5 Key Goal Setting Exercises for High-Performing Engineering Teams (from Google, LinkedIn, DropBox, and more)

Planio

As the authors of The Strategy-Focused Organization found , a mere 7% of employees today fully understand their company’s business strategies and what’s expected of them in order to help achieve company goals. Goal-setting exercise 1: Effective goal-setting starts at the top and cascades down. Goals (as well as sub-goals, objectives, and strategies.). Goal-setting exercise 2: Get clear about your culture of goal-setting.

Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 2: SIPOC Workshop Strategies

MPUG

This second session will cover SIPOC workshop strategies. Session number two, the SIPOC Workshop Strategies. Jeff Bongiovani: And then ultimately describe how to set SIPOC workshop goals and strategies.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

This workshop introduces strategies for structuring teams to reduce hand-offs and dependencies that create blocked work and delays. Share implementation patterns and strategies to maximize team throughput. Through case studies and exercises, we explore the hidden impacts of well-intentioned small teams. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning Signs

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Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

To better understand how continuous planning works, consider the following planning exercise where you plan a vacation. Do you understand the impact of trade-off decisions, accepting new, delayed, or dropping projects within your strategy? As your organization starts the planning process look for a planning tool that allows you to: Prioritize your strategies because they impact program prioritization. Lean and Agile PMO

Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality

Scrum.org

Working effectively with Scrum requires strategy. Strategy is essentially no more than a goal, followed by a series of actions required to achieve that goal as well as the players who need to involved. As a Scrum Master, you develop and help others develop strategies to become more successful with Scrum. What strategy guides the releases of a product? It’s all about strategy. Strategy Knotworking. Using Strategy Knotworking with Scrum Teams.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

This workshop introduces strategies for structuring teams to reduce hand-offs and dependencies that create blocked work and delays. Share implementation patterns and strategies to maximize team throughput. Through case studies and exercises, we explore the hidden impacts of well-intentioned small teams. Agile Project Management Leadership Lean NoProjects Risk Management Tailoring Approaches Teams Theory of Constraints Travel Warning Signs

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10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business

nTask

A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.

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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it

nTask

Therefore, you can understand the Business Process Improvement as the exercise of identifying, analyzing, improving, and then reviewing existing business processes. DMADV follows these steps: Define : you need to define the process goal, while also keeping in line with the company’s overall strategy and your customer’s needs. Lean Manufacturing and Lean Thinking. With Lean Thinking your company aims to: Mend imbalanced production quantities.

What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?

Planio

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. They direct the company’s strategy and also have a large interest in its outcome. Stakeholder Buy-In and Strategy. Understand expectations and create a strategy for dealing with them. As you go through these exercises, don’t forget that stakeholders are ultimately people.

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

You can choose one of the following seminars: Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master: For Professionals New to Agile, Aligning the Organization Through Portfolio Management , Team Member Engagement: Alignment Up, Down, and Across the Organization, Program Management Master Class with Michel Thiry.

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

Planio

Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy. Go-to-market strategy. However, instead of leaning heavily on theory, it uses real-world examples to illustrate how these scenarios play out. Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

Scrum.org

Usually, besides product management duties, Product Ownership entails establishing the product vision and strategy, its alignment with the company’s goals and objectives, and managing any internal and external stakeholders in this process.

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How to Keep your Team Productive in Uncertain Times

MPUG

When they feel cared for and heard, you can implement strategies and solutions together that benefit them as individuals, their productivity, and the project as a whole. Exercise, good nutrition, and proper amounts of sleep are proven to enhance productivity and reduce stress.

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11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics

Scrum.org

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 Complete Guide to Project Risk Assessment (Free Template)

Workamajig

Far too many PMs see it as a purely academic exercise, tacking it onto a project plan without understanding what it entails. Effective risk assessment means adopting both active and passive risk control strategies. When you first start any project risk assessment exercise, it can be overwhelming to go through all the risk events that come up. You have too little historical data to lean on and have to rely on subject matter experts to assess project risk.

