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The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

MPUG

Now, you might be thinking what exactly a dance has to do with cadence in Agile? Let’s start first with the definition of cadence. Cadence – Definition and Basics. Simply put, cadence is a rhythm of execution. Working with Single Cadence.

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The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

Management Yogi

ACP 21 Contact Hours ACP Book ACP Live Lessons Agile Project Management Book (I Want To Be An ACP) Cadence Kanban Scaled Agile Scrum Odissi (pronounced o-dee-shee) is one of the classical dances of India from the coastal state of Odisha.

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A 2021 Guide to Kanban Cadences to help Align Your Business Communication

nTask

If you have been studying the project management paradigm for a long time then you would know that Kanban is one of the most flexible of the agile frameworks out there. To many of the fans of project management out there in the market, these rhythms are known as Kanban cadences.

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Agile Scrum Roles, Ceremonies, Strategy and Projects

The Strategic Project Manager

The concepts of scrum are powerful in business, not only in software development but also in other areas. This post reviews the basics of agile scrum roles, ceremonies, and their impact on developing strategy and managing projects. Agile Scrum Roles.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

A new version of Scrum guide was released last month. It contains commitments for each of the Scrum artifacts. My perspective is based on my analysis, my own interpretations, and the interactions I’ve had with Agile practitioners who follow my publications, books, and/or courses.

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Scaling Agile Practices – Improve Business Outcomes

Agilemania

Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe® is the world’s leading framework for Business Agility. The seven core competencies each have three dimensions making it a total of twenty-one dimensions to enable Business Agility. Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand. Scrum Master.

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How Agile Testing Can Improve Business Outcomes

Leading Agile

The goal of adopting Agile is always about achieving the desired business outcome unique to the organization that is pursuing it. The Agile mindset can be adapted to fit many industries or businesses. Agile Methodology Software Testing

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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. So, we’re going to take the guesswork out of Agile governance and pull back the curtain on our three-tiered governance model.

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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. Many organizations simply go through the motions of Scrum. 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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Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?

Agilemania

Some Agile experts are not hard-core fans of SAFe. And this makes SAFe more complicated, bureaucratic than the Agile manifesto recommends. They also have this opinion that SAFe is so heavy, maybe it is not Agile at all. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum.

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Creating an Agile Transformation Roadmap

Leading Agile

An Agile Transformation Roadmap is all about getting people to change and having that change be sticky. The Journey to Agile Transformation. The starting point on our Agile Transformation Roadmap is always to understand where your company is today and where it wants to be in the future.

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Agile Communications Plans

Mike Griffiths

Many traditional project management deliverables have agile alternatives. Yet we rarely see agile communications management plans. Given the high rates of change often experienced on agile projects, we might expect more emphasis on communications to keep everyone on the same page.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

Continuing our theme of helping Agile teams understand the Kanban Method, so they can effectively adopt it for their improvement efforts, I am again honored to publish a guest article by another great friend of ours – Dave White. In this article, he outlines the similarities of the two as WIP Limiting, Pull-based systems – with cadences and a focus on learning – while also explaining their differences. Scrum. Cadences. This also includes cadences.

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Managing A Hybrid-ScrumBan Project with MS Project Agile

MPUG

Many times, managing a Hybrid-Agile project with a sole Lean-Agile approach doesn’t meet the needs of an organization, the expectations of stakeholders, required delivery frequency of customers, or address uncertainties associated with engineering work. Build the Scrum Part.

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Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Since the arrival of Scaled Agile Framework in the world market, there have been comparisons ad nauseum between the Scrum and SAFe frameworks. Many industry experts have come out and pointed possible flaws in the Scaled Agile Framework. However, the Scaled Agile Framework indeed subscribes to the ethos of the Agile manifesto. In the context of SAFe, you have multiple Agile teams working independently but in sync. Image credits: Scaled agile .

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones. Those who don’t know much about agile, are also unaware of its popular frameworks like Kanban that is used to implement agile software development. Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team.

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Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them. The Agile Release Train is the primary value delivery construct in SAFe. The Agile Release Train is a long lived, self-organizing team of Agile Teams, a virtual organization (5 to 12 teams) that plans, commits, and executes together. An Agile Release Train typically consist of 50-125 people. Principles governing the Agile Release Train.

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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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Agile Transformation: ChatGPT or McBoston?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Agile Transformation with ChatGPT or McBoston? I was interested in learning more about a typical daily challenge many agile practitioners face: How shall we successfully pursue an agile transformation? Make the approach more agile.

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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. Your organizational structure forms the backbone for how your Agile enterprise will operate.

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A Different Agile Methods List for Strategic PM’s

The Strategic Project Manager

Agile is a broad term, and there are many ways to look at it. From a strategic project management perspective, this post examines some key agile methods and there impact of strategy and project management. An Agile Methods List Overview. Are there more agile methods?

