Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Of course, this conversation goes against the point of lean—to eliminate unnecessary waste—yet it occurs frequently. The reality is that most lean programs fail as executives lose interest.

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Let’s Be Agile Together!

Arras People

As a project manager of many years experience, working both pan sector and discipline, whilst using many different flavours of methodology I have to admit that I am still struggling to position the “Agile” movement in terms of delivering projects. Agile Project Management agile

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Design, Agile, and Gall's Law

Zen Project Management

I see a lot of overlap with Agile principles. This is very similar to the Agile principle of simplicity. This is also similar to the principle of MVP (minimal viable product) that originated in the Lean Startup. agile Gall's Law Lean Startup MVPThe topic of design has been crossing my path lately. One of the principles I came across is called Gall’s law. It states that "all complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked.”

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. It's important to note that these agile frameworks can be combined to provide hybrid solutions such as the two below. Uses lean as the way to combine the best components of kanban and scrum practices to deliver the most sustainable value as fast as possible.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

What does Agile mean? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”. I understand the frustration because the term “Agile” is pretty generic and can mean different things from one organisation to the other.

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What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

A common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile. Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy Uncertainty

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Why lean IT matters – A conversation with Steve Bell

Guerrilla Project Management

Steve Bell shares insights from his latest book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation on the application of Lean in IT and recommendations for organizations wishing to start their own Lean journey. As more organizations turn to Lean to drive operational efficiencies, they are increasingly demanding speed and agility from their IT departments.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Why is agile necessary?

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. History of Agile project management. Agile Roadmap to value.

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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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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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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones. Those who don’t know much about agile, are also unaware of its popular frameworks like Kanban that is used to implement agile software development. Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. What is Agile?

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Good Enough

Tyner Blain

With the current mind share enjoyed by Lean Startup and minimally viable products (MVP), there is far too much shallow analysis from people jumping on the bandwagon of good ideas without fully understanding the ideas.

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Agile as an Excuse for Diminishing Commitment

quantmleap

T he Agile story, at some levels is a rosy one. A Manifesto that stipulates a set of values, a collection of principles that underpins these values and teams of people of different skills working together in collaboration and harmony to deliver value in the most efficient and lean way.

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Which is better – Kanban or Scrum?

The Clever PM

A very common topic of discussion amongst Product Managers in general, and Agile practitioners in particular, involves the comparison of different forms of process and project management. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Kanban Lean PM Roles ScrumBy far the most prominent and popular of these are Kanban and Scrum. And, much to my own personal dismay, often these discussions wind up devolving into some […].

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7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

Digite

Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean Replenishment Meeting

Flow Efficiency: A great metric you probably aren’t using

Digite

We are deeply honored to publish this post on Flow Efficiency written by Julia Wester for Lean Kanban University. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile flowefficiency Kanban kanban cards kanbanflow Lean

Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

Digite

was launched by Scaled Agile Inc. in 2016 as a method to help organizations scale up their existing agile practices. But isn’t that also the reason behind organizations adopting Scaled Agile framework in its glorious entirety? What was the need for Scaled Agile Inc.

To See or Not to See?

Digite

One party might like the project to be executed using agile principles or methodology while the other party has still not warmed up to the idea of agile. Kanban Lean/ Kanban Visualization agile Collaboration Lean Project Management Project Team Productivity

Five expectations for agile tools…

Kiron Bondale

Agile delivery does not mandate the use of software tools, but when scaling agile within large organizations with greater numbers of stakeholders, geographic distribution of pods, compliance requirements and similar enterprise challenges, tooling can improve efficiency and effectiveness.

SwiftEASe – Relentless Improvement in Value Delivery with Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)

Digite

SwiftEASe provides end-to-end enterprise agile lifecycle management that enables teams at all levels– enterprise, portfolio, program, and team— to collaborate and deliver software faster. SwiftEASe helps you quickly Scale Agile to your Enterprise!

ESP Compared to Kanban Method

Digite

David Anderson is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of Lean/ Kanban for Software Development and managing effective software teams. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Enterprise Kanban enterprise se Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean

Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc. I was already aware of Lean principles and their techniques because I got Lean certified in my previous company.

Allocating WIP Limits for a Kanban System

Digite

Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cards Lean Visualization WIP WIP limitI have seen people focus a lot on what the WIP limit should be for a Value Stream stage of a Kanban system.

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.

The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban

Digite

It has been abundantly clear that in the last 3-4 years, the world of Agile has gradually come to be occupied by Kanban. Kanban is central to Scaling Agile. For years, the Kanban community has been saying in different ways that Kanban is already a scaled Agile method.

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The Tangible Value of The “Intangibles”

Digite

Lean thinking recommends that systems should not be packed to 100% team utilization. Most managements struggle to accept this core Lean principle. Kanban Lean/ Kanban agile class of service CoS Lean

Gantt Chart is the right tool for tracking all projects even Agile

Binfire

When I make the above statement, lots of people jump to correct me that Agile and Lean methods don’t need Gantt charts. Every project including Agile should use a Gantt chart to at least track the progress of their work.

Understand the Purpose of Your MVP

The Clever PM

On one side of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lean Product folks who seem to think that a landing page […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM MVP Planning PMThe concept of MVP is an interesting one in the Product Management world — interesting, in that just like the role itself, it seems to mean something different to almost everyone that you talk to.

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The not so minimum Minimum Viable Product

Kiron Bondale

Through their Lean Startup work, Steve Blank and Eric Ries have popularized the idea of focusing on delivering a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) which will meet a customer’s core needs while minimize investment and providing opportunities for learning, refinement and the ability to fail fast.

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Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article in October 2015 describing how the eight forms of waste (a foundational lean tool) can affect project teams. As with all lean analysis, focus on value from the customer’s perspective – if further refinement will not generate such value, don’t gold-plate!

Portfolio Kanban for Enterprise Visibility

Digite

Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Kanban Portfolio Management Portfolio Kanban Portfolio Management Project Portfolio Management Visual Project Management VisualizationSolving the Insulation Challenge of Managed Transformation.

SwiftKanban Feature Update- Dec 2016

Digite

Kanban Kanban board Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized Account Reporting agile Card Color Reporting SwiftKanban Update Visual Project Management

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Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The ever-evolving project management methodology list of agile, scrum, kanban, lean, xp, waterfall PRINCE2 and PMBOK can be confusing. In this complete guide to project management. The post Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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. Which makes sense as LEAN really comes from manufacturing principles anyhow.”

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

Agile Scrum is a project management method used best in the software and IT industries. The Agile scrum methodology works on the principle of seamless efficiency while minimizing red tape. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. What is Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?

Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities. Agile delivery is not a silver bullet. Tagged: agile project management , Project Portfolio Management , resource availability.

Why Do Products Fail? – Incomplete Solutions

Tyner Blain

Most of the best practices of software development, in particular agile and lean* methodology, bias us towards focusing on – almost fixating on – the former. ” Agile’s David needed a potent sling against waterfall’s Goliath.

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