Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

For those teams which use an iteration-based cadence for their delivery such as those who have implemented the Scrum framework there have multiple feedback loops to help them improve. When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation. Teams which don’t use feedback loops with their products and their processes should not consider themselves to be very agile.

The Virtuous Cycle of Trust and Influence

Leading Agile

In today’s blog, a continuation of the first in this two-part series, we’ll talk about building trust and influence, and initiating the trust-influence loop. Delivering on a regular, predictable cadence. Without trust, you are not going to get permission to influence.


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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum


In this article, he outlines the similarities of the two as WIP Limiting, Pull-based systems – with cadences and a focus on learning – while also explaining their differences. Value-system Influences. Both are heavily influenced by value-systems. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. The Kanban Method is also influenced by the Agile Manifesto and the values inherent within it. Cadences.

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How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

This is especially true with discretionary investments as the benefits from mandatory projects are usually related to risk reduction and are usually immune to changes in strategic objectives or external environmental influences. This can be quite challenging with enterprise portfolios containing multiple interdependent projects and programs where a single Key Performance Indicator (KPI) might be influenced by a collection of projects.

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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

While it is ideal if this urgency is tied to What’s In It For Me, at a minimum, we all want proof that committing our time and political influence to a particular initiative at this very moment is cheaper than the cost of doing nothing. The specific cadence varies based on the complexity and duration of a transformation.

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How to Build & Manage a Successful Creative Team

Brad Egeland

Ultimately, everyone is working toward the same goal: To produce top-quality content that influences company growth. Set a good meeting cadence, and then improve it. Whether your creative team is made up of five people or 50, setting a meeting cadence that makes sense for everyone is a great way to support your team in their day-to-day responsibilities — not just the major collaborative projects.

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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

Another attribute which influences this is an understanding of who is delivering which work streams. Things to consider when faced with such a hybrid project are: Orchestrating delivery cadence from each work stream to ensure that consuming work streams are not incurring prolonged delays in receiving components from providing ones.

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Project Boards and Project Steering Groups: An Introduction

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In every case, you should have people on the group who understand the project (or who can be brought up to speed) and who have influence and interest in the outcomes. It’s fine to have a different cadence at different points in the project lifecycle.

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles


It is up to the management to create the right environment to positively influence teams and individuals. These fixed, i.e. unalterable, ten principles aim to influence leadership behavior and decision making. Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers. High flexibility, adaptability and increased communication are just a few of the benefits that have led to significant improvements through the introduction of agile work processes in organizations.

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The Complete Guide to Scaling Agile and SAFe for Business Agility


The cadence of development of multiple teams. These topics influence all domains. . What is Scaling in Agile? Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile is an umbrella term for a group of iterative product development frameworks.

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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. MuckRack shows you which journalists and online influencers have shared your content. This can help you evaluate press coverage, find influencers to reach out to and to demonstrate social influence for your published content. As digital marketers, we live for a good tool or tip that can make our lives easier.

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


is highly influenced by systems thinking the approach and strongly recommends the organizational transformation to be top-down in this regard. 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. Essential SAFe 4.0 was launched by Scaled Agile Inc. in 2016 as a method to help organizations scale up their existing agile practices.

2017 75

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


The Agile methods , which provide alignment, planning, and cadence for small teams, fall painfully short when implementing the same across hundreds of people needed to build very complex products.

2022 82

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

Leading Agile

Teams delivering on a predictable cadence earn the trust of the business. Hold Teams, as well as overall organization, accountable for producing a working tested increment of product on a regular cadence.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Mike Griffiths

Some might have to be escalated to other stakeholders to get the benefits, and a final category may have to be ignored if we cannot influence them. However, for those risks we can influence, we should create risk response actions and discuss how best to prioritize them with the Product Owner.

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How to Build Your Remote Management Workflow


The communication cadence is completely different. A digital marketing project might have one workflow for creating blog posts, another for identifying Instagram influencers, and another for starting a Facebook ad campaign.

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


But do they hold the power and influence? The number, the turnover, the influence, the power and interest. And so the turnover, the influence of power and the interest is definitely something to be considered. What’s deliverable, cadence, project phase?

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How To Unite Creative and Project Management Teams

Brad Egeland

Make the most of these meetings by organizing a regular structure or cadence to them, or even by bringing an agenda — but make sure you don’t neglect to include time for morale building. Strong teamwork is important in producing great work at a productive pace.

