Henny Portman

Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

The guide addresses assurance in relation to the areas that are considered the fundamental aspects (and key differences form traditional waterfall approach) of agile project management and assurance. Environments focus on the agile ways of working and the physical working environment.

Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

Christopher Wright wrote the book Agile Governance and Audit – An overview for auditors and agile teams. Auditing of an agile way of working looks like an unexplored corner. This is where we now see PRINCE2 Agile, AgilePM, DAD or PMI Agile.

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Mini webinar PRINCE2 Agile Agilometer

Henny Portman

On request of several of my followers I created a mini webinar of the PRINCE2 Agile Agilometer. According to the official PRINCE2 Agile manual, the Agilometer is a tool that assesses the level of risk associated with using agile in combination with PRINCE2.

Agile Performance Management: Measure what matters retrospective

Henny Portman

Friday September 13, I was one of the 40 participants of the second Agile NXT Future Friday conference organized by Xebia in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It was, similar as the first AGILE NXT Future Friday, perfectly organized, interesting topics, great food, and enough time to network.

The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here

Brightline Transformation Compass

Henny Portman

I just finished the draft version for the second print of my book Scaling agile in organizaties (in Dutch) and I counted 65 frameworks and approaches (25 more than the first print). This is definitely an approach that fits in the culture-targeted box in my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest.

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Heart of Agile: a missing tree in my bird’s eye view on the agile forest

Henny Portman

On linkedIn I received a remark that the Heart of Agile was missing in my bird’s eye view (kudos to Milvio D. ). The Heart of Agile is a radically simpler approach to achieve outstanding outcomes. The founder is Dr. Alistair Cockburn, one of the Agile Manifesto co-authors.

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Review: Portfolio Management – A practical guide

Henny Portman

Different delivery methodologies (traditional, agile, hybrid) and their impact are discussed.

The Agile Fluency model

Henny Portman

The Agile Fluency model, developed by Diana Larsen and James Shore in 2012 and substantially updated in 2018, is a framework to help teams understand their current position and to help them develop an individual road map. Delivering teams deliver on the market cadence (agile sustainability).

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Review: How to survive the organizational revolution

Henny Portman

Ard-Pieter de Man, Pieter Koene and Martijn Ars wrote the book How to survive the organizational revolution – A guide to agile contemporary operating models, platforms and ecosystems. It scales agile by using autonomous multifunctional teams (squads).

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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

FLEX, Flow for Enterprise Transformation

Henny Portman

The first post in 2020 is again a post about an agile framework. FLEX, Flow for Enterprise Transformation, developed by Al Shalloway, is designed to be used as a guide for organizations to achieve business agility. A bird’s eye view on the agile forest; PM World Journal, Vol.

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A Bird’s eye view on the agile forest article published on PM World Journal

Henny Portman

The PM World Journal has published the latest version of my Bird’s eye view in the agile forest article. Some years ago, you could say “ Scrum is agile ” and ask “ is agile Scrum? ” In Figure 1, I position the best-known agile approaches in a structure.

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The SCRUM Fieldbook

Henny Portman

The first clusters of backlog items are related to the Agile Manifesto and the usage of Scrum itself. Too much structure, too much processes will have a negative impact on agility. Agile agility English Post review Scrum

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AgilePM documentation based on building blocks

Henny Portman

If you look at the AgilePM (The DSDM Agile Project Framework) documentation set-up you could ask yourself if it’s not too much for an agile way of working?

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

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

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

ambler and Mark Lines are the creators of the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and the authors of the book Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery – a small Agile Team’s journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps ( 2 nd edition). Agile English Post framework review

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Overview of my year 2019 book reviews

Henny Portman

Agility. Agile zoals het bedoeld is. A guide to assurance of agile delivery. Agile governance and audit. Agile nxt new insights for agile performance management. An executives guide to disciplined agile. Introduction to disciplined agile delivery.

