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Managing a project using Scrum and traditional approach
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I'm in charge of generating de methodology to manage the project I'm in charge and I want to use both Scrum and traditional project management. This is the first time im addapting the way a project needs to be manage. I'm a Scrum Master but also my foundation as a project manager is based on the PMBOK. I want to know if any one have some feedback and constructive ways to deploy this kind of hybrid. Thanks in advance.
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Scrum is a framework then you can fill it up with the tools and techniques that best fits for your situation. For example, there is no line, no statement inside the Scrum Guide that said that you have to use user stories. Scrum fully address all stated into PMBOK. There is no problem with that. On the other side, the problem here is to understand what "traditional" project management meant. In fact, that´s not exists. What exists is performing project management in a way: the PMI way, the IPMA way, the GPM way etc. With that on hand you can use the process model (predictive or adaptive), the process life cycle based on those models (waterfall, iterative, incremental , hybrid, etc), and the method of framework based on those process life cycle process.
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Understood and a very clear definition. Thanks for the explanation and suggestion.
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Daniel - what is the problem you are trying to solve? Is your organization not yet ready to fully embrace an agile framework? Or do you feel you need to do a detailed requirements phase up front before you start building your product? Asking these kind of questions will help guide you to the right hybrid process.
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Apr 16, 2019 3:03 PM
Daniel Ruiz
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Hello Andrew, thanks for your reply. I'm trying to design a framework using agile (scrum) and waterfall methods. In some aspects we have a define scope and define resources but also we are early adopters in the cloud platform we want to implement so we have "gaps"...and in order to fill those gaps I want to introduce the agile framework and for the known scope the waterfall. I think that is my major challange.
Also the company Im working it's not project oriented. So any advise, tip, etc you can share is very useful in order to approach the implementation team with a new framework to implement the tools.
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Apr 16, 2019 8:24 AM
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Daniel - what is the problem you are trying to solve? Is your organization not yet ready to fully embrace an agile framework? Or do you feel you need to do a detailed requirements phase up front before you start building your product? Asking these kind of questions will help guide you to the right hybrid process.
Hello Andrew, thanks for your reply. I'm trying to design a framework using agile (scrum) and waterfall methods. In some aspects we have a define scope and define resources but also we are early adopters in the cloud platform we want to implement so we have "gaps"...and in order to fill those gaps I want to introduce the agile framework and for the known scope the waterfall. I think that is my major challange.
Also the company Im working it's not project oriented. So any advise, tip, etc you can share is very useful in order to approach the implementation team with a new framework to implement the tools.
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Be very cautious about combining a predictive ("waterfall") project with an adaptive framework like Scrum. The adaptive project assumes and mitigates unknowns, but every time it changes it will affect your predictive project. Conversely, if you try to manage your project based on your predictive plan, your Scrum element will not be able to adapt, and you will have no benefit.

I don't say you cannot do it, I'm merely offering a word of warning.

What is the purpose of the project?

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