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. So, we’re going to take the guesswork out of Agile governance and pull back the curtain on our three-tiered governance model.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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).

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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.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. NoEstimates Capabilities Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Scheduling Technical Performance MeasuresManaging 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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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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What Does It Mean to Be An Agile Organization?

Leading Agile

Teams become structure, backlogs become governance, and working tested product becomes metrics. . Governance is the expression of the backlog at scale. A delivery team receives a backlog from a Product Owner of a program team operating at the program tier of the governance model. .

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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.

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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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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. An Agile Delivery Model will only take you so far.

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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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What is Lean Portfolio Management? Primary Focus | Objectives

Agilemania

Portfolio management teams apply these principles and approaches to strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and governance. Shorten feedback loops by leveraging the cadences.

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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. Imagine you’re a CIO, CTO, IT Leader, or Finance Manager.

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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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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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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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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.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew

Agilemania

Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing. Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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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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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.

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10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail – And How To Fix Them

Agilemania

In a world governed by “ disrupt or be disrupted ,” organizations need to re-invent themselves and become high-performing and adaptable to thrive.

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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.

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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.

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Transformation, Business Architecture, and Scaling

Leading Agile

What do you do with planning cadences? It’s usually a layer, an audit and compliance type layer, governance layer that rides over all of this, that is still looking at three to five year plans and 18 months cycles and annual funding and all these different things.

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

MPUG

Meaning to say creating value, organizational governance and systems, functions associated with projects, the project environment, and product management considerations all provide the context for how project management could be conducted. What’s deliverable, cadence, project phase?

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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