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How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web

  Event Description: Scrum is the most famous Agile Methodology. However, it is impossible to run with the Microsoft Project Pro version. But we can do it with the new Project For the Web. What are the advantages and limitations when you use it? How can you get most of it and avoid typical mistakes?…

Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

  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 support agility and ensure businesses are fit for the future. They enable organizations to implement and map agile management methods to make organizations more productive…

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…

MPUG Agile Series Presented by Tim Runcie Continues

As Tim Runcie’s recent excellent article on the topic pointing out, Agile methodology helps to create processes, procedures, and ultimately results. Infused with a time-phased, metrics-driven engine that delivers visibility to assignments, deliverables, work and cost estimates, and the ability to do enterprise wide resource capacity and forecasting/strategic planning, there is no question that Agile…

Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in 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: Microsoft keeps unfolding new features, tools and capabilities supporting Project, Program and Portfolio Management. Come learn the latest Agile features as well as what is in store…

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