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.

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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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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 91

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. Successful Transformations that take the necessary steps to holistically engage the entire organization’s broad-scale Agile Transformation ensure that investors and senior leaders are committed to spanning strategy, value creation, and value delivery.

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.

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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. 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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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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).

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

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Cultivating the Kind of Culture Employees Crave

Leading Agile

The Pods meet on an agreed-upon cadence, and everyone in each Pod knows that they can reach out to other Pod members for questions, help, and a friendly voice. As the Chief Cultural Officer, of LeadingAgile, I view myself as an advocate for our employees.

2020 94

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.

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.

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

Planio

7 strategies and techniques for managing remote teams used by top remote companies. Here are the strategies, techniques, and tools these teams use on a daily basis to manage their remote teams. 7 strategies and techniques for managing remote teams used by top remote companies.

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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? Matt – At the Agile delivery level the metrics are usually quality and deliverablity of product and team velocity, at the portfolio it is alignment to strategy and overall "value" to the business. Ritu Colin – Work out your strategy and how you measure success – e.g. KPIs.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

This makes sense: the bottlenecks in each team’s workflow are distinct, so each team’s improvement strategy is distinct. They must happen at regular intervals, but their cadence doesn’t need to be tied to any other cycle of Kanban. Additionally, for marketing teams that lack political capital in an organization, building up confidence by showing an improved workflow may need to precede any attempt to change strategy or priorities.

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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

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

If you’re an organization that needs three to six months out, this is valid strategy. Because anytime that you are mixing, what I call a determinant backlog with an indeterminate backlog, right, then you have to basically deploy buffering strategies, right, so that gets complicated.

2020 89

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

Planio

To get the most out of them, make sure that you switch things up, such as: Cadence: Do you need a retrospective after every one-week sprint? The 5 Whys is a strategy used to dig into pain points and find the real issues that need to be resolved.

2020 78

Shift from Annual to Continuous Planning to Enable Agility [Webinar]

Planview

Having a regular cadence that allows you to measure value against new demand is incredibly valuable, as it isn’t disruptive when measured against the annual plan and allows you to forecast on a regular basis. Finally, you will be better able to realize strategy by preventing the loss of strategy and innovation to lower priority investments and improving your ability to measure and monitor key initiatives.

What Are OKRs? How to Use OKRs for Planning (and Achieving) Your Goals

Planio

OKRs translate your company strategy into a digestible way that allows every team member to know they’re working on the right thing. So, if you’re tired of hitting the finish line only to realize you were working toward the wrong goals, sick of feeling like the work you do each day isn’t moving the needle, and want to get your team more aligned with company goals and strategy, OKRs are for you. How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion in global revenue?

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System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Also, by having the work visible like this, and having our cadence of meetings and clarity of rules, we know what it means to be done with portfolio prioritization before we start writing code. Down at the portfolio tier, then, we’re turning that opportunity canvas into an epic – an outcome that we’re going to deliver to the market that’s going to help us achieve the market strategy.

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. Topics (More organized with subtopics) Posting cadence (daily, weekly, and so on.) We are well aware of the fact that you need good quality content for marketing and in return generating leads. But generating Good content once in a while is not enough.

2020 60

Work From Home Tips for Managers from Experts across the Globe

Proofhub

Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation My best work from home strategy for managers is to communicate with your respective teams frequently. We have a weekly Huddle every Monday, which we’ve been doing via Google Hangouts since working remotely, and managers have kept their regular cadence of meetings in place. This keeps everyone on the same page regarding company initiatives and strategies. A well-thought-out strategy will allow us to get out of this crisis.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Hope is Not a Strategy. The Plan for the project is the Strategy for its successful completion. The performance dimension of Monte Carlo simulation modeling A structured approach for developing a risk handling strategy. Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Risk management is essential to the success of any significant project.

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Give a Damn: Why You Need A Mentorship Relationship

Function Point

We discussed sales, accountability, business strategy and not being afraid to imagine what’s possible. We cover topics such as the stages of change to critical conflict management strategies. She guides us in creating a business cadence through the use of the One Page Plan. So I’ll admit it: I need my ass kicked every now and again. Surprise, surprise.

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Give a Damn: Why You Need A Mentorship Relationship

Function Point

We discussed sales, accountability, business strategy and not being afraid to imagine what’s possible. We cover topics such as the stages of change to critical conflict management strategies. She guides us in creating a business cadence through the use of the One Page Plan. So I’ll admit it: I need my ass kicked every now and again. Surprise, surprise.

2016 40

How Charles Byrd Gets It Done: Project Management & Networking Tips

Project Management Hacks

Out of college with a BBA in information technology I started on a help desk providing 2nd and 3rd level support for Cadence, a Silicon Valley software company. In this project, I knew the marketing campaigns and education strategies would be key. This could be strategy advice, system recommendations, coaching, or simply an introduction to someone else in your network that can help further their goals.

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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. I think mine and yours challenge with it, sometimes it becomes a late dependency, a late risk reduction strategy. It’s a problem, It’s also difficult sometimes when you’re trying to plan strategy. There’s a little bit of a feed forward that’s a problem too from a strategy standpoint. Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go!

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