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Transformation, Business Architecture, and Scaling

Leading Agile

What do you do with planning cadences? You either change the tool to accommodate the organization or you change the organization and unfortunately, most of the companies that we were dealing with, didn’t have agency or influence to change the organization.

2022 116

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


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 73

A Word on Velocity

Leading Agile

In fact, velocity becomes a useful metric for gauging predictability because it represents the whole cycle of estimation and execution by a group of people who settle into a stable cadence of output and become good at judging a set of user stories which represent that quantity of work.

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

Teams don’t keep a regular cadence of collaboration and review. In the next segment of this two-part blog, we’ll delve into how to enable the business to create the right conditions to begin the trust-influence loop, which is a virtuous cycle that builds trust continuously

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Cultivating the Kind of Culture Employees Crave

Leading Agile

It sets the tone for the interactions that take place between team members and it heavily influences the values of the workplace. In turn, it heavily influences how employees feel about the company.

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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. Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.

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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. Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


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 55

How to make a project schedule you’ll stick to in 9 steps (with free template)


Stakeholders can have an excessive amount of influence on your project schedule. If you’re using Agile, you’ll want to determine a sprint cadence that will let you hit your quarterly OKRs. (We

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The Essential Guide to Writing a Project Communication Plan: What It Is and Why You (Actually) Need One


What’s the number one factor that influences whether your project is a success or a dud? Not only that but finding the right cadence of communication can feel like a Goldilocks situation.

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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.

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How to Manage Your Editorial Calendar with Project Management Tool


Choose Topics and Authors wisely Before setting a publication timetable, think about your audience and future activities that can impact or influence your acts, your company, or your choice of material. Topics (More organized with subtopics) Posting cadence (daily, weekly, and so on.)

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Scrum: 20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

Irregular Sprint lengths: The Scrum team has variable Sprint cadences. Or it is not free from outside influence. TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns. The Sprint Planning is a core event that defines how your customers’ lives will improve with the following Product Increment.

2022 61

Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

I recommend that agile teams have a product owner who has an understanding of the business needs, along with strong influencing skills. If the product owner is not available to work with the team full-time, then look for second-best options: Assign someone to be responsible for the administrative tasks associated with the product owner role; Establish a regular cadence where the product owner meets with the stakeholders to build and review the product backlog; and.


58 Product Owner Theses

The Product Owner owns the “why” and influences the “what” and “who,” but never the “how.” Roadmap planning is—like Product Backlog refinement—a continuous effort, just at an extended cadence. TL;DR: The Scrum Product Owner in 58 Theses.

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Improve Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) With Key Result Validation

When used as designed, OKRs can have a massive positive influence on organizations. Once about four or five key results are determined for each objective, it is the job of an OKR Champion (servant leader) to coach and guide the team in executing on a cadence towards the objectives. In the world of tech, many industry giants such as Google choose to use a management framework known as Objectives and Key Results (OKR).

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6 Project Management Trends to Expect in 2022


While we all want to see into the future of project management trends, these current industry ideas are sure to influence project management teams for months to come: Improving communication across blended teams. Project management will undergo significant changes this coming year.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Although each uncertainty type is distinct, a single project may encounter some combination of four types: Variation – comes from many small influences and yields a range of values on a particular activity. Foreseen Uncertainty – are uncertainties identifiable and understood influences that the team cannot be sure will occur. Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release.

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Break Down Silos! Enhance User-Centricity with UX on Scrum Teams

Why do I feel like I never have any influence?!?!". For example - regarding process, how could UX designers actually structure work - i.e., how could it fit into Sprint cadences of one month or less? I often see User Experience (UX) Designers struggle to align focus, work, and approach with Scrum Teams building increments of product in iterations of 30 days or fewer.

20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

Irregular Sprint lengths: The Scrum Team has variable Sprint cadences. Or it is not free from outside influence. Sprint Planning is a core event, defining how your customers’ lives will improve with the next Product Increment.

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

Leading Agile

And so what we find is that when you’re talking to executives and you’re trying to influence leaders if you can align with their strategic value you can give them a way of measuring progress along the way.

Systems Thinking episode #4: DSRP

Another example is how the Scrum guide separates activities from events: Events have a clear time-box, cadence, subject and participants. Merely by observing a problem, we might influence the problem behavior.

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