How many concurrent projects following an agile delivery approach can your company sustain?

Kiron Bondale

Organizations that are in the midst of an agile transformation will often track how many projects within their portfolios are being delivered following an agile lifecycle. Knowing how many concurrent projects can be delivered using agile approaches is important because if the organization attempts to execute more than its capacity to deliver, a slew of issues will emerge. Having sufficient agile leads (e.g. Agile leads need to be focused on a single project.

Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level — Jorgen Hesselberg at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level w/ Jorgen Hesselberg — ACB21. Do we dare to say: Sometimes, agility is a solution looking for a problem? ?? You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 32,000-plus other subscribers. ??

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Agility for a Sustainable World: Why We Need to Redefine The Meaning of Agility

Scrum.org

This year was the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto for Software Development, and in many sectors, agile ways of working have long since become the standard. Why We Need to Redefine Agility. 1] This shows how urgently we need to become more sustainable.

 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability.

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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What does it take to make an Agile transformation sustain?

Scrum.org

The Agile transformation business to be more precise. My core activity is coaching focused on Agility, i.e. influencing people to move towards (a (higher) state of) Agile. I want to share my opinion on what makes an Agile transformation successful.

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. ” People laugh when I say in my classes that we need to strive for no weekend or overtime work, but downtime is critical to maintaining a sustained pace. Agile teams are expected to be empowered by their leaders to identify their ways of working rather than having those dictated or prescribed.

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Working towards Sustainable Pace in Scrum and Kanban

Scrum.org

Aiming towards Sustainable Pace. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely." - The Agile Manifesto Principle. Measuring Sustainable Pace. Flow Sustainability?

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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What Is Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

Is Agile Transformation simply about making a culture shift, or should we start with processes and go from there? But what does it really take to enable successful Agile Transformation? Often, Agile is implemented as a process change. Dependencies in organizations kill Agility.

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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 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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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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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Three.

Growing Agile

This is the third part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. “Agile processes promote sustainable development. ” Sustainable development pace by the delivery team is an obvious thing that jumps out with this principle.

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A pilot project is not always the best way to start your agile journey

Kiron Bondale

Just as it is easier to swallow a small pill than a huge one, the ability to adopt and sustain change is often simpler when the change involves baby steps. This approach of small incremental changes applies to agile as well.

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Use the 7 Habits to create highly effective agile teams

Kiron Bondale

Covey’s wrote his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, it was used by individuals for self-improvement but the same habits could also help teams in their journeys to greater agility. Agile agile project management improving project management prioritization team building

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Helping functional managers through an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

A lot has been written about the challenges caused by functional managers when their company undergoes an agile transformation. Delivering training focused specifically on what functional managers need to know about agile which includes scenario-based learning to understand what sorts of behavior changes are expected when faced with common situations will help. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Change management personal development

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What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve frequently said that agile transformations are marathons and not sprints. While there is no single model for how a company will progress through its agile transformation, it is a good idea for transformation teams to proactively identify tipping points where previously unique outcomes or behaviors have become commonplace. Such evidence is critical if there is to be sustained commitment and investment in the transformation.

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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. That’s largely due to agile’s ability to adapt to change and incorporate customer feedback, both of which are essential in today’s world where technology is constantly evolving, and swathes of information are just a few clicks away—including public customer reviews. But first, let’s get some more background on agile and its methods. How Work is Done in Agile.

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What is An Agile Project? A Getting Started Guide for New PMs

nTask

As a project manager, you must have come across the question “What is an Agile Project?”. According to Jim Highsmith “Agility is the ability to adapt and respond to change … agile organizations view change as an opportunity, not a threat.”. What is Agile Project Management?

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Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (3rd edition)

Henny Portman

The first article gives an impression of a walk and talk in the surroundings of Loon op Zand with Theo van Kessel, APG, about the role of leadership in agile transformations. It’s about sustainable change and the importance of feedback. Agile English Post review TOAH

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Beyond Agile Gratitude #2 - Lean Thinking and the Kanban Method

Leading Answers

Now that my Beyond Agile book has been published, I would like to thank people who helped shape its content and ideas. The Kanban Method can teach agile practitioners many useful ideas about incremental improvement, successful organizational change, and improved team performance.

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The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

MPUG

Now, you might be thinking what exactly a dance has to do with cadence in Agile? One can define cadence in Agile as follows: Cadence is a regular, predictable pattern of development work in Agile. The concept of cadence in Agile is suitably explained with a dance.

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. Sustaining the Changes.

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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-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. 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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The Agile Work Environment: What You Need to Know

nTask

You have probably heard of the term Agile. Agile methodology has gained popularity over the years and chances are that you stumbling onto this article is because your organization also implements some form of the methodology. What is an Agile Work Environment?

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Project Initiation Guide for Beginner Level Agile Professionals

nTask

It doesn’t matter if it is your personal or professional life, you have to wait for it to complete its course otherwise you are going to have a premature product with no sustainability. The post Project Initiation Guide for Beginner Level Agile Professionals appeared first on nTask.

Beyond Agile Gratitude #1 – Weaving People and Process

Leading Answers

Now that my Beyond Agile book has been published, I would like to thank some people who helped shape its content and ideas. Agile approaches combine a mixture and equal balance of people and process approaches to delivery.

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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. According to the Oxford Dictionary the term Agile is an adjective to describe: The ability to move quickly and easily. The ’Agile Alliance’. Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile has become one of the hottest topics in the project management world, mainly due to its proven success in software projects and its ability to deliver quick and real value to customers.

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EVM and Agile – Project Reporting

Green Project Management

It is a follow on to a recent post “EVM and Agile – Can they work together?“ “ Once again, this post is not specifically about sustainable change delivery. The post EVM and Agile – Project Reporting appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Context This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W17_PM_EVM-KPI-Reporting.

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Are your agile transformation blockers like agents in The Matrix?

Kiron Bondale

Agile transformations are susceptible to a variety of impediments but sometimes these hurdles are not as high as we believe them to be. Product Owners, Agile Leads) to a single value stream. Some such as technical debt or legacy integrations can be eliminated over time with persistence and sustained investment but others are a natural by-product of a company’s industry, the free market or globalization. But Morpheus, like agile coaches, can only show the way.

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Review 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands

Henny Portman

Xebia published an interactive e-magazine Agile NXT ‘ 12.5 years AGILE in the Netherlands – more than a decade of agile captured in compelling stories and next steps for the future’. He doesn’t believe in agile leadership exists. agility English Post review

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The Executive’s Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails

Leading Agile

Leading large-scale Agile Transformation is extremely complex. That’s why successful Agile Transformation requires a fundamentally unique approach. Adopting Agile

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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Building an Effective Agile Transformation Consultant Team

Leading Agile

An Agile Transformation Consultant who wants to lead a successful Transformation is going to need more than a deep understanding of Agile. In a recent blog post, we discussed the various types of Agile Transformation Coaches needed to run a sustainable Transformation.

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated. Of all the imperatives of digital transformation, the one success factor on which there is consensus is “enterprise-wide agility”. While the path taken may differ, the end goal is business-wide agility.

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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! Yes, there certainly are agile delivery methodologies and adaptive project lifecycles and some project managers might have gained greater experience in those, but what might some of the characteristics of an agile project manager be? So why wouldn’t you want to be an agile project manager?

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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

According to John Kotter’s model for leading change, the first step to overcoming inertia requires us to instill a sense of true urgency in those we need to support, implement and sustain the change. This is why regardless of the nature of a transformation we need to inject agility into its delivery. Agile Facilitating Organization Change agile project management Change management Stakeholder analysis transformational projects

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