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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Agile 2017

Leading Answers

I will be speaking at two presentations at the Agile 2017 Conference next week in Orlando. My first presentation is called “ Bridging Mindsets: Creating the PMI Agile Practice Guide ” and is an experience report that tells the story of creating the Agile Practice Guide.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Stage gates in Agile?

Musings on Project Management

One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does embrace structured releases; you could put a criteria around a release and use. agile

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Agile in cycles

Musings on Project Management

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A commentary on Agile

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agile best value Project ValueSpecifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice.

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Dilbert on Agile

Musings on Project Management

Among some comments to a posting on TechCrunchIT, is this snippet about Dilbert's run-in with Agile: Dilbert: We need 3 more programmers. Boss: Use agile programming methods. Dilbert: Agile programming does not mean doing more work with less people. agile QuotationsBoss: Find me some words that do mean that and ask again Dilbert is a creation of Scott Adams Read in the library at Square Peg.

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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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Agile and stage gates

Musings on Project Management

One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does embrace structured releases; you could put a criteria around a release and use. agile

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Agile and statistics!

Musings on Project Management

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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 is for Wimps. ?

Musings on Project Management

Here's an interesting video from a noted originalist of the Agile movement -- Alistair Cockburn Ooops! He builds his talk around this graphic which is a metaphor for agile has become too complicated. agileIt's over an hour long, so you might want to schedule it for a lunch break. maybe more than one. lets get back to these common sense ideas Read in the library at Square Peg.

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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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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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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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Words matter -- anti-Agile dictionary

Musings on Project Management

Peter Hyde has a great piece in Front Row Agile about the ever emerging linguistics of the Agilists. He has his "top 10" of anti-Agile words and phrases. Here are a few from his list that would make my list (by the way, Hyde is looking for more, so if you have a favorite, get in touch with him) Agile in Name Only, or AINO: Companies that have adopted agile frameworks and practises without. agile

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Agile -- the state of things

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agileSpecifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice.

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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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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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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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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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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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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? The post Agile Portfolio Management appeared first on arraspeople.

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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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Agile as a recursive methodology

Musings on Project Management

In the past in my describing the adoption of Agile by conventionally trained managers and sponsors I've described the "grand bargain" that has to be struck between sponsor and project. The essence of agile is unfixed scope -- tactically -- with a fixed scope (product framework). agileIn effect, to repeat a bit, the "change" is first with the management paradigm of fixed-scope for a fixed price.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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