Remote Lean Coffee

Growing Agile

This morning we hosted a Lean Coffee session. It was my first time hosting a virtual lean coffee. If you’re planning a lean coffee soon, here is a tip for you: I tested a few tools, Trello was easy for me to use as a virtual board.

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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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A 2021 Comprehensive Guide on Lean vs Agile Methodologies

nTask

These frameworks are many, but the ones we are interested in, in this article, are Lean and Agile. So, without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into describing what Lean and Agile project management methodologies are and how are they different from one another. Lean Approach.

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Review True lean

Henny Portman

With the book True lean – Your guide to the fundamentals connecting purpose, process and people written by Rudy Gort you get a concise but complete and clear overview of and insight into lean. The first part examines the origin of lean in order to understand the philosophy behind lean.

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PMXBoard -  The Only Full Agile and Lean Management Planning Set

Brad Egeland

The set comes with pre designed but also customizable full magnetic board, which weights just above 6 lbs, and comes with 84 pieces of magnetic cards set in order to build your Kanban, Scrum, or any other type of Lean Board.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. In the first two installments of this series, we talked about the key elements of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how funding practices must adapt to better support LPM initiatives. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE).

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Lean Coffee in 5 Minutes

Scrum.org

Lean Coffee is a powerful meeting faciliation technique that can be used in coffee shops, conferences, open space, scrum events or simply replace existing corporate meeting formats. Lean Coffee is easy to learn, empowers participants and increases engagement.

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Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

This article is the second in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. SCRUM’S WIP LIMIT POLICY.

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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”. This book comprehensively describes the underlying principles that create Flow and facilitate Lean Product Development processes, principles that have produced 5x to 10x improvements, even in mature processes. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University).

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

The questioner asked – “I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I’m engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). My question is: Am I missing something that could make this team to work better and to keep this structure of application support + product increment while using Scrum? Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. Not Scrum OR Kanban.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. 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. The Kanban Method pulls a great deal of its values from a Lean value system. Haven’t read the Scrum Guide recently).

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Scrum with Kanban Class of Service

Digite

This article is the third in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. In my experience, this does not come naturally to Scrum teams.

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Agile Asanas: Scrum Inputs and Outputs 2021 (Sprint I/O) - Part 1

Management Yogi

The Scrum Guide has changed and it has come with a number of new concepts such as Product Goal, Lean Thinking, Commitment based Artifacts among others. With the new Scrum Guide, you can also see changes to the various events of Scrum.

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Lean Project Management For Remote Teams: A Simple Guide To Eliminate Waste & Improve Productivity

Teamweek

Lean Project Management can fix this. In this article, we’re going to explore: What is Lean Project Management? The Lean Methodology The 3 Types of Waste & How to Fix Them. What is Lean Project Management? As a concept, Lean originates from the Toyota production floor.

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

More and more Agile teams have started to adopt Kanban as a way to improve beyond what Scrum enabled them to do, as also to address some of the challenges that Scrum presented them with. As a result, many people have attempted to compare and contrast Scrum and Kanban in a variety of “Scrum vs. Kanban” sessions in conferences, webinars and online posts. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

A new version of Scrum guide was released last month. It contains commitments for each of the Scrum artifacts. Product Goal also reflects one of the values of Scrum: “Focus.” Now, every artifact in Scrum comes with a commitment. Lean Thinking. Single Scrum Team.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

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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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Several hundred thousand people have taken Scrum Master certification courses with the expectation they will be prepared to lead a Scrum team. As an agile consultant and instructor, I am often asked, “I just received my Scrum Master certification, now what do I do?”.

Why perfect is the enemy of good - using lean change to apply agile in context

Scrum.org

Why perfect is the enemy of good - using lean change to apply agile in context. Importantly, unlike many Agile coaches and training programmes, our teams of Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Skilled Engineers all come from a project delivery background.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

Continuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast’. Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. KANBAN AND SCRUM TOGETHER – NOT SO FAST. A colleague of mine who works at Scrum.org now posted a blog about how Kanban and Scrum are stronger together.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 2

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Wednesday 25 March 2020 I delivered the second “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 1.6 Combining Agile and Lean. SCRUM. The house of Scrum. Scrum, what’s in a name? your independent Scrum Caretaker.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training

Agilemania

Professional Scrum Master training is highly interactive training for 14 hours, and students learn by doing it in class. We use Scrum to teach Scrum in our class to gain practical knowledge. Scrum is a framework to address complex adaptive problems.

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Differences Between a SAFe Scrum Master and a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Is a SAFe Scrum Master and Scrum Master having two different accountabilities or the same? Is a SAFe Scrum Master, a Scrum Master with additional responsibilities for scaling? In SAFe, Scrum Master is not just “Scrum” Master.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

ProjectManager.com

For example, take scrum. Scrum is a great framework for helping teams work more productively together. In fact, the name comes from rugby and like it, scrum is a team sport. Scrumban is part of an agile framework, a hybrid of scrum and kanban.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

Learn more about Betsy Kauffman’s Agile & Scrum conference presentation “Developing Predictable Agile Roadmaps” Learn More. To learn more about how to create predictable roadmaps and facilitate transparent conversations, join me live at IIL’s Agile and Scrum 2018 Online Conference on June 7 and on-demand from June 8th through September 10th. By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap?

