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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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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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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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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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.

2013 138

Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos


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.


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.

2016 207

What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


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.

Operational Excellence: Your Company’s Future Depends On It


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.

Fika Stories 1 – Help! Our Kanban Died!


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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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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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.

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?

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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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.

2020 168

Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way


Kanban, Scrum and Agile ways of working can all make a big difference to productivity, but implementation should be organic to ensure team buy-in. Things at Google may have changed since those days, but at what cost to innovation? Digital project management is complex.

CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]


The series offers a look into some of the most successful executives in the industry and what they’re doing to grow and innovate within their companies. LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce was recently featured on TechChats, a web series by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

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.

2016 241

Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World


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.


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?

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. While some have publication dates that may seem old, the principles in these books are immutable, even for agile projects. Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn, Prentice Hall, 2006. Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products , Jim Highsmith, Addison Wesley, 2004.

Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

These systems were designed and built incrementally and iteratively decades before Agile was even a thought for the authors of the Agile Manifesto. And engineering is defined as the application of mathematics and scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, processes, solutions, and organizations. .

The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum


Continuing our theme of helping Agile teams understand the Kanban Method, so they can effectively adopt it for their improvement efforts, I am again honored to publish a guest article by another great friend of ours – Dave White. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. The Kanban Method is also influenced by the Agile Manifesto and the values inherent within it. Introduction.


Unravelling PI Planning


There is a quote introducing PI Planning content on the Scaled Agile Framework website. A Program Increment is a fixed timebox of 8 to 12 weeks (default being 10 weeks as recommended by Scaled Agile Inc.). SAFe Uncategorized agile PI Planning Program Increment Release Train Engineer

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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Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. In this domain innovative is also the basis of success. The notion that innovation and engineering - software engineering - are somehow in conflict is common. . Both agile advocates and engineered systems advocates practice innovation and creativity.

Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World


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.


Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

No matter your industry, change and innovation are the only constants you can count on these days. Work methods like lean, stage-gate and Agile that originated in the software development community are becoming more common in other industries.

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Rethinking Resource Management

Arras People

Eight forces are creating this complexity today, constraining the progress of organisations and teams as they try to innovate and deliver on their strategic objectives. Lean, agile, phase-gate, and many more methods are all being used in our organisations.

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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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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

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.

What We’re Reading This Week: The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely


3 Organizational Agility Lessons From a Workforce Management Innovator – Is working from wherever you want to all it’s cracked up to be? Being a remote worker has been on the rise for years, thanks to technology.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

We’ll examine the case for applying the stage gate principle to Agile projects towards the end of this article. Phase Gates in Agile? There are two ways to look at the idea of stage gates within an Agile context. Agile within Stages or Phases.

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What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?


Using static spreadsheets and other platforms that require manual updates aren’t supportive enough or agile enough to keep teams competitive and ahead of the curve. Supports more innovation, less administration.

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.

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Might Ditch Corporate Work for Startup Life?


Rather than the large ocean liner, powerful and impenetrable but unable to quickly change course, a startup is a sailboat, quick and agile—and much more exposed to getting swamped by wild seas. Also, many big companies have incubators and awesome innovation initiatives.

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SunPower Corp. deploys Leankor


Solar power giant to use innovative SaaS solution to improve enterprise work management, optimizing customer delivery cycles and increasing project capacity. Regardless of the way each team works – from Agile to Lean to Waterfall methodologies – Leankor engages the entire workforce rather than reinforcing silos. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. November 29, 2017. SunPower Corp. deploys Leankor.

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Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

Since many in the agile community like to quote Deming, let's look at what he says about process. Some in the agile community like to quote system thinking without actually knowing what that means and more likely not practicing systems thinking and systems engineering.

LiquidPlanner Wins Two CODiEs! Best Project Management Solution and Mobile Solution


SIIA’s 2016 Business Technology CODiE Awards recognize the most innovative products impacting businesses across the world,” said Rhianna Collier, VP & Managing Director for the Software & Services Division at SIIA. OMG, we did it again!

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