SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

One of the more popular methods used by some of the fastest growing startups as well as large corporations is the Scrum methodology. Scrum has become one of the most widely used project management methodologies in business today. A Quick Explanation of Scrum. Scrum in Action.

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are? To make sure you’re ready to carry out Scrum Master responsibilities, ensure that you have a good understanding of what’s involved. The Scrum Master can help.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option. Or maybe you’re already a Project Manager, and you’re wondering if a Scrum Master job might be a good move. Difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master.

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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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9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. From the lessons I’ve learned through experience, I’ve compiled nine best practices that have helped our daily scrum meetings stay focused and efficient. The Purpose of the Daily Scrum Meeting.

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Scrum Experiences & Suggestions

Project Health Check

There are many specific methods which fall under the banner of Agile, but Scrum is probably the best known and the idea of a daily Scrum to manage work is common to almost all agile developments. What experiences do you have of Scrums, and how effective were they?

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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”. In my last post , I discussed how a Scrum team could add the concepts of WIP limits to their process and derive measurable delivery performance benefits. The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum.

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The Importance of Scrum Ceremonies

The Clever PM

I recently had a really great conversation with a fellow co-worker about how and why companies struggle with the adoption of agile methodologies like Scrum. It just so happened that he had come from a very large company where someone had undertaken something unheard of — they attempted to objectively measure the effect that Scrum […]. Product Management Agile Backlog Culture Definitions Good PM Organization PM Scrum

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Scrum Project Management

ActiveCollab

Scrum is a project management framework that helps small, close-knit teams develop complex products incrementally. Scrum focuses on how people work instead of what they do. Scrum relies agile principles and is the most popular agile methodology out there. What is Scrum.

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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). Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both.

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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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Scrum is Just a Starting Point

The Clever PM

Awhile back, I got into a rather heated discussion with someone who was a firm believer in “textbook Scrum” and insisted that because the Product Owner is part of the Scrum Team (according to the biblical Scrum Guide) that they simply must be involved in every retrospective with the team, no matter what. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Roles Scrum

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How-to run a more effective daily stand-up or scrum

The Digital Project Manager

Run well, a daily stand-up or scrum is a great pulse check, team builder and motivator for a project; run badly, it’s an expensive waste of everyone’s time. The post How-to run a more effective daily stand-up or scrum appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Posted in Features General How-to Guides. An effective daily stand-up is a chance to review progress, get feedback, measure productivity and adapt together as a team, to keep a project.

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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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Scrum Project Management

ActiveCollab

Scrum is a project management framework that helps small, close-knit teams develop complex products incrementally. Scrum focuses on how people work instead of what they do. Scrum relies on agile principles and is the most popular agile methodology out there. What is Scrum.

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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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The Myth of the Scrum Master and Actual Life Experiences

Herding Cats

Just listened to Tony Richards "The Capital Role of Scrum" in Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast (yes I know, this is Vasco's podcast and it does have value when he sticks to Scrum topics). Vasco describes the scrum Master as the Scrum Mom. . In the Scrum paradigm.

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A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams

Digite

This article is the fourth 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. And maybe that isn’t how Scrum is taught.

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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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SCRUM is about people

Musings on Project Management

Looking to hone your people skills and tie into SCRUM? Here's a seminar -- free even you are not a member -- that is more or less on the theme: "SCRUM is about people". Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Read my contribution to the Flashblog agile human factors

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Best Agile Certification And Scrum Training Review

PM by PM

The post Best Agile Certification And Scrum Training Review appeared first on PM-by-PM. Project Management agile review scrumTop Agile Certifications I wanted to get an Agile Certification this year.

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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project as a whole is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: the Scrum master, product owner, and Scrum team members. What is a Scrum master?

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Struggles With Scrum – It’s About RESULTS

The Clever PM

There seems to be a lot of discussion these days about whether or not Agile still works, and whether or not Scrum in particular is “dead” or at the very least dying. Product Management Agile Definitions Leadership PM ScrumThe common thread that I see in these discussions is usually something to the effect of “why do we need set iterations” or “user […].

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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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The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. scrum, not agile. not as it was prior to scrum. Scrum is prescriptive and defined rather than empirical. No need to explain why OODA is the basis of Scrum, here's a much better post - OODA: The Mindset of Scrum. .

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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Guest Blog Post: Free Visual Guides for Kanban and Scrum

Fix my Project Chaos

The post Guest Blog Post: Free Visual Guides for Kanban and Scrum appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Take control with Kanban! A visual guide for beginners Kanban is an agile work management method. It was developed in the 1940’s by Toyota engineers to improve manufacturing efficiency.

