Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. In the third section we get an overview of some routine meetings like the daily scrum, demos, governance meetings and teleconferences. Michael K.

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

Management Processes (#MP). Governance (#Governance). While many of the presentations have similar titles, the content is focused on a specific set of processes and practices, while the principles are the same, since they are Immutable. . Management Processes. 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. .

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Unpacking Agile Transformation: The System of Delivery

Leading Agile

The idea is that you teach folks how the process is supposed to work, and they will inspect and adapt and remove impediments along the way. The net effect is that we bastardize the process to accommodate the disfunction.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Estimating Processes in Support of Economic Analysis. 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.

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

Either a Cadence Release Plan or a Capabilities Release Plan. Risk Management has 6 processes, see SEI Continuous Risk Management. Maintain the Baseline with Repeatable Processes. 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.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. For risks that are beyond the vision of the project team a properly implemented risk management process can also rapidly quantify the risks impact and provide sound plans for mitigating its effect. A good risk management process is proactive and fundamentally different than issue management or problem-solving, which is reactive. Risk Management Process Model.

2017 37

Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector


It’s worth listening to Joaquim tell their story: How Santander transitioned from different companies working independently, to an integration of business with IT processes and KPIs under a single operating model. 5 questions and answers from an on-demand webinar with Santander UK.

2020 92

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond. 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. 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). But margin, management reserve, analysis of alternative is standard project management process of dealing with the indeterminate elements of projects. Domain and Context Are King, Then Comes Process and Experience. NoEstimates Agile Economics Estimating Governance

2016 36

What Does It Mean to Be An Agile Organization?

Leading Agile

But if it were as simple as a mindset or process change, so many Agile Transformations wouldn’t fail. Teams become structure, backlogs become governance, and working tested product becomes metrics. . Governance is the expression of the backlog at scale. Governance Models.

2021 62

The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing. A SAFe agilist has a long-term plan based on a vision to revamp the Agile Development process.

2021 66

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. Process is King.

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.

2021 99

Customer Q&A - Office Depot


Ruth – The key for us was to use a core governance framework, built collaboratively, to ensure adoption and drive success. We were looking to enhance this process even further by utilizing our opportunity to integrate JIRA into KeyedIn.

2020 78

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 99

The Value of an Agile Project Management Office


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. . With a standardized set of processes, practices, and metrics, enabled by a PMO, the executive stakeholder would not have faced the “it does not exist” situation as previously mentioned.

2021 76

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. Complete: DAD includes advice how development, modeling, documentation, and governance strategies fit together. At a certain moment, after several releases, the release cadence was tightened, and their lifecycle evolved towards the lean lifecycle and the team stopped with sizing their work. Scott W.

Lean 40

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.

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


The framework lets the executives get involved in the entire process, which means the system has the support of executives. They are responsible for guiding teams through the implementation process and are tasked with encouraging workers and leadership to embrace the agile method.

2021 59

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


The framework lets the executives get involved in the entire process, which means the system has the support of executives. They are responsible for guiding teams through the implementation process and are tasked with encouraging workers and leadership to embrace the agile method.

2021 53

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Acceptance Test: A process through which a project's end users run through the project to identify any potential issues before it can be formally accepted. Allocation describes the process for assigning resources for different project activities in the most efficient way possible.

2021 78

Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing


But, for teams that chafe under the strictures of the Scrum process, Kanban can be a freeing alternative. Throughout the assembly line, “workers at each step in the process are not allowed to do work unless they are signaled with a kanban from a downstream step.”. Instead of using timeboxes to govern their work, as a Scrum team does, a Kanban team uses WIP limits. That upper limit then becomes a formalized piece of the Kanban process. Make Process Policies Explicit.

2018 93

Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

In the middle, you’re going to deliver features on some kind of cadence. This platform is responsible for things like ACH processing transactions, reconciliation, bill payment, etc. SAFe typically is set up with a 4-tiered governance model.

2020 105

Agile Still Works

Tools fail, processes stop, things go wrong. . 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.

2020 54

11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics

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 60

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.

2020 89

 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.

Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

The combination of high WIP (work in process), multiple and uncoordinated project assignments per individual, lack of coordination of scarce resources, and inattention to cross-team dependencies during planning led to unpredictability in software delivery. When a nominally-agile process becomes established, teams fall into a rote pattern of grinding out a never-ending series of User Stories. The first step has to be to bring the delivery process under control and measurement.

2019 93

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.

2021 62

Webinar Recap: Introduction to the Power BI Suite


Ben Howard: And then also, I want to take you through step three here, which is understanding the process of creating and publishing reports, and to understand that whole lot of terminology around the workspaces. Power BI gets refreshed every month so it has a high cadence.

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. Again, it was kinda like, which process do you pick? Champion was in there designing, he realized his shortcomings, to business process re engineering.

2020 68

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

Leading Agile

The company wanted to automate their dispatching process. Instead of automating their current process, they advised the company to set up a paper-based procedure that would be easy to change or discard, and work out any kinks that way. When they had their process worked out using notebooks and slips of paper, they were ready to automate. Even better: It was the right process. The same rule of thumb applies to other governance reviews, as well. Sounds good.

2018 68

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

Project Bliss

Simplifies the reporting process for the project manager. 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.