Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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Agile Consulting

LeadingAnswers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

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BA's on Agile Projects?

LeadingAnswers

The role of the business Analyst (BA) in agile projects in some ways parallels the role of the project manager (PM). However, most organizations agree, good BAs are great assets for any team, be it plan-driven, agile or hybrid. Agile Project Management Teams

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Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

Every digital agency I’ve come across seems to claim they’re they’re doing agency agile in some shape or form. The post Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here

Agile Talent Management

LeadingAnswers

From an agile perspective much of what we do on agile projects helps with talent management. Identifying replacement candidates in the event of turnover or churn – Buddy systems, agile pairing practices, and collective knowledge sharing systems help address these same goals.

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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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Agile Benefits Management

LeadingAnswers

Agile approaches place strong emphasis on delivering business value. This aligns them well for benefits tracking and management, but there is more to understand to truly integrate agile projects with effective benefits management. Agile Project Management Books Leadership Metrics

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True agility requires ruthless prioritization

Kiron Bondale

Primary roles on agile delivery teams are expected to be fully dedicated to the one project or product that they are supporting. For some period of time, potentially very long, there will be teams delivering in a traditional manner and others delivering in an agile manner.

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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

Agile Innovation

LeadingAnswers

Lots of this agile stuff is hypocritical, it preaches evolution and change, but then we ask the same old three questions at standup every day. Agile methods are supposed to facilitate innovation through iterative development followed by inspection and adaption.

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.

Is There A Perfect Agile Model? What You Should Know About Agnostic Agile

The Digital Project Manager

Time to Inspect About “The Agile Model” Agile has been around for a very long time now. The post Is There A Perfect Agile Model? What You Should Know About Agnostic Agile appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. In this time, we have experienced and continue. Features General

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Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible?

The Digital Project Manager

Managing agile projects in an agency setting can be challenging, but with the following processes, it can be done. The post Agile In The Agency. As a Project Manager, you have. Is It Possible? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project?

The Digital Project Manager

The post Agile vs Waterfall. I’ve been working in project management for quite a long time (I’m not going to give exact figures here, but I’ve been around since the. What Should You Use For Your Project? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

As a project manager of many years experience, working both pan sector and discipline, whilst using many different flavours of methodology I have to admit that I am still struggling to position the “Agile” movement in terms of delivering projects. Agile Project Management agile

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Agile Horrors

LeadingAnswers

Here is an article on agile horrors I wrote for ProjectManagement.com Halloween Edition that we should be on the lookout for on our projects in 2014. Agile practices are in a balanced network. Agile teams generally work very hard to deliver as many high quality features as they can.

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Agile DNA Webinar

LeadingAnswers

I am excited to announce a free webinar with RMC Learning Solutions entitled “Agile DNA: The People and Process Elements of Successful Agile Projects ” that will be taking place on January 11 th 2017 at 12:00pm Central Time. Agile Project Management Events PMI-ACP Teams Weblogs

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Agile Cadabra

Tyner Blain

Agile is not magical. Changing from a waterfall process to an agile process changes how your team works, and helps eliminate inefficiencies. Adopting an agile process does not let you magically have a more successful product. What makes agile powerful is also makes it dangerous.

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Agile Coach Camp

LeadingAnswers

We would like to invite Agile Practitioners to Agile Coach Camp Canada - West, an Open Space Conference to be held in Vancouver, BC on the weekend of June 17-19, 2016. Agile Coach Camp – An Unconference. The annual gathering at Agile Coach Camp creates opportunities for our Agile community to share our successes, our learning, our questions and our unresolved dilemmas – all in an energizing and supportive environment. Agile Project Management Events Travel

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Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” The right question is: is agile better?” ” How Agile Is NOT Cheaper. Agile Done Well IS Cheaper.

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3 Easy Agile Practices Your Team Can Start Today

Project Bliss

You’ve heard your friends sing the praises of Agile. Good news – there are Agile practices you can use even in your waterfall world. And you’ll get a chance to introduce some Agile practices to your team. CAUTION: What to do before you adopt these Agile Practices.

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Big Agile, the Route Less Travelled

LeadingAnswers

Scaling Collaboration not Process is the Key to Enterprise Agility. Agile methods have been found to be extremely effective when used correctly. In attempting to make agile methods scalable, it is tempting to add more process to assist larger scale coordination.

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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 Featured

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Agile Requirements Uncertainty

LeadingAnswers

Agile approaches are often used on projects where the end goals are not fully known or may change during the life of the project. Agile requirements management on the other hand is less intuitive. Agile Project Management Planning

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes. In Project Management, Agile is often referred to in software development, but it can also be applied to other fields. Understanding Agile. The Agile Process.

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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? Tagged: agile project management , Risk management , Stakeholder analysis. Agile Project Management agile project management Risk management Stakeholder analysis

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Agile and Strategic Alignment

LeadingAnswers

This can seem at odds for agile teams who organically grow solutions towards evolving requirements. While the common kernel of agile practices make little mention of strategy or architecture, many of the supporting guides and scaling approaches handle the topic well. So, when faced with a criticism of no place for IT strategy or struggling to link an existing strategy to an autonomous team we can turn to these agile “wrappers” for inspiration and guidance.

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9 Ways PMOs Can Help Agile Projects

LeadingAnswers

It may not always be apparent but the goals of the Project Management Office (PMO) and agile teams are well aligned. An agile project team might want to build some proof-of-concept models to test feasibility and get confirmation of understanding. Send people to local agile events.

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. Let’s apply this lens to agile as applied within a company, and see if it helps people decide to do things differently. When You Say Agile, What Do You Mean?

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Knowledge Sharing on Agile Projects: Absent or Abundant?

LeadingAnswers

Knowledge transfer and sharing on agile teams differs from traditional approaches in both form and the internal vs external focus. Agile teams produce few of the traditional knowledge transfer documents yet their daily practices focus on knowledge transfer.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. It's important to note that these agile frameworks can be combined to provide hybrid solutions such as the two below. In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

What does Agile mean? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”. I understand the frustration because the term “Agile” is pretty generic and can mean different things from one organisation to the other.

Don’t forget n*(n-1)/2 when scaling agile!

Kiron Bondale

But on agile projects we expect that core team members will collaborate closely on a daily basis. Iteration planning and retrospectives will start looking like dreaded meetings more than agile ceremonies, and you can forget about sizing a large number of user stories quickly!

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Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Agile works much the same way. While they might appreciate the benefits of agile delivery, if they haven’t reflected on the mindset changes required, stakeholders will act like chickens when we’d need them to be pigs.

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Agility as an Enabler for Local Intelligence

LeadingAnswers

Much has been written about agile processes, how they can better respond to changing requirements and be used to tune approaches over time through retrospectives and adaptation. Agile processes are an enabler for intelligent action, but not a guarantee of it.

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Applying Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions to agile teams

Kiron Bondale

Patrick Lencioni’s book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team can help agile leads guide their team building efforts. If the agile lead takes too direct an approach to address this, the team’s journey towards self-discipline and self-management will slow down.

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Why Does Agility Matter?

The Clever PM

We tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Scrum

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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Agile Project Management Methods

Herding Cats

There is a lot of unsubstantiated claims going around about how agile should or should not be applied. From the point of view of Software Intensive System of Systems, here's how we've learned to manage development using Agile.