The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence


Now, you might be thinking what exactly a dance has to do with cadence in Agile? Let’s start first with the definition of cadence. Cadence – Definition and Basics. One can define cadence in Agile as follows: Cadence is a regular, predictable pattern of development work in Agile.

Use MVIs for team improvements

Kiron Bondale

Whether a team uses a scheduled cadence for reviewing their WoW such as the use of retrospectives in Scrum, or they use a just-in-time approach they will come up with improvement ideas. Two of pillars of adaptive approaches are inspection and adaptation.

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Project Communication Management: What is it all about?

Girl's Guide to PM

Did you know that 56% of your project budget might be at risk due to poor communications? Perhaps that number (from research by PMI ) surprises you, but I’m sure you aren’t surprised by the fact that good communication management on projects leads to higher success rates.

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How to Assemble a Project Team

The best way to prevent this from happening is by setting a cadence for meetings, requiring status reports , scheduling interdepartmental collaboration time and any number of other ideas. Projects, no matter the size and scope, are complex.

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Seven Sins of Reviews

Kiron Bondale

Whether your team sets a regular cadence for external product reviews or they are conducted on a just-in-time basis, it is important to get actionable feedback.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.”

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Unpacking Agile Transformation: The System of Delivery

Leading Agile

Think about things like how we write user stories, how we estimate work, how we run planning cadences, how we deal with technical concerns, and how we measure done. So if we agree that Agile Transformation is worth talking about, we need a better way of talking about it.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

Fortunately, the cadence of iterations and events such as retrospectives and sprint planning provides all the occasions we need to keep the process going. This article explains what a risk-adjusted backlog is, why they are useful, how to create one and how teams work with them.

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Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?


SAFe also adds additional interaction events to ensure collaboration happens across the teams and not just within the agile teams aligned to a common goal and work with a synchronized cadence. There has been some amount of criticism about SAFe.

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Project242: Build Strength in Multiple Areas, Not Just a Few

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). These workouts include heavy tension and faster cadence at lower resistance.

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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office


In an Agile PMO setting, the product backlog is executed over a number of iterations or with a flow-based cadence in order to move towards the vision or goal of the product. Imagine this scenario as you start-off your day: You open your business site and the message says: “it doesn’t exist.” You then try to login to your email account, which also displays the same message. Your heartbeat goes up and you rub your eyes in disbelief.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Projects might additional calendars as well to show resource availability, communication cadence, etc. Project management terminology can be complicated.

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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development


It’s usually based on a cadence. As shown in the above figure, there is no regular timeboxed iteration, but incremental delivery can happen in cadence. While working with an iteration-based Lean-Agile approach, an increment can be achieved on a cadence or on-demand.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


All frameworks for scaling agile share five main components: inspiration from the 12 Agile Manifesto principles, cadence, synchronization, Scrum, and quality development practices. What is SAFe agile.

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A Word on Velocity

Leading Agile

In fact, velocity becomes a useful metric for gauging predictability because it represents the whole cycle of estimation and execution by a group of people who settle into a stable cadence of output and become good at judging a set of user stories which represent that quantity of work.

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Dealing With “Remote Sprawl”: How to Manage Teams, People, and Projects Across Time Zones


Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Agile teams rely on a clear sprint cadence to keep projects moving, remove bottlenecks, and ship great software.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

At the enterprise level we want encapsulated either value streams, products or business capabilities that can take strategic initiatives and reliably and predictably on a cadence of probably 12 to 24 weeks or something like that, be able to produce value into market.

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How To Unite Creative and Project Management Teams

Brad Egeland

Make the most of these meetings by organizing a regular structure or cadence to them, or even by bringing an agenda — but make sure you don’t neglect to include time for morale building. Strong teamwork is important in producing great work at a productive pace.

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Webinar Recap: Introduction to the Power BI Suite


Power BI gets refreshed every month so it has a high cadence.

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How Agile Practices Enable Remote Working

And last summer’s 14th State of Agile report clearly demonstrated that Agile adoption is more important than ever in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a trend that is set to continue throughout 2021. . . How Agile Practices Enable Remote Working.

