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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

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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.” We’re trying to connect a strategy.

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles


In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments. SAFe is continuously improved and evolved, with the latest version 5 released in February 2021. SAFe picks up many already familiar elements and concepts from existing methods such as Scrum or Lean Project Management, which makes the transition easier for many companies. Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers.

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


Most of us started our Agile journey with one framework, and that is Scrum. Scrum is simple to understand with some immutable principles & guidelines. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum. Thereby, the basic atom comprising the SAFe® molecule is a Scrum team.

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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office


An Agile PMO can work with the POs, Agile PMs, Scrum Masters (SMs), and Functional Heads to satisfy the need of such resources. 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. The Agile PMO defines and ensures a strategy deployment method.

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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. Communication Plan: A document outlining the communication strategy for the project, including all stakeholders and their relationship to the project.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


The organizations start with few teams initially, and it is easier to follow simple & lightweight frameworks like Scrum or Kanban at this stage. The most important skills for an agile coach include: Strong understanding of Scrum and Kanban. Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS).

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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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The Virtuous Cycle of Trust and Influence

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Delivering on a regular, predictable cadence. If You Want to Be Trusted… An effective enterprise Transformation strategy is grounded in a trustworthy ecosystem around the people for them to produce products in a predictable way.

Building Trust via Trustworthiness

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For an Agile team, being trustworthy is about having a stable and predictable capacity; for a Scrum team, that’s a stable velocity, for a Kanban team, that’s stable throughput. . Teams don’t keep a regular cadence of collaboration and review.

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Scrum has proven to be an effective product delivery framework for all sorts of products. However, Scrum is equally well suited to build the wrong product efficiently as its Achilles heel has always been the product discovery part. Scrum’s Achilles Heel: Product Discovery.

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Release planning and predictable delivery

Updated to reflect the 2020 Scrum Guide! Without a regular cadence of delivery of working software any belief that you will get a usable increment is misguided at best.

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