5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement

Scrum.org

Scrum Teams do it all the time. It happens in Sprint Review, after Daily Scrum, in Sprint Planning, and as part of development. ordering the work in the Product Backlog so that the goals of the Scrum Team and the organization are best achieved.

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation is often viewed as the Holy Grail of business and the primary driver for growth. The question, of course, is “How do we manage innovation needs?”.

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Quo Vadis, Scrum Master: The Results of Our Virtual Strategy Session

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Results of a Virtual Strategy Session for Scrum Masters Regarding Remote Work. Last week, 30-plus participants in the 23rd Hands-on Agile meetup had a virtual strategy session where they explored Liberating Structures’ Critical Uncertainties microstructure.

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Guide to Building a Career as a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

Are you interested in becoming a Scrum Master, but you are yet to have any experience? In the last seven years, I have assisted several interested and enthusiastic professionals to become Scrum Masters. I gradually elevated to the role of a Scrum Master. . .

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile and Scrum concepts are about everyone on a team coming together, and being empowered to work towards an end goal, with a customer-first mindset.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

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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Grow a culture of innovation and learning with frequent Developer Huddles

Scrum.org

Without skilled developers, the Scrum Framework is no more than lipstick on a pig. And more importantly, where developers can learn, innovate and experiment to become better at his craft? There are many simple and low-tech strategies you can use.

The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. To do this we need to be pragmatic and adopt agile, lean, or even traditional strategies when they make the most sense for our context.

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Liberating Structures — an Antidote to Zombie Scrum

Scrum.org

In collaboration with InfoQ, we wrote the article “ Liberating Structures — an Antidote to Zombie Scrum ”. It describes what Zombie Scrum is about and offers tangible examples of how to recognize, treat, and prevent Zombie Scrum by using Liberating Structures. The State of Scrum.

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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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Peer Recruiting: How to Hire a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

Instead, they will reorganize themselves around autonomous teams to deal with the complexity and pace of innovation of the 21st century. The following guide to peer recruiting is based on my experience in participating in recruiting Scrum Team members over the last ten years.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps

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. Join us on February 3, 2021: Hands-on Agile #29: Scrum Guide 2020 — Reloaded.

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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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Create A Build Indicator With Your Development Team: A Simple Strategy To Foster Developer Cultures

Scrum.org

Without skilled developers, the Scrum Framework is no more than lipstick on a pig. And that requires a culture of innovation and creativity among developers. . In this series of posts, I’m sharing some simple strategies that have helped me and others in the past.

How to Prove the Value of Scrum Masters to the Organization?

Scrum.org

Last week, Simon Flossmann , one of our Patrons , took the opportunity to raise the following challenge: “How can a Scrum Master prove its value to the organization such that (s)he isn’t considered to be the first asked to leave in a crisis?”. What is their expectation of a Scrum Master?

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The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Job — 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients. Are you considering a new Scrum Master job? Don’t worry; there are four steps of proactive research to identify suitable employers or clients for Scrum Masters and avoid disappointment later. Scrum.

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The Value of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters

Scrum.org

In August 2018, Scrum.org launched the Professional Scrum Master II class. The intention of this class is to offer the Scrum community an advanced class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. What is the value of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters?”. Although this might sound fluffy and vague, this article will provide five tangible examples of how they are tremendously valuable for Scrum Masters. Daily Scrum.

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Contextless Scrum: a principles or rules driven framework?

Scrum.org

have been doing Scrum trainings for a long time. During the last years, I have stressed even more the importance of understanding the nature and purpose of the Scrum Framework just at the begginning of the classes. Most of us know that Scrum is oftenly understood in the IT industry as a process-oriented framework and that is one of the original sins that spoils the goal of obtaining what it was designed for, helping people to address complex problems.

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Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality

Scrum.org

Organizations use Scrum because they hope it can help them become more Agile. Think of delivering value to customers sooner by releasing early & often, decreasing cycle time and lead time, improving team morale, lowering the number of defects, optimizing return on investment and increasing innovation rate. Working effectively with Scrum requires strategy. As a Scrum Master, you develop and help others develop strategies to become more successful with Scrum.

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The pandemic - Is this the right time to fire the Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

Many folks on LinkedIn these days, seems to have a renewed interest in firing the Scrum Master. I have been asked quiet a few times personally as to what will the scrum master do now that we are heading to a ‘New Normal’. Responsibilities of a Scrum Master –.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholder & Product Roadmaps

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. Join us on February 3, 2021: Hands-on Agile #29: Scrum Guide 2020 — Reloaded.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. and we are excited to share highlights here, organized in the following categories: Agile and Scrum . AGILE AND SCRUM. Agile and Scrum projects are an exception.

