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Sustaining Agility Beyond Crises

International Institute for Learning

During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, many executives were drawn to Agile management. All are hallmarks of Agile ways of working. Unfortunately, such spur-of-the-moment agility is fragile. But turning away from Agile now is a mistake.

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What Is a Business Model Innovation Capability?

The Strategic Project Manager

This ensures relevance to the customer, and sustainability as an ongoing enterprise. Today, it is often imperative to be capable of innovating Business Models – to change and reconfigure value chains. What Is a Business Model Innovation Definition?

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability.

2021 111
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For Project Managers: What is the Definition of Innovation?

The Strategic Project Manager

Innovation is an important topic these days simply because it is becoming critical to survival – for companies, governments, and people. Innovations are usually not completely new, a single stroke of genius, or just about a product. Innovation from a Strategic Perspective.

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A Lean Innovation Management Process: Discovering and Creating Value

The Strategic Project Manager

Lean innovation management originated from startups, but is applicable in helping bring a startup mentality to a variety of types of organizations. Let’s start be defining lean innovation. What is lean innovation, and why is it important? What is Lean Innovation Management?

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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?”.

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Project Innovation and “Crossing the Chasm”

Tony Adams

How do we plan with certainty when we are working in an disruptive environment that requires rapid, innovative thinking? How does an organisation’s business and innovation context affect the way it approaches project management? Shenhar and Dvir (2007) pose an interesting argument about innovation in a project management context. Their thing is the idea that different types of innovation require different approaches to project management.

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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. Most companies are falling short when they try to scale Agile because they lack the proper buy-in from leadership, they lack the ecosystem in which Agile can be successful, and they don’t know how to orchestrate the type of change that’s required of organizations that are attempting to adopt Agile.

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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. Most companies are falling short when they try to scale Agile because they lack the proper buy-in from leadership, they lack the ecosystem in which Agile can be successful, and they don’t know how to orchestrate the type of change that’s required of organizations that are attempting to adopt Agile.

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The Agile Fluency Model with Diana Larsen

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Diana Larsen on the Agile Fluency Model. On October 12, 2022, agile innovator Diana Larsen delved into the Agile Fluency® Model. Watch the video now : Engage the Agile Fluency® Model with Diana Larsen — Hands-on Agile #46. ??

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Leadership and Change Agility

International Institute for Learning

Innovation. Leadership and Change Agility Tips, Methods & Insights By Jane Morgan What’s the most important thing to consider when you start down the road to agility? What are some tips for an agile-based planning approach?

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Why is Satya Nadella a better example of agile leadership than Steve Jobs?

Scrum.org

Steve is great, but in terms of Agile leadership , he doesn’t touch sides – in my opinion – to Satya Nadella. Innovation and Agile capabilities. So, there was and is no systemic, in-built innovation and agile capabilities across the organization.

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

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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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (3rd edition)

Henny Portman

The first article gives an impression of a walk and talk in the surroundings of Loon op Zand with Theo van Kessel, APG, about the role of leadership in agile transformations. It’s about sustainable change and the importance of feedback. Agile English Post review TOAH

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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.

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In-Depth: The Evidence-Based Business Case For Agile

Scrum.org

What is the business case for Agile teams? We think we do well to base our beliefs about Agile more on evidence. This post is our attempt to bring an evidence-based perspective to the business case of Agile teams. A working definition of Agile and Stakeholders.

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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.

2021 98
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Top 15 Scaled Agile Interview Questions and Answers in 2022

Agilemania

A career in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is financially rewarding. Being a globally recognized certification, SAFe is a niche agile framework that has tons of job opportunities. When should one apply the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?

2022 98
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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. Of all the imperatives of digital transformation, the one success factor on which there is consensus is “enterprise-wide agility”. While the path taken may differ, the end goal is business-wide agility.

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The Agile Work Environment: What You Need to Know

nTask

You have probably heard of the term Agile. Agile methodology has gained popularity over the years and chances are that you stumbling onto this article is because your organization also implements some form of the methodology. What is an Agile Work Environment?

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Leadership & Change Agility with Jane Morgan

International Institute for Learning

Innovation. Exclusive Video Interview Leadership & Change Agility Tips, Methods & Insights 4 Questions with Jane Morgan What’s the most important thing to consider when you start down the road to agility? What are some tips for an agile-based planning approach?

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?? Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success — Johanna Rothman at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success w/ Johanna Rothman — ACB21. Too many people say, “With agile, we don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” However, because managers create and refine the culture, modern managers create and refine the agile culture.

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The Agile Fluency model

Henny Portman

The Agile Fluency model, developed by Diana Larsen and James Shore in 2012 and substantially updated in 2018, is a framework to help teams understand their current position and to help them develop an individual road map. Agile teams pass through four distinct zones of fluency as they learn ( fluency evolves). Each zone brings specific benefits: Focusing teams produce business value (agile fundamentals). Delivering teams deliver on the market cadence (agile sustainability).

2019 67
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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. To get you a bit caught up on the topic, I’ve pulled together an introduction to give you an overview of the background and philosophy, along with a few of the most popular styles of Agile. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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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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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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3 Steps to becoming an Agile Coach

Scrum.org

Completing an Agile Coaching certification doesn’t make you an Agile Coach. Master some Agile Frameworks and Methodologies. If you want to be an Agile Coach, you better have a solid grasp of some Agile Frameworks and Methodologies. Master Agile Frameworks.

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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. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. 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.

2017 97
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Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Welcome to our latest episode of the Agile Unplugged podcast with host Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile’s CEO. Spotify. Soundcloud.

2020 112
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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. 8-Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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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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Vodafone New Zealand's Agile Transformation Case Study

Scrum.org

Investing in agile would underpin this approach by introducing ways of working that reduce complexity, improve collaboration and bring the customer to the forefront of each decision. Reaching Agile Maturity Ahead of Plan. Stage 3 – Sustained and Continuous Improvement.

2020 148
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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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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. This is how SAFe came to be known as the dark horse among agile frameworks.

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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. and is passionate about all things agile and leadership.

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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.”

2020 105
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What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

The two main development methodologies are the waterfall methodology and the agile methodology. Although technically considered software development, “waterfall” and “agile” are often applied in project management. . The Agile method is newer than the Waterfall method, but it’s not exactly brand new. Both the Waterfall and the Agile methodologies carry their own set of advantages and disadvantages. The Agile Approach to Development.

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Six ingredients of agile organizational design

Scrum.org

In this article, I want to clarify the need for agility in modern businesses and what agility in organisational design actually is. Innovations and changes supersede at an increasingly high pace. Six Agile ingredients.

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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. The Agile Cannon is composed of 5 elements. Quest for control (in manufacturing sense) makes innovation harder [2]. Innovation causes variability. Agile Conference 2009, IEEE. . [4]

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How to use Agile Principles to Transform your Business?

Taskque

The high-end companies use an agile approach in their project management. To me, being “agile” translates to adopting the right tools, processes, and a mindset of being nimble and delivering value as quickly and as often as reasonably possible. Here are some steps that can help you direct your efforts towards being more agile with your business. 4 Steps to transform your business into Agile. In every organization, managers are the real agile bottlenecks.

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