Capabilities Release or Cadence Release

Herding Cats

So do we pick a Capabilities Release or a Cadence Release? Cadence release puts value out on a periodic basis. Those capabilities don't always show up in the Cadence, but that's a separate issue as well. . For the Cadence Release, we need an estimate (with accuracy and precision) of the probability of showing up with needed Features on the needed Date. Strategy is Not the Same as Operational Effectiveness.

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. This could be one of your existing monthly or quarterly planning or strategy meeting.

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ESP Compared to Kanban Method

Digite

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. These were the things that enabled the optimal and effective use of kanban systems – topics such as: probabilistic forecasting and statistical analysis; qualitative risk assessment; real option theory; connecting strategy to operational mechanisms such as Kanban capacity allocation; and so forth.

2017 79

Project242: Build Strength in Multiple Areas, Not Just a Few

Bridge the Gap Consulting

These workouts include heavy tension and faster cadence at lower resistance. Here are some of the key things I’ve learned in addition to project management, building those other “professional muscles”: Strategy : This was a HUGE eye opener.

2021 52

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. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Leadership Project Management

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.

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

MPUG

This definition of the ‘goal’ can create confusion for many who understand project-program-portfolio management and how goals aligns with the vision, mission, strategy, and objectives of an organization. As the saying goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”.

2020 94

How to Assemble a Project Team

ProjectManager.com

The best way to prevent this from happening is by setting a cadence for meetings, requiring status reports , scheduling interdepartmental collaboration time and any number of other ideas. Successful team collaboration is the culmination of thoughtful strategies and adapting to challenges.

2021 376

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. There has been some amount of criticism about SAFe.

2021 83

Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

Planview

Santander’s vision was to create an ecosystem that enables enterprise agility by connecting business with IT and strategy into delivery – with a single line of sight into key initiatives at every stage of the journey. Joaquim’s response: Work is linked to strategies (initiatives).

2020 92

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

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

Inloox

Lean Portfolio Management: Achieving business agility requires a modernized approach to portfolio management that aligns strategy, financing and operations by applying lean agile principles. Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers. High flexibility, adaptability and increased communication are just a few of the benefits that have led to significant improvements through the introduction of agile work processes in organizations.

2021 100

The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

Executive teams have seen how Agile practices can help organizations gain speed, pivot quickly and effectively when needed, and deliver high-quality outcomes on strategy. Patrick has dubbed this phenomenon “strategy atrophy.”

2021 81

Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

These days, when I look at the overall effectiveness of our risk management strategies at the end of a project, it is not usual to see 1.5 – 2 times the value in achieved opportunities compared to avoided threats. Which risk avoidance or elimination strategies are working and which are not?

Risk 113

Enable Lasting Technical Change by Building Empathy & Trust

Leading Agile

For this email, it is assumed that the organization’s technical strategy has been defined and a governance model has been implemented. If neither is true, this email will still be valuable, it will just illustrate that strategy and governance are missing.

2021 99

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

Live from Product404, in Atlanta: Agile RoadMapping

Leading Agile

Whether your team is a startup looking to define your product strategy, or an enterprise looking to remain competitive while coordinating across hundreds of teams, this event will deliver valuable insights and techniques on how Product leaders can remain agile while developing and sharing their roadmap. Erik leads product strategy at Gather, and is at the forefront of bridging technology and hospitality to help venues and guests gather and connect.

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.

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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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

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. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations. Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO.

How to Build Your Remote Management Workflow

Workamajig

The communication cadence is completely different. An example would be an editor learning about a client’s content strategy before creating a blog post outline. Learn to create more streamlined remote management workflows for your agency in our latest blog post.

2020 124

Encapsulation of Value

Leading Agile

Strategy and Epics. In this scenario, even with all the pieces in place, we fail to achieve the encapsulation of a value stream because we lack the backbone of strategy that comes from intentionally parsing larger objectives down into executable chunks of work.

2021 99

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

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. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations. Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO.

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).

2018 123

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

Complete: DAD includes advice how development, modeling, documentation, and governance strategies fit together. The goals of the Inception phase are: form initial team, develop common vision, align with enterprise direction, explore initial scope, identify initial technical strategy, develop initial release plan, secure funding, form work environment, identify risks and develop initial test strategy. Scott W.

Lean 41

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

All frameworks for scaling agile share five main components: inspiration from the 12 Agile Manifesto principles, cadence, synchronization, Scrum, and quality development practices. What is SAFe agile.

2021 73

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

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. The quick cadence of sprints is balanced by the support of standups and reviews.

2018 105

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

Keyedin

Evaluating the expected outcomes and how they fit in the corporate strategy is key way of getting started. Thanks Matt, in a process perspective what cadence metrics should take priority? Ritu Colin – Work out your strategy and how you measure success – e.g. KPIs.

2020 78

The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

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. Imagine this scenario as you start-off your day: You open your business site and the message says: “it doesn’t exist.” You then try to login to your email account, which also displays the same message.

2021 76

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

These capabilities are connected to the business strategy. They implement that strategy. The order of the needed Capabilties in defined in the business strategy. . Either a Cadence Release Plan or a Capabilities Release Plan. The GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide has 12 steps. These describe the increasing maturity of the project's artifacts. There are not specific to Agile Software Development. But here's how they are connected. Step . Agile.

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.

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.

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

Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

Some other factors that keep teams from being trustworthy are: Teams are not cross-functional; they don’t include everything and everyone necessary to deliver results tied to strategy. Teams don’t keep a regular cadence of collaboration and review.

2021 62

How To Make Agile Work For Your Marketing Team

Proofhub

With Waterfall , you have a set deadline for when something will be released in its entirety, and you can plan out building all of your promotional materials, content, sales cadences, and more in advance.

2020 78

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.

How to Manage Your Editorial Calendar with Project Management Tool

Proofhub

Content Discovery: List of all the blogs published over the internet according to your content strategy Team Management : Have roles assigned to each team member like who gets to publish the article and designer etc.

2020 78

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

All frameworks for scaling agile share five main components: inspiration from the 12 Agile Manifesto principles, cadence, synchronization, Scrum, and quality development practices. What is SAFe agile.

2021 52

Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

A lot of organizations put buffering strategies into place, like setting aside extra time to deal with known dependencies. So, while Scrum of Scrums is a fine communication tool, it’s not a good strategy for eliminating dependencies. Dependencies will stop Agility dead in its tracks.

2020 105