How to Control Agile Projects – Monitoring and Control

How to Control Agile Projects – Monitoring and Control

You may wonder why project control is not a topic in agile projects. Even the well-known Scrum Guide does not mention this term. But I can already tell you that project control is also carried out in agile projects. Project control for agile projects is somewhat different from “normal” projects, because the Scrum team is […]

From Self-Organizing to Self-Managing Scrum Teams – What’s The Difference?

From Self-Organizing to Self-Managing Scrum Teams – What’s The Difference?

The Scrum Guide 2020 introduced several changes. Most of them are well understandable, and their sense and benefit is clearly recognizable. However, one adaptation is not so easy to explain and the benefit is not necessarily obvious. Self-organizing has been replaced by self-managing. Do you know the difference between these two forms of organization? This […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Benefit of the Work Package Description Is Underestimated

Do you have work package descriptions for your project? Many of you will answer with “No”. “Such a thing is not necessary and only an over-organization!” I often hear that. Many project managers underestimate the benefits of work package descriptions. But with little effort, you can bring more security to your project, increase quality, and […]

How to manage risk in agile projects

How to Manage Risk in Agile Projects

In my opinion, Risk Management in Agile Projects is one of the most neglected topics. 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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]