Measuring Agility

Scrum.org

For organizations in the midst of an agile transformation, the question “how do we know if/when we’re agile?” When quizzed about why they want to be agile, they respond that they “want to go faster”, or maybe even that they “want to be more responsive.”

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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. One of the challenges of an Agile coach is to stay objective and keep one eye on the horizon. The post 16 Tips to Keep Focused on an Agile Journey first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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deliver:Agile — 2020 Reflections

Agile Alliance

When the annual deliver:Agile event was canceled earlier this year, I was sad. The post deliver:Agile — 2020 Reflections first appeared on Agile Alliance. People deliver:Agile 2020 deliver:Agile Live!

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Business Agility

Agile Alliance

Continuando con la serie de entrevista con personajes de la agilidad esta semana tuve el placer de entrevistar a Carlos Iglesias quien desde Barcelona-España habló acerca de Business Agility. Business agile mindset business agility latamCarlos es un emprendedor que fundó Runroom, una compañía de consultoría que opera hace mas de 15 años en su natal Barcelona. Ademas de ser el … Continued.

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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

Why Agile Transformations sometimes fail

Scrum.org

Based on my experience working in agile environments since 2010, I did some research and had general observations on the topic. Regardless of the business domains or product area, there are some common rules that may devastate your efforts toward agility. .

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Improving Mainframe Agility With DevOps

DevOps.com

Mainframes are reliable, secure, highly available and affordable, and it is essential for organizations to ensure their mainframe can achieve peak agility to enhance […]. The post Improving Mainframe Agility With DevOps appeared first on DevOps.com.

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Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics initiative is developing a code of ethical conduct to raise coaching standards in Agile coaching and amplify the value of the profession. Process agile coaching Agile Coaching Ethics ethics

Agile Q&A: Why do Organizations Adopt Agile?

Agile Alliance

Explore the main reasons organizations adopt Agile and why your organization's rationale for adopting Agile may impact the implementation's success. Framework agile adoption

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What Agility Really is About

Scrum.org

This is where agility comes into play and is on everyone’s lips these days. The Agile Manifesto will soon be 20 years old, and Scrum was first introduced 25 years ago. Yet, many people and companies still struggle to increase their agility. Tips #1–5 for More Agility.

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Agile to Agile

Agile Alliance

"Never happen…" "Can't be done…" "Too controversial…" These were the comments an Agile team received when they floated an idea for a national Agile initiative to transform their organization's inventory management workflow. It was an opportunity they identified in the course of their work as Agile practitioners. Business business agility

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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. The post Celebrating 20+ Years of Agility at the Agile20Reflect Festival first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Agile Procurement Survey

Scrum.org

"Becoming Agile" has been the focus of many organisations for a number of years. Please take this survey to share your experiences of agility in the overall business operations space.

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How Did Your 2020 Agile Retrospectives Go?

Agile Alliance

Agile Retrospectives are a well known “ceremony” that stems from the 12th Agile … Continued. The post How Did Your 2020 Agile Retrospectives Go? first appeared on Agile Alliance. Look back at last year and imagine you did not run any Retrospective.

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue. 1 Customize to Monetize: The Strategic Way to Create Tiered Offerings.

Top 10 Agile Alliance Blog Posts of 2020

Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance blog is a popular destination for our community of practitioners. It contains the latest and greatest articles in the Agile space. The post Top 10 Agile Alliance Blog Posts of 2020 first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Introduction to Personal Agility with Kanban Journaling

Agile Alliance

Process journaling kanban personal agility webcast

Agile Toolkit

Xebia

Pull coaching Traditional Agile Coaching goes like this: we take a look at what you are doing and we advise you what we think is a good next step in your growth and Agile Maturity. These next steps are supported by exercises, simulations, insights and experience that come from our own personal Agile Backpack. […]. The post Agile Toolkit appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Agile Coach Fun Uncategorized

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Sustainability and Agile

Agile Alliance

Sustainable development has always been in the Agile Principles, and, though this was mainly focused on creating a consistent pace of value delivery by not pushing humans too quickly, it also applies to the larger picture of how we work to benefit the ecosystem we deliver to. Business agile sustainability

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Article: Moving from Agile Teams towards an Agile Organization

InfoQ Articles

For organizational agility, we need to improve the system for teams and individuals to thrive, instead of expecting them to change, to fix the culture. Collaboration Adopting Agile Agile at Scale Mindset Agile Organization Scaling Agile Development Culture & Methods article

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Agile Chef

Xebia

Agile Chef As a real ‘Foody’ I love to spend hours in the kitchen and experimenting. The post Agile Chef appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Product Management Scrum scrumI also watch a lot of TV shows and documentaries about food. The other day I was watching an episode on Michelin star Chef’s and this one was about Richard van Oostenbrugge. He recently received his first Michelin star […].

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Agile Q&A: Team Qualities

Agile Alliance

I recently received a question about the basic qualities Agile teams should have via the website. Basic qualities for an Agile team What are basic qualities should Agile teams have? People agile teamsI replied with a reader’s digest version to the requester and promised a more complete answer in a blog post. Here’s that more complete answer. … Continued.

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Emotional Agility

Scrum.org

I heard the term "emotional agility" on a meditation app, and it really resonated. So I wanted to riff on this concept from the agile coaching perspective. . I am defining emotional agility as our ability to recognize and be with our emotions and other people's emotions, and tap into emotions to enable growth and transformation. I can then choose how to best influence agility. When we don't have emotional agility, we let our emotions run our lives. .

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Run a Business, not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

The role of a product manager has evolved significantly over the past 20 years. In today’s Agile world, product managers are expected to be leaders in market knowledge, strategy, organizational enablement, etc. Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers. The ability to express complex concepts in numerical, financial, or statistical terms is critical, but it is often an overlooked discipline. Executives, Board Members, and Customer economic buyers see the world through numbers and visualizations. Product managers need to be as competent in these domains as they are in understanding customer problems and pain points.

Agile Australia Keynote: State of Agile in 2018

Martin Fowler

The transcript of my Agile Australia keynote on agile in 2018. I comment that although agile is now mainstream, much of what is done is faux-agile. I outline three main challenges: stop Agile Industrial Complex imposing process. raise importance of tech excellence. prefer products over projects. and one reason to be optimistic.

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Questions about Agile: Agile Beyond Software

Agile Alliance

So while my answers do not necessarily reflect the policy or positions of Agile Alliance, I’ll point to some relevant resources on AgileAlliance.org that either … Continued. Mindset business agilityThis is part of a series of posts where I take a look at some commonly asked questions and provide my spin on them. The answers are all my own.

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Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives. When should you consider Scaled Agile?

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Delivery Experiences Supported by Agile

Agile Alliance

Diego is a prominent member of the Agile Community in South America and was one of the organizers of the Agiles 2015 Conference in Uruguay. Process agile software developmentI had the pleasure to interview Diego Garagorry from Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste.

Is Agile Accountability an Oxymoron?

Agile Alliance

Despite what some people may think, accountability and Agile are not mutually exclusive. Most companies and leaders I’ve worked with (Agile or otherwise) are not very good with accountability. People agile teamsHow does your organization incorporate accountability? Is it part of your organization’s value statement or part of your enterprise culture? Most are either too lenient (they … Continued.

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Agile Mardi Gras: A Postcard from Louisiana

Agile Alliance

The post Agile Mardi Gras: A Postcard from Louisiana first appeared on Agile Alliance. Mardi Gras in the USA is celebrated every winter along the Gulf Coast from Galveston Texas to Pensacola Beach Florida.

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Agile HR

Scrum.org

For the reasons I mentioned above, let's first continue correcting the title; Agile Human Resources, there is no such thing :) Nevertheless, we shouldn't be so nervous about this usage. Let's continue with a name that would be more suitable for the Agile working style, which fully incorporates human at its heart, instead of the mechanical processes and procedures. Well, did we become Agile once we change the name? We'd better start by saying "human" is not a "resource".

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Join us for Agile India, October 11-18

Agile Alliance

The Alliance agile india 2020 event video

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.