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The Big Picture with Story Map in Agile Development

“I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew, Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who. I send them over land and sea, I send them east and west, But after they have worked for me, I give them all a rest.” – From the poem,…

How to Scrum with Project for the Web

Project for The Web has a couple different areas: Grid, Board, and Timeline. A question I hear often is, “Can we manage Agile projects in Project for the Web?” To be more specific, “Can we manage Scrum based projects?” The answer is yes, of course—in a limited way, but still well enough! I will walk…

Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Companies today must be able to work on projects with agility in the era of digital transformation. Microsoft Teams and Planner are the perfect tool combination to…

Accelerate Agile Project Management Success with Microsoft Teams and Planner

In our current, fast-paced world, businesses need to be flexible to stay competitive. It isn’t the best who prevail, but those who can quickly adapt to new requirements. In IT—especially software development—traditional project management approaches are too rigid and out-of-date. Even if a customer requirement appears straightforward, it is very difficult to estimate a forecast…

Understanding Velocity in Agile Approaches with MS Project

There are certain questions that usually surface in almost every project regardless of the type, domain considered, technology used, complexities associated, or strategic significance. These questions are: When will the project be completed? What are the items you can deliver by the end of the project? What are the items the team can take for…

Agile Methodology vs. Traditional Forms of Project Management for Software Developers

Something of a revolution has occurred in the software development arena over the last few decades. Many companies, large and small, have converted to Agile project management methodology instead of the classic Waterfall type approaches that had dominated the development landscape some years ago. In my view, the reason for this is simple. The software…

Product Prioritization Techniques in Agile Development

Let’s consider two real-world scenarios. In one, a product manager is asked to work on the top priority items in his project’s product backlog for an upcoming iteration. The product manager replies, “It can’t be done because the business executives have set everything to be of top priority.” In a second situation, a few stakeholders…

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. It’s considered a valuable source of getting real-time updates, information, and feedback from the development team. It also serves to help keep the field team aligned with the company’s goals and deadlines. To take full advantage of the benefits…

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

Two woodcutters were assigned to chop wood in a forest. Both formed a team and started early and earnestly. Although working a distance from each other, they felt the competition to produce the best results. On that first day, the first woodcutter heard his counterpart stop cutting before the day was really finished. He was…

Agile Series Part 3 – Best Practices & Real World Use of Agile with MS Project / Project PPM

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Learn Applied Agile Project Management Best Practices with MS Project, Project PPM and Office 365 in a Real-World Scenario   Learning Objectives: Understand how to merge and…

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