Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

This article explains what a risk-adjusted backlog is, why they are useful, how to create one and how teams work with them. What is a Risk-Adjusted Backlog? The Economics of Risk Management. Negative risks are called threats, and positive risks are called opportunities.

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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. If it is a team which regularly completes more work than was forecast, this could be the result of traditional management oversight causing team members to act very cautiously when estimating their work. Poor risk management. Agile Project Management agile project management

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The Virtuous Cycle of Trust and Influence

Leading Agile

In today’s environment, organizations are striving for business Agility, or else they risk being put out of business. 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.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Risk management is essential to the success of any significant project. The emerging risks that can be identified early in the project that impact the project later are often termed “known unknowns.” These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. Hope must be replaced with a risk tolerant plan.

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Project Communication Management: What is it all about?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Did you know that 56% of your project budget might be at risk due to poor communications? Perhaps that number (from research by PMI ) surprises you, but I’m sure you aren’t surprised by the fact that good communication management on projects leads to higher success rates.

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How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

Benefits management, like project risk management, is practiced poorly by most organizations. 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. So what are key elements of a holistic benefits management framework?

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

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. They are attempting to advance the state of the art in work management predominately (but not only) in the area of knowledge work. Value-system Influences. Both are heavily influenced by value-systems. Cadences. If you didn’t guess, this cadence is called the sprint duration.

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

Planio

Move onto task management and list out milestones and steps. But like everything in project management, a project schedule needs to find the sweet spot between simple and complicated to be helpful. A project plan covers how you’ll manage the project. Stakeholder management.

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

Planio

What’s the number one factor that influences whether your project is a success or a dud? While we’d love to say it’s the project management tool you use the truth is it’s something else: Communication. Up to 90 percent of project time is spent on communication by the project manager.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

SAFe is designed to give teams flexibility and help manage some of the challenges larger organizations have when practicing agile. These challenges make it difficult in: Managing inter-team dependencies to deliver an Increment. What is SAFe agile.

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Transformation, Business Architecture, and Scaling

Leading Agile

How do you go up into Portfolio Management? How do you go up into investment management, that kind of a thing? What do you do with planning cadences? And it’s like, the complexity has gone up so much we have all these people run around managing complexity.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

SAFe is designed to give teams flexibility and help manage some of the challenges larger organizations have when practicing agile. These challenges make it difficult in: Managing inter-team dependencies to deliver an Increment. What is SAFe agile.

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A Word on Velocity

Leading Agile

Velocity, while seemingly a simple measure of team output, is quite often one of the most misconstrued metrics by organizations new to Agile ways of working – by both managers and the teams themselves.

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Scrum: 20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

Irregular Sprint lengths: The Scrum team has variable Sprint cadences. Or it is not free from outside influence. Otherwise, transparency will suffer and flawed decisions might be made, reducing value creation and increasing risk.). TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns.

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58 Product Owner Theses

Scrum.org

Lastly, there is an overlap with the product manager role. Process-wise, the Product Owner is accountable for effectively managing the Product Backlog, thus “owning” the product on behalf of the organization. Product Owner Theses: Internal Stakeholder Management.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

In this week’s episode, LeadingAgile Chief Methodologist, Dennis Stevens, sits down with Mike Cottmeyer to discuss Capability-based organizations, Systems of Delivery vs Systems of Transformation, managing dependencies, and more. – Talk about project management and things like that.

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Webinar Recap: Winning Presentation Skills

MPUG

Carl is the author of seven project management books and co-produced The Audio PMP Prep: Conversations on Passing the PMP Exam. He is the US correspondent for the British project management magazine, Project Manager Today, and serves on the board of directors for projectconnections.com.

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