Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic. Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? Making The Switch to Agile. Agile isn’t the first approach.

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Best Agile Books for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video I share my top picks for books on Agile, especially for those of you new to Agile or considering moving your organisation to Agile ways of working. These are my current favourite books on agile for project managers. A practitioner guide to Agile.

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PRINCE2 Agile Training: Logical Model Online Training Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Product reviewed: PRINCE2® Agile Bundle (includes exam fee, self-paced online training, support and mock exam). What I Thought About the PRINCE2 Agile Online Training. Agile Agile Training Course Reviews PRINCE2 Training This article contains affiliate links

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Choose a pilot Agile project.

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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

Harvard Business Review published an article this week covering six causes of burnout and how we can reduce these. Let’s consider these through the lens of agility. The eighth principle of the Manifesto argues against this: “ Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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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.

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

MPUG

Stories in Agile Development replace requirements. Specifically, while writing user stories, Agile practitioners use a form which provides units of value to the end user: “As a <role>, I want <need>, so that <business value> ”.

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

Let’s apply this by thinking of a team of Agile practitioners working on a software product. Retrospectives and intraspectives in Agile development do exactly that. The importance of taking the time for retrospection comes from one of the 12 core principles of the Agile Manifesto. “At

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Getting Moving with Agile Projects

Arras People

In the year 2016 it also includes understanding Agile – as I found out at a recent project management event being run by Hemsley Fraser in London. This is an outcome to the retrospectives that happen in Agile developments. Agile Gets Things Moving.

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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 & Project PPM: The Better Together Story

MPUG

Agile PPM & Project. One of the key investment areas was Agile. Over the next year, we will continue to see significant releases from MS Project all designed to provide a new and improved user experience, as well as Agile capabilities for advanced to non-sophisticated Project users.

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Product Prioritization Techniques in Agile Development

MPUG

If you are thinking that we need prioritization or the right prioritization schemes, you are correct, and this will be our topic of discussion in this article. We will focus on prioritizing items in the Product Backlog , which is a key element of Agile development.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

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. 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.

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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. “Agile Transformation is the work of refactoring the organzation so that it can actually do Agile.”

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5 Agile Metrics to Improve Performance and Quality

Project Bliss

This is a guest article from Gilad David Maayan. Agile has been a buzzword for many organizations in the last few years. And while many organizations are “adopting” an agile methodology, many are not fully embracing it. Effective implementation of agile requires a cultural shift.

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Agile, Agility and Business Agility

Lynne Cazaly

Agile, it’s 'a vast global movement transforming the world of work. So said Steve Denning in Forbes, 'Explaining Agile' article. After years working with a number of agile teams, I wrote 'Agile-ish: How to create a culture of agility' in 2017.

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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.

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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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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation. Agile Project Portfolio Management agile project management Change management governance

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

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.

Top BradEgeland.com Articles Trending on Project Management Update

Brad Egeland

Read all of my latest trending Project Management, Tech, and Business articles that are trending on Project Management Update. link] Use code BRAD10OFF for 10% off your purchase of the Agile estimating tool Planning Poker Read my trending content

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”. For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. But what exactly goes into making an Agile enterprise?

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MPUG Agile Series Presented by Tim Runcie Continues

MPUG

As Tim Runcie’s recent excellent article on the topic pointing out, Agile methodology helps to create processes, procedures, and ultimately results. Watch the live recording of Session #1: Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management.

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Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself. Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc. are all part of the agile manifesto, which was introduced in the year 2001. Agile methodology is often compared with the waterfall model in the software development industry.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow? And in this guide, I will share everything I have found out, in my longest article ever. Classifying the Agile Certification Providers.

Agile Management

Binfire

You have probably used or heard about Agile Project Management , but chances are not about company-wide Agile management practice. To be successful today, businesses need to be agile not just in managing their projects but in everything they do in their businesses.

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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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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. It’s time now to move forward to the next level of proficiency in software delivery; what we might call “post-Agile.”

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Understanding Velocity in Agile Approaches with MS Project

MPUG

In Agile approaches, the concept of velocity helps to address such questions. Towards the later part of this article, I will show you how to calculate velocity with MS Project. Working with MS Project Agile. Articles agile Microsoft Project Velocity

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What Is an Agile Coach? a Valuable Role for Organizational Change

Agilemania

What Certified Agile Coach Means? We have come across many articles and job postings for the Agile Coaches in the past and it seems everyone is looking for a “Certified” Agile Coach. It’s important to understand what “Certified” Agile Coach means?

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I may be a “Crazy Fool” but I consider the A-Team to be agile!

Kiron Bondale

When teaching agile classes, I’m occasionally asked if I could provide an example of an agile team from cinema or television. they are far from being agile. Agile Project Management agile project management team building

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Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The original use was to support attendees in adopting agile work approaches. I’ve shared other valuable Agile practices your team can use even if you’re not switching to full Agile. If you found this article helpful, please share it! Agile How-To

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Why Agile is important?

Binfire

I am sure by now you have heard about agile, companies big and small like Amazon and Google are using agile to manage work. You may be forgiven if you wonder why agile is used more and more for managing work and projects. Why Agile? You ask why Agile?

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Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

In the project management and software development fields, Agile project management principles realized and practiced. . Companies are making huge investments in Agile and DevOps tools and training. The benefits of Agile are well known. the facilitator of the Agile team.

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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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What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework explained

Moira Alexander

Still, many larger organizations seek to capture the benefits of agile development, for which they may not be naturally suited. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a powerful tool that can be adopted to help larger organizations overcome issues that negatively impact project success. SAFe offers large organizations a framework for becoming more agile so that their deliverables can reach the market faster. To read this article in full, please click here

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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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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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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Spring Edition

Epicflow Blog

We’ve analyzed this spring’s leadership articles in top business publications including MIT Sloan Management Review, Inc., In this article for Inc. Is there a leadership-related article, book, or video that was eye-opening for you this spring?