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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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 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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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.

Learning with TimeCamp: Agile Software Development

TimeCamp

Today you will learn what is Agile Software Development. We tried to gather some important information on Agile and share them with our readers. Project Management agile agile project management agile software development project management methodologies TimeCamp

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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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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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Risk Management for Agile Software Development Projects

Herding Cats

It is popular to state that Agile IS Risk Management - but that is not correct. Agile software development is a software development process. The two - agile and risk management - are well suited for each other. But Agile alone is not Risk Management. Here's how Agile and Risk Management are joined. risk management agile+evm (v10.2) Agile RiskRisk Management is a process as well.

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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.

Agile Management

Binfire

You have probably used or heard about Agile Project Management , but chances are not about company-wide Agile management practice. To be successful today, businesses need to be agile not just in managing their projects but in everything they do in their businesses.

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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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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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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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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. Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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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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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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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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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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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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Illogical Agile Quotes

Herding Cats

There are lots of quotes flying around the agile community. Working software over comprehensive documentation.” IME software changes a lot of over time. Working software over comprehensive documentation fails to consider what the customer considers needed documentation to accompany the product. Say the manual for the Manuals for Avionics systems for personal and commercial aircraft flight systems with their software-intensive system of systems in the domain we work.

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Agile Project Management Methods

Herding Cats

There is a lot of unsubstantiated claims going around about how agile should or should not be applied. From the point of view of Software Intensive System of Systems, here's how we've learned to manage development using Agile.

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Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

But in the software development world, the domains of IT, there are two other colors of money. There are two types of software that are developed for a business: 1) internal-use software, and 2) software developed to be sold, leased or marketed (“software to be sold”).

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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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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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The argument for agile gets even more appealing…

Kiron Bondale

However things get more intriguing when we compare the results for agile and waterfall. Out of a sample of over 10,000 software projects, 39% of those which were managed using agile approaches succeeded as compared with only 11% of those using a traditional approach.

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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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Project Management software

Binfire

The market for project management software is rapidly expanding. It seems “work management software” is a better name than project management software for some of these applications. Why do we need project management software? Work management software. >>

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. While some have publication dates that may seem old, the principles in these books are immutable, even for agile projects. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Agile is a popular term these days, and you likely hear it a lot. But what is it and what’s the difference between agile vs waterfall methodology? By the end, you’ll have a high-level understanding of each and how work is done in agile vs waterfall. AGILE.

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Agile: Should I Be Taking Training? – Project Management Advice

Arras People

“ I’m hearing a lot about Agile and project management. ” Agile and more specifically Agile Project Management has certainly been in the spotlight over the last few years and this is a question I’ve been asked a lot. and business projects for a number of years, will often say that they know enough about Agile to manage the Agile element within a bigger project but not enough to fully manage an Agile team. Agile Project Management agile

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Best project management software

Binfire

What is the best project management software for your team and your project? The short answer is no, depending on industry, team size, project complexity, team’s experience and team size the requirements for project management software change. What is our budget for PM software?

Software Development for the 21st Century

Herding Cats

Alistair Cockburn's talk on 21st Century Software development. . Pay attention the hoax of #Noestimates and most major misunderstandings of the Agile Manifesto and the 12 Principle.

Agile methodology: the software industry’s gift to best management practices

Runrun.it

The post Agile methodology: the software industry’s gift to best management practices appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. As Peter Drucker, a theoretician and the father of modern business management once said, “most of our assumptions about business, technology and organization are at least 50 years old. They have outlived their time.

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Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them. The Agile Release Train is the primary value delivery construct in SAFe. An Agile Release Train typically consist of 50-125 people. agile Agile ALM ALM

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Some Dark Sides to Agile

Herding Cats

I work agile programs that are subject to FAR 34.2 These are Software Intensive System of Systems, starting ar $20M and going much larger. These programs integrate Earned Value Management with Agile software development to great advantage. NoEstimates Agile Earned Value

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How To Maximize The Efforts Of Your Agile Team

Binfire

According to agile visionaries, a robust, agile team embodies “we” rather than “I” and that teamwork is crucial to delivering great software. Maybe the problem is not agile, but it is your management style. To most managers, agile is like a new, radical form of leadership.

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Spend £90 Become PRINCE2 Agile Foundation Qualified

Arras People

PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation has just been launched and April is the month where the certification is piloted with the project management marketplace. You can take the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course online now, pay no examination fee and receive your certification, all for a price of £90.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Beginner’s Guide To Agile Project Management

Celoxis

INFOGRAPHIC: The Beginner's Guide To Agile Project Management. Agile best practices communication Customer Experience design thinking infographic PPM productivity Project Management User Experience agile project management celoxis customer experience Online project management tool project management web based project management software

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What Software Development Models Aren't Iterative and Incremental?

Herding Cats

Use of the dreaded Waterfall model is a stalking horse for agilest and #Noestimates advocates for the evils of software development guided by any Governance processes intending to be the steward of other people's money. NoEstimates Agile Governance

Software Economics

Herding Cats

Here's some thoughts on the economics of software development using other people's money, after 3 weeks of working a proposal for a major software intensive system of systems using Agile. With the advent of Agile, the linear spend planning and delivery of capabilities was altered to iterative and incremental spend and delivery planning. Economics of Software Development.