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An Agile PMP is an certified by PMI (Project Management Institute) Agile Project Management Professional. Before 2021 the PMP was focused on traditional waterfall project management but now also covers Agile project management. Originally the PMI only had the PMI-ACP Exam which is solely focused on Agile which an excellent certification by itself. What it doesn’t cover though is the stakeholder management & contract management which I found very useful to understand in my day to day as a Agile project manager.
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Story Mapping is an agile technique that finds itself applicable in the delivery of a new product or new feature in an already established product. Created by Jeff Patton, this method allows for a customer to visibly navigate through all of the user tasks it takes to utilize a product from the beginning till the
It’s probably a safe bet that you’ve heard the term ‘persona’ before. A customer persona represent fictional representations of individuals likely to use or buy a product. They help the product team understand the users needs and wants. We use agile personas whenever we write a user story, Agile user story always starts with AS
Agile metrics for leadership team are just as important as they are to agile project managers. They primarily provide a way to monitor and provide status reports on the agile project team to stakeholders but also can help the team improve their performance. They are essential way of tracking the software development process outputs. There
T-shirt sizing agile is an relative estimation technique. It is utilized to track and give a rough estimate to how much time or effort a epic / feature / task would be expected to take. It is my go to agile estimation tool when a product owner wants to quickly assess the size of their
The MoSCoW prioritization in Agile is a very simple and effective way of prioritizing product features. Working as a product owner prioritizing is hard at the best of times. It is no easy task trying to keep the team happy, mange stakeholders expectations and do the best for the product. The MoSCoW method is an
Keeping your agile team engaged is critical so trying a different using different end of sprint retrospective examples can spruce things up. You want to make it as fun as possible. We spend enough time being serious at work. Regardless if its XP, Scrum, Kanban, retrospection is one of the most important events in bringing
There are a number of charters in project management you can have team charter, project charter, agile charter, agile team charter. All slightly confusing. The big difference between those is a project charter which is in waterfall project management. The others are the same thing with different names. They simply are a high-level document that
Teams do not become self-organized in a day. They have to work towards self-organization. Agile collaboration doesn’t fix this but enables it. Traditional project teams would create a detailed plan outlining the steps from the first to the last. There was not much deviation from the steps and if changes were to occur, there were
The Responsibility Assignment Matrix, also known as the RACI Matrix, is considered one of the best ways to track roles and responsibilities within a project. In general to save time project managers use a RACI matrix template. I believe that it is important for anyone in the IT profession because it creates the opportunity for
The main aim of progressive elaboration is to enable a team to solicit and receive feedback from a range of stakeholders at each stage of a new project. This often leads to a modification of project requirements, and it gives the team the facts, insight, and knowledge it needs to see the project through to
Maximize the effectiveness of your project management skills by using lessons learned templates. A lessons learned document is a simple breakdown, written by the project manager, of every potential and existing problem that has been found within a project. An effective lessons learned report will also have proposed solutions to these problems. Now, the reason
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in its literal meaning is making small pieces out of a bigger pieces. Work breakdown structure template is a method of breaking down work into small easily manageable bits which can then be scheduled and assigned. This helps enhance productivity and make work easier by making the work more visual for
It is costly mistake choosing the wrong outsource software development model. As a project manager or product manager you want to always be delivering value to the customer. You don’t care about software engineering practices. Its outcomes you want not outputs.
As a business owner or product manager you want to always be delivering value to the customer. You don’t care about software engineering practices. Its outcomes you want not outputs.
As the team starts working together it is important to set ground rules. How do set ground rules with a team working together for months already?? I propose an Agile Working Agreement instead. This is my second time in such situation. What teams had in common were: Have some Agile ceremonies but not well defined
First principles are long forgotten in world of Agile with Scrum, SAFE, LESS, Kanban etc taking preference but yet the common XP practices are still useful for PMs to understand and utilize.
Last week I discussed about stakeholder management and I planned on running a roles and responsibilities workshop. I want to bring some order and process to the product development process. Its clear to me there is an overlap of Agile team roles and the delivery of sprint work seems to be effected. The priorities are
Passing the CAPM with specific CAPM Practice Exams will triple any exam takers chances of passing the exam. We have gathered a list of 5,017 questions that you can practice for free. The more questions you review the better. What really helps though is practice exams so try to do as many as possible. What
Welcome to another edition of Weekly PMT, my free newsletter packed with tips, insights and opportunities to grow your Project Management Career After recently joining a startup one of the key tasks I set out to do was bringing some order and process to the product development process. In my opinion it wasn’t clear who
Power Dynamics in the workplace can be tricky grounds to navigate especially if you are lacking expert power as a project manager. The authority you will have as a project manager will be determined by the organization structure you are working within. The power you have will be determined by the characteristics you have as