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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to part two of MPUG’s Agile training series. Today’s session will cover Agile features and capabilities in Microsoft Project and project PPM. So really want to help educate you guys, get you going and continue the discussion around Agile. Hence Agile, right?

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Shift from Annual to Continuous Planning to Enable Agility [Webinar]

Planview

Having a regular cadence that allows you to measure value against new demand is incredibly valuable, as it isn’t disruptive when measured against the annual plan and allows you to forecast on a regular basis. Well, for one, you will receive the gift of time , as becoming more agile will increase your organization’s productivity. This agility is your second benefit, as it will reduce the cycle time to forecast and analyze the impacts of decisions from days/weeks to hours.

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Cultivating the Kind of Culture Employees Crave

Leading Agile

Other companies believe that they can indoctrinate people into their culture by simply putting them though training, workshops, and onboarding programs. As the Chief Cultural Officer, of LeadingAgile, I view myself as an advocate for our employees.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Mike Griffiths

Agile projects typically prioritize the backlog based on business value or perceived needs. Later in 2006, I wrote about  risk adjusted backlogs  and  Agile Risk Management , explaining how to insert threat avoidance and threat reduction activities in the backlog.

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Big Rocks moved in 2020

Gunther Verheyen

Facilitating people’s learning in Professional Scrum classes or custom workshops (1) is my most constant/stable way of delivering value. I organize my work on a weekly cadence. Agile Scrum Werk Work 2020 Big Rocks“Life isn’t about finding yourself.

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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). The following material comes from conferences, workshop, materials developed for clients. These are the charts from a workshop showing how to build a credible PMB, starting with the Integrated Master Plan. IMP/EVM World Workshop Materials.

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Beyond Mechanical Scrum

Scrum.org

At a recent training class one of the delegates spoke about their present company, about how it was the most “Agile” place he had ever worked. The teams at his company had well established cadences for their Scrum events; well-oiled Daily Scrums that are done within 15 minutes and result in transparency of what the team will do for the next 24-hours. Why then after the first day of training with us would he comment “I realise now that we are not Agile at all!”?

58 Product Owner Theses

Scrum.org

A Product Owner is an innovator at heart and thus a value creator for customers and organizations if given a chance to work in an agile manner. Roadmap planning is—like Product Backlog refinement—a continuous effort, just at an extended cadence.

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The Increment Is Dead

Scrum.org

When we say “Working Software” in the Agile Manifesto, we don’t mean just “It is working and we tested it meets our acceptance criteria and our definition of Done”. A lot of people see the Scrum Sprint as mainly a release cadence. The Scrum Sprint is first and foremost a Planning, Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation cadence. Can it also be a release cadence? Great Scrum Teams plan on a cadence. The Increment Got Us Here.

The Sprint Increment Is Dead

Scrum.org

When we say “Working Software” in the Agile Manifesto, we don’t mean just “It is working and we tested it meets our acceptance criteria and our definition of Done”. A lot of people see the Scrum Sprint as mainly a release cadence. The Scrum Sprint is first and foremost a Planning, Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation cadence. Can it also be a release cadence? Great Scrum Teams plan on a cadence. The Sprint Increment Got Us Here.

Tips from the trenches: How to Start Up Three new Scrum teams Simultaneously.

Scrum.org

I was hired by a bank to help them to get started with agile and Scrum. We planned this workshop just before the summer break to make sure we could inform (almost) all people impacted by this change. The goal was to synchronize the three teams so that they all got into the same cadence.

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Improving SAFe Through Professional Scrum

Scrum.org

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™) is one of the most popular approaches to applying agile at scale out there. SAFe's perspective is that "Nothing beats an Agile Team" and it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel or even innovate too much when it comes to the Team level. In SAFe's Program Level, a key piece is the Agile Release Train which is considered a team of Agile teams. SAFe's Scrum Master is more of an Agile Team Lead.

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Tips from the trenches: How to startup three new Scrum teams simultaneously.

Scrum.org

I was hired by a bank to help them to get started with agile and Scrum. We planned this workshop just before the summer break to make sure we could inform (almost) all people impacted by this change. The goal was to synchronize the three teams so that they all got into the same cadence.

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Project Management Fundamentals and Key Concepts 

Workzone

Agile – a methodology that prefers many short, iterative cycles to a linear or “waterfall” approach. Setting up clear systems and expectations with project resources on the correct method and cadence for submitting expenses and tracking their hours is crucial for accurate, real-time budget reporting and management. A diversity of projects can benefit from project management.

Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. Both agile advocates and engineered systems advocates practice innovation and creativity. Why are the core principles of managerial finance and the microeconomics of decision making in the presence of uncertainty rejected by the agile development community? .

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Scrum.org

You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 30,000-plus other subscribers. The wave of agile transition projects, particularly in large, established organizations over recent years, has provided those frameworks with a tremendous tailwind.

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Improving SAFe thru Professional Scrum

Scrum.org

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™) is one of the most popular approaches to applying agile at scale out there. SAFe's perspective is that "Nothing beats an Agile Team" and it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel or even innovate too much when it comes to the Team level. In SAFe's Program Level, a key piece is the Agile Release Train which is considered a team of Agile teams. SAFe's Scrum Master is more of an Agile Team Lead.

How I transformed “multiple Scrum teams” into “multiple team Scrum”

Scrum.org

Intended audience: Scrum masters, Product owners, Managers and Agile coaches. I was successful with optimising for feature size that could be delivered in a two-sprint cadence. This approach is ideal to get a cadence from the influx of new features to done, closing the empirical process control loop from design to delivery. Also have each team define their team norms of conduct and organise a workshop to create cross-team working agreements.