In the last 10 years I have helped a number of organizations to implement Scrum. For a lot of these organizations the Scrum implementation either takes a long time or they never reach the real benefits of Scrum (happy stakeholders & maximum valued products with high quality). There is a close relation between the speed & succes of the Scrum implementation and the maturity of the Scrum Master role.
"Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success." - Henry Ford
Do certifications add value to your career? In some circles, the answer is clear. Each year, organizations such as PMI and Global Knowledge carry out surveys that indicate certain certifications are associated with higher incomes. Does that mean earning a certification will directly impact your income or career prospects?
Here are some tips I’ve found useful for writing an effective user story.
EPMOs can boost their efficiency by using chatbots to automate basic tasks. By Abid Mustafa
Many project practitioners are eager to dive into planning. I'd like to share some questions they should consider and fully understand during the initiation and planning phases: How important do you think it is that project managers understand the business case for the project? Or the organization's overall strategic goals? If those elements are unclear, how can they get more information on these topics?
What does a project manager need from team members and stakeholders during a long and difficult project?
If you've ever wondered what a spillover is, it's a backlog item that doesn't meet the Definition of Done (DoD). If you are a Scrum Team member, product owner, or a stakeholder, spillovers might trouble you in sprint planning meetings. When this happens, you will spend a lot of time discussing the details and planning for these unfinished stories.
The SWOT framework is a very useful analytical tool for identifying risks and opportunities. It can be used across industries and in a range of scenarios, from project planning and risk management to strategic business and corporate planning.
How will the role of the Manager change in an Agile organization? This is a question that keeps every Manager busy when they start their Agile journey. In this blog I describe the pattern of a changing management style. The behaviour is based on my observations when coaching the Agile Manager.