Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

Agile and Waterfall processes are not generally considered something that should be mixed. They are mixed – and have to be – as many organizations make the transition from a Waterfall software development and project management methodology to an Agile methodology of the same.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Choose a pilot Agile project.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

Agile vs. Scrum vs. Kanban: Weighing the Differences. Some of the newer approaches to project management, like Agile, are controversial. The article is great if you’re curious about Agile, Scrum and Kanban and want to know if one of them is right for you and your project.

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Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

Agile agile project management customer satisfaction project decision making

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

Importance of agility and iterative processes. May 23, 2018 09:30 AM PST, 12:30 PM EST, 5:30 PM GMTWe’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

Agile 2018 wrap up

Zen Project Management

I'm on my way home after spending the week at Agile2018. It's been a great conference. I reconnected with old friends, met some new ones, and attended some great presentations. Monday's keynote was Dom Price (@domprice) from Atlassian. He shared how Atlassian tracked team health via their playbook. One interesting statistic he shared was that 78% of people don't trust their team mates. He also hit a theme that was repeated by many of the speaker; focus on outcomes, not outputs.

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The Agile Canon

Musings on Project Management

I thought this posting on the "Agile Canon" was worthy of passing along in its entirety. agileSo, there's the link for a pretty good read on the most important elements of a canon that all should be interested in adopting: Measure Economic Progress: Outcomes, means to measure, means to forecast Proactively Experiment to Improve: Assess options, embrace diversity and variability, execute.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Would you like to make 2018 a successful year for your projects? What will you be doing in 2018 to have your most successful year ever?

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Best Agile Books for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video I share my top picks for books on Agile, especially for those of you new to Agile or considering moving your organisation to Agile ways of working. These are my current favourite books on agile for project managers. A practitioner guide to Agile.

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Is increasing agility a recurring resolution?

Kiron Bondale

As we kickoff the final week of 2018, many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions. Increasing organizational agility is a journey and not a one time goal. No agile transformation is going to go smoothly.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. Agile approaches provide us other options now. Join Johanna as she discusses: How agile approaches change what we measure.

Agile: revolution to evolution

Musings on Project Management

20 odd years ago, Agile was a revolution in methodology and some say a revolution in business objectives, all set down in some now-well-known principles from the last '90s. Mike Cohn, a spearhead in the Scrum world to be sure, says this: Originally, agile meant valuing individuals and interactions, working software, customer. agile

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Agile cycles

Musings on Project Management

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day Three

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors.

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Agile and the V-and-V thing

Musings on Project Management

Verification and validation (V-and-V) are traditionally held to be very important project practises that are difficult to map directly into the Agile domain. agileHave you thought much about this? Two of the conceptual conundrums of the hybrid methodology project are: How do you verify that which is incomplete and. How do you validate the efficacy of that which is yet to be conceived?

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

January 17, 2018 12:30 PM PST, 3:30 PM EST, 8:30 PM GMTYou’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead?

Hybrid Agile. what's that?

Musings on Project Management

It's agile coexisting in the same project with a traditional methodology, presumably for the swim lanes that are not software. Some call hybrid agile as: agile in the waterfall Are hybrids practical? Agile is the not-traditional. agileWhat's the hybrid thing? After all, the traditional is top down planned, most requirements up front, much system testing at the end, etc. Can you fashion a hybrid.

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Mike Cottmeyer: Agile Transformation ExplainedSouthern Fried Agile 2018

Leading Agile

Many organizations are struggling to apply the concepts of Agile because they view Agile as a new way of doing the same old thing. They believe that if the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum are in place, they’ll reap the benefits of having become Agile.

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day One

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors.

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day Two

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors.

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LeadingAgile:A Year in Review – 2018

Leading Agile

Without all of you in the Agile community, our awesome customers, and the people that work here…LeadingAgile wouldn’t be what it is today. The post LeadingAgile:<br>A Year in Review – 2018 appeared first on LeadingAgile.

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Alice, the Cat, and Agile

Musings on Project Management

I've heard it many times that this little ditty is the essence of why Agile is problematic with its dearth of plans, estimates, etc: "Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here? agileThat depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat. 'I I don't much care,' said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat. 'So So long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice.

