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The Development Team in Scrum – Just Developers or a Real Team?

Introduction The Development Team forms an integral part of a Scrum team. Scrum recognizes that small teams are good and essential for self-organization to be effective. It acknowledges if a team is too small it may struggle to be cross-functional. It makes a recommendation towards teams between 3 and 9 being the optimum. At the Sprint Review, a “Done” increment is...

Career Opportunities for PMP® Certified Professionals

Introduction A recent PwC survey states that certified PMP project managers handle more than three fourth of the high performing projects. Also, companies with more than one-third PMP certified managers have much better project success than companies which do not. What’s more? PMP is the fifth highest-paying certification in the year 2016. Sounds important enough? If it does, the following...

The 3 Best Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Resources for Beginners

Introduction Scaled Agile Framework, also known as SAFe, is an enterprise-scale development framework. It uses a combination of existing lean and agile principles and combines them into a framework for large-scale projects. SAFe is designed not so much as a single methodology, but as a broad knowledge base of proven best practices that real teams have used to deliver successful...

All about “PDUs Vs SEUs” Also known as SCRUM CREDITS

Introduction PDUs (Professional Development Units) are related to the Project Management Institute. SEUs (Scrum Education Units) are related to the Scrum Alliance. Both are a way of tracking continuing education in order to maintain certifications or achieve from these organizations. SEUs and PDUs guarantee that you are keeping up with ongoing education in the field to stay and grow relevant,...

Agile for Everybody: All Industries

Introduction Ever since its inception in 2001, the Agile Manifesto and the Agile project management methodology was thought of first and foremost, as a tool used by software companies to encourage/manage productivity. But what about non-IT, non-software companies? Shouldn’t they be able to gain efficiency and productivity using the best practices available? Of course, they should. There are several examples...

Scrum Roles & Events in a Nutshell

Introduction Scrum is a Framework that enables iterative and incremental product development, enable to get things done at the right time, maximizing the value of what is delivered. Tasks are performed faster and with higher quality by self-organizing Teams. High levels of self-motivation are achieved and are the reason why Scrum allows teams to reach higher productivity faster. Customer requirements...

How to pick the best project management methodology for success

Introduction Project management can be defined as a method for developing structure in a complex project, where the independent variables of time, cost, resources, and human behaviour come together. Each project manager follows a methodology to accomplish difficult projects. As is generally said, ” Project management is like science”. Thus, project managers are like scientists, who try out different methods...

How do you define Agility and Agile?

Introduction In the present competitive environment, organizations are undergoing profound changes. There is a worldwide spread of education and technology. Leading to intense and increasingly worldwide competition and accelerating rate of marketplace change. Change in business environment and uncertainty have entered management studies and research for a long time. Described the concept of the entrepreneurial task as the search for...

What is OKR?

Introduction The anacronym OKR stands for Objectives and Key Results, a popular goal management framework that helps organizations implement the strategy. The benefits of the framework include developed focus, increased transparency, and better alignment. OKR achieves this by organizing employees and the work they do around achieving general objectives. An OKR consists of an Objective, which defines a goal to...