Key Themes at IIL’s 2020 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute of Learning

June 4 th , 2020 will mark the opening day of IIL’s 5 th annual Agile & Scrum Online Conference. In the past years, this conference has grown into a community of agile enthusiasts, with participants coming from all over the world and all kinds of industries. Scaled Agile Inc.,

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute of Learning

By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. Figure 1: The Disciplined Agile Mindset.

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. Within agile frameworks, the team retrospective is the primary workshop for planning and evaluating experiments.

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. To take full advantage of the benefits of daily Scrum meetings, companies need to believe in empiricism and create an integral framework for implementation.

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Business Agility with SAFe

Agilemania

What is Business Agility? Business Agility is defined as the ability to thrive and compete in this digital age by responding swiftly to the market changes and with emerging opportunities with innovative business solutions.

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Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

Arras People

I want to work on more exciting projects, something more innovative and digitally driven, do I need to become a Scrum Master to do that? Organisations are not getting rid of Project Managers and replacing them with Scrum Masters to deliver innovative projects which may require a more Agile approach. A good first step would be take a look at the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner to start deepening your understanding.

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Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

People are naturally Agile. Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt. The simplest word that might adequately define “agile” is “adaptive”. Hence, the criticality of agility.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute of Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place.

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Business Agility model

Henny Portman

The Business Agility model is the next one to add to my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest. The Business Agility Model (developed by the Business Agility Institute) consisting of twelve interacting domains across four dimensions to take into account when transforming your organization.

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The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management

Proofhub

Agile is the new normal. No, today everybody is agile, with more companies adopting the methodology with every passing year. Jokes aside, Agile has earned its reputation. What is Agile project management? How is Agile different from Waterfall? Scrum and Kanban.

French version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. French version of The Scrum Values: Les valeurs Scrum.

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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. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching. Agile Project Management Leadership

The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

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. A question that I often get while speaking with people is: What is the difference between Kanban and Scrum? Scrum. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. Introduction.

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

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges. Scrum is increasingly being discovered as a simple framework to address complex problems and situations other than software and product development. No sustainable agility is achieved.

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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). Representing Scrum, Inc. Want to expand your agile & scrum knowledge? Check out our 3rd annual Agile & Scrum Conference here. In essence, Scrum was there at the start of aerospace exploration.

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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.

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. Scrum.

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Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

More specifically, we chose to get our work done using a Scrum framework. How Scrum Helps With the Chaos. We’ve written about Scrum before. Scrum helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work.

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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. Who is the product owner in Scrum?

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AGILE NXT 3rd edition

Henny Portman

In this third edition of AGILE NXT — a magazine designed by Xebia’s thought leaders and experts to inspire and inform you, offers 15 new insights: The Ultimate Model for Managing Performance in Agile Environments (Daniel Burm). Need Business Agility? Agile English Post review

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation is often viewed as the Holy Grail of business and the primary driver for growth. The question, of course, is “How do we manage innovation needs?”.

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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Too many rules makes agility impossible

Henny Portman

One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto is “ Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential ”. If you look at some agile frameworks or ways of working, you can ask yourself if the rule makers force you to be rule taker or rule breaker. Agile manifesto.

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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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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 ?” ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Scrum is about people.

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How do you Track Value in an Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

There are a lot of vanity metrics floating around in Agile. What is the unit of value in an Agile Transformation, right? This is how we are able to measure innovation and product Fed, right? Agile Transformation

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Stephen Denning on Business Agility

International Institute of Learning

Stephen Denning is a former director of the World Bank, renowned speaker and author (his most recent book, The Age of Agile , has 4.5 Author of ‘Age of Agile’ Stephen Denning, shares his thoughts about the power of leadership. Construction comes to mind as another field to apply agile.

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The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

It appears to me there are more jobs available for Scrum Masters than ever before! Why is it so hard for some people to find employment with Agile teams? And for those eager to work in Scrum teams, the answer is also predictable. By 2012, awareness of Scrum was spreading.

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seele – Eylean customer story

Eylean

Providing solutions for spectacular building skins and innovative façades is the responsibility of seele’s 1,000+ employees worldwide. We … The post seele – Eylean customer story appeared first on Agile Blog. Agile Kanban Project Management Scrum Use Cases

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! Compared to Scrum, Kanban is a young work-management method. Agile Marketing agile Kanban Lea

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Agile Performance Management: Measure what matters retrospective

Henny Portman

Friday September 13, I was one of the 40 participants of the second Agile NXT Future Friday conference organized by Xebia in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It was, similar as the first AGILE NXT Future Friday, perfectly organized, interesting topics, great food, and enough time to network.

Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management.

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Is Scream a new tree in the Agile forest?

Henny Portman

Scream is a framework built as an imitation of Scrum, giving unwitting observers the appearance that the organization might be using Scrum. Conclusion: Scream isn’t a new tree in the agile forest. It is fun to read and every sentence is an agile antipatern.

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5 Tips To Re-Energize 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 realized that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. In Scrum, the development team attend the daily standup meeting.

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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.

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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 ?” ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Scrum is about people.

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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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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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