Henny Portman

Review 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands

Henny Portman

Xebia published an interactive e-magazine Agile NXT ‘ 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands – more than a decade of agile captured in compelling stories and next steps for the future’. He doesn’t believe in agile leadership exists. agility English Post review

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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 2 a new tree or just a small scrub in my agile forest?

Henny Portman

Someone noticed me of Agile 2. If you look at the corresponding website, Agile 2 is positioned as the next iteration of agile. You can find their case for Agile 2. Why they think agile is deeply broken and that they want to fix it.

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Will the Project Manager survive in the agile world

Henny Portman

This article is based on one of the key chapters of my Dutch book Scaling agile in organisaties and now available for my English readers too. Together with the article A new new bird’s eye view on the agile forest you have the most important chapters of this book.

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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.

Review Rethinking agile

Henny Portman

Rethinking agile – Why agile teams have nothing to do with business agility written by Klaus Leopold is great book to cope with agile transformations and what you have to do to increase the chance of success. Agility begins with the change process.

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Culture makes or breaks your agile transition

Henny Portman

We all know Peter Drucker’s famous quote ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’ and I transformed that into ‘Culture makes or breaks your agile transition’. For me this is reason number one why so many agile transitions fail. Agile article English Post

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Agile PM2: a new tree in my agile forest

Henny Portman

This time I added Agile PM 2. Agile PM 2 is an extension of PM 2 (initiative of the European Union, see: [link] ). The Agile PM² Extension. Agile teams should be able to collaborate effectively with teams and stakeholders following alternative approaches.

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (2nd edition)

Henny Portman

Several articles clustered around the themes: the age of agility, best practices, organizational agility and articles. The interview with Fred Hoekstra, director of the department Social Medical Affairs at UWV gives some insights in the agile journey of UWV.

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The Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Henny Portman

I just came across a new framework that could be positioned on the portfolio level of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. For the latest updated version of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest article see: [link]. agility English Post

Agility In Digital Marketing Is Table Stakes For Success

Speaker: Megan Sangha and Amit Pande, Wrike Team

Digital marketing today looks very different from last year, and changes will only continue. As marketers are consistently pressured to face more unknowns and do more with less, many marketing leaders are sharpening their focus on agility and asking some tough but critical questions: Are we as agile as we should be? Can we easily manage campaigns and collaborate from kickoff to launch? Can we quickly access the data we need to inform our decisions? Do we have the right tools to be agile, pivot as needed, and maximize success?

Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto is “ Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential ”. If you look at some agile frameworks or ways of working, you can ask yourself if the rule makers force you to be rule taker or rule breaker. Agile manifesto.

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Review Being a Project Manager

Henny Portman

If I want to use a more agile approach, the metaphor and the book will be of no help. B eing a Project Manager – A different Book on Project Management by Hamutal Weisz and Daniel Zitter focuses on the essentials and practice of project management. .

Structural Agility, a next tree

Henny Portman

The quest to find more trees for my agile forest continues. Structural Agility is again a way of working that fits in the culture targeted box of my The bird’s eye view on the agile forest overview and complements ‘frameworks’ like Scrum, SAFe, Less, disciplined Agile, et cetera.

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Review Intention

Henny Portman

Business agility is key, and many organizations started some years ago with the implementation of Scrum. Study after study showed that for those organizations, among other factors, their organizational culture was at odds with agile values. agility English Post QRC review

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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

O GERENTE DE PROJETO SOBREVIVERÁ NO MUNDO ÁGIL? 

Henny Portman

Happy to see that one of the key chapters of my Dutch book Scaling agile in organisaties is now not only available in English but in Portuguese too. o-gerente-de-projeto-sobrevivera-no-mundo-agil Download. Agile English Post Portugese Post project manager

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Review Standish Group – CHAOS 2020: Beyond Infinity

Henny Portman

The Agile Period started around the year 2000 – and their prediction is that it will end shortly. A few weeks ago, I received the latest report from the Standish Group – CHAOS 2020: Beyond Infinity – written by Jim Johnson. Every two years the Standish Group publish a new CHAOS Report.

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A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest

Henny Portman

Happy to see my A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest article in the October edition of the Project Management World Journal (PMWJ). At that moment it contained 50 agile ways of working. A new bird’s eye view on the agile forest; PM World Journal , Vol.

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Business Agility model

Henny Portman

The Business Agility model is the next one to add to my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. The Business Agility Model (developed by the Business Agility Institute) consisting of twelve interacting domains across four dimensions to take into account when transforming your organization.

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Run a Business, Not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers. The ability to express concepts in numerical, financial, or statistical terms is a critical but often overlooked discipline. Product managers need to be as competent in these domains as they are in customer problems and pain points.

