Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

Management Yogi

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such.

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Remote Lean Coffee

Growing Agile

This morning we hosted a Lean Coffee session. It was my first time hosting a virtual lean coffee. If you’re planning a lean coffee soon, here is a tip for you: I tested a few tools, Trello was easy for me to use as a virtual board.

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Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

Many project managers utilize a Lean-Agile approach when there is high change or churn in project requirements, significant lack of clarity in scope, high complexity to their projects, and/or a larger number of risks associated with such. Two Lean-Agile Types. Flow-based Lean-Agile.

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Janna Bastow: Lean Roadmapping and OKRs

Scrum.org

TL; DR: HoA #42: Lean Roadmapping and OKRs w/ Janna Bastow. Watch the video now: Janna Bastow: Lean Roadmapping and OKRs — Hands-on-Agile #42. ???? Zur deutschsprachigen Version des Artikels: Lean Roadmapping und OKRs mit Janna Bastow — Hands-on Agile #42. ??

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A 2021 Comprehensive Guide on Lean vs Agile Methodologies

nTask

These frameworks are many, but the ones we are interested in, in this article, are Lean and Agile. So, without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into describing what Lean and Agile project management methodologies are and how are they different from one another. Lean Approach.

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Review True lean

Henny Portman

With the book True lean – Your guide to the fundamentals connecting purpose, process and people written by Rudy Gort you get a concise but complete and clear overview of and insight into lean. The first part examines the origin of lean in order to understand the philosophy behind lean.

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Beyond Agile Gratitude #2 - Lean Thinking and the Kanban Method

Mike Griffiths

David Anderson has done much to popularize and explain lean and the Theory of Constraints thinking. We have a tendency to get attached to our personal favorite agile approach, whether that is Scrum, XP, or something else, and regard alternative approaches as somehow inferior or derivative.

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PMXBoard -  The Only Full Agile and Lean Management Planning Set

Brad Egeland

The set comes with pre designed but also customizable full magnetic board, which weights just above 6 lbs, and comes with 84 pieces of magnetic cards set in order to build your Kanban, Scrum, or any other type of Lean Board.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach

Planview

This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. In the first two installments of this series, we talked about the key elements of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how funding practices must adapt to better support LPM initiatives. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE).

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Making your Scrum Events Lean – Identifying the Wastes

Scrum.org

The new Scrum Guide 2020 mentions Scrum is founded on empiricism and lean thinking. Lean thinking reduces waste and focuses on the essentials.”. While Scrum Events remove the need for any other meeting, at times unintended wastes get injected in those events.

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[Webinar]: Lean Portfolio Management with Azure DevOps and OnePlan, 6/2/2022 @ 10am PST/1pm EST

Brad Egeland

Scrum is an easy-to-understand Agile framework that many teams use to manage their complex work. Azure DevOps supports Scrum out of the box. ​ In addition, top-down planning is still a requirement for Product Owners and Scrum Masters. If you are planning and tracking work in a complex domain, like software and product development, best practices dictate using an empirical process and leveraging shorter feedback cycles.

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Distributed Lean Coffee

Scrum.org

. Lean Coffee Poster The premise of Lean Coffee is relatively straight forwarded. Lean Coffee increases the engagement level significantly among the participants. That is exactly where Lean Coffee comes into the mix, regardless if applied online or in-person.

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Lean Coffee in 5 Minutes

Scrum.org

Lean Coffee is a powerful meeting faciliation technique that can be used in coffee shops, conferences, open space, scrum events or simply replace existing corporate meeting formats. Lean Coffee is easy to learn, empowers participants and increases engagement.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

Management Yogi

A new version of Scrum guide was released in November, 2020. Agile Agile Project Management Leadership Lean Product Backlog Product Management Scrum ScrumbanThere are quite a few changes in the guide, as well as new additions.

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Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

This article is the second in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. SCRUM’S WIP LIMIT POLICY.

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Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!

Digite

Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. This book comprehensively describes the underlying principles that create Flow and facilitate Lean Product Development processes, principles that have produced 5x to 10x improvements, even in mature processes. 31 pages, ET to read: 50 min, Published July 19th, 2012 by Lean-Kanban University).

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

The questioner asked – “I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I’m engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). My question is: Am I missing something that could make this team to work better and to keep this structure of application support + product increment while using Scrum? Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. Not Scrum OR Kanban.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

Dave is a Principal Consultant at Depth Consulting Ltd, and Program Director of the KCP Program at the Lean Kanban University. A question that I often get while speaking with people is: What is the difference between Kanban and Scrum? Scrum. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. The Kanban Method pulls a great deal of its values from a Lean value system. Haven’t read the Scrum Guide recently).

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Scrum with Kanban Class of Service

Digite

This article is the third in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. In my experience, this does not come naturally to Scrum teams.

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

More and more Agile teams have started to adopt Kanban as a way to improve beyond what Scrum enabled them to do, as also to address some of the challenges that Scrum presented them with. As a result, many people have attempted to compare and contrast Scrum and Kanban in a variety of “Scrum vs. Kanban” sessions in conferences, webinars and online posts. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two.

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Lean Project Management For Remote Teams: A Simple Guide To Eliminate Waste & Improve Productivity

Teamweek

Lean Project Management can fix this. In this article, we’re going to explore: What is Lean Project Management? The Lean Methodology The 3 Types of Waste & How to Fix Them. What is Lean Project Management? As a concept, Lean originates from the Toyota production floor.

