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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Trending Sources

Agile Risk Management

LeadingAnswers

This article aims to dispel the myth that agile projects somehow magical manage risks for us, and outlines a couple of practical tools that can be used to start improving risk management approaches.   Agile is Not a Risk Management Approach.

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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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The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here

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

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.

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 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

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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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 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 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 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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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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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. Agile Expert Views

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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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The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

When an executive, too far removed from what makes creating products hard thinks of “agile” as a silver bullet it becomes difficult to manage expectations. It is precisely that potential which inspires not-yet-informed executives to learn about how agile could help them.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

The five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

For organizations transforming their technology delivery from traditional to agile approaches, there’s a need to evolve team practices, tools, leadership behavior and stakeholder change appetites in parallel to avoid realizing the risks of being agile while standing in a waterfall.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Why is agile necessary?

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Avoid gold-plating through agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

But on an agile project, if a work item is elaborated beyond the Definition of Ready or the Definition of Done, this will become apparent a lot sooner. A good agile project team exhibits self-discipline and self-organization.

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Agile Project Management

ActiveCollab

Agile is an approach to project management that favors responding to change over careful planning. Agile is not a methodology but a set of principles (as defined in Agile Manifesto in 2001) that suggests how we should approach project management. How to know whether you’re agile?

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Agile Coach Camp

LeadingAnswers

Leading Answers is a proud sponsor of Agile Coach Camp - West 2015, an Open Space Conference to be held in Calgary, Alberta on the weekend of June 12-14, 2015. I would like to invite my fellow agile practitioners to attend!   Agile Coach Camp – An Unconference. Let’s have a conversation about what it means to be an agile coach, why it matters, and where we are headed.   For more information, or to register, visit the Agile Coach Camp Canada West website.

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Learning with TimeCamp: Agile Software Development

TimeCamp

Today you will learn what is Agile Software Development. We tried to gather some important information on Agile and share them with our readers. Project Management agile agile project management agile software development project management methodologies TimeCamp

Estimating on Agile Projects

Herding Cats

Here's a straightforward approach to estimating on agile projects. This is an example of the estimating profession found on many domains. . NoEstimates Estimating

Agile For Oil and Gas - mixing lifecycle models

LeadingAnswers

This post is about Implementing agile at the organizational level across multiple technical domains. I was in Bogotá, Colombia recently working with an oil and gas company to introduce agile to their organization. Agile Processes. Introduction.

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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? The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. Agile is a way of approaching project management.