Category: Project Management

Tracking Uncertainty of Work

Ryan Singer writes about project and time management issues that I’ve been experiencing lately. He describes two states of every project: uncertainty and certainty, or “figuring things out” and “making it happen.” Ryan describes it like this: Work is like a hill with two sides. There’s an uphill phase...

Team Resources in Scrum

The following is an extract from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, written by M. David Green. Copies are sold in stores worldwide, or you can buy it in ebook form here. A scrum team doesn’t work in a vacuum. There’s usually an organization that exists around scrum, and that supports the efforts of the [R...

Scrum Rituals: Sprint Demo

The following is an extract from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, written by M. David Green. Copies are sold in stores worldwide, or you can buy it in ebook form here. At the end of the sprint, everything that was worked on for the current sprint is demonstrated for the team, the product owner, […] Continue read...

Scrum Rituals: Sprint Planning

The following is an extract from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, written by M. David Green. Copies are sold in stores worldwide, or you can buy it in ebook form here. The ritual that marks the beginning of each sprint is called sprint planning. Sprint planning is hosted by the scrum master, but the […] Continue...

What Are Scrum Rituals?

The following is an extract from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, written by M. David Green. Copies are sold in stores worldwide, or you can buy it in ebook form here. The practice of working on a scrum team is organized into a series of rituals. The rituals mark key events in the process […] Continue reading %W...

Scrum Roles: Product Owners and Team Members

The following is an extract from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, written by M. David Green. Copies are sold in stores worldwide, or you can buy it in ebook form here. Unlike a scrum master, whose responsibilities are focused on the development team, a product owner has a shared responsibility to the team and […...

Scrum Roles: Scrum Master

The following is an extract from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, written by M. David Green. Copies are sold in stores worldwide, or you can buy it in ebook form here. Scrum is a system that supports sustained productivity for a team. But if you try to adopt scrum, and don’t give adequate consideration […]...

Why You Should Choose Scrum for Web and Mobile Development

The following is an extract from our book, Scrum: Novice to Ninja, written by M. David Green. Copies are sold in stores worldwide, or you can buy it in ebook form here. We’ve covered how scrum works, and why it’s a productive way to structure web and mobile product development. At this point, it’s wor...

The Challenge of Constructive Criticism and How to Get It

Something that has been on my mind lately is how we talk about the deliverables we work on as designers and developers. There are plenty of times when we want feedback on our projects and turn to our friends, co-workers, colleagues, Twitter, and all kinds of other people for their honest opinions about the quality of o...

Active Collab: Project Management Made Simple

For distributed teams in the web design and development world, the importance of collaboration and team management tools is not a secret. In the absence of proper task and team management tools and mechanisms, you will only end up wasting precious time, efforts, and resources. Since project management is of utmost imp...