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A Lean Innovation Management Process: Discovering and Creating Value

The Strategic Project Manager

This applies regardless of the type of organization – small, medium, or large company; startup; government entity; or non-profit. Lean innovation management originated from startups, but is applicable in helping bring a startup mentality to a variety of types of organizations.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


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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What Is a Business Model Innovation Capability?

The Strategic Project Manager

Every organization – whether for profit, government, or not-for-profit – needs a viable Business Model. Today, it is often imperative to be capable of innovating Business Models – to change and reconfigure value chains. What Is a Business Model Innovation Definition?

Review Agile Portfolio Management

Henny Portman

There are not that many books on agile portfolio management, so I am curious what the book Agile Portfolio Management – A guide to the methodology and its successful implementation “knowledge that sets you apart” written by Klaus Nielsen, offers.

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Embracing an Innovative Mindset

Tony Adams

A new paradigm for commercial success is emerging, grounded in speed to market, innovative thinking and the ability to reimagine the customer experience. Standard project delivery approaches (Waterfall, Agile, Critical Chain, Prince 2, Lean, Scrum and Extreme Project Management) remain de rigeur, each deconstructing project effort to smaller, more manageable components – without addressing the complexity of environment within which they are applied.

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.

The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

Is an Agile Transformation Coach any different than being an Agile Coach? When most people think about Agile Coaches, they tend to think about a person who comes in and assists the teams with things like: Learning Scrum, SAFe, LeSS. Agile Transformation Coach Leaders.

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5 Steps to Finding the Path to Business Agility

International Institute for Learning

Is there a dark side to agility? The approach many Agile “purists” will expound on is that you must do things a certain way, or if that way of working does not work, you have failed, and it’s your fault. A fragility type of behaviour is what I describe as the dark side of agile.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary


As we finalize our six-part blog series on how to become agile, let’s take a look back at the previous five blogs and provide you with a brief summary of their key points. Throughout this series, we’ve discussed the five ways to become agile, addressed the primary issues and roadblocks, as well as the critical steps required to transform the PMO, all based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale. Lean and Agile PMO

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

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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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tad Haas’ How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success. Tad: The conversation today is built off a white paper called Innovation and Portfolio Management Office.

Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing


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! Anderson best articulated its application to software development, in 2013, in the foundational book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, and its adoption hasn’t been as universal as Scrum’s during the early days of Agile software development.

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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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10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail – And How To Fix Them


In a world governed by “ disrupt or be disrupted ,” organizations need to re-invent themselves and become high-performing and adaptable to thrive. Organizations must apply Agile values and principles in a large, distributed, or high-compliance environment.

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A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

It’s an agile activity which looks like it ought to be a no-brainer for teams…something they’d want to buy into, and of clear value to all. Everyone else seems to have more important matters to attend to than another piece of agile “fluff”. He recognized that something like a business model canvas would offer great potential in an entrepreneurial, Lean Startup context. The canvas as an agile artefact. They can be quite different to those of a lean start-up or studio.

The PMO Roadmap for Driving Business Agility

Planview Blog

Fresh from achieving great strides in digital transformation and other endeavors in record time over the past year, executives and boards of directors want to inject even more speed and agility into their organization’s DNA. Agile teams are always learning, experimenting, and iterating fast.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO


The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility. It requires the PMO to reinvent itself from a central command organization to one that enables and empowers with “just enough” governance and an eye on a more product-centric approach. It requires that the PMO start embracing agile. Lean and Agile PMO

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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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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. And what we are is we’re a consultancy that’s focused on doing Agile Transformation specifically.

Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Agile Unplugged is your chance to explore LeadingAgile’s freshest ideas, mental models, frameworks, and solutions with the people that are actually doing the work of leading large-scale Agile Transformation, out in the field. “Tell me what Agile’s about.”

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Review 10X Growth Machine

Henny Portman

The 10X Growth Machine – How companies can innovate, scale and win , written by Misha de Sterke, is a book to build your own growth machine by using innovation as a means. Growth governance : Lean innovation process and venture boards, growth policy playbook, and growth accounting.

