The 4 Essential Agile Tools for Agile Teams

ProjectManager.com

Agile is a way of working that comes from software development. While the roots of incremental development methods of working stem back to the 1950s and into the 1970s, it wasn’t until 2001 that a group of software developers published the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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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.

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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.

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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. Agile Expert Views

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How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

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. There are those who are almost rigid in their adherence to the agile framework.

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What does it take to launch agile software? Q&A with Jordan Husney, CEO and Founder of Parabol

Girl's Guide to PM

Why would you launch a new project management software tool when the market is so crowded already? And why focus on improving agile retrospectives? Jordan, what’s happening with the Agile world at the moment? This growth has seen a huge rise in agile tools.

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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. Created a few decades before the agile methodology, each phase is reliant upon the deliverables of the previous phase. What is Agile? Agile Principles.

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Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

Agile agile project management customer satisfaction project decision making

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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.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile. So if a foundation of agile is working fast and changing rapidly and often, while continuing to iterate on the project, what’s the definition of done in agile? How Work is Done in Agile.

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Best Project Planning Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

That’s where project planning software comes in: it’s a project manager’s best friend. Project planning software gives project managers the means to control costs and stay on schedule. Yes, project planning software is massive. 2020 Best Project Planning Software Rankings.

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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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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? Software Development and a Ski Trip. Agile Principles.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. Digitalization and Collaboration.

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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.

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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Agile project management software guide

Binfire

Agile project management software is accepted by more organizations in a variety of industries than anytime before. . The Agile PM has become very popular not only for the project management practice in the software industry but also business management and entrepreneurship as well.

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 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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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. “Agile Transformation is the work of refactoring the organzation so that it can actually do Agile.”

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How to Fund a Software Development Project

ProjectManager.com

A critical success factor for a software development project is how it is funded. In this blog I’ll explore several common options for funding software development projects. An important business agility principle is that context counts.

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Who said 'hybrid Agile'?

Musings on Project Management

It's agile coexisting in the same project with a traditional methodology, presumably for the swim lanes that are not software. Some call hybrid agile as: agile in the waterfall Are hybrids practical? Agile is the not-traditional. agileWhat's the hybrid thing? After all, the traditional is top down planned, most requirements up front, much system testing at the end, etc. Can you fashion a hybrid.

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Best Kanban Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

The project management world took note, and a number of kanban software companies were born. To narrow down the field, we tested several of the more interesting kanban software on the market. 2020 Best Kanban Software Rankings.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Three.

Growing Agile

This is the third part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. “Working software is the primary measure of progress. Working Software isn’t the only measure of progress, but it is the most important one. The post The 12 Agile Principles.

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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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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. I tried the software on my iPad and frankly it wasn’t that easy to create a nice looking roadmap using my fingers as input devices. Software review: Viewpath Express Viewpath 2.0

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Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

To do so requires business agility. What Is Business Agility? Business agility is just as it says, a way for businesses to remain agile when markets fluctuate, as they have a tendency to do. Origins of Business Agility. Business Agility Framework.

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Agile for Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

By Susan Parente | Risk Management Guru – Agile Generalist – Instructor and Consultant, IIL. Can Agile practices be incorporated with traditional project management?” The daily stand-up is used in Scrum, one of the most popular frameworks for implementing Agile.

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Can We Still be Agile?

Leading Answers

How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Yes, of course we can, and in many ways, now we need to be more agile than ever as we try new approaches, learn and adapt how we work.

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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. I tried the software on my iPad and frankly it wasn’t that easy to create a nice looking roadmap using my fingers as input devices. Software review: Viewpath Express Viewpath 2.0

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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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Best Project Management Software of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Therefore, it makes sense why successful companies rely on project management software to keep them on track. Building a business foundation on project management software can be a very effective tactic; thus, making the right choice is extremely important.

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Agile at the Hospital

Leading Agile

That’s what the physical card walls and boards are for in a software development team room, too. The post Agile at the Hospital appeared first on LeadingAgile.

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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.

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Ravetree Software Overview – Work Management Solution For Digital Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

In the past, agencies would piece together a collection of different software tools to manage. The post Ravetree Software Overview – Work Management Solution For Digital Agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Agile Tools Planning Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling Tools Time Tracking Sponsored

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #1

Leading Answers

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring samples from my new Kindle book “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner’s Guide to Agility ”. The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and the best servant leadership behaviors for supporting agile teams.

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Hybrid Agile. what's that?

Musings on Project Management

It's agile coexisting in the same project with a traditional methodology, presumably for the swim lanes that are not software. Some call hybrid agile as: agile in the waterfall Are hybrids practical? Agile is the not-traditional. agileWhat's the hybrid thing? After all, the traditional is top down planned, most requirements up front, much system testing at the end, etc. Can you fashion a hybrid.

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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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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. Industries Originally applied to software development but now applied within many other industries. It's important to note that these agile frameworks can be combined to provide hybrid solutions such as the two below.

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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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