Agile: Should I Be Taking Training? – Project Management Advice

Arras People

In fact, many also argue that the Project Manager shouldn’t even be managing the team at all, that should be left to the Scrum Master. This short advice piece is taken from my latest column for PMI’s PM Network magazine – available to members. “ I’m hearing a lot about Agile and project management. Should I be taking some training in this area?”

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

Related: Kanban vs. Scrum: Which is Better? The rise of small, compact, agile teams, who use scrum or scrum-like methodologies has had an important mirror. And you cannot even read a decent professional magazine in that time.

2019 378

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Overseeing 135 book reviews, what stands out?

Henny Portman

I provided book reviews for all eight issues of a Dutch Project Management Magazine (Vakblad Projectmanagement). On request of this Dutch PM magazine, I was asked whether one or more common threads could be discovered in all these underlying books.

2020 64

Project Management Careers Q&A – Becoming a Business Agile Coach

Arras People

I have been in practice with Agile, particularly Scrum, Kanban and XP, and I am looking to become an Agile Coach. This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. I am currently certified as a CSM and CSPO. While I have a great understanding of guiding from a “bottom-up” perspective, I am very interested in coaching from a “top-down” point of view.

2017 150

Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

If we compare the number of rules of Scrum with SAFe you could ask yourself if you are successful and using agile release trains, if this is due to SAFe’s rules or despite? Scrum.

2020 69

AGILE NXT 3rd edition

Henny Portman

In this third edition of AGILE NXT — a magazine designed by Xebia’s thought leaders and experts to inspire and inform you, offers 15 new insights: The Ultimate Model for Managing Performance in Agile Environments (Daniel Burm).

2020 64

2017 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Global Scrum Gathering: San Diego, CA, 10-12 April 2017. There is a new Scrum for Hardware track this year that will include presentations, hands-on workshops and coaching. I’m not an Agile expert by an means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to.

2017 315

Review AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

The Quantifiable Added Value of Scrum is an interview with Jeff Sutherland about result-oriented organizations operating on clear and simple performance indicators (by Serge Beaumont). Curious to read the magazine?

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An evening in Mumbai

Stepping Into Project Management

Here are the books/magazines I have been recently reading: The Willpower Instinct – Kelly McGonigal Scrum- The Art of doing Twice the Work in Half the Time – Jeff Sutherland Holacracy- The Revolution Management System that Abolishes Hierarchy-Brian J.

2015 39

The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

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This is a magazine site that seems to make its money through site adverts and affiliate links. Stefan Wolpers gets deep into Agile, and Scrum in particular. When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts.

2019 160

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

The New Yorker  magazine [3] describes numerous studies that show how brainstorming groups think of fewer, lower-quality ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas.

Why do most projects fail?


Forbes magazine also opined about the high rate of project failures recently. . In the Agile method, the project manager is replaced by an experienced Scrum master is needed. The CIO magazine has a good article on this subject. It is no secret that a lot of projects fail!

2018 113

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] Improving Subjective Estimations Using Paired Comparisons,” Eduardo Miranda, IEEE Software Magazine, Vol. A Case Study on Agile Estimating and Planning using Scrum,” V.

80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


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. Project Management Magazine on Flipboard.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Can Functional Size Measures Improve Effort Estimation in SCRUM?” This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. This papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites.