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.

 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.

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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.

2018 179

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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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

According to John Kotter’s model for leading change, the first step to overcoming inertia requires us to instill a sense of true urgency in those we need to support, implement and sustain the change. The specific cadence varies based on the complexity and duration of a transformation. This is why regardless of the nature of a transformation we need to inject agility into its delivery.

2018 146

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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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

Agile Portfolio Management in an Adaptive World – Q&A with the Experts

Keyedin

Agile Portfolio Management is a hot topic for many PMO leaders today trying to forge forward in a world where things are requiring a high degree of adaptability. Can you share any insight on changes or uptake of Agile due to virtual working? Agile provides for more timely recognition.

2020 78

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.

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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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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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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.”.

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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

2019 53

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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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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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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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.

2021 76

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.

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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"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.

2021 78

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.

2018 109

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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