What is innovation?

Growing Agile

One of the topics discussed was what innovation actually is and how we can foster it. We encounter many companies who count innovation as one of their company values, and lots who have innovation labs or teams. We all concurred that innovation needs to solve a need in a new way.

20/20 Vision – Innovation Game in Action

Tyner Blain

Innovation Games. If you are a product manager (or play one on tv), and aren’t already familiar with Innovation Games, you should be.

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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? The post Agile Portfolio Management appeared first on arraspeople.

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. Agile is a way of approaching project management.

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day Three

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors.

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day Two

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors.

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Your Introduction to the Agile Roadmap

Backlog

One of the biggest misconceptions new Agile teams have is that they’re supposed to entirely abandon the concept of a roadmap for the sake of constant adaptability. Agile teams still have roadmaps, long-term plans, and commitments. Building your agile roadmap.

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The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

The paper Agile Base Patterns in the Agile Canon , Daniel R Greening, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is an important contribution to the discussion of agile at scale in organizations beyond 5 developers at the table with their customer. Agile

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Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

Yesterday Adriana Girdler and I presented Timeless Leadership at the Toronto Agile Tour. Our intent was to show that everything we need to know about leadership has already been invented, we just need to stop and look around once in a while instead of jumping on the next agile fad.

Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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Shift from Annual to Continuous Planning to Enable Agility [Webinar]

Planview

Well, for one, you will receive the gift of time , as becoming more agile will increase your organization’s productivity. This agility is your second benefit, as it will reduce the cycle time to forecast and analyze the impacts of decisions from days/weeks to hours.

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated.

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

By Tom Friend – Agile Consultant / LtCol USAF (Ret). Want to expand your agile & scrum knowledge? Check out our 3rd annual Agile & Scrum Conference here. This standard is a simple 6-page document keeping with the Agile tradition of minimum viable documentation.

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Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

This year at Agile and Beyond was the first Agile event I attended since I presented with Declan Whelan at Agile 2015. Then this year at Agile and Beyond, I had a conversation with someone who self-admittedly is new to the Agile world, more or less.

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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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Whole Product Game

Tyner Blain

Gamestorming has an article describing the Whole Product game and a link to Innovation Games’ online version. We stayed pretty close to the script for following the “rules” of the game as described on the Innovation Games and Gamestorming sites.

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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! They also increase the number of learning opportunities for your Agile team.

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Is Holacracy the new Agile?

Stepping Into Project Management

Research shows that every time the size of a city doubles, innovation or productivity per resident increases by 15 percent. But when companies get bigger, innovation or productivity per employee generally goes down. Zappos adopted Holacracy and things almost went viral.

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Why Executives Don’t Go to Agile Conferences

Agile Coach

Let’s say the owner had a little more to worry about than ‘ being Agile ‘ I remember when the Agile Alliance did their first executive forum at the big annual Agile 20XX conference. Of course, the counter argument to that is typically “ well, they SHOULD care…if THEY are mandating Agile then THEY need to go to Agile conferences and be involved hands-on!! So where are these executives going to learn about Agile?

5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. Because after a few weeks I realised that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. Constant reviews like this are an essential tool of agile development.

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Getting Started with Project Management

Redbooth

Don’t be like us – use agile development, have lots of visibility into progress, and keep your team accountable to each other.”. Along the way, you will also find ways to innovate on project structure, communicate more effectively, and enable cross-team collaboration.

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DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation. I gave a presentation entitled “Agile: Panacea or Hype?”

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Webinar – Solving Wicked Problems: What is Old is New Again

Leading Answers

The webinar reviews problem-solving through the ages and shows how agile is the rediscovery of many old approaches. Wicked As companies race to innovate and compete in a global market, we are seeing wicked problems more and more often.

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Monday Readings

Stepping Into Project Management

Here's a mixed bag of links that am sure will get you thinking and innovating: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] (Pic Courtesy: Google Images). agile InspirationI hope this kick starts your week.

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Next Practices: 5 New Future Ways of Working in Project Management

Inloox

The key will basically be to be able not only to keep up with disruptive trends but to anticipate them and see them as an opportunity for innovation. It will also allow project managers to focus on areas where AI falls short, such as people skills and team building and to expand their role as strategic advisor, thought leader , innovator, communicator, and versatile manager. Our ways of working in project management have continuously changed over time and keep on changing.

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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.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Six Sigma and Agile. As Agile methods continue to grow from the software development egg in which they were hatched, the style has found itself saddling up with Six Sigma. Agile teams are focusing on continuous improvements, which fits hand-in-glove with the creed of Six Sigma.

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How to Structure a Team

ProjectManager.com

Sparks innovation. Agile development demands a certain structure for its teams. Are you doing traditional waterfall development or Agile development? You can boost productivity and also spark innovation and new ideas.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

First, what works well for agile teams. When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values. Agile Teams. Agile approaches recognize it is people who add value.

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Webinar – Solving Wicked Problems: What is Old is New Again

Leading Answers

The webinar reviews problem-solving through the ages and shows how agile is the rediscovery of many old approaches. Wicked As companies race to innovate and compete in a global market, we are seeing wicked problems more and more often. Agile Project Management Leadership Risk Management TeamsMy PMXPO webinar has now been watched by > 11,000 people and received lots of positive feedback. It is hosted at ProjectManagement.com here.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

As organizations realize their software systems provide the competitive advantage then stopping development equates to an end to innovation or competing. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Teams Warning Signs

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DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation. Mark explained he visits Dubai 3 or 4 times a year since it is where many of the major construction projects are occurring along with innovations in project management. I gave a presentation entitled “Agile: Panacea or Hype?”

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Essential Tools for Digital Manufacturing

Appfluence

Digital Manufacturing Requires Innovation, Starting With the Essentials. ” The report noted the importance of agile execution: Manufacturing companies should drive execution of their Digital Manufacturing initiatives with an agile mindset across software and analytics.

The Idea Hackathon

Growing Agile

It all started at Agile Testing Days in Germany in December. We had some diversity: testers, developers, agile coaches, scrum masters, business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, a receptionist and a university lecturer – not too bad for our first attempt.

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

It’s a method for accomplishing work where teams use principles from the Agile Manifesto made famous by pioneering software development teams back in 2001. ” Tactus develops innovative touch screens with unique physical buttons that can appear or disappear onscreen as needed.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert

Girl's Guide to PM

Today is the turn of Natalie Warnert, who set out to promote and support women in Agile. Natalie, what does Women in Agile do? WomenInAgile has created a place and community for women to network, share experiences, and spread diversity through the Agile community.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?

Wrike

The Basics of Agile Process Management. Agile management is all about providing a framework for building systems that allows plenty of room for interaction, customization, and frequent updates. Use a Tool That Can Do Both Waterfall or Agile.

What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Innovative Techniques for Project Management. The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile: Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach. Chuck Cobb is a good friend of Online PM Courses, and if you want to learn Agile Project Management , then we recommend his courses.

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Operational Excellence: Your Company’s Future Depends On It

Wrike

They’re borrowing from agile methodologies and figuring out how to scale these processes across their large teams and across their companies. All of this innovation gives consumers an incredible array of options to choose from. Agile Isn’t Enough. Good Is No Longer Good Enough.

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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? Here, you’ll find the answers to questions like, “what is Agile project management ?” Agility introduces the idea of iterative development, and Scrum is implementing it with the concept of short iterations of time (2 to 4 weeks) called a sprint.

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