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Kaikaku - Projects in Innovative Environments

by Ori Schibi
May 20, 2016 | 60:57 | Views: 2,472 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.58 / 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: 1,302 | PDUs: | Rating: 5.76 / 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.

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Agile ProDUCT Management Essentials for Project Managers

Oct 18, 2016 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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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)
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This webinar is about making project management and innovation to co-exist through better understanding concepts around Kaizen and Kaikaku.

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3 Questions Every Sponsor Should Ask of Agile Project Teams

by Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), Cert.APM, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

While there are many governance data points that can be gathered and analyzed to help make go/no-go decisions, there are three in this writer's experience that stand out as being the most important.

Scrum or Kanban?

by Nima Bahrehdar

The easiest solution is not always the best. It is more effective if you choose the best methodology for each single project based on its nature. Scrum doesn’t fit all projects’ needs. Kanban is another agile methodology that, believe it or not, works more smoothly for at least one type of project. But what type?

5 Tips to Keep Communication Alive in the Age of Agile

by Brandon Evans

As more organizations become agile, clear, real-time communication becomes increasingly important. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure your communication remains effective a new fast-paced environment.

The Tester-to-Developer Ratio is a Dead End in Agile

by Paul Carvalho

What is the ideal tester-to-developer ratio for the development team? On the surface, this might sound like a perfectly reasonable question—one that should be easy for an experienced practitioner to answer. However, when you look deeper into the question, you will see that it has layers of underlying assumptions—including ones about corporate culture, politics and the likely skills of their own staff.

10 Tips for Effective Agile Retrospectives

by Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), Cert.APM, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

Agile practitioners generally agree that regular retrospectives throughout the project are a good practice; however, many are not seeing the full benefits from the practice. This article shares a number of tips on how to perform retrospectives effectively—getting the maximum value from this important agile process.

Operating Agile with an ERP Implementation

by Jason Coe

This real-world example looks at how agile principles were applied to an international company’s global ERP project. It discusses how agile was used to provide continuous feedback into how the project operates. It discusses many of the company’s lessons learned and how it solved challenges in a typical waterfall environment using agile principles.

Agile: Adapt or Acquiesce?

by Naresh Saharya

How should a team calculate realistic velocity? How fast should a team go? The assumption of higher velocity points is a reality in agile projects, and the ability to adjust to the "right" velocity is a challenge posed to every agile team. Quickly adjusting the team velocity with respect to the sprint backlog is critical in accomplishing the delivery of the scope of the planned release.

Topic Teasers Vol. 94: Clearing Confusing Priorities

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

Question: Whether I’m working on an agile or a waterfall project, we always get an overload of features or activities to complete. In theory, it sounds easy to prioritize them; but in practice, that’s where most of our projects bog down. Defining the order becomes a politely disguised free-for-all. At the end, while we may be able to set up the project, I’m still not convinced that we have made the best long-term choices for the company in our selection of which items we have elected to implement. Is there a fresh way to handle these decisions?
A. The manager or product owner who pays for the project always has the final vote. Even if you know he or she is missing important viewpoints, you should accept those decisions and work your hardest to make them deliverable. If it goes astray, it’s not your problem.
B. A business analysis tool, the Purpose Alignment Model, may be a fresh insight for your management and your team into which items on a Scrum Backlog or a project management plan should be prioritized and which should be done with a minimal amount of cost and effort. Try this fresh approach for a new view of your project work.
C. Rapid application development (RAD), which uses fourth-generation languages and frameworks such as low-code development web applications, is a technique one can use across all industries and on all types of projects. Get a clearer look about the value of each product feature by switching to RAD.
D. Some purposeful activities in modern corporations are not appropriate for project management techniques. Only governmental and not-for-profit entities can gain value by their use, since the need to get a profit or any return on investment is limited in these types of organizational structures.
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Did Agility Slip Away?

by Tina Szarenski

What happens when you are not part of an agile development team? If you aren’t exercising your planning rituals and weekly sprints, will you lose muscle memory? Or is there an opportunity to apply what you know to better all aspects of what you do?

The Hybrid Solution

by Ali Forouzesh

Implementing a hybrid methodology can be more effective and useful to your project needs, because traditional approaches can sometimes be too heavy and complex for incremental projects. Here, a practitioner shares his experiences consulting on a project.


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