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

Leading Agile

The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability. – [Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from Agile Arizona, The Executive’s Guide to Large-Scale Agile Transformation and Sustaining an Adaptive Enterprise.

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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. Measuring its duration, quantifying the variation between what was expected to be delivered and what was actually delivered, and confirming whether the team is working at a sustainable pace might help assess the ceremony’s effectiveness.

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Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

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. The specific cadence varies based on the complexity and duration of a transformation.

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Have we learned anything?

Kiron Bondale

Back in April 2009, I published my very first blog article titled “ Lessons Learned; Avoid the Oxymoron “ Since that time, I’ve gained a broader appreciation of the multiple challenges organizations face when trying to get sustainable, reusable knowledge out of projects and felt it was time to put a capstone on my writing about this specific topic.

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Do you deliver dazzling demos?

Kiron Bondale

DO send meeting invitations well in advance and if you are following a standard sprint or iteration cadence (e.g. Dazzling demos can help sustain the attention and support from your customer and will keep team members focused on value delivery.

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The Agile Fluency model

Henny Portman

Delivering teams deliver on the market cadence (agile sustainability). The Agile Fluency model, developed by Diana Larsen and James Shore in 2012 and substantially updated in 2018, is a framework to help teams understand their current position and to help them develop an individual road map. Agile teams pass through four distinct zones of fluency as they learn ( fluency evolves). Diana Larsen defines fluency as things that you do automatically without thinking.

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How We Reduced Cycle Time from 164 Days to 8 Days in 6 Months


CADENCE & RELIABILITY. CADENCE: What was the sprint cadence you folks started off with? What was sustainable cadence after improvements? BACKGROUND.

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A Word on Velocity

Leading Agile

In fact, velocity becomes a useful metric for gauging predictability because it represents the whole cycle of estimation and execution by a group of people who settle into a stable cadence of output and become good at judging a set of user stories which represent that quantity of work.

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The Transformation Journey: Lessons Learned

Planview Blog

At the same time, our traditional planning processes cannot keep up or sustain us anymore: The annual plan is most on-strategy the day you finish it. Most organizations are on a transformation journey of some kind, including Planview.

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Building Trust via Trustworthiness

Leading Agile

Teams don’t keep a regular cadence of collaboration and review. I walked into the conference room to meet with the VP of enterprise Agile Transformation. It’s been three weeks since I joined a team of highly experienced Agile coaches.

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Comparing Nexus and SAFe - Similarities, Differences, potential synergies


PS Some people feel the term Sprint isn’t the best choice if we want to emphasize “sustainable pace”. . The Nexus Sprint Review and the System Demo are similar events happening on a similar cadence - every several weeks (Sprint/Iteration). Adjust Cadences and level of participation.

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


What does a hybrid, agile and waterfall, delivery model look like - In terms of scalability and sustainability? Tom – A hybrid approach is probably more scalable and sustainable naturally speaking. Thanks Matt, in a process perspective what cadence metrics should take priority?

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment


No sustainable agility is achieved. Sprint is a stable container event that provides overall rhythm and cadence to the opportunities for inspections and adaptations foreseen within a Sprint; Sprint Review, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.


Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

No sustainable agility is achieved. Sprint is a stable container event that provides overall rhythm and cadence to the opportunities for inspections and adaptations foreseen within a Sprint; Sprint Review, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.

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How Has the Pandemic Changed Hiring, Onboarding, and Culture at LeadingAgile?

Leading Agile

They meet on an agreed-upon cadence and can reach out to other Pod members for questions, help, and a friendly voice. We wanted to help continue to enable and sustain those supportive connections as best we could. .

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Cultivating the Kind of Culture Employees Crave

Leading Agile

We take pride in being fearless, adaptive, sustainable, and egalitarian, and we admire attributes like integrity, respect, teamwork, and passion for continued learning. . As the Chief Cultural Officer, of LeadingAgile, I view myself as an advocate for our employees.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. By setting a sustainable pace for the work, teams were able to maintain a steady rate of delivery, leading to greater predictability and hence easier planning. We always observe a ripple effect of secondary benefits, once sustainable pace has been achieved. Note: sustainable is good; sustained is not.).

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Projects might additional calendars as well to show resource availability, communication cadence, etc. Project management terminology can be complicated.

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"Why can?t we plan Sprints accurately with velocity?"


Scrum is a framework for addressing complex problems, and Scrum teams that can reach a cadence where their goals are regularly met are going to instill more trust, manage stakeholder expectations and manage that complexity sustainably.


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


But to run a sustainable business, we need to keep costs under control. You might want to set a cadence that includes: OKR planning sessions: Bring together a small group of people that work together to plan and talk through objectives and key results for the next cycle. How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion in global revenue? Sure, their killer products, ubiquitous search engine, and cloud services played a huge role.

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The Second Of Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery


It wasn’t sustainable. The market hasn’t slowed down, so new insights emerge over time, but the multi-month cadence resulting from the teams’ interconnectedness means that their course can only be minutely adjusted. Background .

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And so sustainable business agility. And then you can imagine an in-state where you have encapsulated value streams, really solid business ownership, value streams are able to produce small batches on a regular cadence, and the capabilities are largely grouped, the ones that work together.

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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. Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Spotify. Soundcloud.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

If there is not fit among these activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process. The PMB is one of the common data items between Agile and EVM, along with Physical Percent Complete and the Capabilities Based Plan, which defines the Product Roadmap and contents of the Cadence Releases.

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