Top Influencers

Network:1110




Network:2069




Network:1247




Network:503




Network:0




Network:652




Network:3387




Network:261




Network:643




Network:344




See all Scrum Influencers


Upcoming Webinars

Agile ProDUCT Management Essentials for Project Managers

Oct 18, 2016 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Product management is often a murky role: poorly understood and inconsistently practiced across tech companies – and often confused with program and project management. Yet done well, product management is a driver of market success and effective development.

On-demand Webinars

Kaikaku - Projects in Innovative Environments

by Ori Schibi
May 20, 2016 | 60:57 | Views: 1,610 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.57 / 7

This webinar is about making project management and innovation to co-exist through better understanding concepts around Kaizen and Kaikaku.

Scrum in the Waterfall

by Dave Prior
May 08, 2009 | 25:42 | Views: 1,076 | PDUs: | Rating: 5.71 / 7

Just because you are working in a waterfall organization doesn't mean you can't be Agile. Join Dave Prior as he walks you through a case study on implementing Scrum in a waterfall environment. He offers some key practices and data points that will enable you to be successful in both keeping the team productive and providing the information needed to build trust and confidence with the Project Sponsors and Senior Executives you need to support your Agile implementation.

See all Scrum On-demand webinars

Save Time With Tools And Templates

Agile ProDUCT Management Essentials for Project Managers

Oct 18, 2016 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Product management is often a murky role: poorly understood and inconsistently practiced across tech companies – and often confused with program and project management. Yet done well, product management is a driver of market success and effective development.

Kaikaku - Projects in Innovative Environments

May 20, 2016 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

This webinar is about making project management and innovation to co-exist through better understanding concepts around Kaizen and Kaikaku.

Learn From Others

From Scrum Master to Manager: A Dangerous Metamorphosis

by Nima Bahrehdar

Many organizations are obsessed with getting things done quickly no matter what. Therefore, they create reward plans that motivate this behavior. ScrumMasters gradually deprioritize promoting Scrum values and metamorphose into agile project managers. How can we prevent this?

Agility and Values-Based Leadership (Part 4): Commitment

by Andrew Burns

This fourth installment of articles scrutinizing agile frameworks based on values, principles and practices focuses on commitment (following the entries on courage, focus and openness). A stated value of the Scrum framework, commitment is everything in agile.

Agility and Values-Based Leadership (Part 3): Openness

by Andrew Burns

All agile frameworks may be examined in terms of core values. This third entry in a five-part series continues to explore agile frameworks from the vantage point of values, principles and practices. Agile’s Scrum framework in particular espouses five values: courage, focus, openness, respect and commitment. This offering looks at the value of openness to bring principles and practices into better relief.

Agility and Values-Based Leadership (Part 2): Focus

by Andrew Burns

This is the second in a five-part series of articles regarding agile frameworks based on values, principles and practices. Scrum espouses five values: courage, openness, respect, commitment and focus. In this series, each article will explore one of these values--on which a deeper discussion of principles and practices assembles.

Project Managers Still Don't 'Get' Agile

by Anthony Mersino, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, PSPO

If you are a traditional project manager practicing agile methods, chances are you don’t really “get” it. Nothing has been worse for the understanding and proper application of agile approaches in organizations today than the flawed thinking and actions of well-meaning middle managers and project managers.

What It Takes to Manage Hybrid Projects

by John Reiling

These days, it takes more than project management skills to succeed. It takes a person with agility—flexibility in understanding and applying the ins and outs of any method. Let’s investigate what "hybrid PM" is all about!

The Morphing Project Manager

by Laura Burford

Hybrid project manager roles might be the way of the future. Do you need to revisit your skills? This article provides guidelines to assist you with becoming a hybrid PM, and starts by defining their characteristics.

The Hybrid PM: Time to Learn a New Language

by Andy Jordan

As more and more projects blend waterfall and agile elements, the role of the project manager—and to some degree the ScrumMaster—changes, but in what ways?

Planning and Managing Development Projects: The Hybrid Way

by Michael Wood

The risk we take in swearing allegiance to a specific approach is that following the approach often becomes more important than achieving the goal of the project. Let’s explore the merits of using the best of different approaches—and how marrying them into a hybrid model impacts the way projects are planned and managed.

Topic Teasers Vol. 77: Agile Non-Functional Requirements

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: We have switched to agile practices and, if I do say so myself, I think we are doing an awesome job. However, even though we are carefully creating backlog lists and writing user stories, more often than not our end product or service still does not meet the expectations of our internal and external customers. Has something been left out of what we were taught?
A. Agile does provide a way to use non-functional requirements in its methodology, but often it is overlooked or not stressed when new teams are preparing their first few projects. Make a point to add them into your new process.
B. The reason agile projects are completed so much faster and provide so much more value is that with the Scrum practice methodology, it is no longer necessary to consider vague things like non-functional requirements. If they aren’t going to function anyway, why bother with them.
C. User stories are only written if there is a need for outside personas to be created to represent users. Non-functional requirements are the ones assigned to those personas who would not be interested in your product or service, and therefore can be excluded from consideration.
D. Many projects have both functional and non-functional requirements that impact the outcome of the project. That is why only traditional processes should be used. Agile processes work only on software projects, and then only when there is an absence of non-functional requirements to be considered.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!


Ask a Question

Discussion Rules

Recent Questions

Topic Originator Last Post Votes Replies
PMI-ACP vrs CSM  George Lewis  Sep 26, '16 5:27 PM  31 
Certifying as a PMI-ACP.  William Barbieri  Sep 26, '16 3:29 PM  14 
The Catch-22 - going for the Agile cert, currently working in a non-agile environment  Daniel Krompholz  Sep 22, '16 5:16 PM  14 
Which project management tool is best?  Hellen thomas  Sep 20, '16 10:46 AM  10 
Agile Budget vs Estimation and Monitoring  Gnana Sekaran  Sep 5, '16 8:48 AM 
CBAP vrs PMI-BA  George Lewis  Sep 4, '16 10:52 AM  27 
Learning about Agile  Keith Jones  Aug 30, '16 9:08 PM 
What is a Technical Project Manager?  George Lewis  Aug 10, '16 6:23 PM  15 
Does start-up really need project manager?.  SHARATH BHAT  Jul 28, '16 10:23 PM 
SDLC and Scrum  Vijayakumar Ramasamy  Jul 12, '16 9:46 AM 
PMI-ACP® Terms Relay Race !  Venkatramvasi Mohanvasi  Jul 8, '16 7:54 AM  91 
How to use Github for managing User Stories?  Rudolf Olah  Jun 9, '16 9:50 PM 
Progressive Elaboration vs Rolling Wave Planning  George Lewis  Apr 12, '16 12:06 PM  10 
Team Velocity vs Capacity Planning  Gnana Sekaran  Apr 8, '16 7:30 AM 
Which certification should i choose?  Dhinesh Muralidharan  Feb 3, '16 11:36 AM  14 
What PM methodologies increase project success rates?  Stéphane Parent  Jan 21, '16 7:05 AM  21 
Agile Contracts and Compliance  Bryan Campbell  Jan 14, '16 10:45 AM 
Scrum   arlene trimble  Sep 2, '16 8:59 PM 
SCRUM Certifications in Market  Suhail Iqbal  Sep 2, '16 8:57 PM 
Scrum defintion and industry application  Udeme Akpan  Nov 29, '15 11:14 AM 
Page: 1 2 next Mark All Read
See All Questions
ADVERTISEMENTS

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."

- Francis Bacon

Test your PM knowledge

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsors