The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

Scrum.org

The result of this buzz session was, of course, the Agile ‘Software Development’ Manifesto. Yet as we have subsequently discovered, agility meant -- or came to mean -- something different to each of them. The Agile Manifesto is the work of unique individuals who met in a particular place, and it is an artifact which has withstood the test of time. To what extent, for example, is the Manifesto a reflex of “lean thinking”? Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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5 Key Goal Setting Exercises for High-Performing Engineering Teams (from Google, LinkedIn, DropBox, and more)

Planio

So, how do the best technical teams in the world with products bringing in billions in revenue keep their eyes on the end goal while staying nimble and agile? Goal-setting exercise 1: Effective goal-setting starts at the top and cascades down. Goal-setting exercise 2: Get clear about your culture of goal-setting. Goal setting exercise 3: Use OKRs to choose the right goals for your engineering team.

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How to write a lean PRD (product requirements document) for your next project in 5 steps (with free template)

Planio

However, an increasing number of Agile teams are starting to see the value of adding more planning to their process. Agile is all about staying lean and adapting to user feedback, right? The essential elements of a lean, mean one-pager PRD.

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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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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Depending on where people are in their careers, their agile adoption and their corporate culture, some people want a consultant, others a coach and sometimes they want a blend. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

To better understand how continuous planning works, consider the following planning exercise where you plan a vacation. The ability to be agile or flexible in your planning process is crucial – even when the plan is already in action. Add agility into your continuous planning process, which offers an important benefit. Lean and Agile PMO

Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

I am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. It combines anecdotes and experiences from 20+ years of agile consulting along with some insights from Troy Magennis on dependency delays, and Dominica DeGrandis, author of Making Work Visible. Through case studies and exercises, we explore the hidden impacts of well-intentioned small teams.

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

Let’s apply this by thinking of a team of Agile practitioners working on a software product. Retrospectives and intraspectives in Agile development do exactly that. The importance of taking the time for retrospection comes from one of the 12 core principles of the Agile Manifesto. “At In Agile, frequent retrospection is done in order to continually improve the effectiveness of the team, project, and organization. This exercise gets the “feeling facts” out on the table.

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What Is A Project Task? And How to Get Things Done In an Agile Environment

nTask

Scrum is a sub-category of the Agile framework , where you do not need to plan exhaustively. Agile: Agile is not a specific methodology but an umbrella term for a variety of methodologies. The main aspect of Agile is that it delivers iterations frequently.

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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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Remote Agile: Practices and Tools [Video]

Scrum.org

Watch the Replay of the Remote Agile Practices & Tools Live Virtual Class. At the end of March, we ran a Remote Agile Practices & Tools class with about 30 participants from all over Europe, the Eastern Seaboard, and Canada. The Learning Path of the Remote Agile Class.

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Remote Agile (Part 1): Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Remote Agile, Part 1: Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners. Agile has always been about colocation, about direct communication, physical boards, and all the other haptic and analog moments to create value in the digital realm.

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That Agile Training Course Probably Wont Work…

Scrum.org

Amazing’, said the newly minted ‘Super Agile Scrums Mechanical Engineer’. I learned about all this amazing agile scrum stuff!’ You learned all this cool super-agile-scrum stuff’ – I said encouragingly. Fear not, you can still go on your agile training and learn loads.

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Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures. Last week, we addressed basic practices and tools of remote agile with distributed teams. More than a year ago, my Berlin Hands-on Agile meetup started exploring the possibilities to use Liberating Structures specifically in the context of Scrum. For example, in the Conversation Café exercise during rounds 1, 2, and 4, everyone is muted except the individual that is sharing his or her thoughts.

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Remote Agile (Part 7): Sprint Review with Distributed Teams

Scrum.org

We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools; we explored virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. We had a look at common remote agile anti-patterns, and we analyzed remote Retrospectives and Sprint Plannings based on Liberating Structures.

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Remote Agile (Part 8): Daily Scrum with Distributed Teams

Scrum.org

We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools; we explored virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. Learn more about remote Liberating Structures : Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures.

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Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD

Digite

I got exposed to Lean thinking when we first started using the Kanban Method for our software development. You might even have a column to the left of your To Do column, where you put down everything you identify during each Mind-sweep exercise you do – perhaps call the column “Mind-sweep”! Kanban Kanban board Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Getting things done GTD Lean Personal Kanban

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Remote Agile (Part 6): Sprint Planning with Distributed Teams

Scrum.org

We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools, followed by exploring virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. We had a look at common remote agile anti-patterns, and we analyzed remote Retrospectives based on Liberating Structures.

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Agile Requirements with User Story Mapping

Sudipta Lahiri

A group of 20+ Lean/Agile enthusiasts met on Saturday morning at 10am. The focus of this Meetup was Agile Requirements. I started the Meetup with a small introduction to the need for Agile Requirements. Post this session, Manik Choudhary, Agile Project Manager at SAP Labs, started the main session. Finally, USM is not a one time exercise. The Limited WIP Society Bangalore Chapter held its 3 rd Meetup at Digite’s Bangalore office.

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. The classic formulation of agile in the Agile Manifesto has no role for leadership. agility English Post QRC reviewMichael K.

