How to Turn the Floor Over to the Next Person on Daily Scrum Meeting

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If you use Scrum methodology on your projects, you definitely know how the Daily Scrum Meeting goes. If not, here is a quick walk-thru. People take their turns and provide their status updates one at a time. The status is short but informative, and its purpose is to answer three main questions: “What I did yesterday”, “What I’m going to do today”, “What impediments or blockers I`m having at the moment”.… [ Read the rest...]

TOP 10 Articles on Project Management in April 2019

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Every month I put together my version of the best articles on project management, leadership and team building. Check out the TOP 10 articles on project management in April 2019. This month`s digest turned out to be devoted mainly to Scrum and Agile methodologies. Trends Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019 I`m sure that all of us are trying to be the best project managers they can.… [ Read the rest...]

Mission Impossible: Can a Project Manager Be a Scrum Master at the Same Time?

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There are a lot of hot topics around Scrum since this framework was introduced in the late 20th century. One of them is the differences between scrum master`s and project manager`s roles, and whether it is possible to combine both roles in one and the same person. The supporters or Scrum usually try to decouple a project manager from the team.… [ Read the rest...]

10 arguments why daily scrum meeting is important (infographic)

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It happens that engineers call into question the importance of daily scrum meeting, especially those ones who have a lack of experience of working in a team. Their most common argument against this meeting is that it distracts them from the actual work, and it is just a waste of time. If you as a project manager faces this issue, you should find the right words and arguments to explain your team mates the usefulness of a daily scrum meeting and to persuade them not only to attend it but also to be an active participant at it.… [ Read the rest...]