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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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Portfolio and Resource Management: Satisfy Your Spring Fever

Planview

The Top 7 Reports for IT PMOs – Learn why the PMO needs to focus more and more on innovation, agility, strategy, and stakeholder engagement. Your chances are good, as 74% of CIOs say it’s “challenging to balance business innovation and operational excellence.”

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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.

Overcoming Annual Planning with Adaptability

Arras People

At its heart, this issue involves innovating to overcome cumbersome project lifecycles so annual planning will no longer have a death grip on the business. Empowering the PMO to Be the Change-Maker. Is your PMO cultivating a blame-free culture?

Work and Resource Management: Benefits to Bypass the Competition

Planview

Modern WRM applications, on the other hand, provide a superior level of flexibility that make your organization more agile and capable of optimally managing resources. This enables your organization to be more agile, giving you an advantage over less nimble competitors.

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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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Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

Arras People

The rapid innovation—from cloud computing to AI to IoT—is making waves that require a new management mindset and a broader toolset. To gain significant agility and value, they will need to: Leverage technology effectively to connect with customers.

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Never work weekends again: The keys to a sustainable work pace

Guerrilla Project Management

A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business. A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business. Agile in Integration Projects Case Studies Leadership Mindset Podcasts Self Mastery

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Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!

Digite

Explain what the dead kanban system means to their organization’s capability to deliver value and improve/innovate; get their commitment and do some change. This article was originally published on Lean-Agile Software Development blog and can be found here– [link].

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10 Simple Ways to Revitalize Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

Rather than using meetings to report status, use the time to plan, to solve problems, and to innovate. Many agile teams perform daily stand-up meetings, fifteen minutes in length, to discuss: What did you do yesterday?

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Are you tinkering or transforming?

Lynne Cazaly

Internal hubs, accelerators and pockets of innovative joy are popping up everywhere in cities, communities and businesses. Some companies are setting them up off-site in a cool warehouse-style environment, others are cordoning off a meeting room and labelling it ‘The Innovation Lab’ or ‘hub’ or ‘foundry’ or ‘garage’ or other mechanical-workshoppy-sounding noun where things are being furiously made.

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The Myth That Research Can't Be Managed

Herding Cats

So don't fall for the claim that I can't know when I'll be done, how much it will cost, or what Done looks like because we're working on innovation or PURE research. Those who work on research projects and work on innovative design projects have a goal - a hypothesis. NoEstimates AgileThere is a popular myth that. some software development projects are research and aren't subject to normal business management processes. I'm here to tell you this ain't true.

Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

Arras People

Here’s Carina: Improve Agility Through Continuous Planning. Are they going to result in a more balanced portfolio that allows us to focus on increasing innovation, or improving business capabilities?

Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Agile Software Development - goes over fundamental agile concepts to enhance your software development skills. Customer-Centric Innovation teaches how to take on competition by creating successful and innovative business ideas through a thorough understanding of customer needs. Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses.

2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

This year’s RICS project management conference has the theme ‘Remaining Lean and Agile in a Changing Work Environment’ I’m not sure if they are partnering with the APM as in previous years but the agenda is already up on the site and looks interesting.

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Cure Your Zombie PMO

Planview

Work today encompasses many differing styles, such as waterfall, agile, lean, collaborative, etc. With today’s speed of innovation and technological advancement, your PMO can easily slip into “zombie-dom” if the above cures are not preventatively administered.

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