As a PM, maintaining a motivated team amid challenges is of paramount importance. This practitioner has collected a few lessons learned from her experiences leading agile teams over the years—and through interacting with other interfacing agile teams.
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In a large program, it may be necessary for competitors to work together to achieve customer goals. Insights are presented on various collaboration techniques, when they should be employed to have the most impact, and the business benefits that the program, customer, and each of the partner teams receive in working toward shared goals.
Does your team spend significant time estimating stories with story points? Or, does your team try to manage its estimates with support or other interruptions? Velocity via story point estimation works in very few teams. Instead of story points, consider these other alternatives for your agile estimates.
Sharing probabilistic estimates with stakeholders is one of the best ways a project manager can align expectations and foster sound decision making by sponsors and other executives...even on an agile team.
The Kaizen framework for driving improvements is a combination of agile and lean practices used together in a systematic way so that it improves the level of employee engagement while also improving bottom-line business results.
Agile adoption presents many challenges, none greater than when executive leaders and decision-makers are the biggest barrier to the cultural change that needs to occur. But it’s not an impossible hurdle to overcome. You have to play the game on their terms, one step at a time.
Are work breakdown structures and product backlogs really so different? They both help with forming agreement on scope. Yet, due to how they are often used, they are viewed as quite different by many people…a viewpoint this expert would like to change.
The general expectation from conducting an agile transformation is strengthening your ability to quickly adapt and respond on an enterprise-wide level. This article shares practical experience in three critical benefits.
Meet the agile PMO. (No, that’s not an oxymoron.) PMI highlights the project management strengths of our three PMO finalists, who all offer insights into how they benefit from emerging trends.