The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence


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.

Scrum Events Reduce Meetings

One of the first things that I usually hear after describing the Scrum framework and its five events to someone new to Scrum is, “that’s a lot of meetings!” . . The Sprint Planning meeting happens just once per Sprint, and the same goes for the Review and Retrospective events.

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5  misconceptions about Scrum's Sprint Event

The Sprint is one of the five events defined in the Scrum Guide. It is a container event, which means that it contains all other events, including Sprint Planning, the Daily Scrum, the Sprint Retrospective, and the Sprint Review.

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

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. 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.

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


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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Project Communication Management: What is it all about?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you are hosting community events, that’s going to cost more than providing an internal team with a quarterly PDF newsletter. Did you know that 56% of your project budget might be at risk due to poor communications?

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Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?


SAFe also adds additional interaction events to ensure collaboration happens across the teams and not just within the agile teams aligned to a common goal and work with a synchronized cadence. There has been some amount of criticism about SAFe.

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Do you deliver dazzling demos?

Kiron Bondale

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. DO send meeting invitations well in advance and if you are following a standard sprint or iteration cadence (e.g.

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Agile Communications Plans

Mike Griffiths

It is this predictable cadence of show-and-tell sessions that creates the dolphins-versus-submarines comparison.  This meeting is another scheduled event focused on information sharing. Dolphins are easier to track than submarines.

The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning. Develop skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating numerous Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Large organizations face challenges to respond to change with speed and relative ease.

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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development


It’s usually based on a cadence. As shown in the above figure, there is no regular timeboxed iteration, but incremental delivery can happen in cadence. While working with an iteration-based Lean-Agile approach, an increment can be achieved on a cadence or on-demand.

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How We Reduced Cycle Time from 164 Days to 8 Days in 6 Months

CADENCE & RELIABILITY. CADENCE: What was the sprint cadence you folks started off with? What was sustainable cadence after improvements? In addition to all 5 scrum events, we added a pre-planning meeting at the halfway mark of the sprint to look ahead at the next sprint.

Why Your Annual Operating Plan Is A Lie and What To Do About It

Leading Agile

Unplanned events, outages, and work eat at the money you planned to invest in a new value. This team is cross-functional like all the other teams and meets on a monthly and quarterly cadence to gauge the quality of strategic themes and the progress towards achieving them.

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


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. stresses on the need to follow SAFe events/ceremonies as a means to create an agile culture within the delivery organization and a strong orientation towards a shared goal. The adherence to key ceremonies and events can serve as an effective template to bring the entire organization on the same page.

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How Agile Practices Enable Remote Working

The following five simple events derived from Scrum offer leaders and managers a way of regularly checking-in with their teams, always being present for them without falling into the pitfalls of micro-management. For leaders, these events facilitate the ability to support your teams.

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Managing A Hybrid-ScrumBan Project with MS Project Agile


The fundamental block in Scrum is the Sprint, which actually sets the heartbeat of Scrum with its weekly/biweekly (or any other) cadence. All Scrum Events such as Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective are available for the current Sprint.

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Furthermore, neither agile or scrum contemplates how the agile team should be connected to a larger organization and to external partners who will likely have differing development processes and cadences. Architecture simulation meeting (event). It’s a participative learning event.

Your 2021 Best Guide to Hybrid Teams in Workplace


More articles for you: A 2021 Guide to Kanban Cadences to help Align Your Business Communication. Event Project Management – Your Ultimate Guide to Organizing Successful Events In 2021.

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A modern (and easy) guide to the 5 agile ceremonies


Agile ceremonies — also known as Scrum ceremonies or just ‘events’ — are specific events that provide a structured framework for iterative software development processes. However, sprints are less of a specific ‘event’ and more of the whole reason your team is here in the first place.

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10 Virtual Team Building Activities to Build Stronger Teams


Great remote teams have the same cadences as their real-world counterparts. Bonus: Make this event an after office hours special and ask them to bring in their favorite beverage for a real pub trivia feel. While working from home can make some people productive, it can also impact collaboration and the natural cadence of communication. Virtual team building activities can help you build more collaborative teams. Try these 10 remote team building activities as a start.

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A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams


EVENTS. Kanban teams are fully capable of doing everything that Scrum teams do, described as some sort of feedback meetings that happen on a cadence. One of the things that are spiritually very different about the Scrum events (as described in the Scrum Guide) and the Kanban feedback meetings is usually that the Scrum events are focusing on what people do during the meeting. They will ship increments of software on a cadence or on demand.

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Big Rocks moved in 2020

Gunther Verheyen

I speak for free at community events (a vast majority of my speaking engagements) and for a fee for commercial enterprises. I organize my work on a weekly cadence. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” generally attributed to George Bernard Shaw).

