How to use a Business Cadence to promote collaboration

Hydra

How to use a Business Cadence to promote collaboration and start your year with the right rhythm

Capabilities Release or Cadence Release

Herding Cats

So do we pick a Capabilities Release or a Cadence Release? Cadence release puts value out on a periodic basis. Those capabilities don't always show up in the Cadence, but that's a separate issue as well. .

7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

Digite

In 2015, in a blog post called Kanban Cadences , David Anderson laid out a set of 7 Kanban cadences or meetings that provide comprehensive opportunities for feedback, planning, and review in an enterprise.

ESP Compared to Kanban Method

Digite

He highlights this with the adoption path for Kanban cadences (meetings) as to how Kanban is bottom-up and inside-out approach whereas ESP is the top-down and outside-in approach. We also anticipate the adoption of the Kanban Cadences to be different.

Release by sprint or capability?

Musings on Project Management

One of the Agile paradigm shifts from the "way we've always done it" is to shift release planning to either fixed calendar points -- at the end of one or more sprints, but typically three or more -- or when capability needed by the business is "done" In an interesting posting, here, the first idea is given the moniker "cadence release"; the latter "capabilities release".

Have we learned anything?

Kiron Bondale

Frequent identification – either on a fixed cadence such as in a sprint ending retrospective or just-in-time based on a team’s recognition that there is something of value to be captured and shared.

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9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

By meeting at the same time, your team gets into a regular cadence. Identify the cadence or milestones that trigger a group self-assessment. When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. I was accustomed to meetings with in-depth communication.

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How to Become a Better Communicator

Project Risk Coach

Notice the cadence, pauses, and the repetitions in the speech. Project managers spend a large part of each day communicating—facilitating meetings, emailing stakeholders, responding to texts, writing reports, and having one-on-one conversations.

2017 241

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

The specific frequency of these re-forecasts is context-specific, but a minimum cadence should be established at the portfolio level to support normal portfolio monitoring and reporting practices. Benefits management, like project risk management, is practiced poorly by most organizations.

2017 177

How do your pods divide and conquer?

Kiron Bondale

A good practice with agile delivery is to keep team sizes small to reduce the number of communication channels.

2016 167

Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

Cadence Release - when a fixed period ends, go with what is ready to go. Cadence Release paradigm, is a flow-based approach. The variability of the development work is minimized through the planned cadence. The Capabilities are laid out Cadence Releases in the chart below.

How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

Things to consider when faced with such a hybrid project are: Orchestrating delivery cadence from each work stream to ensure that consuming work streams are not incurring prolonged delays in receiving components from providing ones.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

If there were no changes to the plan, they would be faster than a waterfall organization – avoiding death marches and being generally more efficient is an outcome of a frequent delivery cadence.

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Do you deliver dazzling demos?

Kiron Bondale

DO send meeting invitations well in advance and if you are following a standard sprint or iteration cadence (e.g. Demos, or showcases as they are sometimes called, are a critical ceremony when they are run effectively as they address multiple project delivery objectives in a single event including: Validating that what the team has completed to date is valuable from the perspective of their customer and other key stakeholders.

While collocation is nice-to-have, meeting in person should be mandatory!

Kiron Bondale

Having such teams distributed geographically should not be an issue so long as there is still the opportunity to conduct ceremonies such as a Scrum of Scrums to manage interdependencies, maintain alignment in release cadence and to raise shared impediments to the right level of resolution.

I get the business rationale for agile, but what’s in it for ME?

Kiron Bondale

There’s no reason a savvy project manager couldn’t attempt to create such opportunities on a traditional project, but it might be challenging to match the natural feel and cadence of showcases and similar ceremonies. When we read about the rationale for an agile approach to project delivery, the focus is often on the benefits realized by the company or by their customers.

2016 172

The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

In this article, he outlines the similarities of the two as WIP Limiting, Pull-based systems – with cadences and a focus on learning – while also explaining their differences. Cadences. Scrum prescribes a cadence and that all activities happen within that timebox. If you didn’t guess, this cadence is called the sprint duration. In the Kanban Method, cadences are just as important as they are in Scrum. This also includes cadences. Introduction.

Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

Teams can ship software on a regular cadence by fixed-length iterations called sprints that last for one to two weeks. As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. Better have a plan to reduce technical and programmatic uncertainty (both of which have aleatory and epistemic behaviours respectively) at a planned rate, for a planned cost, on a planned time. Or plan on being late, over budget, and reduced probability of technical success, before you start. All Value is Cost and Time dependent.

