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.

Article: Leveraging the Agile Manifesto for More Sustainability

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This article explores what sustainability exactly means, the current status of sustainability of the major agile organizations (Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance), and the impact of software development on sustainability.


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Sustainability: Key to Success

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. Process organizational design sustainability

Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level — Jorgen Hesselberg at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level w/ Jorgen Hesselberg — ACB21. Do we dare to say: Sometimes, agility is a solution looking for a problem? ?? You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 32,000-plus other subscribers. ??

What does it take to make an Agile transformation sustain?

The Agile transformation business to be more precise. My core activity is coaching focused on Agility, i.e. influencing people to move towards (a (higher) state of) Agile. I want to share my opinion on what makes an Agile transformation successful.

Agility for a Sustainable World: Why We Need to Redefine The Meaning of Agility

This year was the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto for Software Development, and in many sectors, agile ways of working have long since become the standard. Why We Need to Redefine Agility. 1] This shows how urgently we need to become more sustainable.

[Cheat Sheet] Starting, Sustaining, and Growing Your Technical Career in a Pandemic

Agile Alliance

On October 15th, deliver:Agile Live! The post [Cheat Sheet] Starting, Sustaining, and Growing Your Technical Career in a Pandemic first appeared on Agile Alliance. hosted a panel on the unique challenges technical job seekers may be facing during the pandemic.

What is Organizational Agility, Really?

So what is organizational agility? I have seen agility measured as the number of "agile teams" and the "number of training attendees" more often than I like to admit. . Maybe we can talk about what organizational agility is not - in a word - bs. work-sustainability.

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📺 Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success — Johanna Rothman at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success w/ Johanna Rothman — ACB21. Too many people say, “With agile, we don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” However, because managers create and refine the culture, modern managers create and refine the agile culture.

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Fitness and Agility

Personal Fitness and Business Agility have a lot in common. Both are about bringing small, sustainable changes in your day to day behaviours, habits and mindset. The more sustainable way is : 1) Strength and conditioning training 2-3 days a week.

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Sustainable TDD: Part 1

Net Objectives

TDD is typically part of an agile process. We write the test … Continue reading "Sustainable TDD: Part 1". This means that we embrace change, that new requirements flow into the team’s work either on a time-boxed pulse, or through some kind of pull system (like Kanban). In TDD, a new requirement always starts out as a new, failing test or “specification.” Audio Available TDD

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Women in Agile: Finding Sustainable Pace


Once again, the Women in Agile session packed the house, this time at the Keep Austin Agile conference in Austin, Texas. Around 120 women and men gathered around for the purpose of building a network where love and connectivity flourish, and the community collectively supports and inspires other women working in the Agile field. Finding Personal Sustainable Pace.

I #ChooseToChallenge our Agile Community

And if you subscribe to the natural alignment of feminine leadership qualities with what we seek to enable in agile and the future of work, then you must agree women agilists are uniquely positioned to dynamically change the world and make it a better place. Embracing a True Sustainable Pace.

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Why We Need to Redefine the Meaning of Agility

This year was the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto for Software Development, and in many sectors, agile ways of working have long since become the standard. Why We Need to Redefine Agility. 1] This shows how urgently we need to become more sustainable.

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AoAD2: Choose Your Agility

James Shore

This is a pre-release excerpt of The Art of Agile Development, Second Edition , to be published by O’Reilly in 2021. Choose Your Agility. Real talk: There’s no point in Agile for the sake of Agile. The only reason to become Agile is to improve your results.

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What is Agile Software Development?


To understand the concepts of agile in software development it is probably important to decipher the meaning of the term itself. The best example that comes to my mind is “The Covid Era” and how the world adapted to it with agility. Agile Software Development Life Cycle.

What is Agile Software Development?


To understand the concepts of agile in software development it is probably important to decipher the meaning of the term itself. The best example that comes to my mind is “The Covid Era” and how the world adapted to it with agility. Agile Software Development Life Cycle.

Organizational Structure: The Rock On Which Agility Is Built

Agile Alliance

Agile is not an “IT thing” - it's how your organization is structured. This talk focuses on organizational structure that will cultivate and sustain agility. Business business agility

Seeking Sustainable IT? Use Data Virtualization

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

Adopting more sustainable business practices is a near-universal objective at organizations today. To guide your journey, ask yourself three questions: What are our best sustainable IT improvement opportunities? Your Best Sustainable IT Improvement Opportunities.

