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. It puts the focus on the software and the related business processes in a powerful way by using different scenarios. To order: People over Process.

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. – and the replenishment process will need to reflect each of those classes of service as well.

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide calls sprints the heart of Scrum as these time boxes set the cadence for all other events. Agile agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidityWe hope that by conducting effective ceremonies we will achieve the agile trinity of improved value delivery, better quality and more fun. But these objectives might be reached via multiple paths so we might not be able to prove causality between our ceremonies and those objectives.

2018 179

How to Become a Better Project Communicator

Project Risk Coach

Imagine a business analyst who is mapping a business process. Notice the cadence, pauses, and the repetitions in the speech.

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Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

Teams which don’t use feedback loops with their products and their processes should not consider themselves to be very agile. 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.

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. Incremental delivery of software also mitigates risk and maximizes the opportunity to learn from a business, process, and technical perspective. Cadences. Scrum prescribes a cadence and that all activities happen within that timebox. This also includes cadences. Introduction.

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

Planview

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.

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How do you know if your team is being agile?

Kiron Bondale

Are regular feedback loops well established for both the product itself and delivery process and do these loops result in changes to the “what” and the “how”? Whether these loops follow a fixed cadence (e.g.

2019 133

Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

But the steps in Kotter’s model, like PMBOK processes, are not to be followed in a purely sequential manner. . The specific cadence varies based on the complexity and duration of a transformation. According to John Kotter’s model for leading change, the first step to overcoming inertia requires us to instill a sense of true urgency in those we need to support, implement and sustain the change.

2018 146

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.

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. The specific frequency of these re-forecasts is context-specific, but a minimum cadence should be established at the portfolio level to support normal portfolio monitoring and reporting practices.

2017 139

How to Become a Better Communicator

Project Risk Coach

Imagine a business analyst who is mapping a business process. Notice the cadence, pauses, and the repetitions in the speech. Project managers spend a large part of each day communicating—facilitating meetings, emailing stakeholders, responding to texts, writing reports, and having one-on-one conversations. We are so busy, we rarely take the time to think about the effectiveness of our communication. How can we become a better communicator? Here are five practical ways.

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How to Build Your Remote Management Workflow

Workamajig

The communication cadence is completely different. The Process for Creating a Remote Management Workflow. Let’s take a closer look at each of these processes below. Keep in mind that a workflow is not a process.

2020 82

10 Virtual Team Building Activities to Build Stronger Teams

Workamajig

Great remote teams have the same cadences as their real-world counterparts. There are plenty of tools to make this process easier. The process is simple: Play the first few bars of an old song - something really high on the nostalgia quotient (just search for “throwback playlists” on Spotify). While working from home can make some people productive, it can also impact collaboration and the natural cadence of communication.

2020 121

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

Very often, a transaction traverses all the architectural layers and is partially processed by components that live in both the front-end and back-end worlds. ” Yet, I might say a common “failure mode” in many cases is that agile methods, processes, techniques, tools, and thinking are applied only to the front-end environment, while the back-end is left as-is. A Metaphorical Journey.

2019 96

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. In the beginning of 2020, a new version of SAFe will be available. It’s, as usual, fully backward compatible with SAfe 4.6,

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

Leading Agile

IT leaders driving the business are working with (not for) other leaders to continuously deliver value, manage on-demand, architect process change for business growth, becoming strategic advisors, and navigate through technology changes. 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.

Review Formula X

Henny Portman

They helped Ronald to implement Total Efficiency Management with which measurable processes can be accelerated. Rhythmic learning – learn through a cadence of recurring interaction moments. There are now teams that are able to install kitchens very quickly in a fixed cadence, with a lot of satisfied customers and a happy large shareholder as a result.

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. Dependencies will stop Agility dead in its tracks.

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Customer Q&A - Office Depot

Keyedin

Ruth – Ensuring that our core process is in place and that it allowed flexibility and fluidity with managing unplanned change through prioritized backlogs, Team collaboration and clear visibility of resource utilization within KeyedIn. This visibility is not just on delivery but process.

2020 78

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Estimating Processes in Support of Economic Analysis. Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. Better 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. Or plan on being late, over budget, and reduced probability of technical success, before you start. All Value is Cost and Time dependent.

New PM, New Choices

Leading Answers

Consider the process of designing a new car or home. The process is likely to be iterative and adaptive. Then, once the design is agreed upon, the process of production is typically more defined and repeatable. Unless our car or home is using new technology, materials or assembly techniques, the process of actually turning designs into completed examples should be less uncertain and iterative so more predictive approaches to work management can be used.