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Mike Griffiths

A risk is an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a negative or positive effect on the project. Fortunately, the cadence of iterations and events such as retrospectives and sprint planning provides all the occasions we need to keep the process going.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Events and milestones are represented as nodes. Projects might additional calendars as well to show resource availability, communication cadence, etc. Contingency Plan: A formal plan that details the evasive actions that can be taken in the event of a contingency.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast


–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.

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How Has the Pandemic Changed Hiring, Onboarding, and Culture at LeadingAgile?

Leading Agile

They meet on an agreed-upon cadence and can reach out to other Pod members for questions, help, and a friendly voice. First, we started doing more virtual events that hinged on having pure fun together, like pub trivia or 3 Truths and a Lie.

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Comparing Nexus and SAFe - Similarities, Differences, potential synergies

The Nexus Sprint Review and the System Demo are similar events happening on a similar cadence - every several weeks (Sprint/Iteration). Nexus Sprint Goal - Program PI Objectives - just at different cadence/frequency. Adjust Cadences and level of participation.

Using Kanban in Marketing


We plan our overall work in terms of key marketing Themes, Marketing campaigns, Deliverables, and Events. Events require greater planning and tracking and hence have their own swim-lane. Events have a slightly different workflow -Identified, Scheduled, Preparation, Execution, Post-event follow up and Completed. Events need scheduling and planning in more detail – and more follow-up. Our Cadences. Each card in the Events lane has a pre-defined To-do list.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


In SAFe, many events happen at the program level involving multiple teams, for example, PI Planning. The SAFe Agile Coach also needs to support the agile teams in preparation for other program events such as System Demo, Inspect and Adapt, Problem Solving Workshops, etc.

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Live from Product404, in Atlanta: Agile RoadMapping

Leading Agile

Whether your team is a startup looking to define your product strategy, or an enterprise looking to remain competitive while coordinating across hundreds of teams, this event will deliver valuable insights and techniques on how Product leaders can remain agile while developing and sharing their roadmap. Scott “went Agile” in 2001 and has since carved a niche helping companies with long-term planning horizons to connect their strategy to iterative and incremental development cadences.

Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment

One aspect of ‘complexity’ are the parameters, variables and events that influence an activity and its course. Benefit from the consistency that the Scrum events provide without industrializing your Scrum to death. It is why Sprints, as container events, have a fixed time-box.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

One aspect of ‘complexity’ are the parameters, variables and events that influence an activity and its course. Benefit from the consistency that the Scrum events provide without industrializing your Scrum to death. It is why Sprints, as container events, have a fixed time-box.

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Scrum Vs. Kanban: Uncover the Key Considerations


They are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute event for the Developers of the Scrum Team. For shorter Sprints, the event is usually shorter. Kanban vs. Scrum- Cadence .

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Is SAFe Agile?


This is a key tenet of SAFe framework and referred to as ‘Develop in Cadence’ in the big picture. Scrum is a framework that assimilated the Agile manifesto ideas and created a blueprint comprising of Roles, Artifacts, Events and Values that organizations or teams that intend to practice Agile principles of software development can conform to. The heart of a successful SAFe operation is multiple successful Scrum teams developing and integrating into cadence.

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Customer Q&A - Office Depot


In a recent virtual event, Ruth Bedingfield, PMO Manager at Office Depot was asked questions from attendees about her experience using KeyedIn and specifically in their ability to apply agile principles at the portfolio level. Reporting cadence in line with Project Steer Co and release cycle.

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Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 Transcription


I mentioned the five star because I saw this event is up on PMI. What’s deliverable, cadence, project phase? When we look at the different sections here, what I like is that they talk about delivery cadence and they give a few examples.

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15 of the Best Productivity Tools for Marketers That You Haven’t Heard Of

The cadence of the posts are set by MissingLettr, but you can change them at any time. So if you wanted to share a reminder post about an event a few times, it lets you do that as well. As digital marketers, we live for a good tool or tip that can make our lives easier. Great tools are so valuable because when you find something that just works , it can have a serious impact on your workflow and productivity.

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Sprint Burndown and Burnup Charts with MS Project Agile


As I’ve explained in a previous article, flow-based Agile can benefit from cadences. All Scrum events, such as Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective are available in this Sprint 1’s backlog.

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How to Run An Effective Sprint Retrospective (Plus 7 Examples and Templates)


Significant events. For example, your team might discuss: Specific events that happened during the sprint–the good, bad, and ugly. To get the most out of them, make sure that you switch things up, such as: Cadence: Do you need a retrospective after every one-week sprint?

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