Agile & Scrum

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Agile Release Planning in Hybrid and Agile Projects (PMP®-relevant)

When you are working in an agile project or aim to use agile methods, agile release planning can be a critical technique for IT- and product-centric projects. Agile release planning is listed as a scheduling technique in the PMBOK (PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge). It is therefore also relevant for the Project Management Professional …

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PMI-ACP® Formulas for 19 Agile Metrics (incl. Explanations)

When you are preparing for your PMI-ACP exam, studying formulas has probably not been your top priority so far. Although the PMI-ACP exam puts less emphasis on calculations than other certifications (such as the PMP, for instance) you should be familiar with a few formulas. As they are not overly complicated, they are ‘quick wins’ …

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Progressive Elaboration (schedule)

What Is Progressive Elaboration in Project Management? Definition & Examples

Progressive elaboration is a process of the Project Planning Process Group set out in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK, 6th edition, ch. 3). It refers to the ongoing improvement of a project plan based on new learnings and insights obtained during the project lifecycle. If you have come across changes …

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What Is the Product Owner Role in Agile Projects?

In traditional waterfall projects, all requirements need to be identified and fixed upfront while deviations must pass the change management processes. This is not the case in agile projects: teams applying agile approaches claim to embrace changes and often actively seek feedback on products and increments to enhance and improve them during the project. In …

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Product Manager vs Product owner

Product Manager vs Product Owner – What Is the Difference?

When it comes to job titles and roles, organizations tend to be quite creative in assigning great-looking labels to certain roles (and printing them on business cards). Over the past one to three decades, the title “product manager” has grown in popularity. Meanwhile, the responsibility of the role changed from being responsible for a product …

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What Is Agile Project Management? Definition & Agile Methodologies.

Agile project management refers to the management of agile projects, being the counterpart to traditional project management in (relatively) predictive projects. What Is Agile Project Management? Agile project management – originally referred to as “Agile Software Development” – is a set of principles and values rather than a methodology. They have their roots in the …

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Scrum as a methodology for agile project management

Agile Project Management with Scrum Methodology

Being “agile” has become a popular aim in many organizations. However, agile project management is actually a group of different approaches and methodologies rather than a methodology itself. Scrum is one of the most popular agile project approaches (we will discuss later whether it is a methodology) thanks to its widespread and easy-to-understand principles. Agile …

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