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


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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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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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

Agile Methodology. What It Is: In a nutshell, Agile project management is an evolving and collaborative way to self-organize across teams. How do you know if agile is for you? Related: Agile vs Waterfall and the Rise of Hybrid Projects. Lean Methodology.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery


The answer may not surprise you: “Organizational agility.” Success requires becoming a more “Adaptive PMO,” evolving how you plan, govern, and empower delivery teams to do their best work. This is important, because achieving agility is not an all-or-nothing transition.

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Which SAFe® Certification Course is the Best Pick for You?


When it comes to Scaling Agile, SAFe is the most popular framework. If you want to course wide details, it can be easily found on the Scaled Agile Framework website. Experience with Agile/SAFe: You have recently started your agile journey and you are not much aware about the basics.

The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing. It was circa 2011 when Dean Leffingwell decided to conceptualize the Scaled Agile Framework. You need business agility.

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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

January 31 — Beyond Agile Israel 2021 with this year’s topic “Agile Innovations” invites everyone who’s curious about Agile methodology to take part in the event. Dwell upon other experts’ ideas and shape your own strategy of going agile. .

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Best PMI-ACP Exam Prep Books

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you aiming to achieve your PMI Agile Certified Professional ( PMI-ACP )®? Below, I list the best agile books for your certification studies. These are guides that support your learning but also help you go deeper into the world of agile. The Agile PrepCast.

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019


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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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This is the motivation for short work intervals found in agile development. . Using the Agile Methodology to Mitigate the Risks of Highly Adaptive Projects,” Dana Roberson and Mary Anne Herndon, 10 th Annual CMMI Technology Conference And User Group , November 5 – 8, 2012, Denver, CO. Hybrid–Agile Software Development Anti–Patterns, Risks, and Recommendations,” Paul E. Agile Development and Software Architecture: Understanding Scale and Risk,” Robert L.

On Demand PM Webinars from OnePlan

Brad Egeland

On-Demand WebinarsON-DEMAND Agile Portfolio Lean Portfolio Management with Azure DevOps and OnePlan If you are planning and tracking work in a complex domain, like software and product development, best practices dictate using an empirical process and leveraging shorter feedback cycles.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas


These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. Then there is the pressure to innovate and deliver the right products and services to BCBS members quickly. We’ve had our Innovation team stood up for eight years.

Capturing Actuals in 2020: Who Said Timesheets are Passé?


Agile teams don’t report time!”. That said, finding the balance between tracking time, minimizing the loss of productivity (not to mention team morale), and layering in the right level of governance can be a challenge. Automatic timesheets in Lean/Agile organizations (i.e.,

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SAFe 5 as a Framework for Leveraging and Exploiting the Product Life Cycle


Bringing new innovative products to life is fraught with uncertainties, for it is an attempt to either meet an existing need or create demand. . Enabling and nurturing of innovative ideas, . and is passionate about all things agile and leadership.

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The Low Code No Code Opportunity

The Strategic Project Manager

At the same time, there are lots of professionals who have built careers in large businesses, government, small and medium enterprises, and non-profits. The low code no code technology is disruptive innovation to established application development technologies.

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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Agile Methodology. The Agile project management methodology emerged in 2001, and it is still fast catching up and proving to be a vital tool in the arsenal of most modern project managers. How are Waterfall and Agile Framework Different? Pros and Cons of Agile Framework: Pros.

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

So now we have to see what happens with: Our Government. We, the profession, kid ourselves if we think that the first person the Prime Minister or members of the Government or those Civil Servants in Whitehall think of is us. Where is the drive, the creativity, the innovation, the flexibility, the usefulness? Agile. There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while.

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The Complete Guide To Devops Lifecycle


It increases the application’s performance since it follows an innovative method that allows users to provide feedback throughout the development phase. Agile. Each phase is governed by two fundamental principles i.e., maximum automation and continuity. What is DevOps.

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The World of Work is Changing—Here’s How You Can Embrace It


This method uses a hybrid approach to include shorter work periods (sprints) and agility to be more responsive to change as work progresses. Lean-Agile Delivery : Process-driven work is flowed in for teams to execute on by leveraging lean and agile methods allow these teams to test and deliver more frequently and establish a continuous feedback loop increasing speed time-to-value. Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done?

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