‘A new new bird’s eye view on the agile forest’, the final version

Henny Portman

My quest for agile frameworks, ways-of-working or methods is finished. Some years ago, you could say “ Scrum is agile ” and ask “ is Agile Scrum? ” pmwj98-oct2020-portman-a-new-birds-eye-view-on-agile-forest-v3.0-1 Download. Agile English Post frameworks

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (1st edition)

Henny Portman

A magazine for the Blue Striped Frog community of professionals who are engaged in transformations towards increasing organizational agility. At this moment there aren’t that many physical magazines focussing on project management, agile, or agility anymore. How agile are they?

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The 2020 Scrum Guide launch

Henny Portman

On the other hand, other organizations, e.g., Scaled Agile could take an example to bring back the framework to being a minimally sufficient framework. Agile English Post review Scrum

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Incremental versus iterative

Henny Portman

Agile English PostThe Digital Project Manager published on of my articles. This time my comparison between incremental and iterative and some related delivery methods. See: [link].

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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.

Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. The classic formulation of agile in the Agile Manifesto has no role for leadership. agility English Post QRC reviewMichael K.

Interviewed by Yu Yanjuan for PMR (China)

Henny Portman

Agile is a Mindset: Interview with Henny Portman; Project Management Review ; republished in the PM World Journal , Vol. Honored to be interview by Yu Yanjuan, Journalist of Project Management Review (PMR, China).

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The FLEKS model

Henny Portman

The FLEKS model can be positioned in the one-time projects/programs block in my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. For the latest updated version of my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest article see: [link]. Agile English Post framework

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AGILE NXT 3rd edition

Henny Portman

In this third edition of AGILE NXT — a magazine designed by Xebia’s thought leaders and experts to inspire and inform you, offers 15 new insights: The Ultimate Model for Managing Performance in Agile Environments (Daniel Burm). Need Business Agility? Agile English Post review

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Boost Team Engagement with Agile

Speaker: Anthony Crain, Agile Transformation Consultant at cPrime, and Zach Wolfe, Enterprise Customer Success Manager at Wrike

Agile Methodology has led to an era of transparency and collaboration within software and development teams. However, as many project managers have discovered, agile can work in non-technical teams as well. But how about managing both? How do we bridge the gap between technical and non-technical teams to create a holistically agile project? The key is engagement. The engineering team doesn't need to have marketing degrees, and the marketing team doesn’t need a coding bootcamp. What they do need is a sense of engagement in each aspect of the project, and the ability to collaborate as effectively as possible.

Japanese version of my QRC Team Topologies (????????)

Henny Portman

agility English Post QRCAwesome to see that Kakutani Shintaro translated my QRC Team Topologies into Japanese. ??????????????. Published on [link]. For a review of the Team Topologies book and English QRC see: [link].

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Review Agile Conversations

Henny Portman

Agile Conversations – Transform Your Conversations, Transform your Culture , written by Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick could be one of the missing pieces to make your agile transition work. Conversations to become a high-performing team, conversation to reach more agility. qrc-agile-conversations Download. It could be one of the missing piece to make your agile transition work.

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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. Agile teams pass through four distinct zones of fluency as they learn ( fluency evolves). Each zone brings specific benefits: Focusing teams produce business value (agile fundamentals). Delivering teams deliver on the market cadence (agile sustainability).

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Review: Team topologies

Henny Portman

Many organizations are struggling with their business agility transformation. The focus was probably on efficiency and if these teams start to use agile ways of working, this doesn’t make the organization agile. agility English Post QRC

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All Method, No Madness: Guiding Agile Teams Through Research

Speaker: Amanda Stockwell, President of Stockwell Strategy

Many Product Managers feel quality user research can't keep up with the fast-paced agile teams. However, if you're willing to adapt, you don't have to sacrifice agility or insights. Join Amanda Stockwell, President of Stockwell Strategy, as she covers issues agile teams have and how to solve them.

Review: DevOps for the modern enterprise

Henny Portman

Reading this book and execute one or more of the exercises gives you one of the reasons why so many agile transitions fail. A must read for those who are transforming their IT organization towards a more agile organization. agility DevOps English Post review

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Editor’s Choice Awards

Henny Portman

Delighted to hear the news that two of my papers received an Editor’s Choice Award.

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Overview of my year 2020 book reviews

Henny Portman

article) Too many rules makes agility impossible (article) Scaling agile in organisaties (book, Dutch) Whitepaper: Exploring the delta in AgileSHIFT (whitepaper) PM World Journal 2019 Editor’s Choice Awards. Agile related books.

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Are incremental and iterative the same phenomenon or not? (Part I)

Henny Portman

I will start with a comparison of a waterfall and an agile approach by delivering a payment app. Agile approach. If we develop the app in an agile way, we see the following pattern. Figure 2: Agile delivery of an app. Waterfall versus agile delivery results.

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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.