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Agile Project Management Organizations, Certifications, and Resources

There is a big agile project management world out there. Here are a few of the useful links to members of the agile practitioner community: [more…]

A Manifesto for Agile Software Developers

The Agile Software Development Manifesto© is an intentionally streamlined expression of the core values of agile project management. Use this manifesto as a guide to implement agile methodologies in your [more…]

The 12 Agile Principles

The 12 Agile Principles are a set of guiding concepts that support project teams in implementing agile projects. Use these concepts to implement agile methodologies in your projects. [more…]

The Agile Roadmap to Value

The Roadmap to Value is a high-level view of an agile project. The stages of the Roadmap to Value are described in the list following the diagram: [more…]

Agile Project Management Roles

It takes a cooperative team of employees to complete a project. Agile project teams are made up of many people and include the following five roles: [more…]

Agile Project Management Artifacts

Project progress needs to be measurable. Agile project teams often use six main artifacts, or deliverables, to develop products and track progress, as listed here: [more…]

Agile Project Management Events

Most projects have stages. Agile projects include seven events for product development. These events are meetings and stages and are described in the following list: [more…]

Managing Records on Local and Network Drives

The amount of electronic information has grown exponentially over the past decade. Local (C: Drives) and network drives are becoming digital graveyards. An effective records management program will provide [more…]

Benefits of Records Management

Properly managing your records can help you reduce operating expense, enhance customer service and ensure your company is in compliance with laws and regulation. [more…]

Appraising Records and Managing Retention Scheduling

A fundamental part of a successful records and information management program is identifying what records and information your company possesses and then applying appropriate retention periods. [more…]

Ten Tips on How to Plan a Conference

Conference planning involves a lot of detail. An event planning committee shares responsibility for the program, fiscal management, facilities, and more. A successful organizational meeting can advance [more…]

Applying Agile Management Value 3: Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation

Agile management principles extend to your relationship with the customer. Agile's third core value emphasizes customer collaboration. The agile pioneers understood that collaboration, rather than confrontation [more…]

Applying Agile Management Value 4: Responding to Change Over Following a Plan

The fourth core value of Agile project management addresses the response to change. Change is a valuable tool for creating great products. Using agile management principles, project teams that can respond [more…]

How Agile Management Methods Make Projects Work Better

Agile project management methodologies help you produce successful projects. Recent widespread adoption of agile development methods has seen the dramatic reduction of project failure rates. Key areas [more…]

Applying Agile Management Value 1: Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools

The first core value of the Agile Manifesto is to value individuals and interactions over processes and tools. When you allow each person to contribute unique value to your software development project [more…]

Applying Agile Management Value 2: Working Software Over Comprehensive Documentation

A software development team’s focus should be on producing working products. The second Agile core value emphasizes working software over comprehensive documentation. [more…]

Identifying Key Events in an Agile Scrum

Even within an adaptable agile development model, you must have meetings. A scrum includes four key meetings called eventsthat provide opportunities for the scrum team to organize, evaluate, and adjust [more…]

What Is Agile Management?

Agile is a descriptive term for a number of project development and management techniques and methods. Agile project management is an empirical project management approach. In other words, you do something [more…]

Identifying Roles in an Agile Scrum

A key component of agile project management, the scrum framework defines specific roles essential to smooth functioning of the scrum. Some roles, and the people who fill them, play an integral part in [more…]

Identifying Artifacts in an Agile Scrum

An agile scrum has three tangible deliverables, called artifacts. In agile project development, these artifacts consist of the requirements for the overall project, the requirements for each piece of the [more…]

Four Steps to Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

The product roadmap is an overall view of the product's requirements and a valuable tool for planning and organizing the journey of product development. The product owner creates the product roadmap with [more…]

Comparing Agile Project Management and the Traditional Waterfall Method

Agile, in product development terms, is a description for project management methods that focus on people, communications, the product, and flexibility. The Agile development tool uses a variety of methods [more…]

Four Steps to Defining Your Product Vision with Agile Management

The first stage in an agile project is defining your product vision. The product vision statement is an elevator pitch — a quick summary — to communicate how your product supports the company's or organization's [more…]

Agile Team Operations Philosophy

An agile development team operates differently from a team using a more traditional approach. Development team members must change their roles based on each day’s priorities, organize themselves, and think [more…]

Agile Management and Low-Tech Communications

Particularly when you first implement an agile management system, keep the communication tools low tech. Rely on face-to-face conversations and good old-fashioned pen and paper. Low-tech promotes informality [more…]

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