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Scrum vs. Agile – The Same or Not the Same?

Posted by Dave Todaro

Agile vs. Scrum. Scrum vs. agile. You hear them used almost interchangeably in the software industry. But are they really the same thing? If not, what characteristics set them apart?

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Daily Scrum Practices to Rock Your Next Sprint

Posted by Dave Todaro

I’ve talked about how Scrum leads to efficient, high performance teams a few times before.

And I’ve shared what organizations need to do to embrace agile development and Scrum.

But today I want to discuss something near and dear to my heart: the immense importance of your daily Scrum practices. Land these daily Scrum routines and you’ll be sure to rock your next sprint.

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Dave Todaro Speaking in Washington DC at the Project Summit Business Analyst World Conference

Posted by Ascendle Team

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Scrum Ceremonies: The Blueprint to a Highly Effective Sprint

Posted by Dave Todaro

Some meetings are necessary. Others...aren’t.

You’ve probably attended both kinds of meetings at one time or another – eagerly participating in the former and suffering through the latter. Yet even effective meetings often devolve into repetition, circular discussion, and chit-chat.

Scrum ceremonies were designed to avoid all that. Since a Scrum team’s goal is to produce the highest business value in the shortest time, unnecessarily long meetings can kill their efficiency. For this reason, Scrum replaces “meetings” with highly effective and structured “ceremonies.”

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Dave Todaro Returns to Product Camp Boston Conference in 2018

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Angelo Firenze will be in Maryland Speaking at The Versatile Project Manager Symposium 2018

Posted by Ascendle Team

 

On June 27, 2018, Scrum expert and Ascendle VP of Business Development, Angelo Firenze will lead a discussion on "The Agile PMO: How the Traditional Project Management Office fits into the Agile Landscape" at The Versatile Project Manager Symposium 2018. The event will be hosted by the PMI Silver Spring Chapter in Silver Spring, MD.

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What is Scrum?

Posted by Dave Todaro

Scrum is a term you'll often hear in software development conversations these days. But unless you're already familiar with it, you might not know exactly what it means.

Webster's dictionary defines Scrum as a rugby strategy (we'll get to that later) OR as "a place or situation of confusion or racket; a hubbub." Not exactly what we're looking for in our software development, is it?

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Angelo Firenze Speaking about the Agile PMO at PMI Long Island

Posted by Ascendle Team

 

On June 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Scrum expert and Ascendle VP of Business Development, Angelo Firenze will lead a discussion on "The Agile PMO: How the Traditional Project Management Office fits into the Agile Landscape" at the PMI Long Island Chapter. The event will be held at CA TechnologiesOne CA Plaza, Islandia, New York.

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Allison Grappone is Presenting in Boston at the PM in Practice Conference

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On June 8, 2018, Agile expert Allison Grappone will be speaking on the topic, "Agile Estimating and Planning" at the Project Management in Practice conference, being held at Photonics Center, 2nd Floor, St. Mary’s Street, Boston University in Boston, MA.

You’ll learn how to deal with changes in scope and priority while always being able to tell management, “This is when we’ll be done.”

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how user stories, story points, planning poker, and velocity work together to provide predictable schedule estimates.
  • Learn techniques you can immediately apply to your projects to estimate how fast your team will go, both before they start and as they're getting ramped up.
  • Learn about the cone of uncertainty and how to apply its concepts to present a larger range of estimated completion timeframes early in the project, and narrow that range as the project continues.
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Scrum Product Owner Roles and Responsibilities

Posted by Dave Todaro

Depending on how you look at it, the Product Owner on a Scrum team wields all the power… or next to none of it.

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