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 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 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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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. What this means is that clever CIOs and IT leaders influence investment and portfolio tiers to ensure priority and alignment are stabilized and streamlined.

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.

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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 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. Sprint is a stable container event that provides overall rhythm and cadence to the opportunities for inspections and adaptations foreseen within a Sprint; Sprint Review, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective. Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.


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. While we’d love to say it’s the project management tool you use the truth is it’s something else: Communication. That’s why having an effective communication plan is so important. You wouldn’t just dive into a project without clearly defining your scope, resources, and timeline.

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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.) We are well aware of the fact that you need good quality content for marketing and in return generating leads. But generating Good content once in a while is not enough.

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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.


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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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. – Yeah, I’m not able, I don’t have enough influence or control, I don’t know, I think the real answer is, I don’t know how to exploit this new engine. Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Spotify. Soundcloud.

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Webinar Recap: Winning Presentation Skills


Somebody stopped him, gave him that little shard of advice, and the reason I know this is because if you listen to the way he presents, if you listen to his cadence and the cadence of his speech, what you discover is, oh, my gosh, he’s pausing a lot. ” Because when people envision, “We’re going to lock all of our team members into a cage so they can’t possibly get all this other outside influence.”

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Influences on IT Strategy: How IT Strategy Impacts the Development of Systems Based on COTS Products , Strategy is creating fit among a company’s activities. The PMB is one of the common data items between Agile and EVM, along with Physical Percent Complete and the Capabilities Based Plan, which defines the Product Roadmap and contents of the Cadence Releases.

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