Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

An agile project management office might sound to some like an oxymoron, right? This might be a reasonable assertion as many PMOs were first formed to provide oversight over a portfolio of projects and enforcing standards sounds like the antithesis to agility.

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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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Shouldn’t we ALL be agile project managers?

Kiron Bondale

I always get a kick out of online discussions referencing agile project managers as if those are some special subset of the project management population! They don’t follow process for process sake and recognize that tailoring is as relevant to project practices as it is to clothing.

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The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

When an executive, too far removed from what makes creating products hard thinks of “agile” as a silver bullet it becomes difficult to manage expectations. It is precisely that potential which inspires not-yet-informed executives to learn about how agile could help them.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. Importance of agility and iterative processes.

Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. This involves another set of processes: Scope: Make sure the project deliverables have been completed as planned.

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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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS.

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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The Agile Transition – Waterfall vs. Agile Teams

Eylean

After deciding to go Agile, we change many things about our process and structure. Agile Project Management project managementHowever, many fail to understand that the people in our projects have to change as well.

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Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Agile works much the same way. While they might appreciate the benefits of agile delivery, if they haven’t reflected on the mindset changes required, stakeholders will act like chickens when we’d need them to be pigs.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

If you work in tech or any industry where things change fast, you probably are familiar with agile project management. Agile methods are baked into productivity tech, from Trello to Airtable to Redbooth, and can improve any large body of work, from ad campaigns to app design.

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Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

Agile Cadabra

Tyner Blain

Agile is not magical. Changing from a waterfall process to an agile process changes how your team works, and helps eliminate inefficiencies. Adopting an agile process does not let you magically have a more successful product.

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Never neglect the human side of agile!

Kiron Bondale

People and not policies, processes, practices or platforms are required to achieve successful projects. This is why the following principle from the Agile Manifesto needs to be careful considered whenever an agile transformation is underway: Build projects around motivated individuals.

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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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Getting Moving with Agile Projects

Arras People

In the year 2016 it also includes understanding Agile – as I found out at a recent project management event being run by Hemsley Fraser in London. This is an outcome to the retrospectives that happen in Agile developments. Agile Gets Things Moving.

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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

But the steps in Kotter’s model, like PMBOK processes, are not to be followed in a purely sequential manner. . This is why regardless of the nature of a transformation we need to inject agility into its delivery.

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Project Versus Product in Agile Development

Herding Cats

This quote is typically the basis of proposing agile software development over traditional software development. What Does This Mean for Agile? . Agile shouldn't care. Agile produces useful working software at the end of every Sprint.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. Agile Featured

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Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” The right question is: is agile better?” ” How Agile Is NOT Cheaper. Agile Done Well IS Cheaper.

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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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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. Let’s apply this lens to agile as applied within a company, and see if it helps people decide to do things differently. When You Say Agile, What Do You Mean?

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Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

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 five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

For organizations transforming their technology delivery from traditional to agile approaches, there’s a need to evolve team practices, tools, leadership behavior and stakeholder change appetites in parallel to avoid realizing the risks of being agile while standing in a waterfall.

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Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible?

The Digital Project Manager

Managing agile projects in an agency setting can be challenging, but with the following processes, it can be done. The post Agile In The Agency. As a Project Manager, you have. Is It Possible? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes. In Project Management, Agile is often referred to in software development, but it can also be applied to other fields. Understanding Agile. The Agile Process.

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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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Why Agile is important?

Binfire

I am sure by now you have heard about agile, companies big and small like Amazon and Google are using agile to manage work. You may be forgiven if you wonder why agile is used more and more for managing work and projects. Why Agile? You ask why Agile?

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How are you resolving your agile transformation blockers?

Kiron Bondale

How about being agile with your transformation! As with all preliminary estimates in agile don’t aim for precision but rather for consistency. You might also want to incorporate relative uncertainty into the ranking process by tackling higher risk and impact hurdles first.

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3 Easy Agile Practices Your Team Can Start Today

Project Bliss

You’ve heard your friends sing the praises of Agile. Good news – there are Agile practices you can use even in your waterfall world. And you’ll get a chance to introduce some Agile practices to your team. CAUTION: What to do before you adopt these Agile Practices.

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

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. Phase Gates in Agile?

Illogical Agile Quotes

Herding Cats

There are lots of quotes flying around the agile community. So in the agile development world, there is no right or wrong? Now, you may not know how you may not be able to afford to make those decisions, the underlying probabilistic and statistical process may be too chaotic, or many other reasons. . NoEstimates Agile Illogical Agile Quotes QuotesSome are logical, some are obvious, some are takeoffs from other quotes, a few are downright nonsense.

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Agile Management Excel Template

TimeCamp

Project management, especially agile management is a challenging enterprise. Thus, we are happy to announce a new Excel Template – Agile Management Excel Template! It is based on the Agile method and its principles.

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Finding the right retrospective rhythm

Kiron Bondale

For teams which are learning to be agile, that is the right answer. To try to resolve this, the agile community has been very creative at coming up with alternate methods of eliciting valuable input using materials such as Lego bricks or Play-Doh.

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. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. Focuses on the tasks and improving the processes. More precise processes.

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Human Resources needs to be part of your company’s agile transformation!

Kiron Bondale

When we think about the journey from traditional delivery approaches to agile, the focus is normally on delivery teams or on those areas of the organization which will need to transition from being project-focused to becoming product, capability or value-stream centric.

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The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

I've since lost my handbook issued at TRW for the Software Development Lifecycle processes used on the programs we worked, but the loop approach of plan, do, study, act was at the basis of that method. Is this early work the same in form as Scrum, XP, or other Agile development methods?

The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

Redbooth

Agile project management is favored for its speed, but even teams that claim to have Agile values are not working that quickly. Just ask the Financial Times , a company that spent four years redesigning their media platform in a supposedly Agile way. How an Agile team works.

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