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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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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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. Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges.


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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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. Welcome to the next installment of an all-new podcast hosted by LeadingAgile’s CEO, Mike Cottmeyer.

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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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