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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Which is better – Kanban or Scrum?

The Clever PM

By far the most prominent and popular of these are Kanban and Scrum. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Kanban Lean PM Roles ScrumA very common topic of discussion amongst Product Managers in general, and Agile practitioners in particular, involves the comparison of different forms of process and project management. And, much to my own personal dismay, often these discussions wind up devolving into some […].

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. Many organizations take CSM training and certifying their skills in practicing Scrum. This page is a comparison between Agile and Scrum and outlines the main difference between them. Scrum: An iterative software model that follows a set of roles, responsibilities, and meetings that do not change with time. What is Scrum?

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What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy UncertaintyA common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile.

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The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban

Digite

Kanban/ Scrumban is the new Scrum. Amongst the Agile folks looking at Kanban – and evaluating it for their purposes, Kanban is the solution to a range of what might be termed as limitations or constraints of the ways in which teams have adopted Scrum.

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

Agile Scrum is a project management method used best in the software and IT industries. The Agile scrum methodology works on the principle of seamless efficiency while minimizing red tape. Familiarity with Scrum and its basic concepts. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” The Rules Of Scrum.

Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Roles Three roles are key to success (scrum master, product owner and scrum team). Uses scrum as the method do the actual work, yet uses kanban as the method to seek and gain in the way of continuous improvements. Uses lean as the way to combine the best components of kanban and scrum practices to deliver the most sustainable value as fast as possible.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

PRINCE2 Agile does not favour any one agile approach but it does concentrate on how to incorporate the most popular frameworks of SCRUM and strong Kanban. It also promotes the concepts of Lean Startup.

Portfolio Lane: Revolutionizing Portfolio Kanban!!!!

Digite

With this capability, you have a powerful set of tools at your disposal to implement Kanban or Scrum at scale. Kanban Lean/ Kanban Portfolio Kanban Enterprise Kanban Kanban Hierarchy Kanban Portfolio Management Project Portfolio Management

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Kate Morris

Girl's Guide to PM

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan Today I’m interviewing Karen Chovan, MASc, PEng, PMP, who has dedicated her career to helping others deliver clean, lean and green approaches to project and.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Scrum. Scrum is the most widely used lightweight Agile framework. Scrum provides high-level visibility to the work being done, as well as ongoing progress. You’ve likely heard of scrum activities that help provide visibility and ongoing improvement.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

There are many flavours of Agile, you may have heard of SCRUM, Kanban, Lean, Lean Startup, Extreme Programming to name but a few! This can often be just SCRUM, just Kanban or even a combination of them both, often termed SCRUMBAN or one of a host of other Agile methods.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Within agile here are some frequently used methods, with scrum, kanban, and lean being the most popular. Scrum. Lean (LN). If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile?

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

The most common agile methodologies are Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing. Visual, lean tools that truly engage all team members are going to become essential in 2018. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you.

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5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

LiquidPlanner

Waterfall, agile, scrum, critical path—there’s a wide range of project management methodologies, and they’re rarely one size fits all. In manufacturing, time is money. Every delay, machinery breakdown, and defective product adds up and, ultimately, hurts the bottom line.

The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2018

Wrike

Global Scrum Gathering. Calling all scrum masters! This annual conference offers coaching opportunities and lectures in Scrum techniques for project managers and product owners. According to Reader’s Digest , “learning something new” is one of the ten most popular New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the best places to learn new things are at industry conferences.

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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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Value and the Needed Units of Measure to Make Decisions

Herding Cats

We produce Value at the end of every Sprint Value is the most important aspect of Scrum based development. What Can Lean Learn From Systems Engineering? For some reason the notion if value is a big mystery in the agile community.

Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. Daily Scrum: A short daily meeting usually around 15 minutes, but never longer than 30 minutes.

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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. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex.

The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

LiquidPlanner

It’s natural for project managers and teams to use a combination of processes and templates from multiple methodologies, such as waterfall, scrum, lean, and Six Sigma. I’ve met several certified PMPs, Black Belts, and Scrum Masters who shouldn’t ever lead or manage a project.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, a majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. Sprint Planning: Here product owner, scrum master and the team members plan each iteration which is called sprint.

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Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Since the arrival of Scaled Agile Framework in the world market, there have been comparisons ad nauseum between the Scrum and SAFe frameworks. Thereby, the basic atom comprising the SAFe molecule is a Scrum team.

Project Manager vs. Product Manager (and Other Jobs)

ActiveCollab

Product managers often work in product companies and have a mroe strategic role, while product owners often work in Scrum consultancies and they represent the client in front of the development team. Product managers lean toward working with clients/customers and product owners lean toward working with the engineering. Product managers often work in product companies and product owners work in Scrum shops.

43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

We recommend checking out the “Project Management Training Bundle”, which gives you access to the PM certification courses, as well as the Agile and scrum certification courses. Scrum Certifications. We’re entering that slow time of year for businesses.

80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Choose from exam prep in several areas of project management, including Agile and Scrum certification. Thought-provoking articles on the current state of project management, Agile, Lean, and general collaboration by a group of professional project managers.

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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.), They are famous for introducing Kanban, continuous improvement, lean, visual control, pull system, quality management, JIT, 4P, 5S, etc.

2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

This year’s RICS project management conference has the theme ‘Remaining Lean and Agile in a Changing Work Environment’ I’m not sure if they are partnering with the APM as in previous years but the agenda is already up on the site and looks interesting.

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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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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. 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. Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.

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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

Transparency about business decisions will keep teams lean and focused, but it will also help different parts of the business work better with each other. Digital project management is complex.

Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Scrum certifications. Scrum is an Agile framework that’s often used for product management or for software-industry projects. Scrum.org provides assignments that can certify your Scrum knowledge. You can choose between the following four assessments: Professional Scrum Master.

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.