How to write a lean PRD (product requirements document) for your next project in 5 steps (with free template)


Agile is all about staying lean and adapting to user feedback, right? The essential elements of a lean, mean one-pager PRD. The essential elements of a lean, mean one-pager PRD. This should build on your work from the previous step, rather than being a standalone exercise.

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The Agile Manifesto from a Lean Perspective

To what extent, for example, is the Manifesto a reflex of “lean thinking”? There’s a clear synergy between lean and agile practice, and attempts to tease them apart can often seem contrived and artificial. Interestingly, in the published history of the Agile Manifesto, the word “lean” does not appear even once. Could it be that the authors were influenced by a “lean” gestalt which they saw no reason to explicitly acknowledge?

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

A key enterprise partner is the Finance department and the organization’s model for project funding will have significant influence over successful agile delivery. Traditional project funding models are anchored to periodic (annual, semi-annual or quarterly) portfolio re-planning exercises which ingest updated forecasts for active investments and funding requests for new ones.

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day. While anyone who is impacted by the project is technically a stakeholder, key stakeholders are those who have influence and authority to dictate whether a project is a success is not. Who wants to influence this project (positively or negatively)?

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Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Know when to “lean in” or “lean back.” Sometimes you have to lean in and lean back at the same time, depending on the situation. Don’t ignore them or listen to them exclusively, but put them in the pot with all your other influences for action. Practice Self-Care: It’s a hard road, so take care of yourself: sleep, exercise and eat healthy. Number two, some wanna know when do I know when to lean in or lean back?

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

The Work: Helping your Clients Agile consulting involves instilling and applying a few lean thinking concepts such as: Prioritizing for value. It is almost always people focused, and why the skills of empathy and influence are critical. Focus your effort here; after all, the concepts around healthy eating and exercise are also very simple. Just eat fewer calories than you use, move and exercise more…but we seem to need help with that more than ever.

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. However, instead of leaning heavily on theory, it uses real-world examples to illustrate how these scenarios play out. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. You can use this same exercise for your teammates and even your company.

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11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics

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? A Lean Coffee “…is a structured, but agenda-less meeting.

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The Meta-Retrospective — How To Get Customers and Stakeholders Onboard

A meta-retrospective is an excellent exercise to foster collaboration within the extended team, create a shared understanding of the big picture, and immediately create valuable action-items. To frame the level of (necessary) openness of the upcoming conversation, I run a short exercise bringing the Scrum values back into the hearts and minds of the attendees. The Scrum Values Exercise. The Meta-Retrospective Exercise. TL; DR: The Meta-Retrospective.


Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


Retrospectives are also applicable in flow based Lean-Agile frameworks, e.g., Kanban , where you can have retrospectives on-demand. In this exercise, each retrospective participant anonymously writes sown his or her position and puts it on a slip of paper or index card. This exercise informs about the participants’ attitudes in particular. This exercise gets the “feeling facts” out on the table. Two woodcutters were assigned to chop wood in a forest.

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Webinar Recap: Project Performance Measurement – Part 1: Overview Of Project Performance Measurements


And the last one is, if you can’t influence it, then don’t measure it. You can’t influence that project. You can’t influence Joe’s measurement, so don’t measure them, don’t report on them.

Guest Post: Dhaval Panchal on Satir Change Model

Stepping Into Project Management

Examples: Individuals working long hours compensate by not exercising or spending less time on family matters. This helps them to find time for physical exercise, and taking care of their family. This is a phase where leadership has most influence and gets tested all the time. It is fairly common for veteran’s to list all the management thinking changes from Lean and TQM movement, to Agile and DevOps that have come and gone while never delivering on promised benefits.

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

They know their solutions are of local scope, but they lack the power or influence to drive a comprehensive solution. As they were working through the hands-on exercises, their lead Business Analyst asked, “Can Cucumber read Excel files?” The team stopped doing the workshop exercise and immediately put together a crude version of a Ruby script to read the Excel file, connect to CICS, and populate the CICS application with the data.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Transcript. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.”

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How to motivate rebels and questioners to get work done

Susanne Madsen

If you are to overcome this kind of challenge and influence even the rebels on your team, you may have to change your approach. Understanding the category that each of your team members fall into will help you to better motivate and influence them to contribute constructively to your project. If you want to exercise more for instance, sign up with a personal trainer or work out with a friend who can serve as an accountability buddy.

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