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33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0: Vote for the Best!

Wrike

I’ve assembled a list of blogs that give me substantial food for thought when I write on innovations in project management. a site where you can find the answers to all your questions about agile management, agile software development, agile planning and agile-related methodologies, such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming and Lean. strategy. tools empower innovation and collaboration in the business environment. What project management blogs do you read?

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Stephen Denning on Business Agility

International Institute for Learning

As a keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he gave a fascinating take on how to adopt an Agile Mindset through what he calls the “Three Laws of Business Agility.” Don’t miss his presentation at our Leadership and Innovation Online Conference! Because of the popularity of Stephen’s keynote, it will also be featured at our upcoming Agile & Scrum Online Conference. Leadership agile agility strategy

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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. Agile Strategy ExecutionA well-known start-up in the UK, Moonpig is all about making someone’s day brilliant.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

One of the largest series of conferences for project managers in North America, the Project Summit has industry innovators who help professionals be more productive, and learn best practices, skills and strategies to succeed. Global Scrum Gathering.

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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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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

Let’s review the impact of high performing teams, highlight their principles, behaviors and competencies and share strategies from influential voices in our community on how to thrive in lean times. The changing nature of how we work should shift our focus to develop strategies to improve project capability and maturity to improve the bottom-line. These strategies are best executed by high performing teams that can handle a fluctuating work environment.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Thought leaders in project management have strong social media followings, are published authors, and are working as leaders for innovative companies and enterprises in the project management industry. Mike Cohn is a well-recognized author and expert on agile and Scrum project management topics, and the owner of a large and engaged Twitter account with over 42,000 followers. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

January 31 — Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event. Dwell upon other experts’ ideas and shape your own strategy of going agile. .

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Business Agility model

Henny Portman

Strategic Agility: Business Agility requires leaders who set, and clearly communicate, an adaptive strategy that empowers teams to identify opportunities to execute that strategy in potentially innovative and previously unforeseen ways. My quest continues.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Moller – Maersk, and FIFA to exchange their opinions and discoveries regarding digital trends including topics on stakeholder management, content strategy, marketing automation, AI in PM, mobile business, and many other up-to-date topics. CEO, Knowledge Strategies, LLC).

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Scrum. Scrum. Scrum is a framework and not a project management methodology. Short sprints, stand up meetings and emphasis on communication differentiates scrum from agile. You can also use scrum best practices to make your meetings fruitful. This allows you to come up with new and innovative ideas to redesign your products. For record-keeping purposes, organizations have to keep three types of journals: performance, strategy and outcome.

Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Scrum. Scrum. Scrum is a framework and not a project management methodology. Short sprints, stand up meetings and emphasis on communication differentiates scrum from agile. You can also use scrum best practices to make your meetings fruitful. This allows you to come up with new and innovative ideas to redesign your products. Innovation-driven companies adopt this methodology because it allows them to stay true to their corporate culture of innovation.

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

ProProfs Project Management

Strategies to manage your resources efficiently. This methodology requires dividing projects into multiple stages, each with their own strategies and processes. . Scrum. A scrum team mainly consists of three people: Product Owner: client. Scrum Team: delivers the work.

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

Likewise, based on IT Project Management Certifications, such as; Agile, Scrum or PMP+ modules, the certified manager can overlook an entire workforce responsible for achieving a milestone. These project managers handle Scrum Masters and Product Owners who, in turn, are tasked to monitor “sprint” marathons within the organization. Accreditation: The Scrum Alliance. This certification is accredited with Scrum Alliance.

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Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

Go is an abstract 2500 years old strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. Scrum. If you want to set up an innovation or growth lab, make sure you stay away from bureaucracy. Innovative plays can do without!

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Moller – Maersk, and FIFA to exchange their opinions and discoveries regarding digital trends including topics on stakeholder management, content strategy, marketing automation, AI in PM, mobile business, and many other up-to-date topics. CEO, Knowledge Strategies, LLC).

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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. Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy. Go-to-market strategy. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future

Inloox

Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. Innovator: acts as product owner and developer. Versatile Manager: has experience with various approaches—waterfall, Scrum, agile, lean, design thinking etc. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace.

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