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. Now you might say that agile delivery approaches can work when we fix cost and time and let scope or requirements be the variable.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well. Having had good successes with small to medium sized agile teams I was keen to unleash the benefits on a bigger scale. Agile Project Management Books Leadership Retrospectives Teams Warning Signs

Agile for Large Scale Government Programs

Herding Cats

It would seem counter intuitive to apply Agile (Scrum) to large Software Intensive System of Systems. Agile in the government from Glen Alleman. Agile Earned Value Governance Government IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Requirements Root Cause AnalysisBut it's not. Here's how we do it with success. Related articles. The Microeconomics of a Project Driven Organization. GAO Reports on ACA Site.

Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

When I first heard about the Agile Business Consortium working on a new pocketbook about Agile Portfolio Management early in 2017 I was intrigued. Is there a place for Agile at portfolio level? The post Agile Portfolio Management appeared first on arraspeople.

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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

An agile project management office might sound to some like an oxymoron, right? This might be a reasonable assertion as many PMOs were first formed to provide oversight over a portfolio of projects and enforcing standards sounds like the antithesis to agility.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow? Classifying the Agile Certification Providers. I have also included the Axelos PRINCE2 Agile qualifications here. Scaled Agile.

PRINCE2 Agile Training: Logical Model Online Training Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Product reviewed: PRINCE2® Agile Bundle (includes exam fee, self-paced online training, support and mock exam). Other products offered by this training company: PRINCE2®, PMP Exam Prep, other online PM courses including How to Estimate, Recovery of Troubled Projects, Project Governance.

The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

For small companies, Agile Transformation can be straightforward—since getting alignment can be accomplished by getting everyone in a room and creating shared understanding. “Agile Transformation is the work of refactoring the organzation so that it can actually do Agile.”

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Choose a pilot Agile project.

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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. Agile Project Management agile

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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? The RAD movement predates Agile.

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well. Having had good successes with small to medium sized agile teams I was keen to unleash the benefits on a bigger scale. I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. It was the early 90’s and we were trialling techniques that would later become the agile approach DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method).

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. Agile delivery is not a silver bullet. Tagged: agile project management , Project Portfolio Management , resource availability.

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PPM and Agile transformations are two birds of a feather…

Kiron Bondale

At first glance you might think that there couldn’t be two organization transformations with greater difference than the adoption of project portfolio management (PPM) and the transition to agile delivery.

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All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

“ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s warning reminds us that it is very easy to ignore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development’s value statements. Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

Herding Cats

One of the principles of agile development is self-organizing teams. So for projects that spend other people's money in the presence of uncertainty - Governance is a means to establish those shared principles. Governance is about Decision Rights.

The five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

For organizations transforming their technology delivery from traditional to agile approaches, there’s a need to evolve team practices, tools, leadership behavior and stakeholder change appetites in parallel to avoid realizing the risks of being agile while standing in a waterfall.

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What is Agile and Scrum?

The IIL Blog

The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum. Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference? It seems like almost every company, regardless of their industry, is practicing Agile and Scrum in some way and at some level of proficiency. What is Agile? Looking for Agile training?

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Project Versus Product in Agile Development

Herding Cats

This quote is typically the basis of proposing agile software development over traditional software development. What Does This Mean for Agile? . Agile shouldn't care. Agile produces useful working software at the end of every Sprint.

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Focus on your soft skills when moving to agile!

Kiron Bondale

As companies begin the journey of transforming their delivery practices from traditional to agile approaches, role transitions can be challenging. Some might argue that project managers are no longer required once an organization has fully institutionalized agile.

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Why Agile is important?

Binfire

I am sure by now you have heard about agile, companies big and small like Amazon and Google are using agile to manage work. You may be forgiven if you wonder why agile is used more and more for managing work and projects. Why Agile? You ask why Agile?

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes. In Project Management, Agile is often referred to in software development, but it can also be applied to other fields. Understanding Agile. The Agile Process.

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Agile Project Management Methods

Herding Cats

There is a lot of unsubstantiated claims going around about how agile should or should not be applied. From the point of view of Software Intensive System of Systems, here's how we've learned to manage development using Agile.

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Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

Leading Agile

” These concerns remind me of something that happened many years ago when I was working for a State government. One day, he wanted to attend a conference for blind government employees. The post Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

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Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects

Herding Cats

When Agile development moves beyond a single scrum team and into the Enterprise IT domain, several considerations must be addressed. For Scrum (or most other agile methods) focus on the team is paramount. Governance is about decision rights. Why We Need Governance.

