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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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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability.

2021 94
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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

We hope that by conducting effective ceremonies we will achieve the agile trinity of improved value delivery, better quality and more fun. Each agile framework provides its own ceremonies but given that Scrum is still the most commonly referenced one, let’s focus on that framework’s events. The Scrum Guide calls sprints the heart of Scrum as these time boxes set the cadence for all other events. Agile ceremonies should add value.

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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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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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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.

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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. Sustainable Pace.

2019 93
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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).

2019 58
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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.

2022 83
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The Agile Fluency Model with Diana Larsen

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Diana Larsen on the Agile Fluency Model. On October 12, 2022, agile innovator Diana Larsen delved into the Agile Fluency® Model. After a short introduction to the model, we shifted to an ask-me-anything-style discussion of the groundbreaking view of agile and teams. ??

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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.

2021 83
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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.” It was always large scale agile stuff.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Remember to subscribe and listen to Agile Unplugged on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean—and watch each and every episode on YouTube , IGTV , and Facebook.

2020 68
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Transformation, Business Architecture, and Scaling

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer was recently a guest on the Agile to Agility podcast with Miljan Bajic where he discussed Transformation, Business Architecture, and Scaling. Agile to Agility Website. What do you do with planning cadences? How did you get into this agile space?

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Do you deliver dazzling demos?

Kiron Bondale

DO send meeting invitations well in advance and if you are following a standard sprint or iteration cadence (e.g. While this article is primarily aimed at teams who are using an agile delivery approach, it is equally applicable to traditional projects. Dazzling demos can help sustain the attention and support from your customer and will keep team members focused on value delivery. Tagged: agile project management , customer satisfaction , improving project management.

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How Has the Pandemic Changed Hiring, Onboarding, and Culture at LeadingAgile?

Leading Agile

They meet on an agreed-upon cadence and can reach out to other Pod members for questions, help, and a friendly voice. We wanted to help continue to enable and sustain those supportive connections as best we could. .

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

I walked into the conference room to meet with the VP of enterprise Agile Transformation. It’s been three weeks since I joined a team of highly experienced Agile coaches. The VP stated the Agile teams were in ‘chaos’ since being taught the concept of Lean Agile portfolios.

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A Word on Velocity

Leading Agile

Velocity, while seemingly a simple measure of team output, is quite often one of the most misconstrued metrics by organizations new to Agile ways of working – by both managers and the teams themselves.

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Cultivating the Kind of Culture Employees Crave

Leading Agile

We take pride in being fearless, adaptive, sustainable, and egalitarian, and we admire attributes like integrity, respect, teamwork, and passion for continued learning. . As the Chief Cultural Officer, of LeadingAgile, I view myself as an advocate for our employees.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew

Agilemania

It was circa 2011 when Dean Leffingwell decided to conceptualize the Scaled Agile Framework. SAFe is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for achieving business agility using Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking, and DevOps.

2021 83
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How to Build & Manage a Successful Creative Team

Brad Egeland

Without proper project management, it’s nearly impossible to meet this goal in a sustainable way. Sometimes, working with a third-party specialist is the most affordable and sustainable option for your business at the present moment. Agile systems are crucial in project management, so one of the best things that you can do for your creative team is establish a clear and simple protocol for making, receiving, and processing creative requests.

2022 113
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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles

Inloox

Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers. High flexibility, adaptability and increased communication are just a few of the benefits that have led to significant improvements through the introduction of agile work processes in organizations. So agility in itself is nothing new for many companies. In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

No sustainable agility is achieved. Sprint is a stable container event that provides overall rhythm and cadence to the opportunities for inspections and adaptations foreseen within a Sprint; Sprint Review, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective. Agile Scrum

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The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

It can be challenging to expand Agile practices beyond IT and development teams. Planview is committed to helping our customers with this transition and to that end, Chief Product Officer Patrick Tickle and I recently presented a webinar on “ Leading an Agile Transformation.”.

2021 83
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How We Reduced Cycle Time from 164 Days to 8 Days in 6 Months

Scrum.org

What adjustments were made in the entire organization as part of a 4 year Agile enablement? What challenges was this specific Agile Team facing when this journey began? What 4 key sets of adjustments made by the specific Agile Team that is the subject of this case study?

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Agile Project Management. Managing agile projects have many of the same principles as traditional projects and have principles much different from tradition projects. Agile and all SW development operates in the presence of uncertainty.

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5  misconceptions about Scrum's Sprint Event

Scrum.org

The duration of the Sprint is timeboxed to a maximum of one month, establishing a cadence within which the Scrum team works together to deliver value. s 15th annual State of Agile Report reveals that agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021 for software teams.

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The Three — Wait: Four — Elements of Empiricism

Scrum.org

You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 35,000-plus subscribers. ?? September 27, 2022 : Join 200-plus peers at the 45th Hands-on Agile Meetup: FAST: An Innovative Way to Scale with James Shore. TL; DR: Elements of Empiricism.

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Comparing Nexus and SAFe - Similarities, Differences, potential synergies

Scrum.org

The Nexus group of teams is very similar to the Agile Release Train (ART) construct. Lean/Agile Leadership. PS Some people feel the term Sprint isn’t the best choice if we want to emphasize “sustainable pace”. . Adjust Cadences and level of participation.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment

Scrum.org

No sustainable agility is achieved. Sprint is a stable container event that provides overall rhythm and cadence to the opportunities for inspections and adaptations foreseen within a Sprint; Sprint Review, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.

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Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 Transcription

MPUG

Especially when they released the Sixth Edition, giving this agile guide. And they say, well, you know, if all else fails, you could try this agile guide as well. What’s deliverable, cadence, project phase?

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"Why can?t we plan Sprints accurately with velocity?"

Scrum.org

My fellow PST, Glaudia Califano, and I were sitting in a café (at a time prior to the current lockdown due to Covid-19), having agreed to meet up with a Business Analyst who had reached out to us to have a chat about Scrum and Agile.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Agile: A project management methodology that focuses on delivering work in an iterative fashion. The agile approach is usually used in software projects where the scope is not always known and adaptability is prioritized. Project management terminology can be complicated.

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What Are OKRs? How to Use OKRs for Planning (and Achieving) Your Goals

Planio

But to run a sustainable business, we need to keep costs under control. Is the OKR adaptable and agile? Remember to make sure your Key Results are adaptable and agile enough that they can be completed in many ways. They’re agile: By working in short cycles and with clear goals, OKRs let you measure the work you’re doing, see how it’s stacking up against company-wide goals, and adjust your approach on a regular basis.

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28+2 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams

Scrum.org

You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 34,000-plus subscribers. ?? There is no such thing as an agile Nirwana where everything is perfect. As people say: becoming agile is a journey, not a destination, and there is always something to improve.) .

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The Second Of Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery

Scrum.org

Some time ago, I was teaching a Professional Agile Leadership class. It wasn’t sustainable. The market hasn’t slowed down, so new insights emerge over time, but the multi-month cadence resulting from the teams’ interconnectedness means that their course can only be minutely adjusted.

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