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Agile and Scrum 2022: Making It Work for You

International Institute for Learning

At IIL’s Agile and Scrum 2022 Online Conference: Making It Work For You – we will explore these topics and more. Hear from global thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs, Agile coaches, Scrum Trainers and leading authorities from a wide variety of industries around the globe.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

Continuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast’. Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. KANBAN AND SCRUM TOGETHER – NOT SO FAST. A colleague of mine who works at Scrum.org now posted a blog about how Kanban and Scrum are stronger together.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

A new version of Scrum guide was released last month. It contains commitments for each of the Scrum artifacts. Product Goal also reflects one of the values of Scrum: “Focus.” Now, every artifact in Scrum comes with a commitment. Lean Thinking. Single Scrum Team.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

Scrum” is a phenomenal subject – i.e. if you are familiar with it. As an Agile project manager, I have seen my fair share of so-called “Scrum Masters” and “Agile Experts” claiming to be masters of their craft. The truth, however, is that they don’t know a lot of things about Scrum and Agile. In fact, I was surprised that some of the “experts” didn’t even know that Scrum Master and Product Owner are not the same individual. Introduction – Why Scrum?

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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Several hundred thousand people have taken Scrum Master certification courses with the expectation they will be prepared to lead a Scrum team. As an agile consultant and instructor, I am often asked, “I just received my Scrum Master certification, now what do I do?”.

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Agile Asanas: Scrum Inputs and Outputs 2021 (Sprint I/O) - Part 1

Management Yogi

The Scrum Guide has changed and it has come with a number of new concepts such as Product Goal, Lean Thinking, Commitment based Artifacts among others. With the new Scrum Guide, you can also see changes to the various events of Scrum.

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Why perfect is the enemy of good - using lean change to apply agile in context

Scrum.org

Why perfect is the enemy of good - using lean change to apply agile in context. Importantly, unlike many Agile coaches and training programmes, our teams of Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Skilled Engineers all come from a project delivery background.

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Scrum Scale Away

Scrum.org

. Scrum Scale Away (parody of Come Sail Away by Styx). Chad teaches many courses - whether you are new to Scrum or ready to take Scrum to the next level. Cause we've got to be lean. Using Scrum with more teams for agility. . Scaling Scrum ain’t easy.

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Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 2

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. On Wednesday 25 March 2020 I delivered the second “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: 1.6 Combining Agile and Lean. SCRUM. The house of Scrum. Scrum, what’s in a name? your independent Scrum Caretaker.

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The Best Way to Achieve SAFe® Scrum Master Certification (SSM)

Binfire Collaboration Blog

For this certification, you need to pass a scrum master certification exam, after which you will be awarded your certification of SAFe Scrum Master (SSM®). Aspects of this Scrum Master Certification. A SAFe Scrum Master professional leads the teams. Scrum Masters.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

ProjectManager.com

For example, take scrum. Scrum is a great framework for helping teams work more productively together. In fact, the name comes from rugby and like it, scrum is a team sport. Scrumban is part of an agile framework, a hybrid of scrum and kanban.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

Learn more about Betsy Kauffman’s Agile & Scrum conference presentation “Developing Predictable Agile Roadmaps” Learn More. To learn more about how to create predictable roadmaps and facilitate transparent conversations, join me live at IIL’s Agile and Scrum 2018 Online Conference on June 7 and on-demand from June 8th through September 10th. By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap?

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training

Agilemania

Professional Scrum Master training is highly interactive training for 14 hours, and students learn by doing it in class. We use Scrum to teach Scrum in our class to gain practical knowledge. Scrum is a framework to address complex adaptive problems.

What Is the Role & Responsibilities of a SAFe® Scrum Master?

Agilemania

In SAFe, the Scrum Master is not just a Scrum Master. So, by default, it implies that Scrum Master in SAFe needs to have more tools in the toolkit beyond just Scrum. . So, the SAFe Scrum Masters also plays a vital role to serve in the different layers of the organization.

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How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process

Meisterplan

The agile world has an important building block to enhance cooperation when it comes to working with Scrum: retrospectives. According to the Scrum Guide, the Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum team to analyze themselves and create a plan for improvements to be implemented during the next Sprint. At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. Retrospectives with the Portfolio Board.

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Differences Between a SAFe Scrum Master and a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Is a SAFe Scrum Master and Scrum Master having two different accountabilities or the same? Is a SAFe Scrum Master, a Scrum Master with additional responsibilities for scaling? In SAFe, Scrum Master is not just “Scrum” Master.

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The First Principle of Lean Management: Eliminate Waste

ActiveCollab

They developed the Toyota Production System (TPS), dubbed as Lean production many years later. Lean" was created as a response to an extremely complex environment. Scrum, Kanban, and Lean are just some of the frameworks found under the Agile umbrella.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference_wk

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile and Scrum concepts are about everyone on a team coming together, and being empowered to work towards an end goal, with a customer-first mindset.

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Building A Sprint Backlog with All Scrum Events in MS Project Agile

MPUG

One of the key artifacts in a Scrum Project is the Sprint Backlog, with others being the Product Backlog and (Product) Increment. Some project management practitioners think that the MS Project software is not a suitable tool for managing Scrum projects or Agile projects.

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