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Agile in 2018

Agile Coach

In 2018, the Agile ecosystem continued to evolve and expand. Those who have been practising agile for years (or more than a decade) seemed to be calling for a simplification of agile, proclaiming that we need to get back to basics. Top 4 in 2018. How to Hire an Agile Coach. 4 Steps to an Agile Transformation. The post Agile in 2018 appeared first on Jason Little.

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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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This Agile Contract Could Save Your Next Project

The Digital Project Manager

The post This Agile Contract Could Save Your Next Project appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile Topics

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Trends (2018 Edition) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Here are the top project management trends for 2018 I think you should be watching out for.

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Stage Gates and 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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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

We hope that by conducting effective ceremonies we will achieve the agile trinity of improved value delivery, better quality and more fun. Agile ceremonies should add value. If not, we are just adopting the form of agility with none of its substance.

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Transformation is More Than Just Having an Agile Checklist

Leading Agile

By now, virtually everyone has at least heard of agile and read the manifesto. Agile has finally been vetted by the early adopters and is now becoming mainstream. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard “It’s not `agile` if you aren’t doing <insert practice here>”.

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Humility is a prerequisite to agility

Kiron Bondale

Those values apply regardless of the delivery framework or method used and missing any one of those reduces the benefits of an agile journey. Humility extends to the roles supporting our agile teams. Agile agile project management improving project management personal development

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Mike Cottmeyer’s Agile 2018 Talk: Deck and White Paper

Leading Agile

First, we’d like to thank all of you that were able to attend Mike’s talk at Agile 2018. We guarantee that the white paper will still provide you with some great insight into what makes Agile work…we mean really work.

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The InLoox Year End Review - Everything That Has Happened in 2018!

Inloox

2018 was an exciting year for InLoox - a lot has happened. So let’s just dive right in and start with the highlight of 2018! Agil e transformation was a topic, as well as cognitive computing. But let’s enjoy the last weeks of 2018 first.

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DIPMF 2018

Leading Answers

I have just returned from the 2018 Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ). It was my second year presenting there and this year I hosted a session called “Agile: Not New, but Now Necessary”. The chart seemingly culminates in the grand finale, the Agile Practice Guide.

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What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve frequently said that agile transformations are marathons and not sprints. Team social pressure encourages appropriate agile behaviors without the need for sustained external coaching.

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Validation and Verification -- in Agile? Really?

Musings on Project Management

Do they still have relevance in the Agile space? agileValidation and Verification: traditionalists know these ideas well. My opinion: Yes! Traditional V-and-V: the way it is Traditional projects rely on validation and verification (V-and-V) for end-to-end auditing of requirements: Validation: the requirements ‘deck’ is validated for completeness and accuracy. If there are priorities.

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Why You Need to Become Business Agile

The Lazy Project Manager

In the first of this 3-part webinar series, we will explore ways to not only significantly reduce change failures but also how to dramatically raise the capability, speed, and success rates of delivering strategic change in any organization through the adoption of a ‘business agile’ change structure. Business Agility and the Obstacles to “Going Business Agile”. project management Uncategorized agile book business c. [link].

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Helping functional managers through an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

A lot has been written about the challenges caused by functional managers when their company undergoes an agile transformation. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Change management personal development

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Agile and R&D

Musings on Project Management

I was recently asked if Agile and "R/D" go together. The issue at hand: how do you reconcile agile's call for product delivery to users every few weeks with the unknowns and false starts in a real R/D project? agileGood question! I'm glad you asked. Let's start with OPM. Other people's money. And the first question: What have you committed to do? There are two possible answers: (1) apply.

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Five Marketing Trends Not to Ignore in 2018

Clarizen

To help you keep track of what the future holds for marketing and what new technologies are an absolute must to get on board with, we’ve put together this article on the most important marketing trends for 2018 and beyond. The pace of change in marketing trends can be head-spinning.

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Because “It’s there” is not a good reason to pursue agility!

Kiron Bondale

I’m seeing increased similarities between online hype surrounding agile and the marketing of weight loss products. Losing weight or being agile are being promoted as the main objective when both of these are just a means to an end.

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