a senior Corning IT executive borrowed the process and moved it to a project environment. The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers.

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Feature Driven Development

ActiveCollab

FDD allows team members to communicate more easily while encouraging team creativity and innovation. Feature driven development vs Scrum. When comparing Scrum methodology to FDD, it is obvious that they have many common points. On the other hand, unlike FDD which focuses on specific engineering practices, Scrum does not specify any particular engineering practice. Also, while FDD has longer feedback loops Scrum has short feedback loops and focuses on a vertical slice.

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A Look Inside Project Management at StarFish Medical

LiquidPlanner

We are innovating a lot, and the path forward is uncertain. We may have a weekly call or daily scrum just to touch base.

Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

Herding Cats

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. .

What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Innovative Techniques for Project Management. Chuck knows his stuff and has a highly pragmatic approach to Agile, which allows you to adopt it at any level from the local to the enterprise, and in any degree of rigor, from pure Scrum through to an adaptive blend of methodologies.

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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.

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5 Questions with the Cheetah Learning CEO Who Guarantees Your PMP Success

Brad Egeland

What is the most innovative thing you've heard, read or thought about Project Management in the past year or so? While Agile (and other SCRUM) based approaches to project management have their own vernacular, many of the methods are very similar to what we developed in Cheetah Project Management using accelerated learning principles.

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Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

The PI Planning meeting is organized by the Release Train Engineer (RTE, also called the Scrum Master of the Agile Release Train). Product Owner and Scrum Masters – to enable Team breakouts and Feature to Story decomposition. Img Src: Youtube.com/VanceLowe.

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.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, Crystal, etc.), Project management is a big topic, ( there are 13,000 book on project management alone on Amazon ). With so many books, it’s difficult to decide what to read.

High Performing Teams: What Are They and How Do I Build One?

ActiveCollab

According to a certified scrum trainer Mike Levison ){:target=”_blank”}, there are five things you must do if you want your team to become a high-performing one. Every Rolls Royce is a car, but not every car is Rolls Royce. Similarly, not every team is a high-performing team.

High Performing Teams: What Are They and How Do I Build One?

ActiveCollab

According to a certified scrum trainer Mike Levison , there are five things you must do if you want your team to become a high-performing one. Every Rolls Royce is a car, but not every car is Rolls Royce. Similarly, not every team is a high-performing team.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read

ActiveCollab

The book compares agile to waterfall, breaks down various Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, XP, FDD, Lean, etc.), Project management is a big topic, there are 13,000 book on project management alone on Amazon ). With so much books, it’s difficult to decide what to read.