7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

Digite

In 2015, in a blog post called Kanban Cadences , David Anderson laid out a set of 7 Kanban cadences or meetings that provide comprehensive opportunities for feedback, planning, and review in an enterprise. These are based on our own experience using Kanban for our own product development as well as that of many of our customers who have implemented this critical cadence. – and the replenishment process will need to reflect each of those classes of service as well.

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How to Become a Better Communicator

Project Risk Coach

Imagine a business analyst who is mapping a business process. Notice the cadence, pauses, and the repetitions in the speech. Project managers spend a large part of each day communicating—facilitating meetings, emailing stakeholders, responding to texts, writing reports, and having one-on-one conversations. We are so busy, we rarely take the time to think about the effectiveness of our communication. How can we become a better communicator? Here are five practical ways.

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How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond. The specific frequency of these re-forecasts is context-specific, but a minimum cadence should be established at the portfolio level to support normal portfolio monitoring and reporting practices.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements. He/She manages the whole process for how information is exchanged. It focuses on the people, not processes or artifacts and can be used with teams of six to eight developers.

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Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

The quote reads “There is no magic in SAFe except maybe for PI Planning” In this blog, I aim to take a closer look at the PI Planning ceremony and in the process maybe gain more clarity on why it is held in such high regard. As the PI has 5 iterations with multiple teams working in cadence to achieve a common vision, it is important for these teams to assemble and plan out the course of action for the entire PI duration. Img Src: Youtube.com/VanceLowe.

2017 60

9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

For example, Todd shares that he plans to finish making changes to the approval process flow today. By meeting at the same time, your team gets into a regular cadence. Identify the cadence or milestones that trigger a group self-assessment. When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. I was accustomed to meetings with in-depth communication.

2017 202

Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Ken Schwaber has mentioned that SAFe does not adhere to the Agile Manifesto values (specially the first tenet – Individual and Interactions over Processes and Tool) as it is highly process-centric ( https://kenschwaber.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/unsafe-at-any-speed/ ). All of this is guided by a Scrum Master who makes sure the team works smoothly within the process and that the team also works together to keep improving the process.

2017 60

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

Either a Cadence Release Plan or a Capabilities Release Plan. Risk Management has 6 processes, see SEI Continuous Risk Management. Maintain the Baseline with Repeatable Processes. The GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide has 12 steps. These describe the increasing maturity of the project's artifacts. There are not specific to Agile Software Development. But here's how they are connected. Step . Agile. Capture All Activities.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. For risks that are beyond the vision of the project team a properly implemented risk management process can also rapidly quantify the risks impact and provide sound plans for mitigating its effect. A good risk management process is proactive and fundamentally different than issue management or problem-solving, which is reactive. Risk Management Process Model.

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An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

We live in a golf course community , where our waste water is processed locally inside our area. The grass is green, the solid waste is hauled away for further processing, and we receive the benefit of lower costs. So when you hear Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) as buzzwords , ask can you show me your Product Roadmap and Release Plan (either Capabilities release plan or Cadence release plan).

2017 30

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Estimating Processes in Support of Economic Analysis. Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. Better have a plan to reduce technical and programmatic uncertainty (both of which have aleatory and epistemic behaviours respectively) at a planned rate, for a planned cost, on a planned time. Or plan on being late, over budget, and reduced probability of technical success, before you start. All Value is Cost and Time dependent.

Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. Regular delivery of incremental business value - defined in a Product Roadmap, scheduled in a Cadence or Capability release plan. While the principles of developing software for money are likely to be the same, the processes and practices can be dramatically different.

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Professionalism in Scrum. What does it mean to be a Professional

Scrum.org

But learning about empirical process control, Values, Principles, essentials elements and rules of Scrum doesn’t guarantee your success. They are accountable for delivering done working products every cadence and satisfy customer needs. 2017. . Doing Scrum is not enough!

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Management Processes (#MP). While many of the presentations have similar titles, the content is focused on a specific set of processes and practices, while the principles are the same, since they are Immutable. . Management Processes. Managing Government Grant Projects at Arizona Public Service - APS management process for Department of Energy grant for algae CO2 capture project. Making a Seamless Transition Between Vendors, Systems, and Processes.

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20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

Source : Scrum Guide, 2017. Irregular Sprint lengths: The Scrum Team has variable Sprint cadences. Stage-Gate® by DoR: The Scrum Team decides that a definition of ready is advantageous but handles it dogmatically, thus creating a stage-gate-like approval process.

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