Presentations tagged: Management

Introduction to Scrum PPT

Introduction to Scrum PPT

You may have heard Scrum is one of the leading agile software development processes. With more than 375,000 Certified ScrumMasters worldwide, it’s a proven, scalable process for managing software projects. Since its origin in Japanese new product development in the ’80s, Scrum has become recognized as one of the best project management frameworks for handling rapidly… Read more

Agile Planning and Project Management

Agile Planning and Project Management

In this session we will shatter the myth that agile teams can't plan. We'll start by looking at the benefits of the short cycles of iterative and incremental development. We'll then look at the six different levels of planning that occur in agile organizations. We'll see what user stories are and why they've become the preferred approach to planning and managing the… Read more

Agile Product Management

Agile Product Management

The vast majority of what has been written about agile processes is intended for programmers and project managers. As an agile product manager, product owner, or member of the customer team, you need help identifying user needs and determining how best to meet those needs. Yet very little information is available to help you identify the right thing to build or… Read more

Self-Organization & Subtle Control: Friends or Enemies?

Self-Organization & Subtle Control: Friends or Enemies?

Agile leaders and managers have difficulty coming to grips with their role on self-organizing teams. While some refuse to exert any influence on their teams, others rely too much on command-and-control management styles. Either extreme stymies the creativity and productivity of a self-organizing team. What you need to know is how to walk the fine line of leading a… Read more

Leading a Self-Organizing Team

Leading a Self-Organizing Team

One of the challenges of agile development is coming to grips with the role of leaders and managers of self-organizing teams. Many would-be ScrumMasters and agile coaches go to the extreme of refusing to exert any influence on their teams at all. Others retain too much of their prior command-and-control management styles and fail to unleash the creativity and… Read more

Agile Estimating

Agile Estimating

Maybe you’ve heard about agile software development projects but aren’t sure if they allow for the detailed planning and estimation your business requires. You might also worry if your team provides the estimates that management wants, the numbers might come back to haunt you. Whether you are a manager, programmer, tester, or have another role that involves project… Read more

Agile and the Seven Sins of Project Management

Agile and the Seven Sins of Project Management

Agile approaches to software development promise many advantages: shorter schedules, more productive teams, products that better meet customer expectations, higher quality, and more. Many agile teams fall short of these goals. Companies are looking to identify and steer clear of some of the most common pitfalls so that their business can realize its goals. Agile… Read more

ADAPTing to Agile

ADAPTing to Agile

You know that you want to become a more agile development organization, but you aren’t sure how to begin. You’ve heard of successful, non-agile transitions where a strong, visionary leader plants a stake in the ground and says, “Let's take our organization there.” You might have also been a part of change efforts that started with a lone team thinking, “Who cares… Read more