The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

MPUG

Now, you might be thinking what exactly a dance has to do with cadence in Agile? Let’s start first with the definition of cadence. Cadence – Definition and Basics. One can define cadence in Agile as follows: Cadence is a regular, predictable pattern of development work in Agile.

Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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How To Implement Lean Portfolio Management?

Agilemania

Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) involves connecting strategy to execution by using lean principles. What Are The Key Components Of Lean Portfolio Management? The lean portfolio leadership team creates the goal of your company. What is LPM?

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What is Lean Portfolio Management? Primary Focus | Objectives

Agilemania

LPM also known as Lean Portfolio management, refers to how senior leadership uses lean principles and systems thinking approaches to align strategy with execution. Incorporating agile and lean portfolio management offer a path to improving business agility.

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7 Factors for running an effective Kanban Replenishment Meeting

Digite

In 2015, in a blog post called Kanban Cadences , David Anderson laid out a set of 7 Kanban cadences or meetings that provide comprehensive opportunities for feedback, planning, and review in an enterprise. These are based on our own experience using Kanban for our own product development as well as that of many of our customers who have implemented this critical cadence. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Kanban board kanban cadences Lean Replenishment Meeting

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ESP Compared to Kanban Method

Digite

David Anderson is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of Lean/ Kanban for Software Development and managing effective software teams. He highlights this with the adoption path for Kanban cadences (meetings) as to how Kanban is bottom-up and inside-out approach whereas ESP is the top-down and outside-in approach. We also anticipate the adoption of the Kanban Cadences to be different.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. Lean/ Kanban Uncategorized agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Project Management Scrum Visual Project ManagementRecently, there was an interesting problem posed on a project management discussion board.

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Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

Digite

We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deloyed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deployed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is a question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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

Digite

Lean-Agile Mindset. The biggest challenge that a large organization faces is an absence of a Lean-Agile mindset. is to train the top management and change leaders in Lean-Agile and SAFe principles. Release Train and Cadence. calls upon organizations to launch Agile Release Train (ART) for driving organizational change towards the Lean-Agile framework. Done effectively, this can quickly snowball into an organization-wide Lean-Agile culture shift.

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What is Lead time in Inventory Management- A Getting Started Guide

nTask

You May Also Like: A 2021 Guide to Kanban Cadences to help Align Your Business Communication. Change Management inventory management Lean Management Work ManagementWe all know how important time is, once lost it can never be turned back.

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Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc. I was already aware of Lean principles and their techniques because I got Lean certified in my previous company. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough get to attend the Lean Kanban India 2016 conference (LKIN) and listening to David J Anderson and other thought-leaders. Our Cadences.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

–and– along with an absence of time-boxes or any other time-bound constraint (the Kanban cadences are not constraints). Regarding cadences not being constraints, I would posit that a Replenishment meeting with a cadence of 2 weeks is exactly the same kind of a time-bound constraint as a Sprint Planning meeting that happens every 2 weeks. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Scrum WIP WIP limit

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

At the same time, we ensure we follow many of the recommended Kanban cadences, including the Daily Standup Meeting, the Weekly Replenishment Meeting (where fine-tuning of the story/ defect prioritization takes place) as well as Release Retrospective and a Quarterly Strategy Review Meeting. The Kanban boards and cadences ensure that everyone is aware and aligned; and if there are conflicts, they are resolved during one of these meetings (other than the Daily Standup). Is this you?

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The Tangible Value of The “Intangibles”

Digite

Lean thinking recommends that systems should not be packed to 100% team utilization. Most managements struggle to accept this core Lean principle. This approach can be easily extended to strive for uniform cadence across the value stream. Kanban Lean/ Kanban agile class of service CoS LeanOne of the important aspects of The Kanban Method is Class of Service (CoS). CoS is a risk categorization mechanism for any work item.

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To See or Not to See?

Digite

As you may all be familiar by now, the few Kanban principles that are most commonly applied to software are Visualization, Map the Value Stream, Limiting WIP, Removing Impediments to flow and Regular Cadence & Measurements for continuous improvements. Kanban Lean/ Kanban Visualization agile Collaboration Lean Project Management Project Team ProductivityIt is not enough to Visualize. You need to be willing to See!

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Scaling Agile Practices – Improve Business Outcomes

Agilemania

Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand. In SAFe®, this is known as Develop on Cadence, a coordinated set of practices that support Agile Teams by providing a reliable series of events and activities that occur on a regular, predictable schedule. SAFe® Lean Portfolio.

Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

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. Agile Marketing agile Kanban Lean

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Don’t Say NoGet Them to Understand Your Team Delivery Capacity

Leading Agile

Let’s say that on average stakeholders request a couple of large items, a couple of medium-sized ones, and five small ones in any given cadence, iteration, release, or whatever unit of time your organization uses for such matters. Let’s say you’re using a two-week cadence, as that’s pretty typical and is what most agile coaches recommend as a starting point. In a typical cadence, stakeholders ask you to complete 12.5

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Professional Development Day 2022 – IGNITE!

International Institute for Learning

In Lean, and therefore Agile, this is recognized by the pairing of two concepts – Deferred Commitments and Last Responsible Moment. like Lean, Project Management and Agile – cannot reduce project costs unless senior decision-makers make timely decisions and take action.

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Comprehensive Guide to Becoming A SAFe Agilist

Agilemania

SAFe® is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for achieving business agility using Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking, and DevOps. A SAFe agilist leads a Lean-Agile Enterprise with the help of SAFe®. Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader.

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12 Incredible Reasons You Should Get a SAFe® Agile Certification

Agilemania

SAFe is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for accomplishing business agility using Lean, Agile, and DevOps. It helps you spearhead agile transformation using lean thinking and product development flow in organizations.

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

Inloox

SAFe picks up many already familiar elements and concepts from existing methods such as Scrum or Lean Project Management, which makes the transition easier for many companies. Lean Agile Leadership: Managers are the very core of lean agile development and business agility. Enterprise Solution Delivery: Organizations must apply lean agile principles to rapidly develop, deploy, and operate sophisticated enterprise solutions. Go Lean! –

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

Introduction of Cadence. For the first time, we are introduced of a concept called “Cadence.” Cadence is used in other Agile frameworks such as Kanban , and is basically a rhythm that gets developed as one continuously follows a set of events over a period of time.

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Agile Scrum Roles, Ceremonies, Strategy and Projects

The Strategic Project Manager

Sprint – This is a time box defined for regular and consistent work cadence and delivery. Portfolios can require different approaches in how much they lean toward the waterfall vs agile scrum approach.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew

Agilemania

SAFe is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for achieving business agility using Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking, and DevOps. A SAFe agilist is the person responsible for Lean-Agile transformation.

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Mastering the (new) Agile Coaching Mindset for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)

International Institute for Learning

As we adopt a continuous planning cadence, the ability to manage uncertainty with incomplete data becomes much more tolerable because we know we will have the opportunity to inspect and adapt at more frequent intervals.

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The Complete Guide to Scaling Agile and SAFe for Business Agility

Agilemania

The cadence of development of multiple teams. These frameworks also encourage you to use Lean principles to optimize your flow. These include Disciplined Agile Development (DAD), LeSS, Scrum@Scale, Spotify, Lean Startup, hybrid combinations, and more. Lean Portfolio Management.

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Top 7 Benefits of SAFe® Training for a Product Owner / Manager

Agilemania

Three primary bodies of knowledge make up agile software development, lean product development, and systems thinking. Cadence is an important aspect of agile mindset training. As Agilists with industry expertise, we specialize in Agile, Lean, and DevOps training and consulting.

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How do you implement SAFe agile in your organization?

Agilemania

Scaled Agile Framework is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, competencies for attaining business agility using Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking, and DevOps. Ensuring quality is an innate characteristic of Lean and Flow. SAFe is based on 10 Lean-Agile principles-.

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SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

The three dimensions of Organizational Agility are: Lean-thinking people and agile teams (house of lean, SAfe principles, Agile Manifesto), Lean Business Operations (process time – delay time – process time) and Strategy Agility. Here we see Develop on Cadence, Release on Demand, DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. These teams adopt the Lean and Agile values, principles and practices.

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Benefits of Scaled Agile Framework ( SAFe®) – Agilemania

Agilemania

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell took it on himself to do something about it. SAFe is based on following 10 Lean-Agile principles-. Apply cadence and synchronize with cross-domain planning.

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How to Pass Implementing SAFe SPC Training Exam in your First Attempt

Agilemania

Becoming a Lean-Agile leader (15%). Lean Agile Mindset . SAFe Lean Agile Principles. Cadence synchronize with crossdomain planning. Exploring Lean Portfolio Management (2%). Becoming a SPC is a dream many have but only a few can realize.

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Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?

Agilemania

SAFe also adds additional interaction events to ensure collaboration happens across the teams and not just within the agile teams aligned to a common goal and work with a synchronized cadence. The lean economics. There has been some amount of criticism about SAFe.

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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. 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.

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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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Agile Communications Plans

Mike Griffiths

It is this predictable cadence of show-and-tell sessions that creates the dolphins-versus-submarines comparison.  Information radiators  – A common theme between the various lean and agile approaches is to show and share information.

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. Michael K.

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

The SAFe Agile Coach is supposed to enable the agile teams in their SAFe adoption, and they also learn a variety of Lean techniques/tools to improve the flow of value in their agile teams. What is SAFe agile.

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The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

A continuous planning cadence – quarterly, monthly, or even weekly – enables organizations to be ready to move fast when change occurs, or new opportunities appear on the horizon. Most organizations are on a transformation journey of some kind, including Planview.

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