Project Management

  • Your Introduction to the Agile Roadmap

    Your Introduction to the Agile Roadmap

    One of the biggest misconceptions new Agile teams have is that they're supposed to entirely abandon the concept of a roadmap for the sake of constant adaptability. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Agile teams still have roadmaps, long-term plans, and commitments. The difference...

  • Running Your First Spring Planning Meeting

    Running Your First Spring Planning Meeting

    Spring Planning is an integral part of setting your team up for a successful Sprint. Without the appropriate amount of work and understanding of the goals, a Sprint can quickly derail, and your team can lose focus. Luckily, these meetings are fairly easy to master...

  • 4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits

    As a project manager, forming good work habits is essential for running a high-performing team. It's always easier to prevent issues rather than treat them, so before bad habits have the chance to set in, establish these beneficial practices. Don't let negativity bring down your team Your...

  • The Role of the Product Owner

    The Role of the Product Owner

    Finding the right Product Owner for your Scrum Team can be a challenge. This person needs a unique set of skills and knowledge to be successful in the role. For first time Product Owners, the responsibilities can feel overwhelming. Ultimately, the vision of the Product...

  • Three Popular Ways to Run a Productive Retrospective

    Three Popular Ways to Run a Productive Retrospective

    Continuous improvement is one of the biggest benefits of working in an Agile work environment, and in the Scrum framework, the driver of improvement is the Retrospective. Retrospectives are ceremonies held at the end of each Sprint where team members collectively analyze how things went...

  • Running a Successful Daily Stand-up

    Running a Successful Daily Stand-up

    Daily Stand-ups are an integral part of the Scrum framework of project management. Each day, team members get together for a quick meeting—15 minutes max—to discuss progress and plan their day. If you've never held a Daily Stand-up (also referred to as a Daily Scrum)...

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    Your Introduction to Kanban

    In a recent post, we provided an in-depth introduction to agile methodology and one of it's most popular frameworks, i.e. Scrum. There are tons of agile frameworks available to choose from, like Crystal Clear methods and Extreme Programming (XP), and each having something unique to...

  • 8 Tips to Successfully Transitioning to Agile

    8 Tips for Successfully Transitioning to Agile

    Many companies claim they run an Agile work environment, but most struggle to take the philosophies to heart. If you've ever read the Agile Manifesto, it's probably no surprise implementing aspects of this working style can be a challenge. Disrupting the status quo can be...

  • Your Introduction to Scrum & Agile by Nulab

    Your Introduction to Agile & Scrum

    From the decade that brought us the Selfie, Throwback Thursday, and Manic Pixie Dream Girls, here is another prolific concept born of the early 2000's: Agile. Agile methodology today is one of the most popular and talked-about project management styles amongst software development teams. And...