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Project Manager or Scrum Master? Is there a future for both roles?

Feb 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

For the past 15 years, the Scrum Master and Project Manager roles have coexisted well, especially in IT projects. From the very technical role that was part of the Software Development Team, the Scrum Master evolved into a new organizational role sometimes with a well-defined job description and with responsibilities that transcended the technical background from which it originated. Although the role was defined in the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master role is now present in other frameworks; there are many training courses and certifications available from organizations other than scrum.org and scrum alliance with different views on the skills and responsibilities required of the Scrum Master. This provides additional evidence that the role is evolving beyond what the Scrum Guide authors intended. The Project Manager role has also changed since the Agile Manifesto publication and the adoption of Agile delivery frameworks. This evolution is mainly due to a dynamic business environment, more geographically distributed workforce, and, last but not least, the digital revolution: cloud, social media, and mobile technology impact how projects are managed and delivered. Some organizations are planning to convert Project Managers to Scrum Masters; in others, the Scrum Masters are encouraged to become Project Managers. This presentation is an assessment of the responsibilities, skills, and knowledge needed for each role and a view of the future of the two roles based on the presenter's experience as a Development Team Lead, Development Manager, Scrum Master, and Project Manager working with Scrum Teams.

The Agile Enterprise: What is different in an Agile Project?

Mar 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc. Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, were created by and for software development and are challenged when it comes to complex projects where Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Procurement, and Financial Management skills and knowledge are crucial for a successful delivery. The role of Project Manager is as important as ever for the success of any initiative defined by scope, time, and budget - otherwise a project. Agile may or may not be the best delivery approach, but if it is, how is an Agile project different ? This webinar is trying to answer this question using real life examples from IT and Business projects.

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Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Agile: Lessons Learned in a Start-up

by Stelian Roman
August 07, 2018 | 59:09 | Views: 8,277 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

Six Sigma can be the balance between Lean and Agile, measuring the impact of Lean and/or Agile initiatives. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma's Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) process to make the Scrum process more efficient in a software start-up.

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The Agile Enterprise: What is different in an Agile Project?

Mar 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc. Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, were created by and for software development and are challenged when it comes to complex projects where Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Procurement, and Financial Management skills and knowledge are crucial for a successful delivery. The role of Project Manager is as important as ever for the success of any initiative defined by scope, time, and budget - otherwise a project. Agile may or may not be the best delivery approach, but if it is, how is an Agile project different ? This webinar is trying to answer this question using real life examples from IT and Business projects.

Project Manager or Scrum Master? Is there a future for both roles?

Feb 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

For the past 15 years, the Scrum Master and Project Manager roles have coexisted well, especially in IT projects. From the very technical role that was part of the Software Development Team, the Scrum Master evolved into a new organizational role sometimes with a well-defined job description and with responsibilities that transcended the technical background from which it originated. Although the role was defined in the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master role is now present in other frameworks; there are many training courses and certifications available from organizations other than scrum.org and scrum alliance with different views on the skills and responsibilities required of the Scrum Master. This provides additional evidence that the role is evolving beyond what the Scrum Guide authors intended. The Project Manager role has also changed since the Agile Manifesto publication and the adoption of Agile delivery frameworks. This evolution is mainly due to a dynamic business environment, more geographically distributed workforce, and, last but not least, the digital revolution: cloud, social media, and mobile technology impact how projects are managed and delivered. Some organizations are planning to convert Project Managers to Scrum Masters; in others, the Scrum Masters are encouraged to become Project Managers. This presentation is an assessment of the responsibilities, skills, and knowledge needed for each role and a view of the future of the two roles based on the presenter's experience as a Development Team Lead, Development Manager, Scrum Master, and Project Manager working with Scrum Teams.

Agile Project Manager or Senior Scrum Master? What is the Next Step for a Scrum Master?

Nov 1, 2018 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Skills developed as a Scrum Master, like team and people management, are a good foundation for career development. Like in any other profession Scrum Masters will reach a point where they feel the need to go beyond a Scrum Team of 5-9. Project Management is one option for career change, but is it the right one?

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The Transition to Agile and Scrum Within a Company

by Suzie Dang

Saying the words “agile” and “scrum” does not make a company more agile and scrum. We need to build a safe and approachable community where open discussions can happen. Read about one practitioner's experience.

Understanding Popular PM Methodologies and Frameworks

by Ramkumar Arumugam

Multiple project management methodologies and frameworks have been followed, with newer ones—some facing resistance depending on the degree of cultural challenges—being adopted by organizations. This article will look at some of today’s key PM methodologies and frameworks.

Planning and Managing Development Projects: The Hybrid Way (Korean Translation)

by Michael Wood

특정 접근 방식에 충성을 맹세하는 데 따르는 위험은 프로젝트의 목표를 달성하는 것보다 접근 방식을 따르는 것이 더 중요해진다는 것입니다. 서로 다른 접근법을 최대한 활용하는 장점과 하이브리드 모델과의 결합이 프로젝트 계획 및 관리 방식에 어떻게 영향을 미치는지 살펴 보겠습니다.

Scrum Exposes Dysfunction? Not So

by Gil Broza

One popular saying in the agile community is "Scrum exposes dysfunction." In this practitioner's experience, this belief is not only wrong, it’s also a detractor to genuine attempts at transformation.

Tentative Agility for Non-IT Organizations: A Step-by-Step Approach

by Dinesh Sharma, Geetika Hans Dua

Almost every organization has either adopted or is planning to adopt agile-based models. Implementing agile for non-IT organizations is a greater challenge and requires a different approach. This article looks at a step-by-step approach to tentative agility for such organizations.

Kanban, WIP and Happy Stakeholders

by Bart Gerardi

A Kanban-based approach to sprint planning can produce a number of benefits, particularly when it comes to limiting work in progress. Through mechanisms that uncover impediments and prioritize items, Kanban can help to create more productive sprints, more engaged teams and more satisfied stakeholders.

Most Project Managers Make Lousy Scrum Masters

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

Though it may sound tough or critical, the reality for this author is that most project managers make lousy scrum masters. The good news for those of you who are great project managers is that it is possible to be a great scrum master as well. Here are some tips...

Transitioning a Co-located Scrum Team: Lessons Learned

by Sally Wycislak Bommen

Many companies are outsourcing to India, and the process of creating an agile, distributed team could have many potential pitfalls. Here, lessons learned are shared based on two years of continuous improvement to get a strong, contributing agile scrum team.


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