Projects at Work

Scrum


Tool Shop: Agile iPad Apps

- by Will Kelly

The iPad and agile project management seem to be made for each other with their shared emphasis on simplicity. And as enterprise mobility grows, iPad apps can and will be used to manage product backlogs, release lists and sprints. Here’s a look at three agile PM apps available for the iPad.

The Agile “Skinny”

- by Dave Prior

ESI’s Matt Ferguson talks about realistically assessing an organization’s agile needs and readiness, focusing on three key variables: knowledge, application and support. He also sees the emergence of a “three-party system” in project management, representing traditional, agile and hybrid approaches. [15:30]

Infographic: Distributed Agile Teams

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Agile approaches are now mainstream and distributed projects are becoming the norm. A recent ProjectsAtWork research report explored issues and benchmarked actions taken by organizations at the center of the distributed agile movement. This infographic highlights a few key findings.

No One Right Way to Agile

- by Dave Prior

Are requirements, documentation and traditional risk management in conflict with Agile? ESI’s director of consulting services Matt Ferguson says no. Here, he talks about a holistic approach to project delivery that addresses a variety of variables and allows teams to decide what works best. The goal is to build a legacy of improvement. [16:00]

Scrum Alliance Announces 2013 Board

- by ProjectsAtWork

The Scrum Alliance has announced its 2013 Board of Directors, including new chairman Harvey Wheaton.

Incremental Release Planning

- by Wayne Grant

Release planning for a Scrum project is a tricky proposition, especially when crammed into a single up-front session that forces teams to make guess-timates. More informed estimates can be derived from shorter, incremental planning sessions facilitated by a field-tested visual technique. Here’s how it works.

Agile 101: Estimating Cost/Time

- by Tom Mochal

You can do better than subscribing to the slam that you only know an Agile project is complete when the budget is gone. After some initial assumptions, you can determine estimated duration and cost of your project within a couple iterations — an estimate that becomes more accurate as velocity is established.

Agile Attitude + Cohesion

- by Dave Prior

Andrew Stellman and Jenny Greene (authors of Head First PMP and Beautiful Teams) discuss bridging the gap between traditional and Agile methods … why outstanding results depend on more than best practices … making decisions at the latest responsible moment … and their 2013 prep guide for PMI agile certification. [26:05]

Enterprise Scrum Thinking, Pt.3

- by Dave Prior

Dan Greening explores the challenges of scaling Agile and Scrum concepts beyond the team level to project portfolios with executive involvement. Along the way, he discusses forecasting beyond sprints, commitments vs. lies, dashboard heresy, waterfall compatibility and failing safely, among other thought-provoking ideas. [Part 3: 26 min.]

Scrum and Entrepreneurism

- by Laszlo Szalvay

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:


SPONSORS

EVENTS

Anju A: "Nice article. Often I have seen that senior management provides a very myopic vi…" on The Gift of Visibility
April 27, 2015

Anju A: "Completely agree with the recognition and celebration of micro-success. But en…" on Create Micro-Success
April 27, 2015

Virendra S: "Excellent" on Making Things Happen
April 27, 2015

Patricia M: "This is very useful. We are just beginning a project portfolio management exerci…" on Evaluating Project Opportunities
April 23, 2015

 

TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile where …

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 25,000…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

BLOGS

Decisions, Decisions

Posted by Aaron Smith

We have launched a new series on decision-making and project initiation, based on contributor Mark Mullaly’s new book “Exercising Agency.” The first article summarized re...
Posted in: Projects@Work® Update


Scrum Gathering 2015

Posted by Dave Prior

Click here to go straight to the podcast The 2015 Scrum Gathering is almost here. In just about 2 weeks 700+ Scrum Practitioners are going to descend on Phoenix for a few wallowing knee de...
Posted in: The Reluctant Agilist


TOOLS & TRAINING

project management software
     

Mavenlink delivers enterprise-class Software as a Service (SaaS) that transforms how businesses work with distributed teams around the globe. Our software combines collaborative project management with resource planning and business insights.

project management software
     

Clarizen is a pure SaaS-based work execution platform that goes beyond project management, giving organizations a unified environment to get the right work done, faster. Clarizen gives you a comprehensive set of tools for managing projects, tasks.

project management software
     

Sciforma provides a flexible and easy to use Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management software solution for industries and companies of all sizes.

ADVERTISEMENTS