SMART Goals

Writing SMART Goals

Creating goals for yourself as part of your annual reviews or otherwise needs to be done in a structured manner. It requires identifying the right metric, setting a value that...
Now-Next-Later Roadmap Framework

The Now-Next-Later Roadmap Framework

The Now-Next-Later roadmap format helps to communicate your priorities over broad timeframes with an emphasis on the near-term. This is ideal for teams operating in fast-changing environments where release dates...

Templates in Atlassian Confluence

If your organization uses Atlassian products, then you might have already used templates in Confluence. Why Confluence? Confluence provides version control and can act as a project documentation repository. It...

AirTable – Smart Spreadsheet

AirTable is one of a kind spreadsheet. Airtable is a cloud collaboration tool which fuses the features of a database and the format of a spreadsheet in a way that...
Scrumban

Scrumban: An Overview

Scrumban is a hybrid agile development methodology which was originally developed to help projects transition from Scrum to Kanban. The term was coined by Corey Ladas; author of “Scrumban: Essays...
Project Scope Creep

Scope Creep: What is it, and how to avoid it?

The PMBOK® Guide describes scope creep as “adding features and functionality (project scope) without addressing the effects on time, costs, and resources, or without customer approval”. Even if the project finally gets...
Definition of Done

Definition of Done

Agile projects need to have a very well-defined Definition of Done (DoD) to avoid confusion amongst team members, and to track project progress correctly. What do we mean by Done?...
Project Planning: What Questions To Ask?

6 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Project

So you’re going to be the Project Manager for a new client. You want to be successful at it and in order to do that, you would want to plan...
Critical Path Method

What is Critical Path Method?

Critical Path Method (CPM) is a resource utilization algorithm for scheduling your project tasks. The objective in CPM is to: List all the tasks in the project with the dependencies...
LeSS Framework

Large Scale Scrum – The LeSS Framework

Large Scale Scrum or LeSS is a framework that enables the usage of Scrum for large teams. It is about applying the principles, elements, and purpose of Scrum for multiple-team...
Scrum of Scrum

Scrum of Scrums

Scrum of Scrums methodology was first implemented in 1996 by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber at IDX Systems (now GE Healthcare). Both Sutherland and Schwaber needed a way to coordinate...
Scaled Agile (SAFe) - Big Picture

What is Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a set of workflow and organization patterns for implementing Agile Practices at an Enterprise level. The framework encompasses a set of principles, processes and...
Project Status Report

Project Status Reports

A project status report summarizes a project’s overall progress. A status report is an important communication tool that should be published to key stakeholders on a regular basis. The stakeholders...
Atlassian Jira

Atlassian Jira – A popular project management suite

Atlassian Jira is a Project Management suite designed originally for bug/issue tracking. Now it serves as one of the most popular suites for tracking your Agile Scrum and Kanban projects....
RACI Chart

Stakeholder analysis using RACI charts

A RACI chart or matrix identifies the key roles and responsibilities against major tasks within a project. It serves as a visual of the role each person on a team...
Plan-Do-Check-Act

PDCA: The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) is an iterative four-step management method used in business for the control and continuous improvement of processes and products. It is also known as the...
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