The What, Why and How of Agile Governance

Virtual Project Consulting

Find a break-down of the what, the why and the how of governance on Agile projects, especially in an enterprise organization. The post The What, Why and How of Agile Governance first appeared on Virtual Project Management Consulting.

What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

Hybrid Project Management: The Next Step for Agile. It’s certainly something I’ve used: ongoing iterations for development with significant customer involvement in the deliverables at all stages, but managed within a waterfall governance structure and life cycle.

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Governance, the Investment Tier, and Business Agility

Leading Agile

In this week’s episode of SoundNotes, Ross Beurmann is back to talk about how to create a funding mechanism that’s as adaptable as the governance model. Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify.

Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

So, save the date and mark your calendars, whether analog or digital: here are the top project management conferences of 2020. Change Management 2020 Conference. 2020 Project Management Symposium. For the agile enthusiast, this scrum gathering takes place twice a year since 2013. There are presentations and interactive sessions led by experts that explore current implementation best practices and creative applications of agile and the scrum framework.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

New Presentations for 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

It has been 10 years since The Lazy Project Manager was published and I have had the pleasure of presenting on this topic in 25 countries so far, but now, at the start of a new year, 2020 no less, I have decided that this will be the last year that I deliver ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ keynote. But, of course, this means that there is room for some new material as well and I am delighted to share three new presentations/keynotes that I will be presenting in 2020 (and beyond).

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“Organize Around Products/Services” is a great addition to the Disciplined Agile principles

Kiron Bondale

The Disciplined Agile (DA) principles were recently refactored and as part of this refactoring, a principle was added: “Organize Around Products/Services” While it is just one of the eight principles, this new one aligns very well with lean thinking. It also addresses many challenges which leadership teams experience with agile transformations. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Project Management agile project management governance team building

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True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!

MPUG

The introduction of detail planning techniques, other than traditional “waterfall” and the rapid adoption of Agile, in recent years indicates we are approaching another significant market re-definition. The governance processes which most IT organizations have developed and followed have to adopt to these conditions. Several major PPM vendors, particularly those who promote Agile techniques, have now moved to “product management” in place of PPM.

Remote Agility Framework

Henny Portman

Just published the New bird’s eye view on the agile forest (PMWJ) and I can already make an adjustment (will it ever stop?). Team of Teams: Align teams with data for effective planning, governance and delivery. agility English Post Remote

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

Project Management web resources are awash with articles about 2020 project management trends. The fact that AI as a project management trend in 2020 is discussed so vividly doesn’t make it true. Moreover, we’re subsidized by the Dutch government to research artificial intelligence in project management. According to most sources, in 2020, project managers will require soft skills even more than the technical ones and professional knowledge.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We are a partner of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We are a partner of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. In our Business Drivers of Agility webinar series hosted by LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, Mike dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to connect these drivers to better business outcomes.

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Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

Dependencies will stop Agility dead in its tracks. In the presence of dependencies, you’re never going to achieve the level of Agility you desire—unless you do something about them. Theoretically, you could have two teams that meet most of the criteria of an Agile team.

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Leveraging Agile to Improve Quality

Leading Agile

New Paper Improving Quality Through Intentionally Built Agile Systems Get it Now. Many a company has hypothesized that Agile methodologies would help them solve their quality issues. Paving the Way for Quality with Agile. The Impact of Agile on the System of Delivery.

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Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy

Project Management Essentials

Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control. Traditional waterfall projects have phase gates that theoretically establish defined control and governance points. Agile Managing Projects Portfolio ManagementThe truth is that most projects are not successful. Over the past 25-years, only 30% of all projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and with the desired scope.

Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy

Project Management Essentials

Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control. Traditional waterfall projects have phase gates that theoretically establish defined control and governance points. Agile Managing Projects Portfolio ManagementThe truth is that most projects are not successful. Over the past 25-years, only 30% of all projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and with the desired scope.

Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Welcome to our latest episode of the Agile Unplugged podcast with host Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile’s CEO. And so why the gap between 2015 and 2020?

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Increasing Enterprise-Level Predictability With Agile

Leading Agile

New Paper Improving Enterprise-Level Predictability With Agile Get it Now. We typically think of Agility as being nearly synonymous with adaptability, and that a change in mindset or culture to become more adaptable is the right place to begin Agile Transformation. Governance .

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Top 5 Reasons to Go Agile

Brad Egeland

Still running waterfall projects or development initiatives and need the push to go agile? Contemplating agile but you need some easy to explain reasons to go to your senior management with in order to get them to say “yes” to the conversion?

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34 Top Project Management Software Tools For Every Need (2020)

Teamweek

Jira claims to be the number one software development tool for agile project teams. You get access to features such as Scrum and Kanban boards, backlogs, and agile reporting. Agilean is a specialized agile project management software.

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Unveiling the Agile Operating Model

Leading Agile

Agile is a new business paradigm, but few established companies understand what needs to change to make their business Agile. Companies that master the balance between these characteristics are more successful at transforming into Agile organizations. Let’s examine the three core elements of the operating model – organization (resources and structure), governance (decision-making model), and processes (steps to get things done). Governance. Agile

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Four Key Areas to Implement Agile PM

Keyedin

There are many benefits organizations can achieve by applying Agile Portfolio Management to their PMO. But there can be confusion where to apply Agile so that it advances the goals of the organization and delivers real business value. Making the switch without focus won’t benefit anyone so it’s important to understand the goals of the business to maximize the effectiveness of Agile in your PMO and to your organization. Agile Team Resourcing.

