A 2021 Guide to Kanban Cadences to help Align Your Business Communication

nTask

Compared to other methodologies out there like scrum , this methodology might seem unpredictable or unorganized due to its flexibility, but in reality, the Kanban project management methodology operates in certain choreographed rhythms. What are Kanban Cadences?

2021 78

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

MPUG

A new version of Scrum guide was released last month. It contains commitments for each of the Scrum artifacts. Product Goal also reflects one of the values of Scrum: “Focus.” Now, every artifact in Scrum comes with a commitment. Introduction of Cadence.

2020 94
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How I transformed “multiple Scrum teams” into “multiple team Scrum”

Scrum.org

Intended audience: Scrum masters, Product owners, Managers and Agile coaches. I was successful with optimising for feature size that could be delivered in a two-sprint cadence. This approach is ideal to get a cadence from the influx of new features to done, closing the empirical process control loop from design to delivery. Business strategy to mitigate development cost often is many months of preparation with UX before handing off the designs to the IT teams.

Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

Most people, as well as me, are used to Scrum (or more likely Zombie-Scrum or Scrum-But ), but I believe it is too early to do proper Scrum here. In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. 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?

2018 123

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Strategy (#Strategy). Here's how to connect dots between strategy, mission success, programmatics, and technical performance management in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Capabilities Based Planning (V2) - Capability-based planning fits naturally with Strategy Based Planning and Business Process Improvement. Successful Digital Transformation Starts with a well defined Executable Strategy for Success - PMI San Diego Chapter , 11 July 2018.

2015 37

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

Agilemania

Most of us started our Agile journey with one framework, and that is Scrum. Scrum is simple to understand with some immutable principles & guidelines. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum. Thereby, the basic atom comprising the SAFe® molecule is a Scrum team.

2021 83

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

The organizations start with few teams initially, and it is easier to follow simple & lightweight frameworks like Scrum or Kanban at this stage. The most important skills for an agile coach include: Strong understanding of Scrum and Kanban. Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS).

2021 68

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

Inloox

In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments. 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. Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers.

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58 Product Owner Theses

Scrum.org

TL;DR: The Scrum Product Owner in 58 Theses. The Product Owner theses also address the Product Owner’s part in Scrum events from Sprint Planning to Sprint Review to Sprint Retrospective, and the Daily Scrum. The Product Owner is also the most vulnerable Scrum role.

2020 72

Dealing With “Remote Sprawl”: How to Manage Teams, People, and Projects Across Time Zones

Planio

Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Agile teams rely on a clear sprint cadence to keep projects moving, remove bottlenecks, and ship great software.

2021 78

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

ambler and Mark Lines are the creators of the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and the authors of the book Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery – a small Agile Team’s journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps ( 2 nd edition). DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. Scrum offers only a development cycle. Scott W.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

Most PM strategies rely on waterfall, aka a hierarchy of sequential tasks that ends with a big product launch. 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. Borrowing from Scrum methodology, an agile team has three main roles : Product Owner : An executive or key stakeholder who leads the project with vision.

2018 105

Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

The Assumptions of Scrum. So, what does Scrum say about dependencies? And if you look at the way that Scrum is architected, you’ll notice that it assumes a lot, including that each team: Consists of six to eight people. The Reality of Scrum.

2020 105

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

Leading Agile

It takes more than a few Scrum teams to solve the Transformation puzzle. 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.

Agile Still Works

Scrum.org

Standard Waterfall strategies are not built for the high-speed world we live in today. We are Scrum practitioners. And Scrum is an Agile framework that organises teams using five events, three roles and three artefacts. . agile-scrum-training.

2020 60

Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

Compared to Scrum, Kanban is a young work-management method. Anderson best articulated its application to software development, in 2013, in the foundational book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, and its adoption hasn’t been as universal as Scrum’s during the early days of Agile software development. But, for teams that chafe under the strictures of the Scrum process, Kanban can be a freeing alternative.

2018 93

Customer Q&A - Office Depot

Keyedin

How do you ensure all your portfolio projects are consistently always in line with strategy and lower level projects? You will also need leadership sponsorship on giving you the guidance of what the strategy is! Reporting cadence in line with Project Steer Co and release cycle.

2020 78

11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics

Scrum.org

Run a quick mental exercise: Try walking in your stakeholders’ shoes, and ask yourself: Would you entrust your career a bunch of hoodie-wearing nerds, promising a big reward because they are practicing XP and Scrum? Scrum Events. Daily Scrums.

2020 66

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

Keyedin

How does the Project Manager work with the Agile team, scrum master, ect. So typically it’s PM/Scrum Master, BA, “platform” developer, QA Lead, QA etc etc. Evaluating the expected outcomes and how they fit in the corporate strategy is key way of getting started.

2020 78

How To Make Agile Work For Your Marketing Team

Proofhub

Identify and Tackle Roadblocks Sooner If you’re working in Agile, you’re likely also running scrum meetings. The best way to structure your scrum meeting agenda is to include four prompts: Blockers What did you do yesterday?

2020 78

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

Keyedin

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). Decisions are often made faster, and by comparison, change management may look like chaos from the outside but may be exactly the innovation that the project, and by extension, the company’s business strategy needs.

