One of the scope management steps that can help to ensure that the WBS is as effective as possible in controlling the project’s scope is routinely ignored as unnecessary. But verifying your scope up front can save a lot of pain later.
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China’s physical and technological infrastructure is transforming at lightning speed, but institutional and cultural realities are much slower to change, which presents huge challenges for project consultants, managers and teams. Here’s an overview of the project management landscape in China, and the prevailing prerequisites for getting things done.
Anxiety and strain on the job is normal, but in the process of using Scrum it is common to find product development groups and senior management going head to head. Here we look at some keys to its successful implementation.
The first temptation many project managers must overcome is the tendency to start work before the goals are clear. A smidge of planning, a pinch of risk mitigation and a dash of clear roles and responsibilities can put you head and shoulders above most of your peers.
Scrum Alliance’s 2015 version of the State of Scrum has just been published. It contains some very interesting insights that we should all be aware of.
A well-functioning Scrum project requires three distinct roles, separate but equal: the Product Owner oversees what is being delivered on behalf of the customer; the Scrum team controls how they work; and the Scrum Master facilitates and acts as keeper of the process on behalf of the organization.
The new Added Qualifications certificate-based program will provide training in more advanced, business-critical topics, starting with Scaling Scrum Fundamentals.
Even in a tough economic climate, small-business owners and executives can build stronger companies through commitment to the tenets of Scrum, which include creating a culture of learning, embracing prioritization at the organizational and team levels, and seeking out feedback loops.
Is the product owner the most stressful position in Scrum? It can be a thankless task, and here we explore their responsibilities (thankfully, it isn’t all bad news).
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.