The Risk Management Process in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

When you start the planning process for a project, one of the first things you need to think about is: what can go wrong? So risk management, then, is the process of identifying, categorizing, prioritizing and planning for risks before they become issues. It’s all about process.

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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. At first, the concept of the project management process and its practical adaption can seem a little daunting, but this article will give you everything you need to set up PM processes and phases at your business. How to Implement a PM Process in Your Organization.

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Ensuring Smart Work Management Processes for Agile Project Managers In 2021

nTask

Project management process is a complex maze that not everyone knows how to ace every single time. But if you have a process or plan in mind related to the needs and requirements of your project, then it is a piece of cake.

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Project Management Process: The Basics

Clarizen

Edwards Deming once wrote that “if you cannot describe what you are doing as a process, you do not know what you are doing.” Project Management Process Groups. Initiating : processes that are required to define and authorize a new project, or a new phase of an existing project. .

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. If so, moving the feature to an optional add-on may also reduce friction in the sales process. up the sales process—not just in current deals, but (as we’ll explain later) in future revenue streams as well.

Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

Like many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions. However, as I would still like to help, writing an article on five of the most common agile myths will give me a reference to provide to folks in the future. Agile projects and agile methodologies. Agile is not a method ( which is what most folks mean when they use the word “methodology” ).

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. The classic formulation of agile in the Agile Manifesto has no role for leadership. People over Process is the third book.

Agile for Non-IT Projects

International Institute for Learning

Since seventeen people met in February 2001 at Wasatch mountains of Utah to discuss and draft the Agile Manifesto, software projects have been the main focus of Agile. Did you try to apply Agile Mindset in your projects? Project Management AgileBy Mohamed Khalifa.

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No bugs in agile?!?

Kiron Bondale

When a team is following an agile delivery approach and they have developed a Definition of Done (DoD) containing one or more criteria indicating that no defects are permitted in or as an outcome of completed work items, they should not have to deal with bugs escaping a sprint, and hence, the practice of documenting defects should become obsolete. ” Agile Process Peeves Project Management agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidity Quality

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

We hope that by conducting effective ceremonies we will achieve the agile trinity of improved value delivery, better quality and more fun. Each agile framework provides its own ceremonies but given that Scrum is still the most commonly referenced one, let’s focus on that framework’s events. Agile ceremonies should add value. If not, we are just adopting the form of agility with none of its substance.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. This means you have to have a really strong business case, no matter how logical and even obvious switching to an Agile system might be. Align Agile project management with your organization’s strategy.

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Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

Agile and Waterfall processes are not generally considered something that should be mixed. They are mixed – and have to be – as many organizations make the transition from a Waterfall software development and project management methodology to an Agile methodology of the same. The exception being, of course, new organizations or startups that go the Agile only route. It may be a government requirement, or may just be a lack of Agile comfort, adoption, and familiarity.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto. Agile is a bit of a controversial topic in the field. Either way, agile offers a fast and nimble way to work that first benefited software development before expanding its reach to almost every industry. Now, even project management traditionalists who use Gantt charts and waterfall projects , are heeding the relevance of agile. What Is Agile? What Is the Agile Manifesto?

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Agile Communications Plans

Leading Answers

Many traditional project management deliverables have agile alternatives. Yet we rarely see agile communications management plans. Given the high rates of change often experienced on agile projects, we might expect more emphasis on communications to keep everyone on the same page.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

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.

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How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

They need direction, but if you’re too hands on then you can often stifle their process. An agile workflow can help. For a long time the agile framework influenced teams outside of the software development sector from which it originated. People are evangelical about agile.

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Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? The agile movement first began in the 1970s when it was introduced by a doctor named Winston Royce. They are extremely useful to project managers using agile methods because they allow all aspects of the project to be reviewed and analysed to help discover any issues. Making The Switch to Agile.

