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.

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Lean/ Agile Adoption in IT Services

Digite

In my position within Digité, I have often interacted with senior leadership in these organizations about Lean/Agile adoption. Several quarters ago, I started a Lean/Agile transformation journey for an IT service provider with their Leadership team. How does Lean/Agile recommend that projects are estimated in the Presales stage before the deal has been won and a SOW issued? How do we appraise people in Lean/Agile?

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. In the first two installments of this series, we talked about the key elements of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how funding practices must adapt to better support LPM initiatives. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE).

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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading part one first, “ What is Lean Portfolio Management ,” which you can find here . In the first installment of this series, we discussed why modern enterprises need Lean portfolio management and the specific elements that make Lean organizations better equipped to compete in a rapidly evolving, unpredictable world. This is where Lean budgeting comes in.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. The reason for this resource page is the lack of understanding of how to estimate, the urban myths about software estimating, and the fallacies that estimating is not needed, when developing software, in the presence of uncertainty, when spending other peoples money. Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate.

Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap? Multiple agile teams can utilize a shared product roadmap. When employed in agile development, a roadmap equips your product with the essential framework for a team’s daily tasks and should be reactive to developments in the competing landscape. When done well, the Agile product roadmap is the foundation and facilitator of solution delivery.

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Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

As a project manager of many years experience, working both pan sector and discipline, whilst using many different flavours of methodology I have to admit that I am still struggling to position the “Agile” movement in terms of delivering projects. Coming from a manufacturing background I have exposure to Lean (make to stock) and Agile (make to order) and TOC in terms of delivering products. My call to action; Let’s be agile together!

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Lean Project Management For Remote Teams: A Simple Guide To Eliminate Waste & Improve Productivity

Teamweek

Lean Project Management can fix this. In this article, we’re going to explore: What is Lean Project Management? The Lean Methodology The 3 Types of Waste & How to Fix Them. What is Lean Project Management? As a concept, Lean originates from the Toyota production floor.

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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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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation. A key enterprise partner is the Finance department and the organization’s model for project funding will have significant influence over successful agile delivery. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior.

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Top Agile Interview Questions and Answers (2022)

Agilemania

Agile has been a popular project management framework ever since its inception. The agile adoption rate increased from a mere 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021. . As per the 15th State of Agile Report, the following reasons were attributed to agile adoption by the respondents-.

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Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities. This makes it impossible to accurately estimate capacity during iteration planning and usually contributes to a team missing their iteration commitments resulting in delivery delays. Agile delivery is not a silver bullet. Tagged: agile project management , Project Portfolio Management , resource availability.

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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 Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

How I Learned That I Don’t Know Agile. After years of working with various agile methods in various contexts, I thought I had a pretty good handle on the whole thing. I thought you knew Agile.” You can see there is a sort of informal “estimation” thing happening here. For a novice team, sizing the stories serves the dual purpose of estimation and collaboration. For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points.

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Top 15 Scaled Agile Interview Questions and Answers in 2022

Agilemania

A career in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is financially rewarding. Being a globally recognized certification, SAFe is a niche agile framework that has tons of job opportunities. When should one apply the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?

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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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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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Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

To do so requires business agility. What Is Business Agility? Business agility is just as it says, a way for businesses to remain agile when markets fluctuate, as they have a tendency to do. There are trends and systems that can calculate and estimate the likelihood of what is to come, but the reality is there are too many variables to make any such equation infallible. Origins of Business Agility. Business Agility Framework.

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How are you resolving your agile transformation blockers?

Kiron Bondale

Teams leading agile transformations can encounter multiple challenges along their journey including changing the mindsets of senior and mid-level managers, transitioning from a focus on specialists to developing generalizing specialists, educating and effectively engaging delivery or control partners and reducing the time and effort required to deploy deliverables once they’ve been deemed production ready. How about being agile with your transformation!

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What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Arras People

In this guest post, Simon Harris responds to a question from a reader about the two different Agile project management courses which are available. What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management? A counterpoint would be that Agile Project Management (Agile PM) is based on DSDM Atern while PRINCE2 Agile “integrates any agile development approach you want”. The RAD movement predates Agile. Agile PM’s Syllabus.

