What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve frequently said that agile transformations are marathons and not sprints. Such evidence is critical if there is to be sustained commitment and investment in the transformation. Empowered Product Owners with sufficient capacity, capability, knowledge and influence.

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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

According to John Kotter’s model for leading change, the first step to overcoming inertia requires us to instill a sense of true urgency in those we need to support, implement and sustain the change.

2018 193

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


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. They provide a better understanding and also help us to work sustainably over a long period.

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Are your agile transformation blockers like agents in The Matrix?

Kiron Bondale

Agile transformations are susceptible to a variety of impediments but sometimes these hurdles are not as high as we believe them to be. Product Owners, Agile Leads) to a single value stream. Delivery and control partners who cannot be influenced to transform their delivery models. But Morpheus, like agile coaches, can only show the way. Agile Facilitating Organization Change agile project management Change management transformational projects

2018 168

How do we encourage organizational adoption of an agile mindset?

Kiron Bondale

Changing mindset is all the rage in the agile community. We aren’t trying to change what they do as that results in superficial agility, we want to change how they think about what they do. Agile Facilitating Organization Change agile project management Change management

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The Agile Transformation Challenge All Organizations Face

The IIL Blog

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to present at this year’s 2018 Agile and Scrum Online Conference , hosted by the International Institute for Learning (IIL). Be aware of your influence on others. Agile & Scrum Conference 2018 Agile and Scrum agile agile transformation

2018 115

Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization


Achieving and maturing organizational agility is the key object for established organizations in order to keep delivering business value. In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. But what does agility really mean? And what does it take for an organization to successfully implement agile approaches? What is agile transformation?

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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 AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

This is XEBIA’s second edition of AGILE NXT (see AGILE NXT for the first edition). This time you get approximately twenty articles to bring you up to speed with new insights for agile performance management. Diamond Agile: Measuring What’s Meaningful (by Frank Verbruggen).

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to today’s MPUG training series, part one, Understanding and Incorporating Agile Project Management. And what we’re going to do is talk about the disciplines today, talking about how and where Microsoft’s going, what are some of the advantages of using agile.

6 Tips to Boost Team Motivation for Your Agile Team


Being an Agile team is all about adopting the Agile frameworks to the core – both in project management and team collaboration. In this blog, we attempt to highlight the top six practices that you can implement and practice today to sustain and boost team motivation.

2018 97

Problems with your Product Owner?

Kiron Bondale

We tend to think of the product owner role in the context of agile delivery but it can also apply to traditional delivery approaches too. A key difference is that product owner ineffectiveness creates greater impact on agile projects than on traditional ones.

2017 170

10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success


Hence, it’s important to know all possible constraints, their influences on each other and the project management tools that address those constraints. Sustainability. There are three parts of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. Tool for Handling Sustainability.

2018 402

Reinforcement for running retrospectives

Kiron Bondale

Retrospectives are a common, regularly practiced ceremony on projects managed using an agile delivery method. Increased agility and sustained learning comes from being able to identify and apply lessons in close to real time.

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Limits of a Self-Organizing Team

Leading Agile

The idea of a self-organizing team has been promoted strongly since the Agile movement started to gain popularity following the publication of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Neither are they free from influence.”

2018 83

5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology


But is there a unifying theory of improvement, and if so, can it be sustained? It’s been around in Japan since after World War II, though influenced by quality management ideas from the United States. Kaizen, like a lean or agile approach, works with iterations.

2019 345

Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

No sustainable agility is achieved. One aspect of ‘complexity’ are the parameters, variables and events that influence an activity and its course. Agile ScrumScrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.


How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. John is the co-author of Agile Project Management for Mobile Application Development.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. What to expect: Mike’s blog helps software development teams improve their work through Agile and Scrum. What is Agile Project Management? Influence.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. John is the co-author of Agile Project Management for Mobile Application Development.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Agile Project Management. Agile Universe , 2002.

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

The agile movement showed that a gap exists and needed to be debated and the conclusions used to supplement “well-known-best-practices”. influence everyone into action. sustained development of operational habits (new culture) that generate benefit flows. No it’s not Spock.

2017 212

How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

With these three areas under our purview, we are able to more effectively influence change across the organization. Specifically, we have impacted nearly every area that influences a fan's experience with the Bulls: Ticketing, Sponsorship, Digital Content, Marketing, and Concessions," he says. Related story: Comparing agile project management frameworks ]. Finding the right time to use technology to sustain and accelerate a process. "We

2017 218

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


He says, “The difference today is that machines are going after people with college degrees, political influence and Twitter accounts. AI-driven Enterprise Agility for successful Digital Transformation – that is our mantra.

2018 146

Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future


Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. Sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. Versatile Manager: has experience with various approaches—waterfall, Scrum, agile, lean, design thinking etc.

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The 'death model' of change is done

Lynne Cazaly

Sustaining high levels of engagement throughout a change program is a challenge. This is what business agility is; it's what's agile, adaptive, responsive and needed. Coupled with leading your own cohort, you still need to maintain a strong sphere of leadership influence among peers and beyond. business agility change change leadership communicating changeIf you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevant even less.’ ’ - Eric Shinseki.

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


You have Agile. Next is motivate, influence, coach and learn. A leader job is to create a reason where a stewardship is primarily focused with respect to sustainability. With respect to caring, with respect to building in a sustainable outcome, to have a sustainable outcome.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

Project management methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2, PRiSM, Six Sigma, Critical Path, and many more. Scrum is an Agile framework that’s often used for product management or for software-industry projects. Agile. PRiSM (Projects integrating Sustainable Methods).

2018 113

Guest Post: Dhaval Panchal on Satir Change Model

Stepping Into Project Management

This is a guest post by Dhaval Panchal an e xperienced executive, Agile Coach, and Organization Design consultant. He is also the founder of Evolve Agility, a Texas based coaching and training consultancy , read more about him here. Read more similar content at Evolve Agility.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to assess risks, their impacts, and handling strategies for software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Using Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk to Manage Agile Schedule,” Risk Karen M.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Agility, Risk, and Uncertainty, Part 1 How Risk Impacts Agile Architecture,” Michael Waterman, IEEE Software , March/April 2018, pp.

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


Tad: Often, external influences in trends are not being evaluated across the enterprise. Tad: When we talk about the portfolio management process, or the project and PMO steps, we go through the traditional things of justifying our projects, setting the budgets, looking at the benefits realization management, what PMI calls BRM, we go through and deliver those plans whether we’re going through and using agile methods, or traditional waterfall, or others, doesn’t matter.

What is the difference between project management and project portfolio management?


In fact, the PPM is demonstrating its agility by responding to an emerging force and accurately assessing the needs of the portfolio. Conclusion: While portfolio and project management sustain one another, they are not at all the same thing. As such, in order to ensure that the factors which influence the success of projects and portfolios, many top-performing enterprises make use of software tools that provide the ability to work on one or both levels.