Team 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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Product Manager – You are Not the CEO of the Product

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When you’re a Product Manager, one of the must-read things is the famous Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager by Ben Horowitz written 20 years ago.

<…> A good product manager is the CEO of the product. A good product manager takes full responsibility and measures themselves in terms of the success of the product. They are responsible for right product/right time and all that entails. <…>

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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Sprint Length for Your Project

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Magic comes from the heart, and the heart of Scrum is the sprint. Many teams choose their sprint length without too much thought. And chances are it will works out. In optimism we trust after all.

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