Tech Startups and Agile – A Perfect Fit

by Jim Stewart, PMP To begin, let’s differentiate large traditional organizations from tech startups by identifying some of their typical attributes. Large established organizations tend to be more risk-averse and have detailed processes in place. Usually, they apply the classic “waterfall” methodology to manage projects. While this method is well-understood, it involves very specific steps,

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The Benefits of Agile and Scrum

By John Carrington, AgilePM® Practitioner and Trainer, CSM, PRINCE2®, LSSBB Today, many organizations are experiencing the benefits of an Agile approach. But why all the fuss? What is Agile actually offering to the teams using it? Let’s start with how and why Agile came about. In 2001, 17 Software Developers met in Snowbird, Utah. They recognized that the way

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Agile Retrospectives: A Tool for Team Learning

By Luis Gonçalves  | Co-founder of Evolution4All, Founder of ScrumMaster Growth An Agile retrospective is an effective tool used at the end of every iteration to analyze the team’s performance during the project. Team members gather to review what worked well and what did not so they can improve their performance on future projects. For

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Want to Boost Your Scrum Projects’ Success Rate by 50%? Run Them Through a PMO

By J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM   |   Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL  The 2015 State of Scrum Report (the most recent) released by the Scrum Alliance has several interesting, if not head-scratching, findings. Here are two that really stopped me dead in my tracks. First, the report stated that “the

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Agile Marketing: Expanding Agile Outside of IT

By Maria Matarelli   |   Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) – Formula Ink Real Agile transformation includes more than just your IT department. Yet Agile continues to be strongly associated with software development. What if your organization not only developed products faster but reached more customers in less time? Imagine if you could truly connect with

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