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Escaping the Death Spiral of Your Agile Transformation

Agile Alliance

This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile. Almost all of us have seen Agile transformations being disrupted by external factors.

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Scrumban Should NOT Just Be a Hybrid of Scrum and Kanban

Agile Alliance

Is Scrumban just adding a Kanban board with a few other ornamental changes, or are there deeper issues that need to be addressed? What advantages do you expect to achieve by infusing your current practices with Lean Kanban? Hybrids are problematic at best.

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Agile Transformation and the Elephant in the Room

Agile Alliance

Why traditional budgeting is the antithesis of Agile – and what to do about it Most organizations are born small and born agile. They are nimble, trusting, collaborative, non-bureaucratic and purpose-driven. But few want to remain small. Most want to grow and become big.

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Explain Dates to Anyone with Forecasts Based on Your Historical Data

Agile Alliance

In Part 1, we focused on lean thinking, we can accomplish more, reliably and consistently. In Part 2, we discussed how local variation can enhance a team’s adaptability. In Part 3, we explained cycle time, lead time, and seeing the team’s actual internal data.

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Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Parallel Juggling while Coaching Multiple Teams

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Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative – Key Accomplishments & Highlights

Agile Alliance

The team working on the Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative has been working steadily over the last six months, and we have now published a draft Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching (Code) and a set of supporting Ethics Scenarios.

A Huge Thank You to Agile Alliance Volunteers

Agile Alliance

April 18-24th, 2021 is Volunteer Week in the US and Canada, and at Agile Alliance we recognize that much of our work and service to the community is accomplished through the hard work of many volunteers.

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Advancing Your Agile Career Through Speaking

Agile Alliance

We are still accepting speakers for Agile2021, but time is running out! Please see our submissions page to learn how you can become a speaker.

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How Much Lean is in Today’s “Agile”? – Part I

Agile Alliance

(This is Part I in a five part series.) As the two of us compared notes about clients and their ability to use agile approaches, we realized something that surprised us.

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Achieve Manufacturing Digital Transformation

Survival of the fittest is linked not to size or strength, but to the ability to change, adapt, and seize opportunities. Factories are increasingly being relied upon to handle more complex operations to serve a broader range of products. To perform this effectively, smart manufacturing is key.

Upcoming Agile Community Events in April, May, and June

Agile Alliance

While we’re all really excited about the big events on the horizon, I want to give a quick shout out to some upcoming Agile community events which are sponsored by Agile Alliance. Community is what we do. APRIL April 22: If you’re looking for ideas about how to find a new job or … Continued.

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Agile2021 Call for Reviewers

Agile Alliance

Wondering how Agile Alliance conference gets the most innovative, thought-provoking, and noteworthy sessions? Our reviewers find them among the hundreds of submissions we receive. Now is the time to join the review team — we are looking for you!

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Agile Mardi Gras: A Postcard from Italy

Agile Alliance

The celebrations preceding the fastidiousness of Lent are present in nearly every Roman Catholic-infulenced country in the world. However, few are so well known as those of Italy, where it all began.

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16 Tips to Keep Focused on an Agile Journey

Agile Alliance

The work of an Agile Coach is very versatile. Agile transformations are as well. Each team has its own fingerprint and organisations are one of a kind. This is what makes our work so interesting. One of the challenges of an Agile coach is to stay objective and keep one eye on the horizon.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

How Did Your 2020 Agile Retrospectives Go?

Agile Alliance

Look back at last year and imagine you did not run any Retrospective. What would have been different? If the answer is little or nothing, read on. I might prompt some useful questions to make your new year retrospectives even more effective.

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Conference Sponsorship Initiative Update for Q1 2021

Agile Alliance

As a member of the Agile Alliance, did you know that your membership dues are supporting agile conferences worldwide?

Agile in Color Q1 2021 Update

Agile Alliance

Q1 2021 has been a busy quarter for the Agile in Color initiative with Agile Alliance.

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Improve Your Agile Retrospectives by Learning From Science!

Agile Alliance

How well are Agile retrospectives serving you? We assume you follow the Agile retrospective agenda by starting with setting the stage, then gathering data, followed by generating insights before you decide on actions and close the retrospectives.

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5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast

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Agile2021 Updates: Partnerships, Speakers, and More!

Agile Alliance

Reinventing Agile2021 as an online event has led to reconsidering almost everything about how we put the conference together. On the upside, moving the event online has really opened up opportunities for us to think differently in designing the experience.

Agile Coach Camp Worldwide – Going Remote!

Agile Alliance

Our world became topsy-turvy because of the COVID pandemic. Agile Coach Camp Worldwide (ACC-WW) was no exception. ACC-WW is normally held the weekend prior to the Agile20xx conference.

Growing Racial Equity and Hearing New African Voices

Agile Alliance

Over the past few years, diversity and inclusion have become increasingly important around the world. And the Agile Community is no exception.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

A Little Lean Can Create a Whole Lot of Positive Change

Agile Alliance

(This is Part 5 in a 5-part series.) We started this article series asking this question: How much Lean is in today’s Agile? Agile” has become an umbrella term that is used for many things that are useful and helpful.

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Living Complexity: A catalogue of practices for everyday software and digital products development

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The post Living Complexity: A catalogue of practices for everyday software and digital products development first appeared on Agile Alliance

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Agile Methods Are No Match For Outdated Leadership

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Agile Mardi Gras: A Postcard from Trinidad and Tobago

Agile Alliance

‘Let’s Play Mas!’ Carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago are world-famous and attract visitors from almost every country. Carnival lasts for months starting right after Christmas and culminates in two days of massive, vibrant celebration: the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Social Justice Conversation with Lizzy Morris

Agile Alliance

For a very long time I'd loath the fact that I'd been born a girl. I was like I should have been born a boy then I would be able to have more rights and I could do more stuff because that was what I had been exposed to. So I've always been in essence a feminist, right?

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How to Navigate a Code Freeze [Key Takeaways]

Agile Alliance

‘Tis the season…for code freeze! Although the prevailing Agile wisdom (and much of the research, for example see the 2016 State of DevOps Report) tells us code freezes are bad, they are a reality for many folks in a variety of industries.

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Agile2021 Submission Iteration 1 Complete – What’s Next?

Agile Alliance

We did it! The first iteration of content selection for Agile2021 is complete. We received hundreds of great submissions already and are looking forward to more when iteration two starts on March 1st, 2021.

Organizational Change

Agile Alliance

This interview is in Spanish. However, you can read a summary in English below.

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Tips for Better Remote Meetings

Agile Alliance

As of this week, many people who are accustomed to going to the office are working from home. I myself am mostly staying at home, avoiding face-to-face interaction with colleagues and friends, especially those over 65 or with medical issues.

Celebrating 20+ Years of Agility at the Agile20Reflect Festival

Agile Alliance

February 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of a pivotal moment in the history of the Agile movement, specifically the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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Climbing the Testing Pyramid

Agile Alliance

This interview is in Spanish. However, you can read a summary in English below. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Natalia Lehmann, an Argentine software developer who has been working for Grupo Esfera for more than a decade.

Agility in Shared Services: Reigning in the Chaos

Agile Alliance

The “ITSM Tornado” has been defined as the “whirlwind of requests for Platforms, IT Service Management, and infrastructure support that come in from many different directions, by the minute or even second, which requires combing through and prioritizing based on severity and who’s screaming the loudest.”

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.