Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. To take full advantage of the benefits of daily Scrum meetings, companies need to believe in empiricism and create an integral framework for implementation.

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Announcing the book “97 Things every Scrum practitioner should know”

Gunther Verheyen

During the fall of 2019, I got totally consumed (and sometimes drained and overwhelmed) by an exciting new Scrum book project. O’Reilly Media envisioned adding a book about Scrum to their “97 Things” series and got in touch with me (through Dave West of Scrum.org).

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How many concurrent projects following an agile delivery approach can your company sustain?

Kiron Bondale

Scrum Masters, XP Coaches) and coaches is also critical to meet increased delivery expectations from business sponsors. Organizations that are in the midst of an agile transformation will often track how many projects within their portfolios are being delivered following an agile lifecycle.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. AGILE AND SCRUM.

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Scrum Vocabulary (updated)

Gunther Verheyen

Driven by the prospect of an Italian translation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” I decided to revise it slightly; minor tweaks of words and terms, although a lot of them. As part of my revision, I also updated the Scrum Vocabulary of my book: Burn-down Chart : a chart showing the decrease of remaining work against time. Daily Scrum : a daily event, time-boxed to 15 minutes or less, to re-plan the development work during a Sprint.

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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. Scrum. Comparing Scrum vs Agile is equivalent to comparing apple to fruit. Scrum is one of the Agile frameworks that have taken multiple industries by storm in the last few years.

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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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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.

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 3 – Who’s doing the testing?

Growing Agile

I, as a full time tester, quit that to be the scrum master, right? I don’t recommend dropping your tester in favour of a scrum master, a tester is a vital part of the team and they have experience, training and knowledge that you can’t just spread over the team. We are still missing a full time tester, it’s not sustainable to run a team long term without one, but in the short term it’s worked very well. Guest Posts agile experiment scrum master team testing

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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?”. A sustainable pace.

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 3 – Who’s doing the testing?

Growing Agile

I, as a full time tester, quit that to be the scrum master, right? I don’t recommend dropping your tester in favour of a scrum master, a tester is a vital part of the team and they have experience, training and knowledge that you can’t just spread over the team. We are still missing a full time tester, it’s not sustainable to run a team long term without one, but in the short term it’s worked very well. Guest Posts agile experiment scrum master team testing

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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?”. A sustainable pace.

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Scrum vs. Kanban Board: Which One Is Better for Building a Project Plan?

Wrike

Consistency – Essential to assuring quality and sustaining the expectations of the stakeholders. Both Scrum and Kanban fall under the Agile methodology umbrella, making them good frameworks for breaking down larger, complex projects into manageable chunks. What is a Scrum Board?

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The Agile Transformation Challenge All Organizations Face

The IIL Blog

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to present at this year’s 2018 Agile and Scrum Online Conference , hosted by the International Institute for Learning (IIL). More insights await at the 2018 Agile & Scrum Online Conference, going live on June 7th. .

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

As time went on, it became clear that there was no connection between the points and the team’s delivery capacity, value generation, sustainable pace, or quality. For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

Each agile framework provides its own ceremonies but given that Scrum is still the most commonly referenced one, let’s focus on that framework’s events. The Scrum Guide calls sprints the heart of Scrum as these time boxes set the cadence for all other events.

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Should we hire full-time or contract agile coaches?

Kiron Bondale

Having full-time coaches might prolong the journey to sustainable agility. In 2013 I wrote an article about the advantages and disadvantages of contract project managers.

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10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

ProjectManager.com

Sustainability. The sustainability of a project can play a major role in the long-term strategy of a company, and can often affect a project’s success. There are three parts of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. Tool for Handling Sustainability.

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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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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

Many companies will conduct a study every year or two to identify the four or five strategic career paths that must be cultivated in the company so that the growth of the firm is sustainable. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL).

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Global Scrum Gathering. For the agile enthusiast, this scrum gathering takes place twice a year since 2013. There are presentations and interactive sessions led by experts that explore current implementation best practices and creative applications of agile and the scrum framework.

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Customers Don’t Pay Me to Write Tests: The Importance of Tests

Agile Advice

I write as many tests to make myself and my team feel confident that we can continuously develop a quality product at a sustainable pace, responding to the changes of the market and the needs of our customers. Affiliated Promotions: Try our automated online Scrum coach: Scrum Insight - free scores and basic advice, upgrade to get in-depth insight for your team. Learn more about our Scrum, Kanban and Agile training sessions for your team or organization Please share!

The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

Scrum. Scrum isn't a fully-featured project management methodology. While it borrows the principles and processes from Agile, Scrum has its own specific methods and tactics for dealing with project management. While scrum is agile, agile isn’t scrum.".

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How do we encourage organizational adoption of an agile mindset?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide states that a key responsibility of a Scrum Master is “ Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption “ and surely a key element of that centers around shifting mindset. Changing mindset is all the rage in the agile community.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

Some of those are Scrum , Extreme Programming, Adaptive System Development, DSDM, Feature Driven Development, Kanban , Cystal and others. Agile process promotes sustainable development. These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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How Leaders Create Agile Organizations w/ Lee Wiesehuegel

Leading Agile

In this episode of SoundNotes, Lee and Dave discuss some of the things that leadership can do to enable Coaches and ScrumMasters to create and sustain high performing, learning teams that can consistently deliver value. Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go!

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Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

Agile teams have built-in processes for these regular synchronizations such as PSI planning, iteration planning, daily stand-ups, scrum of scrums, and iteration demos/retrospectives. Agile and Waterfall processes are not generally considered something that should be mixed.

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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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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

Agile processes promote sustainable development. Those who would brand proponents of XP or Scrum or any of the other agile methodologies as “hackers” are ignorant of both the methodologies and the original definition of the term hacker.”

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Mike Cottmeyer @ Agile & Beyond 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Agile processes promote sustainable development. 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.

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Mike Cottmeyer, Live, at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe.

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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Companies need to adapt to sustainable principles. Scrum. Named after the method of restarting play in rugby, Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex projects that require adapting to quickly shifting requirements. . Scrum Master: implements the scrum framework.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe.

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Which compromises are making your agile transformation fragile?

Kiron Bondale

This forces teams to work in a “Scrum-fall” manner which prolongs launches and will increase the cost and schedule risks of delayed defect detection and resolution. But not addressing the underlying root causes will significantly impede the ability to achieve sustainable benefits.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now.

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Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Your project development team should be able to stay focus and work under conditions which are sustainable. Project teams often run into problems when the development is not sustainable. Who is the product owner in Scrum?

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The 5 Most Popular Project Management Techniques, Approach and Methodologies

Techno-PM

Scrum Scrum While Agile does deliver results, this doesn't mean that it isn't without flaws. That's why we have to look at other project management methodologies that complement existing ones such as Scrum. A common practice of Scrum is known as Sprint.

Mike Cottmeyer at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. By setting a sustainable pace for the work, teams were able to maintain a steady rate of delivery, leading to greater predictability and hence easier planning.

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