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Project Planning for Beginners

by Andy Jordan

The good project manager involves their team in project planning...the great one teaches them how.

Six Agile Practices for the 21st Century

by Mike Griffiths

As we start 2010, project managers should be embracing 21st century technologies and approaches. But while developers and other project members have been benefiting from improved communication and collaboration via new technology in the last 10 years, project managers have been slower to adopt them.

The Growth of the PMI-ACP Certification

by Mike Griffiths

It is not often we get a chance to watch the growth of a new certification as it occurs. The PMI-ACP is the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) new Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) credential. It was launched with a pilot program at the end of 2011 and then a formal launch in 2012. How popular will this new credential become?

Simple Model for Agile Development

by Tony Alletag

Many software development teams want or need to transition to agile but are not sure how to get started. The purpose of this paper is to simplify the roles, responsibilities, meetings, and iteration cycles so that an agile team can easily begin to implement their own agile process that works for their team, clients, customers, and users.

Scrum Artifacts in the New ScrumBOK

by Don Kim

Some substantive updates to the definition of Scrum artifacts may seem like minor clarifications to terms and definitions, but they have quite profound implications. In this article, we discuss these changes and how they affect the ScrumMaster (or project manager) tasked with delivering a “done” increment.

The Japanese Origins of Scrum

by Don Kim

To achieve a Zen culture of Scrum will take time, resources and a radical paradigm shift. Is it worth it? Yes, because this practice places humans--not processes or techniques--at the center of an organization. Let's learn more about a valuable history.

Agile in Software Projects: Where Does it Fit? Where Doesn’t it? What about Hybrid Models?

by Ambadapudi Sridhara Murthy

Agile is being adopted by many organizations to support the business goals of quicker delivery and lesser costs. This article provides an insight into the scenarios where agile would be a best fit; explains certain situations in which agile might fail; and also highlights the advantages of other software development methodologies and the best projects these can be used for.

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