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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? Let’s start first with the definition of cadence. Cadence – Definition and Basics. One can define cadence in Agile as follows: Cadence is a regular, predictable pattern of development work in Agile.

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The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

Management Yogi

ACP 21 Contact Hours ACP Book ACP Live Lessons Agile Project Management Book (I Want To Be An ACP) Cadence Kanban Scaled Agile Scrum Odissi (pronounced o-dee-shee) is one of the classical dances of India from the coastal state of Odisha.

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A 2021 Guide to Kanban Cadences to help Align Your Business Communication

nTask

To many of the fans of project management out there in the market, these rhythms are known as Kanban cadences. What are Kanban Cadences? To learn about Kanban cadences, you need to know about cadences first. 7 Different Kanban Cadences Meeting Types.

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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. . For the Cadence Release, we need an estimate (with accuracy and precision) of the probability of showing up with needed Features on the needed Date. Business runs on deadlines and milestones for a simple reason - Time is Money.

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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

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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. These are based on our own experience using Kanban for our own product development as well as that of many of our customers who have implemented this critical cadence. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean Replenishment Meeting

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Scaling Agile Practices – Improve Business Outcomes

Agilemania

Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand. In SAFe®, this is known as Develop on Cadence, a coordinated set of practices that support Agile Teams by providing a reliable series of events and activities that occur on a regular, predictable schedule.

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Everything You Need to Know About Release Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

We had a fortnightly release (and therefore a giant scrabble to try to get your changes in before the cut-off and presented to the CAB in time), but your company might have monthly releases or use a different cadence. Do you have a release manager on the team?

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Choosing a Development Approach

International Institute for Learning

Product variables include innovation, scope stability, requirements certainty, ease of change, and delivery cadence. Delivery cadence considers if your project has one main deliverable or can be decomposed into multiple smaller deliverables. Delivery cadence.

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How to Become a Better Project 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.

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Professional Development Day 2022 – IGNITE!

International Institute for Learning

Having an Agile mindset means allowing flexibility to deliver high value at a regular cadence, even in the midst of uncertainty and complexity.

2022 83
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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".

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Creating a Common Collective for Distributed Teams

The Lazy Project Manager

Setting up a consistent cadence for feedback can reassure both the employee and team manager that the best work is being produced.

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Use MVIs for team improvements

Kiron Bondale

Whether a team uses a scheduled cadence for reviewing their WoW such as the use of retrospectives in Scrum, or they use a just-in-time approach they will come up with improvement ideas. Two of pillars of adaptive approaches are inspection and adaptation.

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Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

For those teams which use an iteration-based cadence for their delivery such as those who have implemented the Scrum framework there have multiple feedback loops to help them improve. When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation. Teams which don’t use feedback loops with their products and their processes should not consider themselves to be very agile.

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Mastering the (new) Agile Coaching Mindset for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)

International Institute for Learning

As we adopt a continuous planning cadence, the ability to manage uncertainty with incomplete data becomes much more tolerable because we know we will have the opportunity to inspect and adapt at more frequent intervals.

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Do not compromise on knowledge when filling the Product Owner role

Kiron Bondale

At the start of the project, if the product owner and team members know that key product content decisions will have to be made by senior management, then they might plan accordingly by having regularly scheduled reviews with senior leaders to build a cadence for decision making.

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide calls sprints the heart of Scrum as these time boxes set the cadence for all other events. We hope that by conducting effective ceremonies we will achieve the agile trinity of improved value delivery, better quality and more fun. But these objectives might be reached via multiple paths so we might not be able to prove causality between our ceremonies and those objectives.

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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.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

Introduction of Cadence. For the first time, we are introduced of a concept called “Cadence.” Cadence is used in other Agile frameworks such as Kanban , and is basically a rhythm that gets developed as one continuously follows a set of events over a period of time.

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Unpacking Agile Transformation: The System of Delivery

Leading Agile

Think about things like how we write user stories, how we estimate work, how we run planning cadences, how we deal with technical concerns, and how we measure done. So if we agree that Agile Transformation is worth talking about, we need a better way of talking about it.

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Seven Sins of Reviews

Kiron Bondale

Whether your team sets a regular cadence for external product reviews or they are conducted on a just-in-time basis, it is important to get actionable feedback.

