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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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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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.

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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2017 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

January to March 2017. 12th International Project Management Conference: Tehran, Iran, 12-13 February 2017. They expect over 1600 researchers, project managers, and practitioners to attend the 2017 conference. PMI Sweden Passion of Projects: Malmö, Sweden 13-14 March 2017.

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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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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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Five expectations for agile tools…

Kiron Bondale

Agile delivery does not mandate the use of software tools, but when scaling agile within large organizations with greater numbers of stakeholders, geographic distribution of pods, compliance requirements and similar enterprise challenges, tooling can improve efficiency and effectiveness.

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The ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshow for Project Practitioners

Arras People

SPOCE, the project management training organisation and partners AXELOS and APMG are running three events soon called the ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshows. They take place in London 31 st May 2017 | Bournemouth 6 th June 2017| Southampton 13 th June 2017.

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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

Product: PM PrepCast , Agile PrepCast , Exam Simulators. If you are shooting for the Agile credential this year, then take a look at the Agile PrepCast and associated tools like the exam simulator. This article contains affiliate links.

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Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities. Agile delivery is not a silver bullet. Tagged: agile project management , Project Portfolio Management , resource availability.

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PPM and Agile transformations are two birds of a feather…

Kiron Bondale

At first glance you might think that there couldn’t be two organization transformations with greater difference than the adoption of project portfolio management (PPM) and the transition to agile delivery.

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All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

“ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s warning reminds us that it is very easy to ignore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development’s value statements. Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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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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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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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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Which compromises are making your agile transformation fragile?

Kiron Bondale

Agile transformation is a long journey for large companies. During this formative time, teams will have to cope with constraints which hamper how far down the agile delivery continuum they can operate. Constraints and compromises are common when undertaking an agile transformation.

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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.

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Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible?

The Digital Project Manager

Managing agile projects in an agency setting can be challenging, but with the following processes, it can be done. The post Agile In The Agency. As a Project Manager, you have. Is It Possible? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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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

How are you resolving your agile transformation blockers?

Kiron Bondale

How about being agile with your transformation! As with all preliminary estimates in agile don’t aim for precision but rather for consistency. Tagged: agile project management , communications. Agile Facilitating Organization Change agile project management communications

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EVM and Agile – Project Reporting

Green Project Management

It is a follow on to a recent post “EVM and Agile – Can they work together?“ The post EVM and Agile – Project Reporting appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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Is There A Perfect Agile Model? What You Should Know About Agnostic Agile

The Digital Project Manager

Time to Inspect About “The Agile Model” Agile has been around for a very long time now. The post Is There A Perfect Agile Model? What You Should Know About Agnostic Agile appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. In this time, we have experienced and continue. Features General

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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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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 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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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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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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Deploying ERP with Agile

Herding Cats

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

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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

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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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Project Management Careers Q&A – Becoming a Business Agile Coach

Arras People

I have been in practice with Agile, particularly Scrum, Kanban and XP, and I am looking to become an Agile Coach. I would like to build my expertise in how to coach project managers, CEOs, etc, on how to begin practicing Agile principles when going to clients, collaborating with customers to produce contracts for business more aligned with Agile if possible, and so on. This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition.

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Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

Work methods like lean, stage-gate and Agile that originated in the software development community are becoming more common in other industries. Heard the saying, “Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again”?

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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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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.

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Agile Management Excel Template

TimeCamp

Project management, especially agile management is a challenging enterprise. Thus, we are happy to announce a new Excel Template – Agile Management Excel Template! It is based on the Agile method and its principles.

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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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Ravetree – an agile, agency-powering, integrated work platform

The Digital Project Manager

Ravetree is a complete agile agency-powering integrated solution with scrum or kanban projects + tasks, workflows, capacity + resource planning, time + expenses tracking, and. The post Ravetree – an agile, agency-powering, integrated work platform appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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