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50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall

Henny Portman

2019 nr 26, is an updated version of the 50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall story I presented during the last NTPM 2019 conference in Gda?sk, For each perspective I look into the traditional and agile view and what’s in between. Agile article English Post

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Review CHAOS Report 2018

Henny Portman

Third card: The process must be agile. Fourth card: the agile team must be highly skilled in both the agile process and the technology. If you are using agile or non-agile and the project size is small the outcomes are more or less the same.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

There are now seven core competencies that enable business agility. Some are reframed and restructured and two new competencies to expand SAFe to encompass the entire enterprise and enable business agility. These teams adopt the Lean and Agile values, principles and practices.

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AGILE NXT FUTURE FRIDAY 2019

Henny Portman

I give a lot of workshops and presentations and in many cases, attendees ask for the ‘silver bullet’ to become agile. It is far too short-sighted to think that you have to implement one agile framework and you achieve agility. Having only agile teams is not enough.

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Review: An executive’s guide to disciplined agile

Henny Portman

The book An executive’s guide to disciplined agile – Winning the race to business agility written by Scott W. Ambler and Mark Lines give a good overview of Disciplined Agile. DA provides the process foundation for business agility. Disciplined Agile IT (DAIT).

The Toyota flow system

Henny Portman

In my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest, I positioned this approach in the block business as usual / indefinite. For more information on this picture see: A bird’s eye view on the agile forest . Agile English Post framework

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Review Brave New Work

Henny Portman

In his book Brave new work , Aaron Dignan shows how he views evolutionary (agile) organizations and what you can do to become a more agile organization. agility English Post QRC

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Quick Reference Cards in 2019

Henny Portman

An executives guide to disciplined agile. As a result of my book reviews in 2019, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read. Portfolio Management, a practical guide. How to survive the organizational revolution. Brave new work (English). Brave new work (Dutch).

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Review AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

This is XEBIA’s second edition of AGILE NXT (see AGILE NXT for the first edition). This time you get approximately twenty articles to bring you up to speed with new insights for agile performance management. Diamond Agile: Measuring What’s Meaningful (by Frank Verbruggen).

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Review: Exponential organizations

Henny Portman

ExOs scale up beyond the boundaries of their own organization by using or gaining access to people, assets and platforms to maximize flexibility, speed, agility and learning processes. agility English Post QRC reviewSalim Ismail wrote, together with Yuri van Geest and Michael S.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Review User Story Mapping

Henny Portman

Conclusion: A must read for product owners and agile team members. Jeff Patton wrote the book User Story Mapping. Story mapping it’s a tool to enable your team to hold better conversations about the project throughout the development process.

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AgilePM building block approach

Henny Portman

Happy to see that the Agile Business Consortium copied one of my blogs on their site. Have a look at the Agile Business Consortium for the blog. Agile agilePM English PostIn this article I propose a way to reduce the AgilePM documentation by using a building block approach.

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Bimodal Portfolio Management

Henny Portman

At the moment, many organizations are in the middle, or on the brink of, a radical change to more business agility. I receive quite often the question how to cope with both an agile portfolio as well as a more traditional portfolio with temporary projects and programs. Introduction.

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Review: DevOps a business perspective

Henny Portman

Definition DevOps: “ DevOps is an evolution of the ideas of agile software development and lean manufacturing, applied to the end-to-end value chain in IT, which allows businesses to achieve more with modern information technology due to cultural, organizational and technical changes ”.

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Review: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Portfolio Management

Henny Portman

Evidence-Based Portfolio Management is an approach that applies lean and agile principles to the challenge of deciding where to invest to derive the greatest business benefit. agility English Post QRC review

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Agendashift, a new tree in the agile forest

Henny Portman

I thought I now covered all agile ways of working but I failed (again). In my bird’s eye view in the agile forest I added Agileshift in the Culture-targeted box. Agile agility English PostI found a new one. This time it’s Agendashift.

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AgilePgM manual tabs

Henny Portman

AgilePgM will be part of our Agile Programme Management training where we blend AgilePgM and Leadership into one training (There are still some open positions for the March 10-11, 2020 class I give together with Björn Prevaas (In Dutch. To download: Agile PgM Manual tabs 2014 v1.

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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.

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