Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? The agile movement first began in the 1970s when it was introduced by a doctor named Winston Royce. Agile Expert Views

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The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

The report polled over 2,100 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management professionals during December 2015 and January 2016. It is difficult to say if this is a ‘skills shortage’ as practitioner churn remains low as they still lack confidence in the UK economy moving into 2016.

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10 Agile Tools for agile project management

The Digital Project Manager

Agile is everyone’s favorite project management and delivery buzzword, but what agile tools can you use to help successfully run an agile project? The post 10 Agile Tools for agile project management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. In this. Featured General Tools

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True agility requires ruthless prioritization

Kiron Bondale

Primary roles on agile delivery teams are expected to be fully dedicated to the one project or product that they are supporting. For some period of time, potentially very long, there will be teams delivering in a traditional manner and others delivering in an agile manner.

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Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

As a project manager of many years experience, working both pan sector and discipline, whilst using many different flavours of methodology I have to admit that I am still struggling to position the “Agile” movement in terms of delivering projects. Agile Project Management agile

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Don’t forget n*(n-1)/2 when scaling agile!

Kiron Bondale

But on agile projects we expect that core team members will collaborate closely on a daily basis. Iteration planning and retrospectives will start looking like dreaded meetings more than agile ceremonies, and you can forget about sizing a large number of user stories quickly!

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

What does Agile mean? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”. I understand the frustration because the term “Agile” is pretty generic and can mean different things from one organisation to the other.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods.

The five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

For organizations transforming their technology delivery from traditional to agile approaches, there’s a need to evolve team practices, tools, leadership behavior and stakeholder change appetites in parallel to avoid realizing the risks of being agile while standing in a waterfall.

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Avoid gold-plating through agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

But on an agile project, if a work item is elaborated beyond the Definition of Ready or the Definition of Done, this will become apparent a lot sooner. A good agile project team exhibits self-discipline and self-organization.

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? According to a 2016 study by Accenture Technology Vision, 86% of executives expect an acceleration of tech developments in their sector within the next three years.

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Estimating on Agile Projects

Herding Cats

Here's a straightforward approach to estimating on agile projects. This is an example of the estimating profession found on many domains. . NoEstimates Estimating

The Naive Notion that Agile Mitigates Risk

Herding Cats

The post Top 5 Ways Agile Mitigates Risk is one of those posts that's not wrong in what it says at the detail level - more or less, but is not right in principle. Agile Mitigates Risk - is not correct. Agile provides rapid identification of risk.

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Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

But Agile at Scale has a different paradigm than Agile at the Table. Scaling Agility - building an agile foundation. Had a Twitter conversation today about deadlines and how to remove the stigma of a deadline and replace it with a more Politically Correct term.

Podcast 76 – Tips for agile project management

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about: tips for agile project management Shane Hastie is Chief Knowledge Engineer & Agile Practise Lead at Software Education & specialises in agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements and methodologies for Software Education in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. The post Podcast 76 – Tips for agile project management appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts Agile Methodology

Learning with TimeCamp: Agile Software Development

TimeCamp

Today you will learn what is Agile Software Development. We tried to gather some important information on Agile and share them with our readers. Project Management agile agile project management agile software development project management methodologies TimeCamp

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Agile: Should I Be Taking Training? – Project Management Advice

Arras People

“ I’m hearing a lot about Agile and project management. ” Agile and more specifically Agile Project Management has certainly been in the spotlight over the last few years and this is a question I’ve been asked a lot. and business projects for a number of years, will often say that they know enough about Agile to manage the Agile element within a bigger project but not enough to fully manage an Agile team. Agile Project Management agile

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What Is Management in the Context of Agile

Herding Cats

There's a meme going around in some parts of agile that management is inhumane. Managing in the presence of Agile is not the same as managing in traditional domains. One view of management in Agile can be informed by Governance of the work efforts. Agile Governance

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Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects

Herding Cats

When Agile development moves beyond a single scrum team and into the Enterprise IT domain, several considerations must be addressed. For Scrum (or most other agile methods) focus on the team is paramount. PM Chapter on Agile IT Project Management Methods from Glen Alleman. .

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Agile for Large Scale Government Programs

Herding Cats

It would seem counter intuitive to apply Agile (Scrum) to large Software Intensive System of Systems. Agile in the government from Glen Alleman. Agile Earned Value Governance Government IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Requirements Root Cause AnalysisBut it's not. Here's how we do it with success. Related articles. The Microeconomics of a Project Driven Organization. GAO Reports on ACA Site. All Project Work is Probabilistic Work.

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SwiftKanban Feature Update- Dec 2016

Digite

The post SwiftKanban Feature Update- Dec 2016 appeared first on Digité Blog. Kanban Kanban board Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized Account Reporting agile Card Color Reporting SwiftKanban Update Visual Project Management

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Focus on your soft skills when moving to agile!

