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PMP vs. Agile: which certification is best?

On my post about the pros and cons of PMP certification, project managers (and wannabe project managers) often ask me: Which certification is best, PMP, or ScrumMaster (Agile) Certification? I myself am both PMP and ScrumMaster Certified, and the short answer that I give is that I believe they are both worth getting. If you’re […]

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What is the Agile Manifesto?

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development was created by a group of like-minded developers at a Utah ski lodge in February of 2001. Calling themselves the Agile Alliance, the manifesto these developers put together summarized the core tenets of the Agile Development methodology. The Agile Manifesto goes like this: We are uncovering better ways of […]

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Pigs and chickens in Scrum

Pigs and chickens in Scrum

The story of the pig and the chicken has several variations, but it usually goes something like this: A chicken and a pig are hanging out on the farm (as pigs and chickens often do) trying to decide between the two of them what they can make for breakfast. The chicken suggests, “what about ham […]

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A rugby scrum with the teams from Clermont Auvergne and Bath

The final sprint before release in Scrum

Scrum as a product development methodology is certainly growing in popularity. Having managed projects using several different project management frameworks I can attest to the flexibility and scalability of Scrum, especially when compared to the waterfall method. According to the Scrum methodology you should not change your processes while sprinting; the first sprint in your […]

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