Mastering the Role of Product Owner – Best Practices

January 8, 2024

What do you think of when you hear “Product Owner?” Do you think of someone whose job seems fuzzy around the edges, do you think of the person representing a project, the person in charge of the backlog? Product Owners wear many hats, and it can be unclear what their purpose is for a project when they aren’t executing it effectively. In this article we will discuss what a PO’s role is, who can be a Produce Owner, and five best practices to be an effective PO. Continue reading

Introducing New Public Training Courses for 2024

December 15, 2023

Beginning in January, we will be adding two new online public training courses: Generative AI for Project Managers and SAFe Agilist (SA)® Exam Prep. We believe it is important to stay on top of how project management is evolving as an industry and provide up-to-date training in those areas.  Continue reading

Effective Hybrid Practices

September 6, 2023

There are few organizations that implement pure Agile. Most organizations use some form of hybrid approach; this could be any mix of Waterfall and Agile. Due to the varying needs of projects and teams, there are several ways to effectively implement hybrid practices. One example is something like this: A waterfall approach for requirements and design followed by an iterative cycle for development and testing, and back to waterfall for closing the project. Continue reading

RefineM’s Test Simulator Upgraded

August 25, 2023

RefineM’s Project Management Professional (PMP)®test simulator features questions that have been optimized for compliance with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Seventh Edition and the newest exam content outline.

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Basics of Backlog Management for Agile Projects

August 7, 2023


First things first, what is a backlog? The backlog is an ordered list of requirements, features, tasks, enhancements, and so on for a product/project that ensures the customer is getting the highest value possible frequently and continuously. The backlog is prioritized by the Product owner with input from the customer and project team. It is typically split into three levels:  

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Introducing Outcomes-Based Agile Transformation Services

Outcomes-Based Agile Transformation
June 11, 2019

We believe Agile can significantly improve a team’s capability to deliver tangible outcomes quickly. In fact, because we are so committed to developing Agile capabilities—and to accelerating business outcomes—we are pleased to offer our clients new Outcomes-based pricing as part of our Agile Transformation practice.

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RefineM Helps Multi-Craft Contractors Standardize Processes

April 28, 2019

Scott Barrows had growing pains. The COO of Multi-Craft Contractors (MCC) saw the potential for growth but knew he needed to sharpen MCC’s edge in the highly competitive industrial construction landscape. To pull ahead of the competition, Barrows sought out RefineM’s help to build consistent processes and get 11 divisions of his company on the same page.

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PMI’s 2018 Jobs Report Forecasts Bright Future for Project Managers

February 20, 2018

Approximately 22 million project managers will be needed between 2017-2027 worldwide.

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RefineM’s Test Simulator Upgraded for PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Questions

January 25, 2018

RefineM’s Project Management Professional (PMP)®test simulator now features a set of questions that have been optimized for compliance with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition.

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Four Steps to Launching a New Project Featured in Biz 417 Magazine

December 18, 2017

RefineM CEO and lead instructor NK Shrivastava has been featured in the November-December 2017 issue of Biz 417 magazine. In this issue, Shrivastava shares four steps to follow when launching a new project:

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