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Sustaining Agility Beyond Crises

International Institute for Learning

During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, many executives were drawn to Agile management. All are hallmarks of Agile ways of working. Unfortunately, such spur-of-the-moment agility is fragile. But turning away from Agile now is a mistake.

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Agile Principles – Sustainable Pace

Scrum.org

This post continues my ongoing series revisiting the principles behind the Agile Manifesto. This time we are focussing on the following Agile principle – “Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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Agility and Sustainability

Scrum.org

Did you know that there are 17 United Nation, sustainable development goals. And that could include consideration for those 17 United Nation sustainable development goals. Now those 17 United Nation sustainable development goals, they do compete against each other.

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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.

2018 152
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Agile Project Management: Principles, Meetings, Values & Tools

ProjectManager.com

What Is Agile Project Management? Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project through short planning cycles called sprints. Agile project management allows teams to gather customer feedback as the project progresses. History of the Agile Methodology.

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 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.

2021 94
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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.

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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.

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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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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.

2020 119
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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.

2021 105
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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. ” 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.

2019 157
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20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

Rebel’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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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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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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Working toward Sustainable Pace in Scrum and Kanban

Scrum.org

Aiming toward 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?

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In-Depth: The Science On Sustainable Pace, Stress, And Motivation

Scrum.org

How sustainable is your pace as a developer? What is a sustainable pace? The notion of “sustainable pace” is closely tied to Extreme Programming practices. But that recommendation was updated to “sustainable pace” by Ron Jeffries later.

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Agile Change Management for Large Companies

Leading Agile

. Organizational change management in Agile is used as a systematic approach to managing the Transformation process to support the people and the organization to adapt to the changes required. The post Agile Change Management for Large Companies appeared first on LeadingAgile.

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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?

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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.

2018 186
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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.

2019 342
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Creating an Agile Transformation Roadmap

Leading Agile

When you create an Agile Roadmap, it’s all about getting people to change and making the change sustainable and lasting. In this video, Mike Cottmeyer explores what’s required to create an Agile Roadmap so the organization can get a really clear plan for what kinds of changes are going to be made, when, how to get started and get executive buy-in, who is going to make the changes , what to expect along the way. Adopting Agile Agile Agile Transformation

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6 Agile Methodology Stages You Need to Be Aware Of

nTask

Agile methodology is becoming more and more important and popular in modern workspaces. The complexity of projects and the need for continuous modifications have shifted the project management methodology from traditional to agile. What is an Agile Methodology?

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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

2018 166
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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.

2018 167
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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.

2017 197
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Leadership and Change Agility

International Institute for Learning

Leadership and Change Agility Tips, Methods & Insights By Jane Morgan What’s the most important thing to consider when you start down the road to agility? What are some tips for an agile-based planning approach? Presented by: International Institute for Learning, Inc.

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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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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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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.

2019 277
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Agile Transformation: ChatGPT or McBoston?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Agile Transformation with ChatGPT or McBoston? I was interested in learning more about a typical daily challenge many agile practitioners face: How shall we successfully pursue an agile transformation? Make the approach more agile.

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Agile Transformation Q&A with Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Implementing Agile is about more than adopting a new methodology or working to change your culture. If the systems aren’t present to support those two things, Agile won’t succeed. These are common misconceptions about Agile that can lead more organizations to failure than success.

2022 72
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EVM and Agile – Can they work together?

Green Project Management

Context This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W15_PM_EVM-Agile-Considerations. My primary focus is split between sustainable organizational project, programme, portfolio and risk management improvement and organizational sustainable change delivery assessments. The post EVM and Agile – Can they work together?

2017 158
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Agile and Current Technology: Are We Adapting or Missing the Mark?

Leading Agile

When the Agile Manifesto was created 21 years ago, software development, technology, and the world, in general, were different. As it evolved, we wrapped the core structure with different processes to get there but forgot the fundamental principles that made Agile successful.

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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

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What is the Difference Between an Agile Coach and an Enterprise Agile Coach?

Agilemania

Agile and Scrum are the two most popular names in the industry. Most organizations think all Agile frameworks come with a one-size-fits-all approach. As a result, they set unrealistic expectations when using Agile practices in their organizations. Agile or Enterprise?

2023 52
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Transformation Coaching vs Agile Coaching

Leading Agile

Although there is not a written rule on the difference between an Agile or Transformation coach, in my experience there is a distinct difference. . Agile Coaching. Agile coaching is the outcome of successful Transformation coaching. .

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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.

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Scaling Agile Practices – Improve Business Outcomes: Team and Technical Agility

Agilemania

Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe® is the world’s leading framework for Business Agility. The seven core competencies each have three dimensions making it a total of twenty-one dimensions to enable Business Agility. Team and Technical Agility. Agile Teams.

2023 52
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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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