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An Agile Scrum Process Diagram for Strategic PM

The Strategic Project Manager

This post outlines the essentials of the agile scrum process. It then looks at implications of the agile scrum process for project management and strategy. A Basic Agile Scrum Process Diagram. The diagram above provides a basic structure for organizing a scrum process. It consists of the following key elements or steps: Organization strategy – This is apart from the scrum process itself, but is a necessary input.

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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.” ” A lot more is possible than was imagined when “Agile” was first defined. Let’s begin with some parts of the Agile canon itself.

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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

Then, we will dive into the topic of Agile PMO, its relevance, and a number of roles that can be played by such a PMO. With this background, let’s proceed towards the concept of Agile PMO. The first question that comes to mind in having a PMO coupled with an Agile approach is this: Is a PMO really needed at all in an Agile setting? Are not Agile teams cross-functional, self-organizing, and self-managing ? Agile PMO. Roles Played by Agile PMO.

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Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. In our Business Drivers of Agility webinar series hosted by LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, Mike dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to connect these drivers to better business outcomes.

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Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

Dependencies will stop Agility dead in its tracks. In the presence of dependencies, you’re never going to achieve the level of Agility you desire—unless you do something about them. The Assumptions of Scrum. So, what does Scrum say about dependencies? The Reality of Scrum.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

The questioner asked – “I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I’m engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). My question is: Am I missing something that could make this team to work better and to keep this structure of application support + product increment while using Scrum? Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. Not Scrum OR Kanban.

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The Complete Guide to Scaling Agile and SAFe for Business Agility

Agilemania

What is Scaling in Agile? Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile is an umbrella term for a group of iterative product development frameworks. Most organizations started their Agile journey with one of the frameworks mentioned above, and Scrum is the most popular one.

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Benefits of Scaled Agile Framework ( SAFe®) – Agilemania

Agilemania

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell took it on himself to do something about it. He introduced the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). SAFe is based on following 10 Lean-Agile principles-.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

If you work in tech or any industry where things change fast, you probably are familiar with agile project management. Agile methods are baked into productivity tech, from Trello to Airtable to Redbooth, and can improve any large body of work, from ad campaigns to app design. It’s easy to set up an agile project management system. Agile practices are simple and adaptable to your team and company goals. Agile project management basics: project as product.

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Scrum Events Reduce Meetings

Scrum.org

One of the first things that I usually hear after describing the Scrum framework and its five events to someone new to Scrum is, “that’s a lot of meetings!” . . Only the Daily Scrum happens every day, and that event has a 15-minute timebox. Daily Scrum.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

Continuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast’. Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. KANBAN AND SCRUM TOGETHER – NOT SO FAST. A colleague of mine who works at Scrum.org now posted a blog about how Kanban and Scrum are stronger together.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

What is SAFe agile. Scaled Agile is an agile framework for developing or delivering large products or solutions produced by multiple teams working in parallel at an enterprise level. As businesses grow, more and more teams start adopting agile. If not SAFe agile then what?

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12 Incredible Reasons You Should Get a SAFe® Agile Certification

Agilemania

46% of the organizations reported inconsistencies in practices and processes as their main challenge with agile transformation. Source: 15th State of Agile Report. There sure is an Agile framework called SAFe. And SAFe is the road to Business Agility.

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Scrum Vs. Kanban: Uncover the Key Considerations

Agilemania

Scrum vs. Kanban is one of the most trending comparisons in the world of agile methodology! We often use these terms while talking about the agile way of solving problems. However, while Scrum and Kanban both have differences, their principles are the same. Scrum.

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Use Agile Project Management with MS Project – Transcription

MPUG

s webinar, Use Agile Project Management with MS Project, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Welcome to Use Agile Project Management with MS Project. He also goes by Jim and he is super excited to be with him, our Agile expert for the session.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

What is SAFe agile. Scaled Agile is an agile framework for developing or delivering large products or solutions produced by multiple teams working in parallel at an enterprise level. As businesses grow, more and more teams start adopting agile. If not SAFe agile then what?

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

If those worlds are not connected, then there’s a limit to the level of business agility the IT department can support. Business agility is what organizations are looking for; agile software development may be one enabling factor in achieving it, but it isn’t the point of a transformation. Half-Agile Transformations. Most agile consultants and coaches are unfamiliar with back-end technologies, and they tend to treat them as a mysterious black box.

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How do you implement SAFe agile in your organization?

Agilemania

Scaled Agile Framework has taken the corporate world by storm. 37% of the respondents reported that their organizations used SAFe to scale agile. Source: 15th State of Agile Survey. This is how SAFe came to be known as the dark horse among agile frameworks. LeSS is Scrum.

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10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail – And How To Fix Them

Agilemania

Organizations generally start their transformation by piloting Agile frameworks and methods to provide autonomy to developers and product representatives and empower them to make relevant decisions around implementation. Top 10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail.

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