Remote Agile (Part 5): The Remote Retrospective with a Distributed Team

Scrum.org

We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools, followed by exploring virtual Liberating Structures, how to master Zoom as well as common remote agile anti-patterns. Lean Coffee is an excellent example of a workaround for virtual Liberating Structures.

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Incubating Innovation

Leading Answers

Developing new products or services is a maze-solving exercise. It sounds a difficult balancing act, but approaches such as design thinking, lean startup and agile provide stewardship models for development with inbuilt experimentation, observation and learning. These 30-minute exercises don’t even require expensive equipment or management consultants. Exercise  – increases blood flow to the brain and helps eliminate toxins  [6].

5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

From the 1960s to early 2000s, Agile Framework adoption was still in its infancy. Teams and organizations who were looking to expand, unknowingly adapted to a specific set of daily rituals that were later termed as Agile Project Management, PMP and other such condiments. Likewise, based on IT Project Management Certifications, such as; Agile, Scrum or PMP+ modules, the certified manager can overlook an entire workforce responsible for achieving a milestone.

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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. Designing something is typically a consensus-gathering and problem-solving exercise. Approaches like lean, kanban and agile work well in these uncertain, high-change environments. It was new, uncertain and benefitted from an agile approach. (Over at ProjectManagement.com January’s theme was “New PMs”.

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Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Runrun.it

Granted that the agile process isn’t the only effective workflow management methodology out there today, but it certainly is worth understanding more; organizations should at least consider how it can affect the way they work and produce in this day and age. Agile 101.

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

Agile in the Program Management Office. Besides, PMI suggests passing not only this one but also the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and Certified Associate in Project Management examinations online. You can choose from the following PM topics: Agile Project Management.

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Capacity Planning for Dynamic Teams following Kanban Method

Sudipta Lahiri

Unfortunately, as Ron Jeffries put it, “Agile is founded on management of scope, not predicting when you’ll be done, even if you had fixed team size and “fixed” scope.”. Yet, a significant portion of the software development community does want to adopt some of the Agile/Lean principles that they believe they will benefit from. However, one of the key assumptions in Agile is about stable teams. For a true Agile practitioner, these are not the right questions to ask.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Instead, we launch agile transformations, digital transformations and productization transformations.   Agile Transformations. The goal:  Agile transformations move organizations from working with traditional project management approaches to using agile approaches. They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. A mantra of one agile approach is to  “Change the world of work.”.

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

It’s a guarantee of the deep understanding of the latest trends in modern project management, such as applying agile methodologies, CCPM, project life-cycle and theories, experience with different learning platforms and applications (MindTickle, Brainshark). .

Scrum and Agile Manifesto Poster (complimentary)

Scrum.org

Students take the poster "in" during breaks and exercises and have a constant reminder of the vocabulary. . Since we began the agile poster series with Scrum, we have released 4 more posters. Our currently last addition to the series is the visualization of the Agile Manifesto.

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The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Instead, we launch agile transformations, digital transformations and productization transformations.   Agile Transformations. The goal:  Agile transformations move organizations from working with traditional project management approaches to using agile approaches. They aim to instil lean concepts of respect for people, minimization of waste, and value delivery. A mantra of one agile approach is to  “Change the world of work.”.

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Agile Movers & Shakers (3): Ben Linders

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Ben Linders. Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. A couple of years ago, I started my own ‘agile scaling and digitalization’ journey. Agile Movers & Shakers: Ben Linders’ Questionnaire.

Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training

Agilemania

Mural or Miro online collaboration tool: These online collaboration tools have made it possible to engage people in the shortest possible time to share content, ideas, do exercises, and facilitate collaborative activities.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training

Agilemania

Mural or Miro online collaboration tool: These online collaboration tools have made it possible to engage people in the shortest possible time to share content, ideas, do exercises, and facilitate collaborative activities.

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How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

In fact, in some lean or agile organizations, over-reliance on documentation is seen as a clear impediment to innovation and collaboration. Now, it’s not just an exercise to appease senior leadership.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

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. The following interview questions are neither suited nor intended to turn an inexperienced interviewer into an agile software development expert.

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11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics

Scrum.org

Stakeholder communication: It is simply not enough for an agile product development organization to create great code and ship the resulting product like a clockwork. Join the free virtual BarCamp of the 27th Hands-on Agile Meetup on October 1, 2020. Why Engineers Despise Agile.

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Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team

Scrum.org

The Steps and Exercises of the Product Mindset Workshop. Once the Product Owner has refreshed the team’s understanding of what the product vision is, we move on to the product box exercise. Allocate about 45 minutes to the product box exercise. .

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The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients

Scrum.org

Read on and learn how to employ search-engines, LinkedIn’s people search, reaching out to peers in the agile community, and analyzing the event markets in the quest for your next Scrum Master job. ?? How to Get an Idea of an Organization’s Maturity Regarding Scrum or “Agile?”. Agile.

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5 Project Management Tips for Manufacturing Teams

LiquidPlanner

Be as detailed and thorough as you can during this exercise, as it will help you manage the project later on. You can create your own methodology, or adopt existing frameworks—from Agile and Waterfall to Critical Path and Lean. In today’s agile-focused landscape, there are many who dismiss methodology as something limiting. Some postulate that freeing your team from methodology will allow for more flexibility and agility in achieving your goals.