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.

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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.

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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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.

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. .

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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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.

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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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).

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.

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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.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Risk management is essential to the success of any significant project.

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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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

Common Ground for a Conversation about Estimating

Herding Cats

Can these two Features 2015007 and 2015008 going to make into the next Cadence release, scheduled for the end of November?". Neil Killick posted a good question, what's the common ground for talking about estimates. In this post I'd suggest predictability is very difficult to achieve in the presence of uncertainty. And all projects operate in the presence of uncertainty. All estimates have two attributes - accuracy and precision.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deliver Fast or Deliver as Planned (Update)

Herding Cats

The Plan for the delivery of value is shown in the Product Roadmap and implemented in the Cadence Release Plan, or sometimes in the Capabilities Release plan. A popular mantra in Agile is deliver fast, deliver often. In some domains this may be applicable.

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.

Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Regular delivery of incremental business value - defined in a Product Roadmap, scheduled in a Cadence or Capability release plan. Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. There seems little in the way of shared principles, when in fact, there is a great deal of sharing of principles.

Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

As the PI has 5 iterations with multiple teams working in cadence to achieve a common vision, it is important for these teams to assemble and plan out the course of action for the entire PI duration. Img Src: Youtube.com/VanceLowe.

How to Make Your Project Schedule Work for You

LiquidPlanner

And, by incorporating schedule metrics and weekly reviews into the project cadence, the team and your stakeholders will have a better understanding of the changes in the project schedule. At a recent conference, I was asked, “Why do project managers hate schedules?”. I had to think about this for a while because I don’t think project managers hate schedules. I think what project managers don’t like is the administrative work required to maintain it.

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.

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.

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.

Is Macroeconomics and Social Science the Same as Software Development?

Herding Cats

This is the basis of the Agile Product Roadmap and Product Release Plan (either cadence or capability based). There a popular notions in the agile development world that authors like Hayek and Taleb speak to how software development works. Let's look at one example. You Can’t Understand Agile Without Understanding Hayek. Let's look at Hayek's paper. " The Use of Knowledge in Society ," F. Hayek , The American Economic Review , Vol. 35, No. 4, September 1945, pp. 519-530.