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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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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 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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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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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. Scrum, Kanban and a method that blends the two (turning Scrum Kanban into Scrumban) are all quite different. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Five Common Myths About “Iteration”

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Developers Interactions Iteration Leadership Learning Scrum Top 5Everyone in tech has seen the word, repeated ad nauseum as the “silver bullet” for everything from go-to-market timing to quality to product discovery.

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New PM Articles for the Week of January 23 – 29

Practicing IT Project Manager

Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly roundup of all things Agile, from Zombie Scrum to feature flags and Product Owner assessment. PM Articles Agile Project Management Leadership Project Management Project Management Articles Risk Management Scrum Teams

Time for a Demo?

Zen Project Management

When I first learned Scrum , the idea was to have 30-day (4 week) iterations with a demo at the end of each iteration. Kanban scrumToday I see teams that have iterations from 1 to 4 weeks, or in the case of Kanban, no iterations at all. So the question is, how often should there be a demo? I’m a believer of getting sign off on a user story once it's done. This usually comes from the person who wrote it, who may be a proxy to the product owner.

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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. There are, however, indicators that we look at to […].

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Agile Transitions – How to Start With Practice, Not Theory

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Do's Good PM PM Roles ScrumI’ve talked before about the dangers of a “cargo cult” mentality when it comes to Agile practices, but in this instance I’m going to take a Devil’s Advocate position, at least it will appear that way. All too often, people and companies start their Agile transitions with training about the “theory” of Agile — what […].

New PM Articles for the Week of March 27 – April 2

Practicing IT Project Manager

Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy has a truthful conversation with a prospective client about Scrum: how it works, what it demands of the product owner, and why they’re called “sprints.”. New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 27 – April 2.

What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?

Wrike

An early form of this methodology was Scrum , developed in 1986, which presented the concept of requirements volatility. Project Management Agile project management agile vs waterfall project management method methodology model pros and cons Scrum waterfall project management

New PM Articles for the Week of April 17 – 23

Practicing IT Project Manager

Alex Puscasu looks at the potential upside of integrating Scrum into Prince2. PM Articles Agile Project Management IT Management Leadership PMO Project Management Project Management Articles Project Management Office Project Planning Scrum Stakeholder Management Teams

New PM Articles for the Week of June 13 – 19

Practicing IT Project Manager

Ryan Ripley interviews Dave West on the future of Scrum. PM Articles #NoEstimates Agile Project Management Best Practices Change Management IT Management Leadership Project Management Project Management Articles Scrum Strategic Analysis

New PM Articles for the Week of March 6 – 12

Practicing IT Project Manager

Dave Prior interviews two educators from Grandview Prep, where they have implemented Scrum for both students and school administration. PM Articles Agile Project Management Leadership Project Management Project Management Articles Scrum Teams

New PM Articles for the Week of October 31 – November 6

Practicing IT Project Manager

Brendan Toner reviews “Scrum Magic,” by Doug Purcell. An entry-level view of Scrum, with language friendly to project managers who use traditional methods. New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 31 – November 6.

New PM Articles for the Week of March 20 – 26

Practicing IT Project Manager

Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, including Scrum, Lean, risk-taking and experimentation, and even the Seven Day weekend. New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 20 – 26.

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New PM Articles for the Week of July 4 – 10

Practicing IT Project Manager

Henny Portman describes the changes to the latest refresh of the Scrum Guide. New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 4 – 10. And this week’s video: Nick Bostrom’s TED talk on why machine learning will eventually require machines to have human values.

New PM Articles for the Week of December 12 – 18

Practicing IT Project Manager

Transitioning from a Project Manager to a Scrum Master.”. PM Articles Agile Project Management Leadership Project Management Project Management Articles Risk Management Scrum TeamsNew project management articles published on the web during the week of December 12 – 18.

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Increase your Productivity the Agile Way with Danilo Tambone (@dantambone): Episode 81

PM for the Masses

My guest Danilo Tambone shares with us how to use Agile, Kanban, and Scrum to skyrocket your productivity. My guest Danilo Tambone shares with us how to use Agile, Kanban, and Scrum to skyrocket your productivity. The post Increase your Productivity the Agile Way with Danilo Tambone (@dantambone): Episode 81 appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Interviews Podcast Productivity Products

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New PM Articles for the Week of April 10 – 16

Practicing IT Project Manager

Jerry Doucett and Valerie Senyk argue for the practice of subversive Scrum in workplaces that haven’t decided to embrace such things. New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 3 – 9.

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New PM Articles for the Week of November 7 – 13

Practicing IT Project Manager

Neil Potter points out that Scrum teams and coaches need to master the “hard skills” of managing software development. New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 7 – 13.

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New PM Articles for the Week of August 8 – 14

Practicing IT Project Manager

And this week’s video: Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland discuss the Scrum Guide Refresh for 2016. Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly Scrum / Agile reader’s digest for this week. New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 8 – 14.

New PM Articles for the Week of October 3 – 9

Practicing IT Project Manager

Stefan Wolpers posts his weekly round-up of Agile posts, articles, and what-not from Scrum anti-patterns to the Spotify model that isn’t there. New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 26 – October 2.

New PM Articles for the Week of April 3 – 9

Practicing IT Project Manager

Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, including posts on how many teams a Scrum Master should handle and whether they should work themselves out of a job. Jimeque Turner counts the soft skills that allowed her to transition from teacher to project manager, to Scrum Master.

New PM Articles for the Week of March 13 – 19

Practicing IT Project Manager

Ben Linders summarizes “The Great Scrum Master,” by Zuzana Šochová, in 15 tweets. PM Articles Agile Project Management Leadership Professional Development Project Management Project Management Articles Project Planning Scrum Teams

New PM Articles for the Week of April 18 – 24

Practicing IT Project Manager

Mike Cohn makes some planning recommendations for highly interrupt-driven Scrum teams, including adjusting the length of sprints. Pedro Gustavo Torres argues that the Product Owner is a pig (committed), rather than a chicken (involved) and should actively participate in all Scrum ceremonies.

New PM Articles for the Week of June 6 – 12

Practicing IT Project Manager

PM Articles #NoEstimates Agile Project Management Change Management Customer Communications Leadership Project Management Project Management Articles Project Management Office Project Planning Scrum Teams User Stories

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New PM Articles for the Week of February 27 – March 5

Practicing IT Project Manager

Dave Nicolette points out that, while Scrum is an excellent solution for some problems, it doesn’t fit every situation. New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 27 – March 5.

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New PM Articles for the Week of September 19 – 25

Practicing IT Project Manager

PM Articles Agile Project Management Change Management Kanban Leadership Project Budgeting Project Management Project Management Articles Risk Management Scrum Stakeholder Management TeamsNew project management articles published on the web during the week of September 19 – 25.

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New PM Articles for the Week of February 20 – 26

Practicing IT Project Manager

PM Articles Agile Project Management IT Management Leadership PMO Project Management Project Management Articles Project Management Office ScrumNew project management articles published on the web during the week of February 20 – 26.

Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The ever-evolving project management methodology list of agile, scrum, kanban, lean, xp, waterfall PRINCE2 and PMBOK can be confusing. In this complete guide to project management. The post Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

New PM Articles for the Week of February 6 – 12

Practicing IT Project Manager

Derek Huether notes some gaps in making Scrum work in an organization where the team is just one part of a much larger whole. PM Articles Leadership Project Management Project Management Articles Scrum Stakeholder Management Teams

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New PM Articles for the Week of December 5 – 11

Practicing IT Project Manager

PM Articles Agile Project Management Leadership PMO Project Management Project Management Articles Project Management Office Risk Management Scrum TeamsNew project management articles published on the web during the week of December 5 – 11.

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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