How to Conduct Sprint Planning in Scrum

How to Successfully Conduct Sprint Planning in Scrum

Sprint Planning is one of the five Scrum Events. The Scrum Guide 2020 has expanded Sprint Planning by one topic and now addresses not only the “What” and the “How”, but now also the “Why”. This is an important addition that also places the focus on the product goal. Read on to learn more about […]

the new Scrum Guide 2020 and the changes

The Scrum Guide 2020 and the Changes

On 18 November, the new Scrum Guide 2020 was officially released. With the new 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the Scrum community celebrates 25 years of Scrum. Dr. Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, with contributions from the Scrum community, have made updates to make the Scrum Guide crisper, leaner and more transparent. In this […]

How to Write and Apply Successfully User Stories in Scrum

You have probably heard the term “User Story” already—especially if you have already been involved in agile projects. If you still have little experience in agile project management, then this article is just right for you. Here I explain in detail what User Stories are and how they are created and documented. Read on and […]

How to manage risk in agile projects

How to Manage Risk in Agile Projects

In my opinion, Risk Management is one of the most neglected topics in Agile Projects. In an earlier article, I showed you why Risk Management is also necessary for Agile projects. In this article, you will learn how to implement Risk Management in Agile projects, and what you need to pay attention to. Every Scrum Master, […]

scrum or not exactly scrum

Scrum – or Not Exactly Scrum?

Do you use Scrum for your project or “only” Agile Project Management? You may be wondering: “Why this question?” For advocates of Scrum applies: If you don’t follow the Scrum Guide exactly, you don’t use Scrum, but something else. In this article you will read how to use the Scrum Guide and when it makes […]

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What Are Self-Organizing Teams in Agile Projects?

Self-organizing and cross-functional teams are a core element in Agile Projects but are not an invention of the Agile Movement. They have been used successfully in Japanese companies and some American companies for many decades. This unique management method, with managers as coaches without management functions and fewer management levels, was unfortunately almost forgotten. With […]

Project Control for Agile Projects Planning Monitoring and Control

Project Control for Agile Projects – Part 1 Planning

Project control for agile projects is slightly different than for “normal” projects because of the self-organizing teams – especially because there is usually no project manager and no project controller. In this and the next article you will get an overview of how project control is carried out in agile projects. This article shows you […]

What does Agile mean in Project Management

What Does Agile Mean in Project Management?

Agile is a hot topic in the business world and everything should be agile today to make us faster and better. But many don’t understand “what being agile” means and how Agile Project Management evolved. Does agility really take our business world a big step forward or is it just a ” fad “? This […]

Is Risk Management Necessary for Agile Projects?

Is Risk Management Necessary in Agile Projects?

Projects fail because of risks that have become a problem, and this is also the case with Agile Projects. Risks should therefore also be a topic in Agile Project Management. In Agile Project Management one tries to reduce administration to a minimum and one assumes that already the agile method reduces risks automatically considerably. For […]