Sun, 08 Dec 2019 16:11:29 GMT Scrumptious https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/434924/Scrumptious Scrum is the most popular framework used within an agile environment to convert complex problems into valuable products and services. In this blog, we will examine all things Scrum to shed light on this wonderful organizational tool that is sweeping the globe. There will be engaging articles, interviews with experts and Q&A's. Are you ready to take the red pill? Then please join me on a fascinating journey down the rabbit hole, and into the world of Scrum. The Agile Engine https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58187/The-Agile-Engine Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:09:18 GMT   In his 2006 book Innovation: The five disciplines for creating what customers want, Curtis Carlson said that “innovation is the primary driver of prosperity”. Many Agile enthusiasts who have read his book agree, and take it one step further, asserting that Agile is the “wor... Scrum at School https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55973/Scrum-at-School Sat, 31 Aug 2019 20:40:40 GMT Have you walked around some of our classrooms lately? They are a far cry from when I was attending school several decades ago. Back then the classroom resembled something out of Pink Floyd's The Wall: rows of wooden desks, teachers preaching and writing from morning until afternoon, students sit... Why SAFe may not be safe https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54685/Why-SAFe-may-not-be-safe Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:50:37 GMT   SAFe or Scaled Agile Framework is probably the most well-known approach for scaling Scrum for larger organizations and projects. While Scrum is the framework, SAFe is the scaling up of that framework. When projects get too large for a single team to handle, the approach is often to use Scrum... Scrum on Mars https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54207/Scrum-on-Mars Sat, 01 Jun 2019 02:17:18 GMT   Once upon a time, in a galaxy not so far away, was a planet named Mars. A company called SpaceX landed the first humans there and colonized the planet. Among the many initiatives to deliver value were some Lean, Kanban and Scrum projects. One lucky Martian was appointed as the Scrum Master a... Scrum vs Kanban https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53428/Scrum-vs-Kanban Wed, 01 May 2019 03:49:29 GMT We all love Scrum right? It provides a great framework for providing valuable solutions in an Agile way. When it comes to adopting an Agile framework within organizations, it really has no competitors. But often I get asked the question: "What about Kanban; is that a better way of doing things?... The Great Pretender https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52793/The-Great-Pretender Sun, 31 Mar 2019 06:05:57 GMT Most of you would probably have heard of the 1950's song with the same title. Here's the opening lyrics to that song: Oh yes, I'm the great pretender Pretending I'm doing well My need is such, I pretend too much I'm lonely but no one can tell There are many pretenders in... Avoid a red card in Scrum https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51958/Avoid-a-red-card-in-Scrum Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:14:07 GMT When I started this Scrum blog over a year ago, I was encouraged by all the positive attributes of Scrum, and its scalable parents such as LeSS, DaD, SoS, Nexus, SAFe etc. SAFe is what I have been working with since 2018. Having said that, the benefits of Agile and Scrum can only be realized if they... Q&A with Chief Project Officer - Peter Moutsatsos https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51049/Q-A-with-Chief-Project-Officer---Peter-Moutsatsos- Tue, 29 Jan 2019 07:17:11 GMT Recently, I have been thinking about the relatively recent role of the Chief Project Officer in organizations. How do they stack up against other CxO's and how do they assist organizations provide real value to customers compared to a CIO or CTO? To answer these and other questions, I went in se... What should Scrum look like in 2019? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50228/What-should-Scrum-look-like-in-2019- Tue, 01 Jan 2019 03:21:03 GMT This will be a short blog post, but one that I think is an important topic to think about. A lot of people make New Year resolutions. Perhaps it's to lose weight, get healthy, travel to some exotic destination, or achieve some career goal. But what are the New Year resolutions for Scrum? How ... Distance makes the heart of Scrum fonder https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/49166/Distance-makes-the-heart-of-Scrum-fonder Wed, 28 Nov 2018 22:15:43 GMT One of the hallmarks of Agile teams is colocation. This refers to people being located together in the same working space in order to collaborate more effectively, increase transparency and leverage from osmotic communication. But what happens when projects have distributed teams? Do we lose all the...