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.

System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance. In this presentation, our Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens will remove the noise and walk you through our governance model and team design to help you better understand the LeadingAgile system of delivery. When you first look at our governance model or some of our team designs, it might look complicated, it might look really busy. The governance model makes that actionable.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . Managing Government Grant Projects at Arizona Public Service - APS management process for Department of Energy grant for algae CO2 capture project. Governance.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. NoEstimates Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning QuotesBetter 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.

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

Either a Cadence Release Plan or a Capabilities Release Plan. Agile Capabilities Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis SchedulingThe 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. Capture All Activities.

An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

We were speaking a Homeland Security yesterday on Agile development in the Federal Government and there was a senior director who brought up a paradigm that resonated with me. 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).

Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

Planview

Joaquim’s response: The starting point was providing a governance framework that aligns the work of different roles to company objectives, KPIs, and cadence, with a good balance of rigor and flexibility. 5 questions and answers from an on-demand webinar with Santander UK.

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How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

In such cases, governance committees should determine whether expected benefits should be measured at a higher level and the contribution of individual projects pro-rated in some manner. Finally, governance bodies should specify a “kill threshold” so that projects whose benefits erode below this threshold will be terminated. Benefits management, like project risk management, is practiced poorly by most organizations.

2017 139

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). NoEstimates Agile Economics Estimating GovernanceThere 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.

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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.

Enable Lasting Technical Change by Building Empathy & Trust

Leading Agile

For this email, it is assumed that the organization’s technical strategy has been defined and a governance model has been implemented. If neither is true, this email will still be valuable, it will just illustrate that strategy and governance are missing.

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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. Principles governing the Agile Release Train. The Agile Release Train provides alignment and helps manage risk by providing program level cadence and synchronization.

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System of Transformation Defined

Leading Agile

It was designed for a certain kind of governance. When you learn how to do SAFe and you learn all the stuff about SAFe, all the different roles and cadences and things like that, you are learning a System of Delivery. Agile was designed to work in a particular organizational context. It was designed for a certain kind of team structure. It was designed for a certain kind of organizational ecosystem.

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. the “self-governed team” agile principle is a valuable but incomplete concept.

The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

The Project Management Institute (PMI) provides a broad definition of PMO as: A project management office (PMO) is an organizational structure that standardizes the project-related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools, and techniques. . A controlling PMO plays a role in project compliance to standards and/or regulations, and it ensures conformance with various governances and associated frameworks.

2021 75

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

Supports multiple lifecycles based on inception, construction and transition: an agile/basic version that extends the Scrum construction lifecycle with proven ideas form Unified Process to support early mitigation of risk and lightweight governance; an advanced/lean lifecycle based on Kanban; an agile continuous delivery lifecycle; a lean continuous lifecycle; and an exploratory lifecycle based upon a Lean Start-up approach. Scott W.

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Customer Q&A - Office Depot

Keyedin

Ruth – The key for us was to use a core governance framework, built collaboratively, to ensure adoption and drive success. This core financial approval process must flow fluidly into the governance framework, to be able to reduce lost effort.

2020 78

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

All frameworks for scaling agile share five main components: inspiration from the 12 Agile Manifesto principles, cadence, synchronization, Scrum, and quality development practices. What is SAFe agile.

2021 52

From Order Taker to Opportunity Maker…IT’s Digital Transition for Driving the Business

Leading Agile

Professions such as Medicine, Law, Beauty, Teaching, Transportation, Security, Accounting, Engineering, and Project Management all have one thing in common; certifications and internal governance. Teams delivering on a predictable cadence earn the trust of the business.

Encapsulation of Value

Leading Agile

Despite the obtuseness of the term, the concept is rather straightforward: encapsulating value means intentionally establishing a clear governance process and organizational structure that facilitates an alignment of product development execution to defined strategic objectives.

2021 72

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. In other words, the RTE is responsible for the governance of an Agile Release Train, which is the basic unit around which the SAFe framework is organized. Essential SAFe 4.0 was launched by Scaled Agile Inc. in 2016 as a method to help organizations scale up their existing agile practices.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

Instead of using timeboxes to govern their work, as a Scrum team does, a Kanban team uses WIP limits. They must happen at regular intervals, but their cadence doesn’t need to be tied to any other cycle of Kanban. Whatever timing you choose, make sure that it’s consistent, because “a steady cadence for queue replenishment reduces the coordination cost of holding the meeting and provides certainty and reliability over the relationship between the business” and the marketing team.

2018 93

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Audit: The process of analyzing a project to ensure that it is being governed as intended. Projects might additional calendars as well to show resource availability, communication cadence, etc. Project management terminology can be complicated.

2021 78

Agile Still Works

Scrum.org

How can we find the right cadence for collaboration and when should we collaborate? I was impressed to learn that this group self-isolated well prior to government-enforced lockdown. . It is a time of unprecedented challenge. Firms are experiencing extraordinary disruption.

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11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics

Scrum.org

The cadence of this event depends on the Sprint length of your Scrum Teams, which is influenced, for example, by your product, your market, governance requirements, if the Scrum Teams’ Sprints are aligned, or whether they are practicing continuous delivery anyway.

2020 65

Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

In the middle, you’re going to deliver features on some kind of cadence. SAFe typically is set up with a 4-tiered governance model. Dependencies will stop Agility dead in its tracks.

2020 78

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

And so, from how we do governance and how we do project planning and how we do organizational structure, all those kinds of things, right, so there’s this big hop. Backlogs becomes governance. Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. It’s about creating business outcomes.

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Do We Treat Our Internal and External Customers the Same?

Leading Agile

In-and-of-itself that is not necessarily a bad thing, but when those customers do not exert that authority with care, thoughtfulness, and intentionality, they can subvert the efforts of the teams when it comes to delivering quality product on a predictable cadence in a way that maximizes value.

2021 72

 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

What does it look like when we’re trying to figure out how to do agile governance? Not only at the team level, but at the program level at the portfolio level, at the strategy level, like at the macro level of governance and that was kind of the problem that we really set off to solve.

2021 68

Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And I was working for this VP that was like really super cool, is very into agile and we were coming up with really creative things for like team formation strategies and agile governance, all stuff. We have to figure out how to install governance.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

The shift to a product focus affects all of the three main “things” that we talk about: Structure, Governance, and Metrics. Regarding Governance: Some potentially significant changes may be needed. Once they are able to deliver reliably on a one-week cadence, most teams find the overhead of managing formal iterations or sprints to exceed the value of the timeboxes.

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Webinar Recap: Introduction to the Power BI Suite

MPUG

Power BI gets refreshed every month so it has a high cadence. So the latest information that UK government published was yesterday, 2nd of February. The government was the highest in terms of segment.

2021 52

Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

You get super clear backlogs, you find out what the real cadences you’ve finished work that you start. – But then it has to coordinate, there’s some governance layer, something that coordinates backlogs across multiple teams, is that right?

2020 68

What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

Leading Agile

The same rule of thumb applies to other governance reviews, as well. ” They asked me how they could streamline the workflow and move to a more “agile” delivery cadence. Sounds good. What are “all the things,” by the way? Well, kind of a lot of things, actually. Maybe one or two more than most people think about when they first get inspired to automate their pipeline. Automate why?

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Use This Free Project Status Report Template for Fast and Easy Project Reporting

Project Bliss

Use this project status report template if your Project Management Office or governing body doesn’t have a standard template in place. If your PMO or governing body already has requirements in place, follow those. Identify which metrics are important to your stakeholders and governance bodies. Be consistent – use a consistent format and cadence for your status reporting. Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash.