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Upcoming Webinars

Scrum vs. Kanban: Which Works Best Where?

Feb 5, 2020 1:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Where should you use Scrum and where should you use Kanban? Many factors weigh into this decision, including whether your teams are in development or maintenance mode and whether their work is highly predictable or sporadic. Attendees of this webinar will come away with a better understanding of Scrum and Kanban and when to utilize each, together or separately, to improve agility of their teams.

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The Agile Enterprise: What is different in an Agile Project

by Stelian Roman
March 08, 2019 | 58:36 | Views: 9,100 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

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.

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

by Stelian Roman
February 14, 2019 | 48:58 | Views: 9,984 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

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

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Save Time With Tools And Templates

Project Cost Estimator

PREMIUM deliverable
by Atul Deshmukh

This template can be used to estimate costs for a project based on Scrum iterations/sprints. This tool assumes basic knowledge of agile/Scrum. The template is divided into three spreadsheets: Overview (detailed explanation of the template and usage), Estimator (calculations required for obtaining project cost estimates) and Data (look up data used in the estimator worksheet).

The State of Scrum


Scrum has been at the forefront of a revolution in how software is developed and deployed. Who is using it? How? And why? In this exclusive 48-page report from ProjectsAtWork, Scrum Alliance and, 500 professionals share their answers.

Distributed Agile Teams


This 19-slide deck is a companion piece to the Agile Distributed Teams research report from ProjectsAtWork. It is designed to help you leverage the report's key findings and recommendations to achieve the benefits of working with distributed agile teams in your organization.

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Topic Teasers Vol. 122: Can I Say This About Agile?

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

Question: I work in an environment where the scrum version of agile, which is evidently great for some organizations, just doesn’t work. Can I say this about agile, as I know it is the hot, new approach to projects? It’s just that there are some industries where, from what I read about this strategy, it is a great philosophy…but the actual steps to do it don’t quite fit. Is there any alternative to rejecting the whole methodology?

Understanding the Importance of Retrospectives

by Gaurav Dhooper

A retrospective meeting is for betterment, learning, problem solving and celebrating team achievements during sprint execution and review; they should have a motivating approach. Yet so often, they don't.

The Product Owner as Optimizer of Scrum Value

by Madhavi Gopavajjula

The product owner is not only responsible but also accountable for targeted business value. The challenge: How can the PO go that extra mile to truly optimize business value?

So You Want to Be a Scrum Master? (Korean Translation)

by Andy Jordan

대부분의 프로젝트 관리자는 Scrum Masters가하는 일에 대한 기본 아이디어를 가지고 있지만이 역할로 전환하려면 성공하기 위해 필요한 기능과 접근 방식, 자신의 스킬 셋을 조정하거나 확장 할 수있는 방법에 대한 심층적 인 이해가 필요합니다.

So You Want to Be a Scrum Master?

by Andy Jordan

Most project managers have a basic idea of what Scrum Masters do, but to make the transition into this role, you need a deeper understanding of what capabilities and approaches are needed to succeed, and how you can adapt or expand your own skillset.

Defining Sprint Durations and Story Sizing

by Gaurav Dhooper

It’s daunting to define sprint durations and size stories when a scrum team is new and requirements are evolving. On top of that, it requires more mentoring when the agile practices and mechanics are in the nascent stages and you need to align all of the stakeholders to a common goal. Here is some help.

How Can You Fail Gracefully in a Lean Lab Environment?

by William Hom

In order to keep up with market changes, organizations must figure out a faster way to deliver new features. The lean lab methodology is a proven delivery method, allowing teams to fail fast and identify winners quickly. Lean labs offer the team an opportunity to learn from mistakes, become more efficient, and show business value quickly.

Productivity Beyond Prioritization

by Pang De Xian

Faced with overwhelming workloads, we are often advised to “prioritize,” as if that is some sort of magical spell. We need to look beyond prioritization. Here are some useful tools and techniques that can be applied by individuals as well as teams to increase productivity.

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.

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What's your thoughts on Evidence-Based Management ?   Rami Kaibni  Nov 27, 2019 11:03 AM  40 
Project Management (and similar) certifications  David Maynard  Nov 26, 2019 3:13 PM  34 
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