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Project Management Methodologies: Managing with Your Methodology

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Regardless which project management methodology you choose, you’ll still guide your projects through a project lifecycle. The methodologies differ in how they progress through the lifecycle’s stages or phases…

Supercharge your Productivity with New Agile, Kanban and Scrum Features and Capabilities in Microsoft Project

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: The wait is finally over! Agile, Kanban and Scrum functionality in Microsoft Project is here. Come get a deep dive working and training tour of these new features and…

Newly Released Agile Capabilities in MS Project

Welcome to MPUG’s latest article on Agile capabilities in MS Project. The how-to’s and tips posted here are designed to help Project to Portfolio managers leverage tools, technologies, and best practices to deliver a stellar value in daily work activities. My name is Tim Runcie and I have spent the last 20+ years supporting customers…

What is Scrum?

To understand scrum and the scrum methodology employed by many agile project managers, you can look to the sport of rugby for the origins of this strange nomenclature. In the game of rugby, team players scrum during a pause in game play, brought on by some minor infringement of the rules, such as a forward…

The Agile Project Manager: Resource Management in Microsoft Project

Agile teams provide one value in resource management: ensuring that each functional project manager who is using resources can actually draw them from a single source. Fortunately, there’s a tool that can be invaluable for helping with this. The latest editions of Microsoft Project allow you to designate a single file as a centralized resource…

The Agile Project Manager: The Basic Roles in Agile Projects

A big area that makes agile so successful is the high level of interaction among the different stakeholders and team members. In agile or scrum defined roles ensure that the team doing the work is highly productive. Whether the role of that team member is estimating, planning, prioritizing or doing iterative development, the work is…

The Agile Project Manager: Agile Disciplines Part 2

In my last article, I shared details about three forms of agile disciplines: dynamic systems development method, scrum and extreme programming. In part two of this two-part story, we’ll explore several more agile methodologies: Rational Unified Process, Kanban and lean software development, feature-driven development and Crystal. Rational Unified Process Rational Unified Process or RUP is…

The Agile Project Manager: Agile Disciplines, Part 1

When you hear the term, “agile,” remember that it’s comprised of many different frameworks and approaches that fundamentally support a more interactive model to prioritize and deliver features. Collectively, those various methodologies are known as agile. They all promote the values of the agile “manifesto,” and they’re consistent with those principles. As I promised in…

Effective use of Project with Scrum

  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: Most organization are implementing some form of an Agile approach develop approach, like scrum, to get projects completed faster and to improve engagement with their business customers. This session…

The 5 Questions to Ask in Assembling Your First Agile PM Team

Assembling your first agile team in a traditional non-agile organization has challenges, and the purpose of this article is to highlight certain questions that can be asked to break through the challenges and ensure you form the best, most qualified team possible. When considering who is the best fit for an agile project, managers may…

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