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Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them. The Agile Release Train is the primary value delivery construct in SAFe. An Agile Release Train typically consist of 50-125 people. agile Agile ALM ALM

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What Is Management in the Context of Agile

Herding Cats

There's a meme going around in some parts of agile that management is inhumane. Managing in the presence of Agile is not the same as managing in traditional domains. One view of management in Agile can be informed by Governance of the work efforts. Agile Governance

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Illogical Agile Quotes

Herding Cats

There are lots of quotes flying around the agile community. So in the agile development world, there is no right or wrong? No right software to comply with external regulations, interfaces, security requirements, governance requirements? NoEstimates Agile Illogical Agile Quotes QuotesSome are logical, some are obvious, some are takeoffs from other quotes, a few are downright nonsense. I won't embarrass the author by using his or her name.

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

There are not specific to Agile Software Development. Agile. Agile teams, for the most part, are a fixed set of resources, so the spending plan is essentially Flat. Agile is a participant in Risk Management, but Agile is NOT Risk Management. .

Interactions within Agile Teams- The SCARF Model

Stepping Into Project Management

David Rock We talk about creating self-organizing team and encouraging team dynamics in Agile but what we forget to mention is how it should be done. agile communication growth mindset leadership scrum

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. AGILE AND SCRUM.

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Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Online PM Courses

Or maybe you’ll need to make the choices yourself, and take the governance risk on your own shoulders. In All Cases, Look to Your Governance Structure. One of the principle purposes of project governance is decision-making.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

We’re honored to republish this blog post ‘Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing’ by Andrea Fryrear which was originally published in the Agile Sherpas blog! Instead of using timeboxes to govern their work, as a Scrum team does, a Kanban team uses WIP limits.

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Are regulatory projects a better fit for adaptive or deterministic delivery approaches?

Kiron Bondale

During a presentation at a local agile meetup this past week I asked the audience to think about what sorts of projects, products or organizations wouldn’t be a good fit for the use of agile or adaptive approaches and one of the attendees felt that regulatory projects weren’t suitable.

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Insights from Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit – A Conversation with Donna Fitzgerald

Guerrilla Project Management

Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares insights from the Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit. Donna Fitzgerald, Research VP with Gartner, shares insights from the Gartner 2011 PPM and IT Governance Summit. Leadership Mindset Podcasts Research Tools & Techniques Agile in Integration Projects Change ManagementI had the great pleasure to talk to one the thought leaders that I count on for advice on Program and Portfolio Management.

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The Broad Range of Domains of Agile

Herding Cats

I work on Agile software development programs. Most everyone in Boulder Colorado works on Agile development programs. We meet once a month or so for coffee and talk about Agile. Here's some background on the domain I work and the application of Agile in that domain. Agil

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Trouble in Scrum City

Leading Agile

If you’ve attended many Agile conferences and/or user group meetings, then you’ve probably played or heard of a game designed to teach the elements of Scrum by having participants iteratively design and build a city, following the Scrum model as they work.

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Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

But Agile at Scale has a different paradigm than Agile at the Table. The Release Plan is built during the Release Management process which plans, manages, and governs release of products resulting from the development effort. Scaling Agility - building an agile foundation.

Connecting "What" with "How" - and the Failure to Understand the Principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Management

Herding Cats

It's been said by an agile voice that. The original agile author's quote shows that systems engineering is missing from his development of software using Agile. Progress and value delivery are not the same thing. In the end, of course, value (to someone) is important.

Software Development for the 21st Century

Herding Cats

Pay attention the hoax of #Noestimates and most major misunderstandings of the Agile Manifesto and the 12 Principle. NoEstimates Agile Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Principles Project Management Root Cause Analysis

Beyond Budgeting

Herding Cats

It's popular in the agile community and especialy the #NoEstimates community to consider Beyond Budgeting to mean No Budgeting. . Governance and Transparency . Governance - Govern through shared values and sound judgment; not detailed rules and regulations.

How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

To learn more about estimating on Agile programs read Chapter 5 of the bibliography below. What is an estimate? An estimate as a noun is an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.

The art and science of backlog prioritization

Kiron Bondale

Unlike project portfolios where selection or prioritization decisions are often made by a governance committee, with a product backlog the responsibility for the business success or failure of the product rests on the Product Owner’s shoulders. Agile agile project management prioritization project decision makingA key responsibility of Product Owners is ensuring that the order of work items in a backlog best achieves the goals and vision for the product.

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