Toptal Projects Blog

The Toptal Projects Blog is a focal point for learning about the current best practices, tricks of the trade, and state of knowledge in Project Management and Agile leadership. These publications are brought to you by the professional project managers and agile professionals in the Toptal network.

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The Comprehensive List of Agile Conferences

by Vytas Butkus

The only Agile conference list you will ever need. This list contains 116 Agile conferences all around the world. It is arranged by month and includes insights about notable conferences, locations, and ticket prices.

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5 False Hopes of Scrum and How to Fix Them

by Matt Johnson

Scrum is easy to introduce but hard to master. Left to its own devices, Scrum creates false hopes and undercuts many of the expected benefits. Scrum teams need to continually improve their process and work culture to reap the rewards of an Agile transition.

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A Complete List of Project Management Conferences

by Vytas Butkus

The only project management conference list you will ever need. This list contains all the information you might need when picking a conference including insights about the conference, locations, and ticket prices.

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KPIs for Success – An Overview of Project Manager Performance Metrics

by Laurie Harvey

Develop a high-performing team by empowering the project manager. A software project manager is the cornerstone in a product lifecycle. Explore the six key KPIs that will inspire incredible results.

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A Project Manager's Guide to Digital Transformation

by Vytas Butkus

89% of organizations adopted or have plans to adopt a digital-first strategy in 2018. Digital transformation requires both a cultural shift and a restructuring of products and services around new digital capabilities. Project managers are some of the most important people on the tactical level during a digital transformation.

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Project Management Tools Comparison: Jira vs. Trello vs. MS Project vs. Basecamp vs. Asana vs. Wrike

by Vytas Butkus

Project management software comparison websites list about 600 different project management tools and choosing the right one can be head-spinning. We provide a list of 6 essential PM tools and insights on which types of projects they are most suited for.

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VR Project Development – How Project Managers Should Prepare

by Audrius Zujus

This article examines the VR technology, market trends, and most popular use cases. Key project roles are described alongside some most important challenges that PMs might face when managing a VR project.

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Exploring the History of Business Intelligence

by Paulo Limp

Business intelligence has been evolving for 150 years. The history of BI provides a fascinating look at how the adoption of computers played a critical role in the usage of BI tools and how mathematics became cool again in the 21st century.

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