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Instilling Organizational Agility for a New Normal

Keyedin

Organizational Agility is defined as an ability for an organization to renew itself, adapt, change quickly, and succeed in a rapidly changing, ambiguous, turbulent environment [i]. The Misconception – Agility or Stability? Flexibility is inherent in agile organizations.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices. The path forward is to be agile with your agile, to transform your transformation. Be Agile with your Agile Transform your Transformation.

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

Planview

Santander UK, one of the world’s largest retail and commercial banks, has been on an Agile and digital transformation journey for some time. 5 questions and answers from an on-demand webinar with Santander UK.

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Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto is “ Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential ”. If you look at some agile frameworks or ways of working, you can ask yourself if the rule makers force you to be rule taker or rule breaker. If we compare the number of rules of Scrum with SAFe you could ask yourself if you are successful and using agile release trains, if this is due to SAFe’s rules or despite? Agile framework or way of working.

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Role of the C-Suite in Agile Transformations

Leading Agile

Agile began as something only development teams needed to worry about – now organizations seek Agility in how they do business and within their organizations. As organizations increasingly undertake Agile transformations, I see successful CXOs centered around these three guiding principles: organizational Agility, investment tier, and cultural Agility. Organizational Agility. Cultural Agility.

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A Guide To Managing Agile Meetings

Wrike

Grievances aside, meetings have their time, place, and benefits, especially when it comes to Agile meetings. In fact, meetings in Agile methodology are a core piece of the development process. . When they’re done well, Agile meetings aren’t viewed as unproductive time sucks.

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Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Agile Unplugged is your chance to explore LeadingAgile’s freshest ideas, mental models, frameworks, and solutions with the people that are actually doing the work of leading large-scale Agile Transformation, out in the field. At one time, Mike was working for Brian and together they paved the way for Agile at a company called CheckFree. So, I had never, I’d like heard of Agile, but like, I had no experience with Agile. Nothing about scaled Agile.

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Mike Cottmeyer | Elevate Agile 2019 | The Systems of Agility

Leading Agile

Becoming Agile isn’t simple. But without the right foundational ecosystem and systems in place to enable Agility, achieving it is nearly impossible. The three systems necessary for Agility are a System of Delivery, System of Transformation, and System of Sustainability. And leading Agile, one of the things we talk about is we call that the system of delivery. How are we going to govern the flow of value? It’s a way of governing.

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Capturing Actuals in 2020: Who Said Timesheets are Passé?

Planview

Agile teams don’t report time!”. That said, finding the balance between tracking time, minimizing the loss of productivity (not to mention team morale), and layering in the right level of governance can be a challenge. You may be thinking that with more and more teams adopting Lean/Agile principles, a traditional timesheet just won’t cut it. There are time reporting options for you – whether you work in a traditional, Lean/Agile, or hybrid world.

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Achieve Decision-Making Excellence within an Agile Operating Model

Leading Agile

The Investment Tier within the LeadingAgile model acts as the translation engine between strategy and execution, and this governance model allows executives to achieve “decision-making excellence.” Part of the challenge that organizations face, is not being clear about the types of decisions they are making, and how an effective Agile Transformation model can help them in this regard.

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Lessons in testing from a pandemic

Kiron Bondale

This concern has been raised multiple times by members of the press and finally, this week, the provincial government appears to be treating this issue with the same urgency they have been giving to the procurement of sufficient personal protective equipment for front-line healthcare workers and first responders. Agile Project Management agile project management improving project management project decision making Project performance

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Pyramid v Funnel

Musings on Project Management

Sometimes, as in Agile project methodology, the pyramid is flatter than most, but always there is an identifiable top figure. But Robert Gates, former Defense Secretary [and holder of many other government titles] writes that he often felt like the pyramid was inverted and thus took the look of a. In every book written about project management, the PMO is at the apex of a pyramid.

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100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020

Teamweek

Europe in 2020 promises to be a rich landscape for conferences. The best annual tech conferences in Europe in 2020. In their words: Since its start-up in Oslo 2008, the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) quickly became one of Europe`s largest conferences for.NET & Agile development. Its second issue will take place from February 4 to 6, 2020. MOVE Europe 2020. Startup Grind Global 2020. HolyJS 2020 Piter. TeqNation 2020.

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Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

They may mainly work with agile approaches and often in a client-facing business such as an agency (although large firms may have in-house Digital PMs too). For a more general overview of the different career paths for project managers, I love the UK Government’s Project Delivery Capability Framework. If you’re searching for a project management job, you’ve no doubt come across a range of different job titles. Which one should you go for?

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Agile Unplugged is your chance to explore LeadingAgile’s freshest ideas, mental models, frameworks, and solutions with the people that are actually doing the work of leading large-scale Agile Transformation, out in the field. Last discipline, Agile delivery, also sometimes delivery. – That’s not Agile.

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The Need for Speed: How to Increase the Pace of Your Project | Video

Online PM Courses

Agile Project Management Project Governance Project Trends and Changes Thoughts for Project Managers videoAs project managers, we are constantly faced with the Need for Speed. Because one of the biggest challenges is the pace of change. The post The Need for Speed: How to Increase the Pace of Your Project | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference

Planview

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. This is in stark contrast to an Agile approach, which uses self-organizing teams to reach specific goals with one common objective in mind — deliver value to the customer with speed. Challenges arise when senior leadership has yet to adopt an Agile mindset, even if their teams have.

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