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Agile advice from our ancestors

Kiron Bondale

Old sayings might not be the first thing which comes to mind when considering agility, there are many proverbs which are apropos. Out of sight, out of mind : This proverb can be used when referencing traditional techniques for tracking and reporting delivery progress and contrasting those with the increased transparency which is encouraged with agile approaches. Cut your coat according to your cloth : Focus, like transparency is a pillar of Scrum and most other agile methods.

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?

Agilemania

Some Agile experts are not hard-core fans of SAFe. And this makes SAFe more complicated, bureaucratic than the Agile manifesto recommends. They also have this opinion that SAFe is so heavy, maybe it is not Agile at all. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum.

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20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

Girl's Guide to PM

Can you believe the Agile Manifesto has been around 20 years? The Agile Manifesto has probably had the greatest impact on how projects are done – even how non- agile projects are done. The Agile Manifesto date was 11-13 February 2001. What does the Agile Manifesto say?

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Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Newton’s third law is also true in the case of agile vs waterfall, where one sprang to life as a reaction to the other. The waterfall methodology is a process where project activities are broken down into linear phases. What is Agile? Agile Principles.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for 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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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

Leading Agile

In a recent SoundNotes Q&A with Mike Cottmeyer , our Fearless Leader fielded questions on a range of topics related to organizational transformation and agility. One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., Each process or method assumes it will be used in an ecosystem that has certain characteristics. The bottom line is you can adapt the ecosystem to the process, or the process to the ecosystem.

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed. The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology.

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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

Let’s consider these through the lens of agility. The eighth principle of the Manifesto argues against this: “ Agile processes promote sustainable development. Agile teams are expected to be empowered by their leaders to identify their ways of working rather than having those dictated or prescribed. sprint review) and process (e.g. retrospective) feedback loops that we expect with most agile approaches.

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Transformation is More Than Just Having an Agile Checklist

Leading Agile

By now, virtually everyone has at least heard of agile and read the manifesto. Agile has finally been vetted by the early adopters and is now becoming mainstream. I, like others, talk about the difference between “doing Agile” and “being agile”—differing the big “A” agile and the little “a” agile is intentional[BC1] . I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard “It’s not `agile` if you aren’t doing <insert practice here>”. agile.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

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

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

The 12 Agile Principles. Part One.

Growing Agile

Much is said and written about the Agile Manifesto that if I were to write about it, I’m sure it wouldn’t be anything that hasn’t been said before. Over the next few blog posts I’m going to break down the agile principles in batches of 3 at a time.

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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings. The same approach could be utilized to ensure that teams aren’t just going through agile ceremony motions. But, as usual, caveat agilist: Focus on the outcomes, not the processes.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

For small companies, Agile Transformation can be straightforward—since getting alignment can be accomplished by getting everyone in a room and creating shared understanding. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. The Meaning of Agile Transformation.

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All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

“ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s warning reminds us that it is very easy to ignore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development’s value statements. Having the agile lead or other team member be the only person conducting the demoes doesn’t give everyone a chance to have their day of glory. Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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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. There are many ways in which PMOs can hamper progress towards greater agility including: Enforcing standards over principles. Continuing to apply traditional funding models and prerequisites to agile investments.

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Estimating Agile Projects.Or Not

Leading Answers

There has been a debate raging since 2012 about the use and value of estimates on agile projects. For software projects following an agile approach, the team is often asked to estimate the development effort for stories in the backlog.

Step-By-Step Guide to Agile Planning- Drafting And Executing Projects

nTask

With the ever-growing competition in the market and a need for perfection, companies look for ways to improve their processes for better results. One such way of improving performance in Agile planning. Agile panning is used by a whopping 71% of organizations to manage their projects.

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5 Agile Metrics to Improve Performance and Quality

Project Bliss

Agile has been a buzzword for many organizations in the last few years. And while many organizations are “adopting” an agile methodology, many are not fully embracing it. Effective implementation of agile requires a cultural shift. What Is Agile?

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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. Coming from a manufacturing background I have exposure to Lean (make to stock) and Agile (make to order) and TOC in terms of delivering products. My call to action; Let’s be agile together!

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