Don’t Say NoGet Them to Understand Your Team Delivery Capacity

Leading Agile

Let’s say you’re using a two-week cadence, as that’s pretty typical and is what most agile coaches recommend as a starting point. It isn’t about “pushing back” or “saying no,” as your conventional agile coach might have told you. Adopting Agile Agile Teams Business Agility Capability Analysis Coaching Coding Estimating Lean Thinking Software Software Craftsmanship Software Developer Software Development Software Testing TDD

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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What is Agile Governance: 4 Guiding Principles for Good Governance in Agile

Agilemania

Agile governance is a process that focuses on bringing the most value by focusing on what matters. But before we explore more on good agile governance, let’s talk about agile governance. . What is Agile Governance. Guiding Principles for Agile Governance.

The Complete History of Agile Software Development

Agilemania

” At that time, organizations used to estimate three years between a validated business need and an actual application in production. Before agile came, several industries like software, aerospace, manufacturing used to follow the waterfall approach.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, a majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. History of Agile project management. Project Estimation.

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

This session objective was to address challenges faced by Lean-Kanban practitioners in their projects. The team started the session by working in teams to identify what aspects of Lean/Kanban facilitate small project execution that have fixed scope, fixed budget and small duration (“+ives”) and what aspects don’t (“-ives”). The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors.

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Strict Adherence to Agile Is Actually Not Very Agile

Meisterplan

Agile” has been a buzzword for quite a while. Teams work Agile. Modern management is Agile. Using an Agile framework to reorganize classic production processes is a big initiative at a lot of companies these days. Somehow, everything is Agile – and, as always, when a trend reaches its peak, we have to ask ourselves: How much of this is hype and how much of it is substance? Why Did Agile Become So Successful? We work Agile, baby.

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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. Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. Introduction.

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Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

Digite

On the one hand, the delivery team is not able to precisely estimate when it can deliver a release. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

On the one hand, the delivery team is not able to precisely estimate when it can deliver a release. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is a question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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How do you “do” Scrumban?

Digite

This is a fairly common question a lot of Agile teams that are starting to look at Kanban have. As you use Kanban effectively, especially WIP Limits and other concepts such as defining explicit policies, using Classes of Service for prioritizing work and committing to SLAs, you might decide to make changes to your overall process that could include dropping some Scrum related concepts such as the time buckets of 2 or 3 weeks, estimation, etc.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Mike Griffiths

Agile projects typically prioritize the backlog based on business value or perceived needs. Prioritizing based on business value is an example of the lean concept of 'Taking an Economic View of Decision Making.'

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Job done?

Musings on Project Management

Agile Principle 5: Build projects around motivated individuals. Is it the job described in the business plan and in subsequent project plans, albeit lean plans consistent with the Agile Manifesto? Is it the job that has been estimated and scheduled? agileGive them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done. Trust them to get the job done. What job?

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New PM, New Choices

Leading Answers

It would be easy (and wrong) to classify all construction projects as candidates for traditional approaches, and all IT projects as needing an agile approach. Likewise, there are defined, repeatable IT projects that can (and have been) successfully managed using meticulous planning, detailed estimation, and formal change control procedures. Here, formal planning and estimation are difficult because we don’t know what we will encounter.

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference

Planview

We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. Challenges arise when senior leadership has yet to adopt an Agile mindset, even if their teams have.

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Understanding Agile Metrics: How to Use Burndown Charts, Velocity Charts, and More!

Planio

Metrics and data can be a touchy subject for Agile teams. In the best-case scenario, Agile metrics like sprint burndown charts, velocity, and cumulative flow diagrams are used to reduce confusion and show team progress (or bottlenecks). Each team approaches estimation differently.

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What is Lead time in Inventory Management- A Getting Started Guide

nTask

Correctly estimating lead time also helps eliminate these dependencies. Make Agile Better with Hybrid Approach in Project Management. What is An Agile Project? Change Management inventory management Lean Management Work Management

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Agile Metrics: How to Find, Use and Choose the Right One

Agilemania

“What are the metrics by which you measure your agile development process?” . For this reason, we have written a comprehensive guide on the meaning of agile metrics, types, selecting the right metrics, and much more. . Agile metrics focus mainly on the value delivered to customers. .

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Agile: Use This Flexible Management Style To Transform Your Team’s Productivity

Proofhub

Agile is more than a management methodology. In this sense, Agile is not about “management” at all, but about working without leaders, but with a team whose members are responsible to each other. So the concept of “agile” arises, around which there is so much talk today.

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