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The What, Why and How of Agile Governance

Virtual Project Consulting

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Eliminating Barriers to Business Agility with Governance

Leading Agile

To figure out how to deal with this and find the answers, we need some sort of governance model. Governance speaks to how we coordinate and manage the flow of work, decompose requirements, and make prioritization decisions and economic tradeoffs—all in the face of uncertainty. .

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Agility AND Governance? Good Portfolio Management Makes It Possible

Keyedin

But what about agility and governance? Here’s the good news: With the right technology in place, it is possible for agility and governance to coexist, and even thrive together. This data is essential to balancing agility and governance.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

What Is Corporate Governance & How Can it Impact My Project?

ProjectManager.com

While making money is the overriding mandate of any for-profit enterprise, each individual organization is governed by its own set of standards and practices. Those standards and practices are called corporate governance, and they are going to influence your project. All these factors are counted and calculated into corporate governance. Therefore, if you don’t know about corporate governance, you better learn what it is and what it can do to your project management.

Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

Christopher Wright wrote the book Agile Governance and Audit – An overview for auditors and agile teams. Auditing of an agile way of working looks like an unexplored corner. Agile Governance and Audit gives a short introduction to agile, compares agile with waterfall and looks at audit and agile cultures. The author follows a project life cycle from idea towards a usable product including governance and control.

True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!

MPUG

The introduction of detail planning techniques, other than traditional “waterfall” and the rapid adoption of Agile, in recent years indicates we are approaching another significant market re-definition. Enterprise Governance has three major components: Strategic Planning and Execution.

Governance that Goes with the Flow

Leading Agile

Next step is to bring in outside consultants to implement an “agile framework” of some sort. Structure, Governance, Metrics. One of the things that attracted me to LeadingAgile was the emphasis on structure, governance, and metrics. Governance, in LeadingAgile parlance, isn’t about regulatory compliance; it’s an umbrella term for all sorts of process and procedures. It’s the governance of all your work. Governance.

“Organize Around Products/Services” is a great addition to the Disciplined Agile principles

Kiron Bondale

The Disciplined Agile (DA) principles were recently refactored and as part of this refactoring, a principle was added: “Organize Around Products/Services” While it is just one of the eight principles, this new one aligns very well with lean thinking.

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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. 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).

Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

Agile and Waterfall processes are not generally considered something that should be mixed. They are mixed – and have to be – as many organizations make the transition from a Waterfall software development and project management methodology to an Agile methodology of the same. The exception being, of course, new organizations or startups that go the Agile only route. It may be a government requirement, or may just be a lack of Agile comfort, adoption, and familiarity.

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Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy

Project Management Essentials

Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control. Traditional waterfall projects have phase gates that theoretically establish defined control and governance points. Agile Managing Projects Portfolio Management

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. This means you have to have a really strong business case, no matter how logical and even obvious switching to an Agile system might be. Here are some tips for selling Agile project management methodology to stakeholders: 1.

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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.

Unlock the Benefits of Agile in a PDO with the Right Governance and Metrics

Leading Agile

To begin unlocking the full benefits of Agile at a product-driven organization, you’ve got to start with the right ecosystem that enables your processes to work for you. In this video, we’ll discuss how to unlock the benefits of Agile by effectively measuring and proving that you’re getting the business value and results you’re after with the teams you’ve put in place to make it happen. So we have metrics, and we have metrics at each level of our overall governance structure.

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. 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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Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy

Project Management Essentials

Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control. Traditional waterfall projects have phase gates that theoretically establish defined control and governance points. Agile Managing Projects Portfolio ManagementThe truth is that most projects are not successful. Over the past 25-years, only 30% of all projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and with the desired scope.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We are a partner of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We are a partner of the Scaled Agile Framework.

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. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. The Meaning of Agile Transformation.

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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. 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).

System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance. In this presentation, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens will remove the noise and walk you through our governance model and team design to help you better understand the LeadingAgile system of delivery. When you first look at our governance model or some of our team designs, it might look complicated, it might look really busy. We talk about the goals of going agile.

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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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? Innovation Hub is a term from the Framework for Business Agility – you can take a look at the whitepaper about that. There’s a webinar coming up about Agile Portfolio Management which you might want to register for if you’re interested in the subject.

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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 SignsI was working.

Remote Agility Framework

Henny Portman

Just published the New bird’s eye view on the agile forest (PMWJ) and I can already make an adjustment (will it ever stop?). Team of Teams: Align teams with data for effective planning, governance and delivery. agility English Post Remote

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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. The Project Management Institute (PMI) provides a broad definition of PMO as: A project management office (PMO) is an organizational structure that standardizes the project-related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools, and techniques. . With this background, let’s proceed towards the concept of Agile PMO.

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Five expectations for agile tools…

Kiron Bondale

Agile delivery does not mandate the use of software tools, but when scaling agile within large organizations with greater numbers of stakeholders, geographic distribution of pods, compliance requirements and similar enterprise challenges, tooling can improve efficiency and effectiveness. Without this, there is likely to be no consistency between product or project-based pods which will make it that much harder to enable a self-serve, lean governance and oversight model.

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Unveiling the Agile Operating Model

Leading Agile

Agile is a new business paradigm, but few established companies understand what needs to change to make their business Agile. Companies that master the balance between these characteristics are more successful at transforming into Agile organizations. Governance. Agile

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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. But before you sign that vendor contract, consider the following five failures of agile tools. Agile tooling presents two distinct options. No standards, guidance or governance.

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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. If you’re new to Agile and Scrum, you may be scratching your head wondering first, what are they? What is Agile? An Agile approach significantly reduces the risk of customer dissatisfaction. Looking for Agile training?

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Review 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands

Henny Portman

Xebia published an interactive e-magazine Agile NXT ‘ 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands – more than a decade of agile captured in compelling stories and next steps for the future’. He doesn’t believe in agile leadership exists. agility English Post review

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Building a System Where Agile Can Thrive

Leading Agile

Webinars Learn the Physics of Agility Sign Up. At scale, it’s about defining structure, and creating governance, metrics, and tooling strategies that support Agility. Because Agile, implemented only at the team-level doesn’t work. Adopting Agile

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices.

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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. The Agile Release Train is a long lived, self-organizing team of Agile Teams, a virtual organization (5 to 12 teams) that plans, commits, and executes together. An Agile Release Train typically consist of 50-125 people. Principles governing the Agile Release Train.

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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. There are many ways in which PMOs can hamper progress towards greater agility including: Enforcing standards over principles. Continuing to apply traditional funding models and prerequisites to agile investments.

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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. Business agility then is an organizational method to help businesses adapt quickly to market changes. Origins of Business Agility. The history of business agility as a concept begins with software development. Business Agility Framework.

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Embracing Metrics for Success In Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

In the Agile community, there’s this idea that we don’t want to gather metrics, typically because we’re afraid managers are going to use them in an unhealthy way. Agile is really a means to an end. Because what we actually want is business Agility.

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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. In this Role (like all members of Agile teams, the PO is a role, not a position) the business value stream is conveyed from the business to the development team through the Product Roadmap and Release Plan.