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process

Meisterplan

The agile world has an important building block to enhance cooperation when it comes to working with Scrum: retrospectives. According to the Scrum Guide, the Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum team to analyze themselves and create a plan for improvements to be implemented during the next Sprint. At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. Retrospectives with the Portfolio Board.

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Scrum Vs. Kanban: Uncover the Key Considerations

Agilemania

Scrum vs. Kanban is one of the most trending comparisons in the world of agile methodology! However, while Scrum and Kanban both have differences, their principles are the same. Though Scrum is one of the most popular methods in agile, organizations are recently choosing Kanban.

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The First Principle of Lean Management: Eliminate Waste

ActiveCollab

They developed the Toyota Production System (TPS), dubbed as Lean production many years later. Lean" was created as a response to an extremely complex environment. Scrum, Kanban, and Lean are just some of the frameworks found under the Agile umbrella.

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The Real Relationship Between Scrum & Kanban

Agile Advice

Let’s be clear about what we mean by cross-functional teams: According to the Scrum Guide (paraphrasing), a cross-functional team is a team that possesses all the skills required for starting and delivering potentially releasable product increments in a Sprint. Most people I meet who are working with Agile teams (mostly Scrum teams) have already done everything they can to create the conditions for their teams to realize this ideal. Kanban can help Scrum teams.

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70 Scrum Master Theses

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 70 Scrum Master Theses. The following 70 Scrum Master theses describe the role of from a holistic product creation perspective. The theses cover the role of the Scrum Master from product discovery to product delivery in hands-on practical manner. Daily Scrum.

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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Leading Answers

In addition to an agnostic understanding of Lean, Kanban, Scrum and other agile approaches, we also agreed people should know about the basics of servant leadership, conflict management, team decision making, and coaching.

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How to build a career in agile and scrum post certified scrum master 

iZenBridge

Now, you have successfully completed Certified Scrum master classroom training. Two days of classroom training is sufficient to become familiar with Scrum and Agile framework. This blog is in the context of the prospects after the Certified Scrum Master. I am a Scrum Master.

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The Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered. The Scrum Guide Reordered 2020 is based on about 95 percent of the text of the Scrum Guide 2020, extending its original structure by adding additional categories, for example, on self-management, commitments, or accountability. Scaling Scrum.

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Scrum vs. Kanban: The Ultimate Breakdown Guide

Wrike

Six Sigma, Lean, PMBOK , Scrum vs. Kanban — there’s a lot of project management jargon and methodology debates thrown around that you may find confusing or unclear. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two and get to the bottom of the Scrum vs. kanban debate.

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Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

In this article, we attempt to clarify the basic concepts behind Scrum, Kanban, Agile and Waterfall. Popular searches on the Internet such as Scrum vs Kanban , Scrum vs Agile, Scrum vs Waterfall, Kanban vs Agile, Kanban vs Waterfall and Agile vs Waterfall manifest the need to have the differences between all these approaches cleared out once and for all. Scrum. Comparing Scrum vs Agile is equivalent to comparing apple to fruit.

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Scrum + Kanban – Why You Should Stop Mixing These Two

Agilemania

Scrum is a framework to address complex adaptive problems. Many teams have been using the Scrum to develop successful products. Kanban is a tool within lean process and organizations have been using it to visualize process flow, optimize processes and improve throughput.

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Scrum Master Servant Leader: 12 Ways To Move Your Team to Greatness

Project Bliss

A scrum master servant leader can lead his team to greatness with this advice from Geoff Watts’s wonderful book Scrum Mastery. Please see the Editor’s note below regarding the variation in spelling of the term Scrum Master. What is SCRUM and a Scrum Master?

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Is a Scrum Master an Agile Coach?

Scrum.org

The Scrum Master and Agile Coaching. In the agile enterprise, a Scrum Master has three key areas of accountability [1]: Coaching teams by promoting cross-functionality and helping them to self-manage and self-organise within guardrails set by executive. How does the Scrum Master Coach?

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Can Scrum work for hard deadlines?

Scrum.org

If you’ve ever wondered whether Scrum can work for hard deadlines, the answer is – yes! Not only can Scrum work in these situations, but in my experience, using this agile framework increases the probability of meeting challenging deadlines. Lean Thinking.

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How do you “do” Scrumban?

Digite

You are a Scrum team with well established Scrum tools and practices. Implicit in these questions perhaps is the worry – will my Scrum practices and results get diluted or vitiated in some way? In the simplest level, Scrumban is just the application of the principles of the Kanban method on top of your Scrum processes. If you currently do Scrum, you can still use Kanban to visualize your work and improve your delivery of products. Moving from Scrum ?

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