5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

The certification further delves into a practical hand-on strategy where different training modules are conducted to further equip the individuals with Agile frameworks. Occasionally, they introduce “dumps” that have previous year examination questions, lab exercises and much more. According to some experts, the only reason they took up ScrumMaster, Agile or Lean Business certifications was due to the sheer excitement factor.

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Sprint Retrospectives with Kanban

Scrum.org

A few weeks ago we considered the Agile Manifesto from a lean perspective. We saw that it is possible to map the 12 agile principles to the 7 canonical “Lean Wastes” in terms of a mitigation approach. Although it is not an exact science, the act of going through such an exercise may be useful. It can help us to improve our appreciation of how lean and agile practice relate to each other through their shared philosophical underpinnings.

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Remote Agile (Part 7): Sprint Review with Distributed Teams

Scrum.org

The Celebrity Interview is also an excellent format to interview, for example, the CEO, when a shift in the organization’s product strategy has occurred or is imminent.) . Lean Coffee is an excellent example of a workaround for virtual Liberating Structures.

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The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients

Scrum.org

Lean startup. The purpose of this exercise is to discover an organization’s use of agile practices and the associated fluency level by answering questions as: Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean UX, Design Thinking — What are they practicing? Lean Agile Software Development Community.

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70 Scrum Master Theses

Scrum.org

Product discovery using the Design Thinking , Lean Startup , or Lean UX frameworks help, but in any case a good Scrum Master will want the Scrum Team to be a part of this process (whether by participating in user interviews or running experiments). TL; DR: 70 Scrum Master Theses.

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Scrum Master Interview Questions (1): Scrum Master Role

Scrum.org

Product discovery using the Design Thinking, Lean Startup, or Lean UX frameworks help, but in any case, a good Scrum Master will want the Scrum Team to be a part of this process (whether by participating in user interviews or running experiments).

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What Businesses Can Learn About Cybersecurity Threats From the US DoD’s Latest Initiative

Runrun.it

Cybersecurity threats become even more dangerous when we factor in that defense departments are now leaning towards increased digitization and automation. The DoD also published a Digital Modernization Strategy that aims to include new technologies into the US armed forces. Network segmentation is a well tested strategy to stop both incursions and control the actions of individuals that have managed to infiltrate an organization’s IT systems.

A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

Scrum.org

He recognized that something like a business model canvas would offer great potential in an entrepreneurial, Lean Startup context. Nevertheless, it can be an interesting exercise (hint: time is money and there are various types of waste an organization could reasonably hope to avoid). Whether you pitch a Business Model Canvas or a Lean Canvas, the outcome is usually the same in a large enterprise. They can be quite different to those of a lean start-up or studio.

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

There is rarely a clear connection between enterprise-level strategy and project-level decisions. 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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System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

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. What are the pieces of functionality we need to deliver to the market in order for that epic – that outcome – to deliver on the strategy we intended. Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance.

Do You Think You are Done?

Scrum.org

Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your test automation strategy. The PSM II course includes a great exercise to improve students grasp of the Definition of “Done”. To experience this great exercise and more I invite you to attend one of the PSM II classes. iii] For more on the importance of experimentation read fantastic The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

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Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Runrun.it

Agile companies are also especially resilient against the onslaught of new competition, as they are able to respond quickly to new trends and incorporate them in their strategy going forward.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And I was working for this VP that was like really super cool, is very into agile and we were coming up with really creative things for like team formation strategies and agile governance, all stuff. We’re trying to connect a strategy.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

Talent Management is the strategy, planning and execution of everything needed to hire, develop, reward performance, and retain people. Rebuild Your Recruiting Strategy. When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values. By asking candidates to perform tasks like coding exercises or a design-review, they test skills, get a feel of how candidates think, and how interactions may be. 

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

Talent Management is the strategy, planning and execution of everything needed to hire, develop, reward performance, and retain people. Rebuild Your Recruiting Strategy. When we read through this list anyone familiar with the agile mindset will likely see connections to agile and lean values. By asking candidates to perform tasks like coding exercises or a design-review, they test skills, get a feel of how candidates think, and how interactions may be. 

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