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CapEx 101: Resolving the Agile vs. Waterfall Conflict With Hybrid Methodology

By Adam Zachary Wasserman

What do Agile, Waterfall, and the former energy corporation Enron have in common? A strange shared history that may shed light on one of the most well-known conflicts in software development.

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What Is a Product Owner? A Project Manager’s Guide

By Elizabeth A. Anderson

It’s not uncommon for project managers to be assigned duties that should belong to a product owner. Find out how you can use this role confusion to your advantage, and increase your skills in both arenas.

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You’ve Landed Your Next Scrum Master Job. Now What?

By Anna Zakoyan

The first days in a new position can be confusing and lead to avoidable mistakes. These Scrum master best practices will help you become the servant-leader your team needs.

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5 Agile Scaling Frameworks Compared: Which One Should You Use?

By Kamil Imański

Toptal’s Agile scaling series is designed to guide project managers in their team expansion efforts. In this first installment, project manager Kamil Imański breaks down popular scaling frameworks to help you make the best choice.

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Using Agile Spreadsheets for Discovery Estimation

By Mauricio Silva

Estimation tools abound but none is as flexible and accessible as the humble Agile spreadsheet. Here’s why you should consider customizing your own to calculate discovery estimates.

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What Is Agile? A Philosophy That Develops Through Practice

By Umar Ali

Agile’s flexibility is attractive, but its lack of specificity leads teams to misinterpret its applications. Agile expert Umar Ali explains how he helps teams prioritize values over practices.

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Agile Transformations: Why Leaders Resist and How to Bring Them on Board

By Andy Deighton

Agile transformations require significant organizational change, which can be unsettling for the C-suite. These tips can help Agile coaches address leaders’ uncertainty and create sustainable agility.

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Hybrid Project Management: A Middle Ground Between Agile and Waterfall

By Greig O'Brien

Agile project management strives for adaptability, while Waterfall strives for predictability. A hybrid approach that marries the two can be challenging to implement but beneficial for some projects.

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How to Facilitate Change Through Agile Servant-leadership

By Alvaro Villena

The philosophy of servant-leadership gives project managers a superpower to influence teams without direct authority, which allows them to drive change across the organization more effectively.

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