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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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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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5 Questions a Scrum Master Should Ask Before Joining a Startup

By Vytas Butkus

The scrum master role has been gaining popularity with the widespread adoption of Agile. Startups adopt Scrum at an ever earlier stage and look for professionals to help them out. There are some simple questions a scrum master candidate can ask to find the right startup company for their skill set.

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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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Agile, Scrum, and Kanban: What the Heck Do These Words Really Mean?

By Goran Prijic

We increasingly hear "agile," "scrum," and "kanban" used improperly in today's software development environment. This article will clarify how and when to use them for successful project outcomes.

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