John Coleman — June 29, 2018 — June 29, 2018 What does the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams (at https://www.scrum.org/resources/kanban-guide-scrum-teams) say about work in progress limits? “Kanban (n): a strategy for optimizing the flow of stakeholder value through a process that uses a visual, work-in-progress limited pull system. ….. Optimizing flow requires defining what flow … Continue reading Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) – Don’t Just Limit WIP – Optimize It!
Eileen O’Loughlin — June 26, 2018 — June 26, 2018 If you ask five different people to define “project failure,” you’ll likely get five different answers. This is because project failure is subjective, determined by both a project’s success criteria and the metrics used to evaluate its performance during and after its end. One project … Continue reading Project Success Metrics: Keeping Projects on Time & on Budget
Esther Cohen — June 21, 2018 — June 21, 2018 The project life cycle describes the stages a project goes through as it progresses from start to finish. A well-defined life cycle brings order and structure to the project. This article will demystify the project management lifecycle and help you run better projects. Few things … Continue reading What Is the Project Life Cycle and How to Use It Better?
Esther Cohen — June 5, 2018 — June 5, 2018 Well begun, as they say, is half done. Better project kickoff meetings will help you establish expectations, gather requirements, and set the general tone of the project. This article will share 10 tips to running kickoff meetings that lead to project success. After months … Continue reading How to Run Exceptionally Effective Project Kickoff Meetings
Steve Trapps — May 31, 2018 — May 31, 2018 After delivering numerous Professional Scrum Master PSM courses I am often asked: “How do I pass the test?” People who attend the PSM course or the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course are given two attempts at passing the Professional Scrum Master I assessment; provided that … Continue reading How To Prepare For The Professional Scrum Master I (PSM) Assessment
Ben Mulholland — May 25, 2018 — May 25, 2018 Have you ever had a project which never seems to end? One which you either underestimated or kept adding tasks to as you went along? That’s exactly what setting out your project scope will prevent. By analyzing the elements of your projects before starting, you … Continue reading Project Scope: How to Meet Deadlines and Keep Stakeholders Happy
Esther Cohen — May 25, 2018 — May 25, 2018 Creative project management is that particular flavor of project management that you’d use on creative projects. Whether you’re running an internal creative team or an agency, adopting better creative project management practices can transform your project success rate. Would you use the same approach to … Continue reading How To Be Unbeatable at Creative Project Management
Denyse Drummond-Dunn — May 21, 2018 Follow @Denysech — May 21, 2018 Although there is no magic bullet to transform your business into a successful powerhouse, I have witnessed similarities amongst those that grow more profitably. And what they have in common is the process steps of their business projects. Why not compare your own … Continue reading 7 Essential Steps to Successful Business Projects: A Useful Roadmap
Stefan Wolpers — May 8, 2018 Follow @StefanW — May 8, 2018 TL; DR: Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition. The Scrum Stakeholder and Organizational Excellence in Legacy … Continue reading Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns
Sylvia Gindi — May 8, 2018 — May 8, 2018 A project deliverable is any output created as the result of work done during a project. Defining, tracking, and managing project deliverables is one of the most important responsibilities of a project manager. What is a Project Deliverable? You might use the term “deliverable” casually … Continue reading The Complete Project Manager’s Guide to Project Deliverables