Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

Every digital agency I’ve come across seems to claim they’re they’re doing agency agile in some shape or form. The post Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

When an executive, too far removed from what makes creating products hard thinks of “agile” as a silver bullet it becomes difficult to manage expectations. It is precisely that potential which inspires not-yet-informed executives to learn about how agile could help them.

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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 Benefits of Agile Approach to Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

The Swedish police investigation support project, PUST (Polisens Utredningsstöd) ran along Agile lines and involved daily stand up meetings. Another technique used often by Agile teams is to remove the chairs in the room – Agile meetings are called stand ups for a reason.

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Project Management Census 2017

Arras People

Much has been made about the different world we’re currently working in – agile, digital, VUCA, post-Brexit, call it what you will – all of these are covered in the Census this year.

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Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project?

The Digital Project Manager

The post Agile vs Waterfall. I’ve been working in project management for quite a long time (I’m not going to give exact figures here, but I’ve been around since the. What Should You Use For Your Project? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. Will 2017 be the year we get our first Chartered Project Professionals? Are you waterfall or Agile?

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Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

The Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. It's important to note that these agile frameworks can be combined to provide hybrid solutions such as the two below. In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology.

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Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Agile works much the same way. While they might appreciate the benefits of agile delivery, if they haven’t reflected on the mindset changes required, stakeholders will act like chickens when we’d need them to be pigs.

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Applying Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions to agile teams

Kiron Bondale

Patrick Lencioni’s book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team can help agile leads guide their team building efforts. If the agile lead takes too direct an approach to address this, the team’s journey towards self-discipline and self-management will slow down.

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3 Easy Agile Practices Your Team Can Start Today

Project Bliss

You’ve heard your friends sing the praises of Agile. Good news – there are Agile practices you can use even in your waterfall world. And you’ll get a chance to introduce some Agile practices to your team. CAUTION: What to do before you adopt these Agile Practices.

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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

For example, technology deliverables might be completed in an agile manner whereas change management deliverables such as training collateral get produced in a traditional manner. This can be a challenge when an agile work stream has dependencies on a waterfall work stream.

Why Does Agility Matter?

The Clever PM

We tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Scrum

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Agile Project Management Methods

Herding Cats

There is a lot of unsubstantiated claims going around about how agile should or should not be applied. From the point of view of Software Intensive System of Systems, here's how we've learned to manage development using Agile.

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PRINCE2 Agile Training: Logical Model Online Training Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Product reviewed: PRINCE2® Agile Bundle (includes exam fee, self-paced online training, support and mock exam). What I Thought About the PRINCE2 Agile Online Training. Agile Agile Training Course Reviews PRINCE2 Training This article contains affiliate links

Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Why is agile necessary?

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. History of Agile project management. Agile Roadmap to value.

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5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

LiquidPlanner

To better understand how manufacturers practice project management, we surveyed more than 100 executives, engineers, and project managers, resulting in the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report. Work smarter, not harder” could be manufacturers’ motto in 2017.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones. Those who don’t know much about agile, are also unaware of its popular frameworks like Kanban that is used to implement agile software development. Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. What is Agile?

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated.

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Agile Transitions – How to Start With Practice, Not Theory

The Clever PM

I’ve talked before about the dangers of a “cargo cult” mentality when it comes to Agile practices, but in this instance I’m going to take a Devil’s Advocate position, at least it will appear that way. All too often, people and companies start their Agile transitions with training about the “theory” of Agile — what […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Do's Good PM PM Roles Scrum

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Agile Project Management

ActiveCollab

Agile is an approach to project management that favors responding to change over careful planning. Agile is not a methodology but a set of principles (as defined in Agile Manifesto in 2001) that suggests how we should approach project management. How to know whether you’re agile?

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Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Agile is a popular term these days, and you likely hear it a lot. But what is it and what’s the difference between agile vs waterfall methodology? By the end, you’ll have a high-level understanding of each and how work is done in agile vs waterfall. AGILE.

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Five New Resolutions for PMs in 2017

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Do's Good PM Leadership Organization PM Psychology Top 5 UncertaintyA couple years ago, shortly after I launched the blog, I posted my first New Year’s Resolutions for Product Managers, which was a big hit. Somehow it slipped my mind to update it for 2016, but here I am with an update as we roll into the new year…one as full of uncertainties as it […].

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Never neglect the human side of agile!

Kiron Bondale

This is why the following principle from the Agile Manifesto needs to be careful considered whenever an agile transformation is underway: Build projects around motivated individuals. Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , transformational projects.

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Agile Team Transitions Are Not Always Textbook

LiquidPlanner

Project teams transitioning to Agile can often struggle with project roles and the overall team structure. Transitioning to an Agile team is a change in mindset, team organization, and the team’s culture. How does Agile “really work” in an enterprise organization with global teams?

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Your Introduction to the Agile Roadmap

Backlog

One of the biggest misconceptions new Agile teams have is that they’re supposed to entirely abandon the concept of a roadmap for the sake of constant adaptability. Agile teams still have roadmaps, long-term plans, and commitments. Building your agile roadmap.

Lessons in agility from wine tasting…

Kiron Bondale

After enjoying a glass of their 2010 Reserve Meritage I came to the conclusion that wine tasting and agile have more in common than you might think. Similarly a coach can help steer a team past anti-patterns so that they have a chance to appreciate what agility truly is.

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12 Project Management Related Tools to Check Out for 2017

Brad Egeland

2017 is right around the corner so maybe it's time to try something new. In this presentation, I'd like to share 12 such products that are definitely worth checking out for your 2017 project management needs.

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Some Dark Sides to Agile

Herding Cats

I work agile programs that are subject to FAR 34.2 These programs integrate Earned Value Management with Agile software development to great advantage. But there are some Dark Sides to agile in this domain and context. Here are some Dark Sides to the integration of Agile and EVM.

Deploying ERP with Agile

Herding Cats

Here's a paper from a prior agile conference that is still applicable today. Agile Architecture ERP

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

I don’t think it’s meant to be used in the same way as a backlog in Agile methods, but it’s certainly useful to be able to record everything you were thinking when you created that roadmap item. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc.

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Agile and statistics!

Musings on Project Management

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2017 Predictions for Project Management

Binfire

However, this is the season that we take out the crystal ball and look to 2017. Hybrid includes both elements of Agile and traditional processes. Once the work-streams are scoped and defined, then certain development processes can be managed by a Scrum Master using Agile methodologies.

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5 Tips for an Effective Agile Product Roadmap

Backlog

While many teams struggle to decide if a product roadmap is even necessary when working in an Agile context , we can assure you that it absolutely is. Here are five tips to help you create a practical and useful agile product roadmap. Backlog Agile methodology product roadmap Scrum

Agile Project Management in Enterprises

ActiveCollab

When big corporations decide to be more agile, they need methods that work at a large scale. The best approach that enables corporations to be more agile is the DevOps movement, which usually consists of: Work visualisation with Kanban boards. Big companies often combine Agile and Waterfall, where they use practices from agile methodologies (like sprints and roles) and the efficancies of waterfall, thus creating an Agile-Waterfall Hybrid.

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