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What does the Agile project management certification process look like?

Ever wondered what it takes to get certified? Our article gives you the lowdown on the whole process. Find out how Agile methods are shaking up project management, and get a clear roadmap to earning your certification.

What is an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) in the Agile context?

By focusing on developing an MVP, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Developers are equipped to minimise the risk related to complexities of product development efficiently, ensuring that the project remains aligned with user needs and business goals. Let's delve into the significance of an MVP in the Agile context, exploring how it is a foundational element in employing Agile ways of working to achieve successful outcomes. Check out our recommened practices and ideas to overcome challenges.

Cross-Functional Teams: Challenges and Best Practices

Whether you foster a culture of open communication, invest in Scrum Master Certification for team leaders, or implement continuous feedback loops, the goal is to enhance collaboration and outcomes. Let these principles guide your efforts towards creating more effective, cohesive, and adaptive cross-functional teams.

Agile Metrics and KPIs: Measuring Success Beyond Velocity

The wise selection and application of Agile project metrics, Agile reporting metrics, and Agile KPIs are essential for illuminating the path to project success. These metrics serve as progress indicators and guide strategic decisions, continuous improvement, and value delivery. Check the how to choose Agile metrics in your project.

Remote Agile Teams: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Success

Remote Agile teams can achieve remarkable efficiency and effectiveness despite these hurdles by leveraging the right strategies and technologies. The key to success lies in adapting Agile practices to accommodate the nuances of remote work, ensuring that teams remain aligned with Agile values and principles while fostering a productive and collaborative environment across different locations.

How Scrum Master Helps Product Owner?

The Scrum Master facilitates the team's Agile practices, ensuring smooth execution and addressing impediments. Conversely, the Product Owner maximises the product's value, articulates customer needs, and prioritises the product backlog. Understanding the synergy between these roles is essential for fully leveraging Scrum's benefits, highlighting how a Scrum Master supports the Product Owner in navigating project complexities.

Scaling Agile: Strategies for Large Organisations and Complex Projects

Discover essential strategies for successfully scaling Agile in large organisations and complex projects. Navigate challenges, explore frameworks like Nexus and LeSS, and adopt effective strategies for collaboration, communication, and change management.

Who is Accountable for Creating a Valuable Increment Each Sprint?

Understand who holds the accountability for delivering this increment, ensuring the success of a project and enhancing the team's ability to meet the evolving needs of stakeholders. Through this exploration, you will better appreciate the Agile principles and practices that facilitate effective product and service development.

Agile vs Scrum – find out differences between them

Agile represents a set of values and principles that focus on flexibility, customer satisfaction, and collaboration. It encompasses an attitude or approach aligned with these values and can manifest through various methods and practices. On the other hand, Scrum is a framework under the Agile methods umbrella that emphasises iterative progress and accountability.

How do Kanban Boards Work?

Do you use "kanban," "Kanban," a "kanban board," a "Kanban system," or the "Kanban method"? We explain how the Kanban board works, and what are its components and types. Get to know how it differs from Scrum Board.

How to Write User Stories

User stories are a popular technique in Agile ways of working, offering a simple yet powerful way to capture product functionality from the perspective of end users.

Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban (STATIK)

Get to know more about STATIK, or Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban - a complementary practice to the Kanban Method promoted by Kanban University and provides precise, repeatable, and human-friendly guidelines on how to get started with Kanban.

Kanban Cadences

Explore Kanban Cadences: Replenishment, Delivery Planning for service coordination, and Service Delivery, Operations, Risk, Strategy Reviews for continuous improvement.

Kanban Roles

Explore Kanban Roles: Uncover the Service Request Manager (SRM) and Service Delivery Manager (SDM). How do existing roles adapt to drive value and manage workflow efficiently?

Commitment and Delivery Point in Kanban

Discover Commitment and Delivery Points within Kanban. Elevate your understanding of work selection, customer commitment, and task completion.

Kanban Measures

Master Kanban Measures: Look at essential metrics - Lead Time, WIP, Throughput, and Work-item Age. Raise understanding of efficient workflow management.

The Practices and Principles of Kanban

Master practices and principles for efficient workflow. Visualise, limit WIP, manage flow, set policies, feedback loops, and collaborate for improvement.

What is a Kanban Board?

Master bottleneck management in Kanban. Explore Goldratt's steps - identify, exploit, subordinate, elevate. How can you optimise workflow efficiency?

Work In Progress Limits in the Kanban Method

Discover Kanban's core: Unveil WIP limits' role, from smooth workflows to bottleneck detection. Explore column, swimlane, personal, and CONWIP strategies.

Scrum Master Stances

Understand how each stance contributes uniquely to product success. This exploration will equip you with a deeper appreciation of the Scrum Master's integral role in implementing Agile ways of working, ensuring both team cohesion and project efficiency.

How to Become a Scrum Master

Let us guide you to become a successful Scrum Master, even if you start without experience. We'll explore the pathway to Scrum Master certification, detailing the accountabilities and significance of this role in orchestrating successful project outcomes.

The Scrum Guide – a Comprehensive and Practical Guide

This guide serves as a concise ‘guide to the guide’, distilling the essential elements of Scrum into a more manageable and understandable form, offering clarity and simplicity to help you quickly grasp the fundamentals of Scrum.

Kanban vs Scrum – find out what are the differences between them

When should you opt for Kanban over Scrum or vice versa? What is the difference between Scrum and Kanban? Dive into our in-depth analysis to determine the best fit for your organisational and team's needs.

What is a Scrum Master? Meaning, definition, roles, and responsibilities

Understanding the Scrum Master role and their accountabilities is fundamental for anyone delving into Agile ways of working, especially those who want to implement Scrum in their organisation.

The Transformative Journey to Become a Project Manager

Dmitrii's career began in a corporate world, where he navigated through well-defined rules and structures. An encounter with Tim Ferris's famous book sparked a passion for something more dynamic and exciting. So that he became an entrepreneur practising the Lean Startup approach.

The Importance of Defining Done: Why Your Team Needs a Definition of Done

Establishing a clear and well-defined Definition of Done can significantly enhance your team's productivity and success. By creating a shared understanding of what constitutes a completed work, you can improve communication, prevent missed deadlines, and increase motivation among team members.

How to use the OKR technique to achieve business goals

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a goal-setting framework that can help businesses achieve their objectives by establishing clear and measurable goals and identifying key results that indicate progress towards those goals.

How to use Agile beyond software to help your business transform

In the 1980s and 1990s, a growing number of software engineers noticed a new pattern emerging. They experienced greater success with their teams when working in increments and iterations.

Portfolio Management with Kanban for High Performing Leadership Teams

There is no formula for a successful leadership team. By their nature, leaders need to be decisive and confident. Combined in a team, each leader will contribute their unique style and approach.

How the Energy Sector Succeeded with Scrum Outside of IT

With Agile transformations enabling digital transformations across industries, there is no shortage of examples of Agile outside of IT. At Meirik we take into account each company’s unique context to find the optimal solution. We’re pragmatic and method agnostic.

Why your company needs a digital transformation

There has been a global movement towards digital transformation for over 20 years. The COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to have accelerated digital transformation across all industries and regions by 3-4 years.

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