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Scrum Meetings: 7 Steps To Get Them Right

Project Health Check

There are many variants, but a feature now common to many is the idea of a daily Scrum meeting to manage the work. Here are our top tips for effective Scrum meetings: Scheduling : The Scrum should be at a set time every day without fail, early enough in the morning to set the tone for the day but late enough to ensure everyone is consistently in the office in time! Stand Up : I'll be honest and say we didn't when I used to attend scrums, but I regret it.

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How to Train a High Performing Team Using Scrum

ActiveCollab

The fact of SCRUM: It’s lightweight, easy to learn, but tough to master. To increase the efficiency of the process, and get the most out of the team, every Scrum Master has to inspect and adapt their approach constantly. Highly performing Scrum teams do not happen overnight.

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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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Scrum - from a Skeptic's Point of View

Deep Fried Brain

Agile Project Management Training ScrumThree days of training and a certification exam later, I'm now officially a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The 3 days spent in the class was time well-spent. It was a good and refreshing experience.

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5 Simple Ways Scrum Project Management Software Can Drastically Reduce Your Business Costs

Axosoft

It’s likely you originally decided to get Scrum project management software in order to save time. If you’ve been using Scrum software, you’ve probably noticed some adjustment of business costs, due to greater efficiency. Scrum project management software makes it easier by integrating many functions into an organized framework. The first place to start reducing business costs with your Scrum project management software is in your choice of software.

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5 Simple Ways Scrum Project Management Software Can Drastically Reduce Your Business Costs

Axosoft

It’s likely you originally decided to get Scrum project management software in order to save time. If you’ve been using Scrum software, you’ve probably noticed some adjustment of business costs, due to greater efficiency. Scrum project management software makes it easier by integrating many functions into an organized framework. The first place to start reducing business costs with your Scrum project management software is in your choice of software.

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How Agile and Scrum Changed the Way We Do Marketing

Function Point

but we needed something that created both flexibility and accountability – enter Agile mindset with Scrum methodology. Previous to Scrum and Agile. Making the Shift to Scrum. First off, we broke down our work into two-week sprints using a Scrum-type methodology. Here’s a few: Scrum Effort Estimation and Story Points. We agreed to work on two-week sprints with daily scrums. Day 2-13: Daily ten-minute scrum.

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Looking Back to Look Forward — Understanding Retrospectives

The Clever PM

There’s a tool in the Scrum toolbelt that is so utterly critical to success yet so fundamentally misunderstood by far too many development teams, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners. Product Management Agile Communication Culture Do's Good PM Planning PM ScrumI’m talking, of course, about the Sprint Retrospective. I’ve seen it time and again, teams that are able to hit all the right notes in their […].

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Are You Doing Your Standups Wrong?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Communication Culture Definitions Good PM PM Roles ScrumDuring this year’s ProductCamp Seattle, I sat in on a great presentation by Dave Manningsmith where he discussed several dysfunctions of the daily standup ceremony (or “ritual” as he referred to it) that so many of us participate in on a daily basis. And it really made me think a lot about just how badly […].

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How to Be a More Agile Product Manager

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Authority Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum UncertaintyDue to the unique role that Product Managers play in most organizations, we’re often capable of being the strongest influences on the overall culture of the product development organization and of the company in general. And while there are many companies out there who are truly only interested in giving lip service to the concept […].

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – The Importance of Reducing Waste

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Do's Good PM Leadership ScrumI find it entertaining when people talk about how Agile and Lean and Kanban are all relatively new, untested, and revolutionary concepts. That’s because they’re none of those things — they’re simply descendants of ideas and concepts that have existed in manufacturing contexts for a half-century or more, just pitched in a different way, at […].

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What is the Value of Agility?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Development Good PM Influence Leadership Lean MVP Organization PM Priorities Scrum User StoriesOne of the many challenges that Product Managers face in trying to move organizations toward a more agile approach to product development is that some stakeholders simply don’t see the value in the shift. They believe that, since their way has worked for them for so long that there’s no need to change — after […].

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The Role of the Product Owner

Backlog

Finding the right Product Owner for your Scrum Team can be a challenge. Trust from the team that the Product Owner will allow them to complete the work uninterrupted by requirement changes is essential for Scrum Teams to function properly. Self-organization and autonomy are necessary for a thriving Scrum team, and no one member should ever hold unchecked power over the rest of the Team. The beauty of Scrum is in its democratic nature. Backlog Agile methodology Scrum

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