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Agile Governance Demystified

Leading Agile

What is Agile governance? Simply put, Agile governance is a way to maximize the flow of value within an organization in the fastest way possible. In small, lean startups, there aren’t a lot of legacy processes and systems in place to overcome, and your teams are small and conducive to an Agile governance model.

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Is SAFe Agile?

Leading Agile

I don’t spend a bunch of time on LinkedIn, but the other day, I was scrolling around and happened to catch a thread where some folks in the Agile community were debating if SAFe was actually Agile. In short, it really comes down to what you mean by Agile and Agility. One of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto.

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Adopting Agile Practices Isn’t Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Agile needs to be tied to business-driven results. If not, then we start measuring things like people trained, teams doing Scrum, or the organization’s sentiment toward Agile to tell us if we’re succeeding. If your Agile isn’t helping you do that, then it’s not really Agile at all. First, how are we forming teams?

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4 Common Misconceptions About Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

As a community, we have developed a handful of team-based Agile approaches over the years; some of which we would consider scaled. Implementing Agile, especially in larger, more complex organizations, still seems to be a black art. All the things we consider hallmarks of a small team, Agile methodology. But here we are.

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What Does It Mean to Be An Agile Organization?

Leading Agile

When asked what an Agile organization is, most people tend to think it’s one that’s built around a certain mindset, or around Agile practices like Scrum or SAFe—or both. But if it were as simple as a mindset or process change, so many Agile Transformations wouldn’t fail. Base Patterns and Tools. Structure. ??Your

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Why an Agile Delivery Model Isn’t Always Enough

Leading Agile

An Agile Delivery Model will only take you so far. Why then do all the ceremonies and cadences still fail to deliver on the promise of Agility? Why then do all the ceremonies and cadences still fail to deliver on the promise of Agility? The truth is that most organizations were not built to be Agile.

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Unpacking Agile Transformation: The System of Delivery

Leading Agile

So if we agree that Agile Transformation is worth talking about, we need a better way of talking about it. You see, over the past 20 years, the general hypothesis has been to train people on Agile methodologies and trust everything else will emerge. Teams will magically form. Who gets to make decisions and when.

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