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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The argument for agile gets even more appealing…

Kiron Bondale

However things get more intriguing when we compare the results for agile and waterfall. Out of a sample of over 10,000 software projects, 39% of those which were managed using agile approaches succeeded as compared with only 11% of those using a traditional approach.

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

The paper Agile Base Patterns in the Agile Canon , Daniel R Greening, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is an important contribution to the discussion of agile at scale in organizations beyond 5 developers at the table with their customer.

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Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

Onto the second day: Managing in the mixed economy – agile and traditional approaches working together. John Sheffield from Pcubed takes to the stage for a bit of Agile: The programme is a business transformation that relies on a technical solution to enable it.

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Project initiation is like back to school…

Kiron Bondale

Students would start to enjoy a better work-life integration and a sustainable pace of learning could be indefinitely maintained. A sustainable pace of agile delivery can replace the peaks and troughs found on traditional projects.

Reinforcement for running retrospectives

Kiron Bondale

Retrospectives are a common, regularly practiced ceremony on projects managed using an agile delivery method. Increased agility and sustained learning comes from being able to identify and apply lessons in close to real time.

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016). Behaviours, Simulations and Sustainability. Agile PM. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

What challenges will project managers face a decade from now?

Kiron Bondale

However, sustainable practices are gaining greater importance and this is only likely to accelerate if we hope to have a habitable planet beyond the next fifty years. This will increase the criticality of agile practices, reusability and effective knowledge management.

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Design Thinking and Constraints

Zen Project Management

Viability is looking at whether or not it's sustainable from a business model perspective. It will take other supporting input such as market research to prove the approach is a sustainable business model. I think there's a very strong tie between desirability and how agile projects work. I've seen other ties between design thinking and the agile approach. I've been reading the book Change by Design by Tim Brown. It's part of my overall interest in design in general.

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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? Here, you’ll find the answers to questions like, “what is Agile project management ?” Agility introduces the idea of iterative development, and Scrum is implementing it with the concept of short iterations of time (2 to 4 weeks) called a sprint. A sustainable pace.

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7 Signs the Status Quo Isn’t Working for Your Business

LiquidPlanner

It’s the difference between a business that is doing OK, to one that is targeting real sustainable success. Get your agility back. Collaboration is key to getting great work done, but that’s harder to sustain as businesses grow.

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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? Here, you’ll find the answers to questions like, “what is Agile project management ?” Agility introduces the idea of iterative development, and Scrum is implementing it with the concept of short iterations of time (2 to 4 weeks) called a sprint. A sustainable pace.

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This is How I work- Laurens Bonnema

Stepping Into Project Management

Laurens Bonnema is an Agile Management Consultant with Xebia and an expert in sustainably aligning business and IT to improve the results of IT projects.

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Building Better Agency Efficiency: 7 Insights From an Agency Expert

Function Point

H ere are 7 insights from Second Wind for building a successful, sustainable agency: RO WE (Results Only Work Environment) increases company efficiency and helps attract and retain top employees. To keep a competitive edge, agencies are moving away from the Waterfall Process to an Agile process. Agile was developed as a way to handle projects that evolve as production happens.

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How to Estimate Any Software Problem

Herding Cats

This book was handed out by Jeff Sutherland at the State of Agile conference as an indication of how agile has come to represent sloppy thinking on behalf of many of its advocates. . It provides the background and the practices needed to estimate Agile projects. Mike shows why traditional processes fail and why agile approaches work. Between these two books, you'll find need to know to make credible estimates for the development of software using Agile.

Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” Each of the agile approaches has rules.

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Building Better Agency Efficiency: 7 Insights From an Agency Expert

Function Point

H ere are 7 insights from Second Wind for building a successful, sustainable agency: RO WE (Results Only Work Environment) increases company efficiency and helps attract and retain top employees. To keep a competitive edge, agencies are moving away from the Waterfall Process to an Agile process. Agile was developed as a way to handle projects that evolve as production happens.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). College of Performance Management , IPM Workshop, 2016.

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Scrum Vocabulary (updated)

Gunther Verheyen

Product Backlog : an ordered, evolving list of all work deemed necessary by the Product Owner to create, maintain and sustain a product. I translated my book (2013) to Dutch in 2016 as “ Scrum Wegwijzer “ It was published in German as “ Scrum Taschenbuch ” (translated by Peter Goetz and Uwe Schirmer) in 2017. Agile Scrum Dictionary Glossary Pocket Guide Scrum Pocket Guide

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. John is the co-author of Agile Project Management for Mobile Application Development.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016. Is Agile still a trend? Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016. What is Agile? A surprising number of Project Managers still haven't engaged with Agile principle or methods.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

The Microsoft State of Global Service 2016 , found that 60% of consumers stopped interacting with a company, just because they had a bad experience of customer service. AI-driven Enterprise Agility for successful Digital Transformation – that is our mantra.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to assess risks, their impacts, and handling strategies for software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. 3, 2016. Using Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk to Manage Agile Schedule,” Risk Karen M.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. The Chaos & Complexity of Mega Projects,” Michael Bensussen, PM.2128, International Technical Paper , 2016. 3, 2016.

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

And, as we have done with the 2016 and 2017 Pulse of the Profession reports, we will take a selective look at the aspects that catch our attention, and encourage you to read the full report for yourself. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This is the motivation for short work intervals found in agile development. . Using the Agile Methodology to Mitigate the Risks of Highly Adaptive Projects,” Dana Roberson and Mary Anne Herndon, 10 th Annual CMMI Technology Conference And User Group , November 5 – 8, 2012, Denver, CO.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

Takeaway: Ensuring strategic alignment, benefits realization, the linkage between strategy formulation and execution, executive sponsorship, hiring the right talent, adopting agile practices, and tackling technology disruption are keys to success.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Project management methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more. Scrum is an Agile framework that’s often used for product management or for software-industry projects. Agile. PRiSM (Projects integrating Sustainable Methods).

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