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Incubating Innovation

Mike Griffiths

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? To innovate faster than our competitors, we need to maximize our learning potential. It starts with leadership and cascades down to a shared mindset of team members.

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

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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Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. His company works with clients to successfully solve problems using innovation and Design Thinking approaches. Anyone who wants to solve a problem can use Design Thinking to find innovative solutions.

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.

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. I caught up with Kanban pioneer David Anderson on the sidelines of Lean Kanban Central Europe and Lean Kanban India last year and asked him about his thoughts.

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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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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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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Depending on where people are in their careers, their agile adoption and their corporate culture, some people want a consultant, others a coach and sometimes they want a blend. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

How to Stay Lean While you Scale Your Product Team From Product/Market Fit to Growth

Planio

A lean product team strikes the perfect balance. Balancing innovation with execution and expectations. The ideal lean product team structure at every stage (according to teams that scaled quickly). Balancing innovation with execution and expectations.

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Agile and Scrum 2022: Making It Work for You

International Institute for Learning

Whether you are working in an environment where just a few teams have begun using adaptive practices, or one where the entire company is years deep into Agile transformation, your organization is likely facing various implementation challenges. How can you make Agile work for you?

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Top Agile Interview Questions and Answers (2022)

Agilemania

Agile has been a popular project management framework ever since its inception. The agile adoption rate increased from a mere 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021. . As per the 15th State of Agile Report, the following reasons were attributed to agile adoption by the respondents-.

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5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

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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The Complete Guide to Scaling Agile and SAFe for Business Agility

Agilemania

What is Scaling in Agile? Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile is an umbrella term for a group of iterative product development frameworks. Most organizations started their Agile journey with one of the frameworks mentioned above, and Scrum is the most popular one.

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

ProjectManager.com

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

MPUG

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.

Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile has become one of the hottest topics in the project management world, mainly due to its proven success in software projects and its ability to deliver quick and real value to customers.

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

Agilemania

Organizations generally start their transformation by piloting Agile frameworks and methods to provide autonomy to developers and product representatives and empower them to make relevant decisions around implementation. Top 10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail.

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How do you implement SAFe agile in your organization?

Agilemania

Scaled Agile Framework has taken the corporate world by storm. 37% of the respondents reported that their organizations used SAFe to scale agile. Source: 15th State of Agile Survey. 41% proclaimed absence of leadership to be the main problem. Lean Thinking.

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Scaled Agile Framework: Understand SAFe® and Its 4 Core Values

Agilemania

Core Values of Scaled Agile Framework ®. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is the world’s leading framework for business agility. Improved ability to innovate, scale, and meet compliance requirements. Do not forget the role of the Leadership.

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How to Become an Agile Project Manager?

Agilemania

The foremost objective of agile project management is the systematic and frequent execution of valuable steps. It is the agile project manager’s responsibility to ensure that the teamwork’s efficiency remains intact throughout the process.

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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 software development teams organize their own work, solve most of their own problems, and are empowered to experiment with new work strategies and approaches. In short, all the servant leadership practices that good project managers did anyway still apply.

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Agile Project Management Principles

Binfire

In the project management and software development fields, Agile project management principles realized and practiced. . Companies are making huge investments in Agile and DevOps tools and training. The benefits of Agile are well known. Agile helps with speedy roll-outs, continuous improvement, flexibility and reacting to market or customer changes. Most people don’t know the Agiles guiding principles. If you are not using Agile yet, you should.

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A Complete Guide to the What and Why of Business Agility

Agilemania

This has stirred up the topic of today’s discussion- Business Agility. According to a Mckinsey Study, Business Agility effected the following outcomes-. In case you are keen to know about Business Agility, this blog post will serve as a guide. What is Business Agility?

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Our penchant for applying technology to every problem often makes innovations and development more complicated. We’ll go over how to outline these plans in a way that is more continuous and agile. Their lack of agility prevents them from assessing and aligning priorities and resources when and where they’re needed the most. Everyone should look at agile and continuous plans as perennials: If properly nurtured, they can adapt to changing conditions and grow for years.

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Why Agile Transformations sometimes fail

Scrum.org

Based on my experience working in agile environments since 2010, I did some research and had general observations on the topic. Regardless of the business domains or product area, there are some common rules that may devastate your efforts toward agility. . Inability to innovate.

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What makes Team and Technical Agility a must for scaling?

Agilemania

Business Agility is the new talk of the town. You cannot have business agility by training the senior management and leadership on Lean thinking or a set of Agile values and principles. To enable business agility, the proper foundation has to be in place.

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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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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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How to Become an Agile Project Manager?

Agilemania

The foremost objective of agile project management is the systematic and frequent execution of valuable steps. It is the agile project manager’s responsibility to ensure that the teamwork’s efficiency remains intact throughout the process.

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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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Transforming an Organization through High-Performing Teams

International Institute for Learning

Transforming organizations to become Lean and Agile while maintaining high levels of performance within its teams requires a strong focus on people. The first value in the Agile manifesto is individuals and interaction. IIL Thought Leadership News Thought Leadership

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

Planview

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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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 software development teams organize their own work, solve most of their own problems, and are empowered to experiment with new work strategies and approaches. In short, all the servant leadership practices that good project managers did anyway still apply.

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?? The Power and Pains of Autonomy — Jimmy Janlén at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Scrum.org

In this highly engaging talk at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, Jimmy Janlén addresses the core element of “Agile,” it’s key to speed, innovation, and success: team autonomy. You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 34,000-plus subscribers. ??

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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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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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What makes Team and Technical Agility a must for scaling?

Agilemania

Business Agility is the new talk of the town. You cannot have business agility by training the senior management and leadership on Lean thinking or a set of Agile values and principles. To enable business agility, the proper foundation has to be in place.

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Become an Adaptive PMO: Advance Agility Across Planning and Delivery

Planview

The answer may not surprise you: “Organizational agility.” Since every organization is different, you need to find your PMO’s optimal path to facilitate agility and deliver strategic outcomes faster. This is important, because achieving agility is not an all-or-nothing transition.

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Moonpig was founded in 1999, before Lean and Agile approaches had become mainstream in the UK. It was not until about 2013 that Moonpig first began to adopt Agile practices. More unusually, having recognised the benefits of agile working, Moonpig’s leadership team were keen to see if the wider organisation could also benefit from this approach. The Journey Begins – “Let’s Try This Agile Thing”. Leverage lean working practices?—?visualising

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Agile Transformation – Success Factors part 2

Scrum.org

In the previous article, Agile Transformation – Success Factors part 1 , there was a strong focus on key levels that should be taken first into consideration. Agile Transformation efforts might be difficult. For instance: They create the agile transformation vision and act accordingly.

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