Kiron Bondale

As companies begin the journey of transforming their delivery practices from traditional to agile approaches, role transitions can be challenging. Some might argue that project managers are no longer required once an organization has fully institutionalized agile.

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What they weren’t telling you when you took over that project…

Kiron Bondale

The project has been managed in an agile manner : Scope is constantly changing, nothing is documented, and everyone is doing whatever they feel like. Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , project decision making , Staffing , Stakeholder analysis. Lemon.

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What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

A common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile. Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy Uncertainty

I get the business rationale for agile, but what’s in it for ME?

Kiron Bondale

When we read about the rationale for an agile approach to project delivery, the focus is often on the benefits realized by the company or by their customers. While we can’t marginalize the benefits of early and frequent realization of business value there is a compelling case to be made about higher levels of job satisfaction and engagement for the team members working on successful agile projects when compared with their counterparts on equally successful traditional projects.

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12 Project Management Related Tools to Consider for 2016?

Brad Egeland

In this presentation, I'd like to share 12 such products that are definitely worth checking out for your 2016 project management needs. ​ Wrike Wrike is an agile work management platform with a broad range of tools for managing and collaborating on projects.

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Examining the Twelve Principles of Agile

The Clever PM

A lot of attention is paid (here, as well as elsewhere) on the “Agile Manifesto“, and while it’s an important component of the Agile way of thinking, it’s not the be-all, end-all statement that came out of the Snowbird conference around the turn of the century. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Leadership PM

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Progressive elaboration is the only sane approach to planning!

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , project decision making , Project scheduling , Risk management. Agile Project Management agile project management improving project management project decision making Project scheduling Risk management

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What I’m Reading: July 2016

Girl's Guide to PM

PRINCE2 Agile also gets a fleeting mention, What I’m Reading [April 2016] Find out what I've been reading and why I've been inspired to be my Personal Best. What I’m Reading: January 2016 Find out what I've been reading over the last month or so.

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Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

Did your employer staff UX, product management and product ownership on your agile team? Agile Product Management Product Strategy Requirements UXProduct owners and product managers. Two roles, often done by one person.

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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

Azendoo

1 – Agile. Projects that require extreme flexibility and speed are best suited to the agile project management method. Commonly used for in-house teams, agile project management was created for projects where there is no need for extensive control over the deliverables.

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Agile Estimating Methods and Impact on Project Development Performance Index

Herding Cats

The presentation " Quantifying the Impact of Agile Practices ," Larry MacCherone at the RallyOn 2013 Conference, presents some results on estimating impacts. Mike Cohn's Agile Quotes.

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The Broad Range of Domains of Agile

Herding Cats

I work on Agile software development programs. Most everyone in Boulder Colorado works on Agile development programs. We meet once a month or so for coffee and talk about Agile. Here's some background on the domain I work and the application of Agile in that domain. Agil

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5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. Constant reviews like this are an essential tool of agile development. As support administrator at White October she manages agile projects as well as supervising the ongoing support flow.

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Mixing Agile with traditional business

Musings on Project Management

This quote comes from a nicely argued case -- from the agile blog 'leading answers' -- for mixing agile methods in rather traditional businesses, like the oil and gas exploration/production business If ever there was a business that. agileThere comes a point where more planning can not remove the remaining uncertainty, instead execution must be used to provide data and remove uncertainty.

PMP Exam Change 2016: New Topics and Study Guidance (Part 2)

Deep Fried Brain

PMP Exam Change 2016 (Part 2): In part 1, we learned about PMI's Role Delineation Study (RDS), PMP Exam Content Outline, PMBOK Guide, and PMP Handbook, and how these influence the PMP Exam. Agile PMP PMP Exam Change 2016 PMP Exam Content Outline PMP Handbook Role Delineation Study (RDS

Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , communications , improving project management , Stakeholder analysis. Process Peeves Project Management agile project management communications improving project management Stakeholder analysis

5 levels of Agile planning. and the DoD

Musings on Project Management

Some years ago I picked up this nice summary image of agile planning over several time cycles. It came from a white paper at AgileConnection.com " entitled "Scaling Agile Processes: Five Levels of Planning Fortunately, to give some credibility to his thesis, the author says right up front that agile methods don't scale to enterprise level without some changes! agile

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Guest Blog Post: Agile – Flexible Project Management with Alison Wood

Fix my Project Chaos

Agile is being used more and more particularly by teams who develop digital products such as designers, writers, programmers and marketers. Teams that develop prototypes for clients embrace agile for its […]. The post Guest Blog Post: Agile – Flexible Project Management with Alison Wood appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Are you and your team looking for a project management approach which allows flexibility?

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Divergence and Convergence

Zen Project Management

Involve the whole organization (or whole project team, sounds like agile again). agile principles brainstorming design thinkingThere's another idea from Tim Brown's Change by Design I thought was worth writing about. It's the idea of divergence and convergence. Early in a design project (or any project), we want to collect lots of ideas. This is divergence.creating lots of possible choices.

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