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15 of the Best Productivity Tools for Marketers That You Haven’t Heard Of

ProjectManager.com

The cadence of the posts are set by MissingLettr, but you can change them at any time. Another productivity tool that will streamline your processes and make you more efficient at work is ProjectManager.com. As digital marketers, we live for a good tool or tip that can make our lives easier. Great tools are so valuable because when you find something that just works , it can have a serious impact on your workflow and productivity.

2018 221

Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

That pressure is what drives organizations and teams to adopt a ‘process’ that they think will help. We would call those processes Scrum and Kanban and that is probably the first point of failure. It is unfortunate that these processes are seen as incompatible and I applaud your decision to try and change that thinking. It isn’t the practices that are incompatible, but the religions that sprout up around the organizations that evangelize the processes.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. 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. Is this you?

2018 123

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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Kanban Boards vs. Scrum Boards: How Are They Different?

Teamweek

Since Kanban and Scrum are both broadly systems for managing your workflow, the difference between their deadlines, prioritization, and cadence are key to comparing the two programs. Kanban allows you to create project deadlines, processes, roles, allowances, and restrictions for your project. Cadence. Cadence is another important difference between Scrum and Kanban. Using these boards can help you spot bottlenecks in your process, so your team can improve.

A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

Here are three basic methods you can use to build an agile project strategy: Assemble an agile team by giving team members more autonomy and building collaborative processes into the workflow. Scrum Master : The player-coach most akin to a project manager who oversees operations and guards the process. The Scrum Master is the protector of the process and the keeper of the project board. The quick cadence of sprints is balanced by the support of standups and reviews.

2018 105

Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Ken Schwaber has mentioned that SAFe does not adhere to the Agile Manifesto values (specially the first tenet – Individual and Interactions over Processes and Tool) as it is highly process-centric ( https://kenschwaber.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/unsafe-at-any-speed/ ). All of this is guided by a Scrum Master who makes sure the team works smoothly within the process and that the team also works together to keep improving the process.

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A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams

Digite

Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. Kanban teams are fully capable of doing everything that Scrum teams do, described as some sort of feedback meetings that happen on a cadence.

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Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Siloed project information scattered across numerous systems and geographies blocks decision-makers from insights into cost and schedule problems and cripples performance-measurement processes. Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM).

How to Run An Effective Sprint Retrospective (Plus 7 Examples and Templates)

Planio

Sprint retrospectives are a powerful opportunity to highlight opportunities for change, generate meaningful improvements to your workflows and processes and speed up future projects, and stop your team from falling into the same traps. Improvements to processes like your daily scrum.

2020 78

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Siloed project information scattered across numerous systems and geographies blocks decision-makers from insights into cost and schedule problems and cripples performance-measurement processes. Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM).

Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Many organisations are investing in people, processes and structure to create teams focused on strategy execution, often by establishing project management offices (PMOs). This keeps a constant cadence of communication with stakeholders and team members and allows them to tailor the tone and style of the communication to the relevant audience.

Managing Remote Teams: How the World’s Top Startups Keep Remote Teams Connected and Creative

Planio

Update your communication processes to understand when your remote workers need help. For teams without clear goals or decision-making process and lower autonomy, co-located teams work better. Update your communication processes to understand when your remote workers need help.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Keep in mind that you must take charge of communication processes as well, by including all stakeholders and creating the appropriate cadence so as not to overwhelm sponsors. Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals.

Agile Portfolio Management in an Adaptive World – Q&A with the Experts

Keyedin

Is also one of the key decision makers as to whether the process moves to the next step or stops. Change Management is key to this process. Thanks Matt, in a process perspective what cadence metrics should take priority? How do you effectively set up a product management framework and processes? Tom – I would say first to identify parts of the process that are working well and relate to the experiences customers are happy with today.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

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.”. That upper limit then becomes a formalized piece of the Kanban process. Make Process Policies Explicit. You have permission to modify your process.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Keep in mind that you must take charge of communication processes as well, by including all stakeholders and creating the appropriate cadence so as not to overwhelm sponsors. Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals.

How To Make Agile Work For Your Marketing Team

Proofhub

So, what this process would look like for Agile marketing teams instead is: Sprint 1: Research and come up with an outline for the eBook, including chapters, themes, etc. They already had the processes and mindset in place to break work out into smaller deliverables and deliver them often.

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