The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

An Agile PMO can work with the POs, Agile PMs, Scrum Masters (SMs), and Functional Heads to satisfy the need of such resources. In an Agile PMO setting, the product backlog is executed over a number of iterations or with a flow-based cadence in order to move towards the vision or goal of the product. The Agile PMO defines and ensures a strategy deployment method.

2021 76

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

Keyedin

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). Decisions are often made faster, and by comparison, change management may look like chaos from the outside but may be exactly the innovation that the project, and by extension, the company’s business strategy needs.

Product Goal

Scrum.org

Think of Product Goals as a stepping stone in the river of complexity One of the more challenging aspects of Product Management is to create a tangible relationship between the work we do today and the business strategy. See the Professional Scrum Product Owner book for more details.

2020 71

Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

For an Agile team, being trustworthy is about having a stable and predictable capacity; for a Scrum team, that’s a stable velocity, for a Kanban team, that’s stable throughput. . Teams don’t keep a regular cadence of collaboration and review.

2021 62

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

Front-end applications based on technologies that easily lend themselves to agile practices (mobile, web, application server, lightweight databases, API client code, UIs and similar technologies hosting applications developed in languages like C#, Java, Python, Ruby, and PHP) can be modified and deployed smoothly with high frequency, while the back-end resources on which they depend are still delivered on the “old” cadence. A Metaphorical Journey.

2019 96

The Virtuous Cycle of Trust and Influence

Leading Agile

Delivering on a regular, predictable cadence. If You Want to Be Trusted… An effective enterprise Transformation strategy is grounded in a trustworthy ecosystem around the people for them to produce products in a predictable way.

Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Scrum.org

Scrum has proven to be an effective product delivery framework for all sorts of products. However, Scrum is equally well suited to build the wrong product efficiently as its Achilles heel has always been the product discovery part. Scrum’s Achilles Heel: Product Discovery.

2021 49

Sprint Reviews with Kanban

Scrum.org

I’ve always been intrigued by the different ways in which Scrum Teams go about their Sprint Reviews. The time needed to prepare and conduct yet another “Scrum meeting” is not typically seen to be a priority under such conditions. The forecast made in Sprint Planning could have been way off, for example, and the opportunity to replan in each Daily Scrum might not have been taken as seriously as it ought to have been.

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

Leading Agile

And what that means to us is not just teaching people how to do agile or how to do kind of methodologies in this space like say for Scrum or what have you but really like how to create the kinds of organizations that really can do agile really well and really effectively at scale.

2021 94

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

They did a great job of getting the message out Scrum and the Scrum certification did a great job of getting the message out. Does it mean that we start Doing Scrum, right? Those are the things that get in the way of making Scrum not work in a lot of organizations.

2020 89

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

Planio

The official Scrum Guide describes a sprint retrospective as: A meeting held at the end of a sprint where the Scrum Team can inspect itself and create a plan for future improvements to systems, processes, and workflows. Improvements to processes like your daily scrum.

2020 78

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile

Scrum.org

I have been hiring Scrum Masters lately. So far, I hired 2 Scrum Masters whose answer to the question didn’t have any of those metrics. Rarely do you hear Scrum practitioners bringing up Cycle Time, Lead Time, Throughput, Work Item Age. Somehow during the Holy Scrum Kanban decades of feud these metrics were banished from the Scrum land and forgotten by many. With those numbers in hand you can devise a strategy to attack waste.

SCRUM 43

Release planning and predictable delivery

Scrum.org

Updated to reflect the 2020 Scrum Guide! Without a regular cadence of delivery of working software any belief that you will get a usable increment is misguided at best.

2021 67

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Projects might additional calendars as well to show resource availability, communication cadence, etc. Communication Plan: A document outlining the communication strategy for the project, including all stakeholders and their relationship to the project.

2021 78

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. And I was working at version one at the time and so like I’m like all in like, not like team level scrum. Cause I really wasn’t coming at it from a scrum standpoint.

2020 68

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile Part 1

Scrum.org

I have been hiring Scrum Masters lately. So far, I hired 2 Scrum Masters whose answer to the question didn’t have any of those metrics. Rarely do you hear Scrum practitioners bringing up Cycle Time, Lead Time, Throughput, Work Item Age. Somehow during the Holy Scrum Kanban decades of feud these metrics were banished from the Scrum land and forgotten by many. With those numbers in hand you can devise a strategy to attack waste.

SCRUM 32

Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And I was working for this VP that was like really super cool, is very into agile and we were coming up with really creative things for like team formation strategies and agile governance, all stuff. We’re trying to connect a strategy. I don’t mean Scrum.

2021 62

The Second Of Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery

Scrum.org

On November 22nd, 2019, I gave the closing keynote at Scrum Deutschland, a talk called ‘The Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery.’ It’s helicopter parenting as an organizational strategy. . Background .

2020 48

The Customer Representative (A Preferred Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

The Customer Representative and Scrum. If one of our goals in Agile is to enable competitive advantage for our customers, that means that we should have a clear understanding about our customers, but also about their vision, strategy, goals, objectives and business model right? From both a Product Management, Agile and a Professional Scrum perspective, we can only say that taking the Customer Representative stance regularly is key to being a successful Product Owner.