Beautiful Example of the Disconnect Between Those who Pay and Those Who Spend

Herding Cats

And do this according the plan described in the Product Roadmap, using the Cadence or Capability Release Plan? Perhaps Mr. Elliott could provide answers to these questions to our clients, when he suggests that estimates are worthless. .

Why Write Requirements

Tyner Blain

The cadence by which you update those requirements as you get smarter (learning more about your market, adapting to changes in your market, etc) and your team consumes those updates will impact the team’s ability to stay focused on a – by definition – moving target.

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Development process cadence – how frequently does the team deliver ? “Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. A good 2×2 matrix acts as a lens, helping to convert information into insight.

2014 191

When the Agile rubber hits the enterprise road

quantmleap

The reality in such circumstances is that while the software development aspect of the project/program can utilize Agile methods, the project in its entirety is still bound to interface with non Agile delivery teams, operating with a different cadence, different milestones, and different operational requirements. H aving been ‘doing’ both Waterfall and Agile for quite some time now I feel fairly qualified to point out the idiosyncrasies in both approaches.

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

Either a Cadence Release Plan or a Capabilities Release Plan. The GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide has 12 steps. These describe the increasing maturity of the project's artifacts. There are not specific to Agile Software Development. But here's how they are connected. Step . Agile.

Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

Program Increments (PIs) provide a development timebox (default 10 weeks) that uses cadence and synchronization to facilitate planning, limiting WIP, provide for aggregation of value and assure consistent retrospectives.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

–and– along with an absence of time-boxes or any other time-bound constraint (the Kanban cadences are not constraints). Regarding cadences not being constraints, I would posit that a Replenishment meeting with a cadence of 2 weeks is exactly the same kind of a time-bound constraint as a Sprint Planning meeting that happens every 2 weeks.

SCRUM 40

An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

So when you hear Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) as buzzwords , ask can you show me your Product Roadmap and Release Plan (either Capabilities release plan or Cadence release plan).

Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

At the same time, we ensure we follow many of the recommended Kanban cadences, including the Daily Standup Meeting, the Weekly Replenishment Meeting (where fine-tuning of the story/ defect prioritization takes place) as well as Release Retrospective and a Quarterly Strategy Review Meeting.

2018 74

Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

Digite

Release Train and Cadence. Without an Agile Release Train, it would be impossible to have multiple teams delivering in Cadence, with synchronized sprint start and end dates. Essential SAFe 4.0 was launched by Scaled Agile Inc.

A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams

Digite

Kanban teams are fully capable of doing everything that Scrum teams do, described as some sort of feedback meetings that happen on a cadence. They will ship increments of software on a cadence or on demand. This article is the fourth in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”.

SCRUM 40

What Are OKRs? How to Use OKRs for Planning (and Achieving) Your Goals

Planio

You might want to set a cadence that includes: OKR planning sessions: Bring together a small group of people that work together to plan and talk through objectives and key results for the next cycle. How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion in global revenue?

2018 64

Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

They must happen at regular intervals, but their cadence doesn’t need to be tied to any other cycle of Kanban.

SCRUM 52

Build a CI/CD Pipeline in the Cloud: Part Two

Leading Agile

This could be the only Story the team tackles in their first development cadence or iteration or Sprint or what-have-you. Welcome back!

2018 62

Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

This is a key tenet of SAFe framework and referred to as ‘Develop in Cadence’ in the big picture. The heart of a successful SAFe operation is multiple successful Scrum teams developing and integrating into cadence.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. Recently, there was an interesting problem posed on a project management discussion board.

SCRUM 65

The Right Tools for Remote Workers

LiquidPlanner

Establish a cadence for communication as well as a solid feedback loop between manager and employee. Working remotely can be a blessing and a curse, for employee and employer alike.

How Charles Byrd Gets It Done: Project Management & Networking Tips

Project Management Hacks

Out of college with a BBA in information technology I started on a help desk providing 2nd and 3rd level support for Cadence, a Silicon Valley software company.

2016 83

The Tangible Value of The “Intangibles”

Digite

This approach can be easily extended to strive for uniform cadence across the value stream. One of the important aspects of The Kanban Method is Class of Service (CoS). CoS is a risk categorization mechanism for any work item.

To See or Not to See?

Digite

As you may all be familiar by now, the few Kanban principles that are most commonly applied to software are Visualization, Map the Value Stream, Limiting WIP, Removing Impediments to flow and Regular Cadence & Measurements for continuous improvements. It is not enough to Visualize.

Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

Our Cadences. Last September, as a new member of the Digité Marketing team, I was trying hard to understand Digité products and space which we are in. I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc.