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Agile Governance Demystified

Leading Agile

What is Agile governance? Simply put, Agile governance is a way to maximize the flow of value within an organization in the fastest way possible. In small, lean startups, there aren’t a lot of legacy processes and systems in place to overcome, and your teams are small and conducive to an Agile governance model.

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Project Boards and Project Steering Groups: An Introduction

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Here’s an introduction to these important groups as part of the governance framework so you can get yours set up and working on your project. A project board provides oversight and governance for the project. What you need is adequate governance for the project. What is a project board? Call your meetings anything you like.

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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. 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. . Capabilities release provides the answer to Early and Often.

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Unpacking Agile Transformation: The System of Delivery

Leading Agile

It’s the process and governance mechanisms we use to manage the flow of work through the system. 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. Who gets to make decisions and when.

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

Leading Agile

At the scale of an enterprise, these same concepts become Structure, Governance, and Metrics. We define the Governance rules that control how value flows through that Structure. A high-performing team with a clear backlog can frequently deliver Working, Tested Product.

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Why an Agile Delivery Model Isn’t Always Enough

Leading Agile

Why then do all the ceremonies and cadences still fail to deliver on the promise of Agility? The 3 Things at scale take the form of Structure, Governance, and Metrics. Governance is the expression of backlog at scale. Yet, they still fail to improve. The truth is that most organizations were not built to be Agile.

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Is Kniberg’s Aligned Autonomy matrix still relevant?

Scrum.org

The management discussion on team mandate has shifted toward determining the degree to which teams are self-organizing, self-directing, or self-governing. Instead, by sharing the same Sprint cadence and Goal, they will see opportunities for collaboration. We no longer question whether teams should be more autonomous or not.

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