Project Management Posts

Scrum vs Kanban: Pointless Fights All Agile Teams Have

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I saw many Scrum teams that moved to Kanban. They said they got many reasons to do that. Here are the most popular ones:

  • “Scrum doesn’t work for us. Let’s try Kanban.”
  • “Scrum meetings take too much time.”
  • “Scrum retrospectives are so annoying. They look more like a club of anonymous complainers.”
  • “Kanban is simple as ABC. You only need a board with three columns: To Do, Doing, Done.”
    etc…

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5 Lies Project Managers Tell Themselves that Make Teamwork Fail

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Think about the role of a project manager: how much easier would it be if you had to manage projects without the ‘people part’? Sounds soooo good, right? But when it comes to project management, people are part of the package – and the problem is, the package doesn’t have an instruction. You have to figure out yourself how to unpack and make it work.

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Scrum Smells: When Good Goes Bad

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Scrum is used by 66% of all agile companies. But is it really that good or just a tribute to the agile fashion? If you’ve tried to implement Scrum, you’ve likely run into problems. This management framework may look simple to understand but it’s hard to master. Getting dedicated people to support Scrum implementation is even harder. No wonder many teams get it wrong.

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Is Your Backlog a Graveyard of Features?

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My team is a huge fan of sprints and backlogs when it comes to planning projects. But the more we dig into project management, the more negative patterns we observe. One of them relates to the backlog and how it turns into a place where features die. Sounds familiar? Then keep on reading.

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Fail Fast, Fail Often: Can Losing Help You Win?

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Imagine working on a product that should be released in 2 months. You are one month into the project when you discover a mistake made two days ago. And it can destroy your entire project. You think about the nightmare you will be going through when the boss finds out and start to panic.

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