Do we need Project Managers anymore now that we have Scrum? Is the Scrum Master a Project Manager by another name? Do the roles overlap? Can we combine them? At agileKRC we are finding that these are still very common questions to many. Surprisingly these questions are still being asked by many mature organisations who have been practising agile for many years now. This webinar recording looked at the differences between the two roles and how to apply the roles correctly to different situations.
These slides were used during the Webinar on 21st November 2016. It looks at the relationships between the Project Manager and Scrum Master (and also the Team Mananger!). The webinar recording is also available.
AgilePM/DSDM or PRINCE2 Agile – what is the difference and which one should I choose? (updated January 2017)
At agileKRC we regularly get asked about these two frameworks, so we have put together some guidance that we hope will help people with their decision.
Government agencies are constantly striving to develop software systems that support business objectives, deliver measurable benefits and provide good value for money. To achieve these goals there is a need for project management frameworks that balance governance with agility.
Scrum is by far the most well-known agile approach and has made a dramatic improvement to the way organisations work in order to deliver value to their business units and customers alike. But what is it? What are it's strenghts and weaknesses?
DSDM is often seen as agile’s best kept secret as it has been in existence for over twenty years as various flavours of agile have come and gone. It is now prospering as agile comes of age. This is due to organisations needing more rigour and control when running agile in situations where the ‘ideal agile environment’ doesn’t really exist.
Agile Project Management is an approach to agile that is ideally used in more complex situations, where the simpler forms of agile have their limitations. Currently, the vast majority of agile is used in an IT environment on an existing set of products. However, what if you don’t have a product yet or the solution you are looking to create involves more than just IT? This is where the benefits of Agile Project Management come in to play.
Here is some information on the AXELOS PDP. It contains a few simple tips to go along with the comprehensive guidance provided by AXELOS which can be found on their own website. If you are looking to take the PRINCE2 Agile qualification and you are a lapsed Practitioner, this may be of interest to you. It is quite simple to do and doesn't take long!
This webinar provided lots of food for thought for those people trying to work out what constitutes agile success. There were some surprising results from sone of the polls, such as the registration poll that said that only 8% of people on the webinar had clearly defined agile success criteria!
Adopting an agile approach is bringing many organisations a lot of success, but how can we measure how successful working with agile is, what does it actually look like, and how do you get there. It can often be difficult to know how agile has improved a project in a measurable and quantifiable way. In this presentation we cover: