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. Business business agility

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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 that either … Continued. Mindset business agility

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Agile Toolkit


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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The Importance of Agile Leaders

An Agile mindset is crucial in management roles for organizations that are moving towards Agility. These are the key ingredients to an Agile mindset and this is essential to Agile leadership. Agile Leaders tend to respect and live by Scrum Values.

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test.

Becoming Agile: Evidence Based Management

Hearing a senior executive announce "We're committed to becoming agile!" Agile transformation, you would surmise, is a done deal with the higher-ups. Hence there's no great mystery why executives would appear to be pulling in the direction of agile change. .

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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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Agile Q&A: Is There a Place for Managers in an Agile Organization?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile development agile teams

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Agile HR

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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Agile Q&A: How Can Project Managers Adjust for Agile?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People project management

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

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

Importance of agility and iterative processes. We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

Revised Agile Fluency Model

Martin Fowler

Several years ago, Diana Larsen and James Shore came up with their Agile Fluency model. This categorizes agile usage into four zones, where later zones produce more benefit, but also require greater investment. I've found this model a useful way to understand how different groups of people use agile ideas in varying ways.

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Agile Q&A: What is a Self-Organizing, Cross-Functional Team?

Agile Alliance

Learn how project managers accustomed to a more traditional software development environment can adapt to a more Agile approach in this post from the Agile Alliance blog. People agile teams cross-functional teams

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Let's remove "Agile" from agile leadership

. What exactly is “agile” or even an Agile leader? I think of this word “agile” as being synonymous with “nimble” or “flexible”. Taking the definition of agile above, then an agile organization is one that is nimble, flexible, and can respond quickly to change. We don’t yet need to create another new term called “agile leadership” as if it’s something special. To be agile is usually a choice in my humble opinion. Are agile companies a new thing?

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Waterfall vs Agile vs Reality!

I'm Programmer

The post Waterfall vs Agile vs Reality! Programming Funny Images Programming Jokes 10 Differences between Agile and Waterfall Methodology agile vs waterfall What is Agile and Waterfall Methodology appeared first on I'm Programmer.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. Agile approaches provide us other options now. Join Johanna as she discusses: How agile approaches change what we measure.

Is Scrum Agile and is Agile Scrum?


Scrum is Agile but Agile is not (only) Scrum. Future Fit Organizations Organizations want to become flexible and Agile or as we like to call it at Xebia: Future Fit. The post Is Scrum Agile and is Agile Scrum? Agile IT Scrum2 minutes read (drawing by Alexander) The short version: yes and no! Just like when you go to the gym and want to become […]. appeared first on Xebia Blog.


Why focus on velocity inhibits agility

Let us examine a system diagram that shows the link between the strength of DoD and organizational agility. That could be called organizational agility — being able to quickly change the direction of a Product’s development. Focusing on velocity inhibits organizational agility.

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What Do Agile Leaders Do?

I’ve had this ongoing discussion with a few of my colleagues who says that the term “agile leader” is an oxymoron - that the ideal organization is a bunch of Scrum Teams and not much else. What Agile Leaders Do? Agile Leadership’s Focus .

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DoD defines agility

Big organizations use Scrum as a driver of agility. DoD is often weak and the company's agility is reduced as a result. In this article we will use system diagrams to analyze the reasons why it happens and why DoD defines agility. . DoD defines agility.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now.

Agile Q&A: What Do Business Analysts Do on an Agile Team?

Agile Alliance

I have the opportunity to talk to business analysts quite a bit, and the conversation usually turns to the topic of Agile. People agile teams business analystMore often than not, the question that comes up is “there isn’t a business analyst role mentioned in Scrum. Does that mean that there is no place for business analysts?” The short answer … Continued.

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Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile

The topic of Agile Metrics inevitably comes up in many situations and conversations. Those numbers that matter, the Agile Metrics. Starting Our Agile Metrics Engines. We all know how team velocity was used and abused despite many warnings from Agile practitioners.

Explaining Agile to Stakeholders


If your business strives to be Agile, there is a chance you will run into the challenge of getting stakeholders involved and keeping them engaged. Agile is essentially a way of how you look at and think about knowledge work. Agile is a mindset. There are many ways sources that businesses can refer to when striving to be more Agile, but expressing these technical terms to stakeholders may not be as meaningful. An Agile Mindset Rundown. Blog agile innovation

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Agile Transformation – What to do with managers?

Agile Alliance

This session describes the experiences of a manager who went through an agile transformation and explains how he became a leader in an agile organization. People

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5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards.

Why agile is not enough and why we need to expand our agile horizon for being agile truly

Agile Alliance

Jutta Eckstein explains what the Agile Manifesto means for company-wide agility and introduces a synthesis of Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, & Agile. Business business agility

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The illusion of agility (what most Agile transformations end up delivering)

Agility is a continuously evolving state that is unique to a specific organization, given that organization’s people, its constructs and its history. A traditional (industrial) approach to becoming more Agile (adaptive) commonly creates no more than an illusion of agility.

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Agile Q&A: How is Testing Incorporated into Agile Software Development?

Agile Alliance

When the topic turns to testing and Agile software development, I usually hear variations of the following two questions: We usually take six weeks to do systems testing after development is over. How could we possibly develop AND test something within two weeks? If developers are doing the testing, what do testers do? This post … Continued. Process

DevOps Chat: Doing Agile, with AgileCXO’s Jeff Dalton

Agile has a bit of a longer history and subsequent maturity than DevOps. Despite this, how can an organization say that it is in fact an “agile organization”? The post DevOps Chat: Doing Agile, with AgileCXO’s Jeff Dalton appeared first on

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.

Agile Q&A: Activities for a New Team

Agile Alliance

People agile teamsWhat activities do you suggest when starting a new team? When forming a new team, you want to make sure you can get them started off on the right foot. There are several different ways to do that and the ones you pick are going to depend on a variety of factors, including (but not … Continued.

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How to Impose Agile

Ron Jeffries

There's a lot of whinging going on about imposing 'Agile' methods and practices. Agile-Related Dark-Scrum successThese whiners just don't know how to do imposition correctly. Me either, but here's what I'd try.

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Is Scrum hurting your agility?

By now, most organisations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organisation has degraded, and they might be right! Whereas low agility Scrum might actually hurt your agility. Three symptoms that indicate low-agility Scrum.


Developers Should Abandon Agile

Ron Jeffries

The above was the title of my talk with Chet Hendrickson at deliver:Agile. Dark-Scrum Agile-Related New-Framework Practices AbandonI'll update this with a link to the talk when it is published. Meanwhile, here are some thoughts.

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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.

Agile extended: 3 business agility trends to watch in 2019


Enterprise agile practices are becoming more pervasive in product management, portfolio management, and human resources. App Dev & Testing, Agile, Agile, Agile Enterprise, Enterprise AgileSo, what does this all mean for businesses and for IT?

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How to Explain Agile to Your Stakeholders

Agile Alliance

If you work in an IT organization that seeks to operate in an Agile fashion, you may have run across the challenge of getting your stakeholders — those people who you’re building solutions for inside your organization — involved in your work and keeping them engaged at an appropriate level.

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Do You Embrace Agility?

Cutter Consortium

In the midst of this turbulence, leading-edge firms, from startups to the Fortune 10, are recognizing that business agility is an essential part of survival. Enterprises that operate in an agile fashion have a huge advantage — traceability from the team level back to the CEO.

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Why real agile leaders embrace failure


By now, most people recognize that adopting agile is a cultural change. App Dev & Testing, Agile, Agile Enterprise, Agile Principles, Agile, Enterprise AgilePart of that is learning to fail fast.

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