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To Fix Your OKRs – Go Back to First (Familiar) Principles

Scrum.org

Figuring out the right Cadence . It’s all about finding the “goldilocks” cadence that provides frequent enough transparency and the opportunity to inspect and adapt at the right level. The Scrum framework provides one example of how such a cadence could look. Context.

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13 Reasons to Choose Agile Project Management Methods

Liquid Planner Productivity

You create a delivery cadence Timeboxing in agile is a way of wrapping up work into a clearly defined iteration (or sprint). This creates a cadence for continuous delivery: there are new features released at the end of every iteration.

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How to Build & Manage a Successful Creative Team

Brad Egeland

Set a good meeting cadence, and then improve it. Whether your creative team is made up of five people or 50, setting a meeting cadence that makes sense for everyone is a great way to support your team in their day-to-day responsibilities — not just the major collaborative projects. To correct this issue and keep your creative team engaged, it’s important to audit your meeting cadence on a regular basis and determine what works or doesn’t work (and why).

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How do you know if your team is being agile?

Kiron Bondale

Whether these loops follow a fixed cadence (e.g. It is easy to say that demonstrating behaviors consistent with the values and principles of the Manifesto is proof of agility but this test leaves significant wiggle room for interpretation and for exception cases which fall through the cracks of the four values and twelve principles.

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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

The specific cadence varies based on the complexity and duration of a transformation. 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.

2018 150
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Comprehensive Guide to Becoming A SAFe Agilist

Agilemania

Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning. By applying cadence, predictability is created and sets the tempo for development. Applying development cadence and synchronization along with periodic cross-domain planning supplies the mechanisms to operate efficiently.

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How To Implement Lean Portfolio Management?

Agilemania

To synchronize and coordinate the planning and feedback loops, the leadership team makes choices at a fixed cadence that is followed by both the operations (the tasks they carry out) and the governance (the reviews they conduct). What is LPM?

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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. We are so busy, we rarely take the time to think about the effectiveness of our communication. How can we become a better communicator? Here are five practical ways. Pick one or two and work on improving your communication this week.

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Estimate at Completion: A Complete Guide + Template

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Either way, report EAC monthly or to your normal project management reporting cadence, so you can spot trends and identify issues before they become too significant. Do your stakeholders ask you questions like these?

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How to Assemble a Project Team

ProjectManager.com

The best way to prevent this from happening is by setting a cadence for meetings, requiring status reports , scheduling interdepartmental collaboration time and any number of other ideas. Projects, no matter the size and scope, are complex.

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Dealing With “Remote Sprawl”: How to Manage Teams, People, and Projects Across Time Zones

Planio

Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Agile teams rely on a clear sprint cadence to keep projects moving, remove bottlenecks, and ship great software.

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Agile Scrum Roles, Ceremonies, Strategy and Projects

The Strategic Project Manager

Sprint – This is a time box defined for regular and consistent work cadence and delivery. The concepts of scrum are powerful in business, not only in software development but also in other areas.

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How to Use Paraverbal Communication for More Powerful Engagement

Project Bliss

Speed or cadence. Cadence is how fast or slow you talk. You’re hopefully choosing your words carefully and crafting the message you want others to take away. But words alone aren’t enough. Your paraverbal communication plays a big role in how your audience sees you. It’s important to consider this facet of your communication when speaking to your audience, no matter the size.

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What Are Feedback Loops and How to Implement Them in Your Business?

nTask

In Kanban methodology , there are seven cadences and each of them is implemented via a meeting. Let us take a look at each cadence and how it works: 1. Delivery planning meetings take up approximately 1 or 2 hours and are carried out every delivery cadence.

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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. Focusing on meeting the needs of the customer or market is key to success in the Cadence approach. Success of the Cadence approach relies on: Schedule margin is needed to protect the deliverables.

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What is Lean Portfolio Management? Primary Focus | Objectives

Agilemania

Shorten feedback loops by leveraging the cadences. LPM also known as Lean Portfolio management, refers to how senior leadership uses lean principles and systems thinking approaches to align strategy with execution.

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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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Project Communication Management: What is it all about?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Did you know that 56% of your project budget might be at risk due to poor communications? Perhaps that number (from research by PMI ) surprises you, but I’m sure you aren’t surprised by the fact that good communication management on projects leads to higher success rates.

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