A Guide To Agile Project Management Methodology & Tools

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Kanban Powered Business Agility

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Large-scale change is difficult for any organization, and no less so when it involves growing Agile maturity in project and portfolio management. Skip to main content.

Agile Communications Plans

Leading Answers

Many traditional project management deliverables have agile alternatives. Yet we rarely see agile communications management plans. Given the high rates of change often experienced on agile projects, we might expect more emphasis on communications to keep everyone on the same page.

The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here

Think top-down and bottom-up for agile transformations

Kiron Bondale

A question which I’m asked regularly during my classes is what the best place is to start an agile transformation within a company? To shift the established behaviors of middle management towards an agile mindset, the executive team needs to model the desired target behaviors first.

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10 Agile Tools for agile project management

The Digital Project Manager

Agile is everyone’s favorite project management and delivery buzzword, but what agile tools can you use to help successfully run an agile project? The post 10 Agile Tools for agile project management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. In this. Featured General Tools

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COVID-19 and agile are strange bed fellows

Kiron Bondale

I’ve often said that one of the bigger challenges with agile transformations is the costs of doing nothing (different) today is cheaper than those of changing things so that they will be much better a year or two down the line. Agile Project Management Project Portfolio Management agile project management improving project management

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto. Agile is a bit of a controversial topic in the field. Either way, agile offers a fast and nimble way to work that first benefited software development before expanding its reach to almost every industry. Now, even project management traditionalists who use Gantt charts and waterfall projects , are heeding the relevance of agile. What Is Agile? What Is the Agile Manifesto?

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Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

Like many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions. However, as I would still like to help, writing an article on five of the most common agile myths will give me a reference to provide to folks in the future. Agile projects and agile methodologies. Agile is not a method ( which is what most folks mean when they use the word “methodology” ).

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Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance

Stage gates and Agile?

Musings on Project Management

Stage gates and Agile? 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. agileTo some, that might sound horrifying! Not exactly!

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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. The exception being, of course, new organizations or startups that go the Agile only route. It may be a government requirement, or may just be a lack of Agile comfort, adoption, and familiarity.

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Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

I’m reading Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and many of the lessons within it echo the tenth principle from the Manifesto for Agile Software Development which is “ Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential “ In the past, I’ve mostly considered this principle as it relates to how we deliver value to our customers.

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Top 15 Agile Coach Interview Questions

Agilemania

What is an Agile Coach? An Agile coach is responsible for Agile transition/transformation within teams and an organization. Blogs Agile Coach agile coaching Agile Interview Question Scrum Interview Question

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue. 1 Customize to Monetize: The Strategic Way to Create Tiered Offerings.

What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods. The PRINCE2 Agile approach brings together the strength of PRINCE2 and the flexibility of agile delivery methods that can be used across all industry sectors.

Making Agile Work With Metagility (With David Bishop From Agile Worx)

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Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? The agile movement first began in the 1970s when it was introduced by a doctor named Winston Royce. They are extremely useful to project managers using agile methods because they allow all aspects of the project to be reviewed and analysed to help discover any issues. Making The Switch to Agile.

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Agile advice from our ancestors

Kiron Bondale

Old sayings might not be the first thing which comes to mind when considering agility, there are many proverbs which are apropos. Out of sight, out of mind : This proverb can be used when referencing traditional techniques for tracking and reporting delivery progress and contrasting those with the increased transparency which is encouraged with agile approaches. Cut your coat according to your cloth : Focus, like transparency is a pillar of Scrum and most other agile methods.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

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

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Video: Which Agile Project Management Tools Should I Use? 

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Estimating Agile Projects.Or Not

Leading Answers

There has been a debate raging since 2012 about the use and value of estimates on agile projects. For software projects following an agile approach, the team is often asked to estimate the development effort for stories in the backlog.

Illuminating the Intangibles of Agile

Leading Answers

We intuitively know that a successful agile adoption requires more than copying agile practices. You may have seen the “agile iceberg” model that shows the visible practices agile teams perform as the tip of an enormous iceberg supported by a mindset, values and principles.

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Who said 'hybrid Agile'?

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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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. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

Let’s consider these through the lens of agility. The eighth principle of the Manifesto argues against this: “ Agile processes promote sustainable development. Agile teams are expected to be empowered by their leaders to identify their ways of working rather than having those dictated or prescribed. retrospective) feedback loops that we expect with most agile approaches.

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Virtual agile teams?

Musings on Project Management

Somebody asked: can a virtual team do Agile? 20 years ago, at the dawn of Agile, the answer might have been no. agile Virtual teams15 years ago, more less at the peak of the AOL texting app Instant Messenger and the dawn of the smart phone and smart-phone personal networking and conferencing, the answer might have been yes, but with reservations. Now, the answer is "Of course", with some adjustments.

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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, like others, talk about the difference between “doing Agile” and “being agile”—differing the big “A” agile and the little “a” agile is intentional[BC1] . I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard “It’s not `agile` if you aren’t doing <insert practice here>”. agile.

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Agile vs. waterfall: Project methodologies compared

Moira Alexander

Two of the most commonly used methodologies are agile and waterfall. Choosing the right project management methodology for the job is the first step in project success.

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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects

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Put your theory and tools aside for a minute: Here’s something that everyone should know about how agile actually works in the real world. The post What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. Agile Methods: The Basics. Agile is agile is agile? Who Makes Up The Agile Team. Read More: 5 Structures for Agile Teams. Which Agile Method is Best For You?

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed. The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. Agile Project Management agile

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How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

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An agile workflow can help. For a long time the agile framework influenced teams outside of the software development sector from which it originated. People are evangelical about agile. There are those who are almost rigid in their adherence to the agile framework. Agile is about flexibility, bringing together teams and processes in order to create a more effective way to work. What Is an Agile Workflow? Let’s begin with a brief introduction to agile.

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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.

The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

For small companies, Agile Transformation can be straightforward—since getting alignment can be accomplished by getting everyone in a room and creating shared understanding. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. The Meaning of Agile Transformation.

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Risk management for agile projects

Kiron Bondale

What are the implications to project risk management when you choose to deliver a project using an agile approach? Even though the team might tackle high risk requirements earlier in the life of an agile project than they might a traditional one, this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t keep an eye on threats and opportunities through late stage iterations. Tagged: agile project management , Risk management , Stakeholder analysis.

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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?). remote:af is designed to enhance existing frameworks, enabling remote working while providing lightweight guidance for those new to agility.

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Agile cycles

Musings on Project Management

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.