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Enable Lasting Technical Change by Building Empathy & Trust

Leading Agile

The process is straightforward – on a regular cadence execute these themed conversations with the team. When you no longer work with an employee, you often become friends. This was a conversation with my friend Matt about his new role as a software leader in a billion-dollar organization.

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Scrum Vs. Kanban: Uncover the Key Considerations


Kanban vs. Scrum- Cadence . Scrum vs. Kanban is one of the most trending comparisons in the world of agile methodology! We often use these terms while talking about the agile way of solving problems. However, while Scrum and Kanban both have differences, their principles are the same.

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The Virtuous Cycle of Trust and Influence

Leading Agile

Delivering on a regular, predictable cadence. In today’s environment, organizations are striving for business Agility, or else they risk being put out of business. This makes it imperative that Business and IT work together in a solid partnership based on trust.

Encapsulation of Value

Leading Agile

Agile transformations are hard.

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The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

We wonder if many enterprises even did annual planning for 2021: How many organizations are still running off the plan they created in 2019? Most organizations are on a transformation journey of some kind, including Planview.

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

Teams don’t keep a regular cadence of collaboration and review. I walked into the conference room to meet with the VP of enterprise Agile Transformation. It’s been three weeks since I joined a team of highly experienced Agile coaches.

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Scrum Vs. Kanban: Uncover the Key Considerations


Kanban vs. Scrum- Cadence . Scrum vs. Kanban is one of the most trending comparisons in the world of agile methodology! We often use these terms while talking about the agile way of solving problems. However, while Scrum and Kanban both have differences, their principles are the same.

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How Has the Pandemic Changed Hiring, Onboarding, and Culture at LeadingAgile?

Leading Agile

They meet on an agreed-upon cadence and can reach out to other Pod members for questions, help, and a friendly voice. I always felt that a big part of the enjoyment of work is the people I get to work with.

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Apparently, there is a difference in the inspect & adapt cadence when product strategy and Sprint Backlog are compared to each other. The product roadmap needs to be adapted to the learnings from running product experiments regularly in an appropriate cadence to meet that standard.

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How We Reduced Cycle Time from 164 Days to 8 Days in 6 Months

CADENCE & RELIABILITY. CADENCE: What was the sprint cadence you folks started off with? What was sustainable cadence after improvements? BACKGROUND.

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Returning organization back to the present

We’ll go walking out. While others shout. Of war disaster. Oh, we won’t give in. Let’s go living in the past. Jethro Tull – Living in the Past. Does an organization live in the present or in the past? This question was prompted by Samo Burja’s tweet.

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Comparing Nexus and SAFe - Similarities, Differences, potential synergies

The Nexus Sprint Review and the System Demo are similar events happening on a similar cadence - every several weeks (Sprint/Iteration). Nexus Sprint Goal - Program PI Objectives - just at different cadence/frequency. Adjust Cadences and level of participation.

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Release planning and predictable delivery

Without a regular cadence of delivery of working software any belief that you will get a usable increment is misguided at best. Many organisations wrestle with the seeming incompatibility between agile and release management, and they struggle with release planning and predictable delivery.

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5 Frequent Meetings That Could Have Been an Email

Project Bliss

If you hold a project meeting on a cadence and have no new information, progress, or changes since the last meeting – with nothing to discuss – please send an email with this update and let everyone have that time for other work.

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Getting started with a Definition of Done (DoD)

Since Professional Scrum Teams build software that works , stop, create a working increment of software that meets your definition of done (DoD), and then start Sprinting, and review what you mean by “working” continuously, and at least on a regular cadence.

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Success of implementing EBM

The company established frequent cadences to measure the progress toward a new goal – "move to Cloud". Previously, I have described some challenges with the Evidence-Based Management implementation.

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Do We Treat Our Internal and External Customers the Same?

Leading Agile

In-and-of-itself that is not necessarily a bad thing, but when those customers do not exert that authority with care, thoughtfulness, and intentionality, they can subvert the efforts of the teams when it comes to delivering quality product on a predictable cadence in a way that maximizes value.

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L'esprit du jeu avant tout !

Scrum is more about behavior than it is about process. The framework of Scrum is based upon five core values: commitment, focus, openness, respect and courage. Gunther Verheyen -. . J'adore les jeux de société.

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