“What Does Sustainable Innovation Mean To You?”: Perspectives from TIBCO Executives

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

We are approximately 30 days away from our global TIBCO NOW conference , and while this year’s event is going digital with the TIBCO Connected Experience, we are relying on our ability to enable you to sustain innovation. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

Linking Strategy to Everyday Work — John Cutler at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

In this highly engaging speaker session from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, John Cutler delves into the advantages of linking strategy to everyday work: Motivation, inspiration, seeing the big picture despite working on a small iteration. ?? All speaker sessions of the Agile Camp Berlin 2021.

Measuring the value of business agility - your questions answered

On June 30th Christopher Handscomb and I presented a webinar based on our joint research on the topic of the value of enterprise agility. Firstly, I see Enterprise agility - building an agile organizational system - as being all about creating resilience and sustainability over time.

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3 Steps to becoming an Agile Coach

Completing an Agile Coaching certification doesn’t make you an Agile Coach. Master some Agile Frameworks and Methodologies. If you want to be an Agile Coach, you better have a solid grasp of some Agile Frameworks and Methodologies. Master Agile Frameworks.

Why TDD is more about design, emergence & sustainability than testing

Net Objectives

This is why the 1st mantra … Continue reading "Why TDD is more about design, emergence & sustainability than testing". Emergent Design Technical AgilityWith a name like TEST-driven development you’d expect TDD is mostly about testing. Especially when the end result is tests. In our book Design Patterns Explained we discussed how testability (how easily code can be tested) is an intrinsic property of software and is highly correlated with good design.

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Vodafone New Zealand's Agile Transformation Case Study

Investing in agile would underpin this approach by introducing ways of working that reduce complexity, improve collaboration and bring the customer to the forefront of each decision. Reaching Agile Maturity Ahead of Plan. Stage 3 – Sustained and Continuous Improvement.

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. As intellectually compelling and self-evident we would like the advantages of agile to be, the truth is that there are people who benefit from the old system, and they didn’t get to where they are because they are not astute and influential. What Agile Leaders Do?

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What is Agile Methodology?


Agile methodologies have existed for a long time and extend beyond information technology. However, agile methodology has proven to continue growing and improving innovation processes in every industry. The software industry in particular adopted agile as a successful alternative to help drive innovation within a company by valuing interaction, collaboration, and responding to change. So, what is the agile methodology and how does it differ from traditional methodologies?

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Talking agility at Agile Islands conference


agile42 will be part of the Agile Islands conference taking place on 24th September 2019 in Mariehamn, the capital of the Åland Islands. It will be discussed what is coaching, what models there are to drive through the coaching process, what are powerful questions and how agile coaching differs from personal/systemic coaching. Agile Islands conference was first organized in 2016 and has taken place every year since then. Let’s get connected and exchange viewpoints on agile

Agile Portfolio Management Definition: How To Run Your Company at Its Fullest Potential

Luis Goncalves

Luckily, the agile method does away with most of these problems, making it easier to manage and close projects on a high note. What is Agile Portfolio Management? Agile is a mindset and several of its methods are often used for software development. Agile portfolio management deals with how an organisation identifies, prioritises, organises and manages different products. What are the Key Principles of Agile Portfolio Management? Agile Portfolio Management

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What is an Agile Environment?


As constant change and markets push companies to adapt and deliver at an ever-increasing pace, agile remains at the heart of strategic conversations. It’s a testament to the customer-centric, engaging and ever-innovating agile environment so many companies have created in their tech areas.

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Agile and Impatience are Inseparable

When organizations begin their journey toward agility, they think the business outcomes will become instantaneous. Moving towards agile from a more traditional way of working changes so many things about how we work. Agile teams need to learn new skills?—?both Agile is a new game with new rules. Tomorrow’s agility requires today’s patience to learn a new way of working. The problem is: the old way of working is not sustainable.

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How We Build and Sustain High-Trust Teams


for me, it’s all about building and sustaining a high-trust team. We’re smaller, we’re agile, we’re harder-working and we’re in it to win it. How We Build and Sustain High-Trust Teams was originally published in StubHub Product & Tech Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. leadership customer-experience tech agile product-managementBy Jennifer Lau, Senior Product Manager Wellesley College, 2008.

Six ingredients of agile organizational design

In this article, I want to clarify the need for agility in modern businesses and what agility in organisational design actually is. Many organisational design improvements do not interfere in the system deeply enough to create a systemic, sustainable change.

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Good Remote Agile Practices ? First Insights from the Survey

TL; DR: Good Remote Agile Practices. The first insights are available from the Remote Agile Survey: What are good remote agile practices, and what are possible low-hanging fruits that haven’t yet been tried by a majority of participants? Participate in the Remote Agile Survey.

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Agile Methodologies: What is the Agile Software Development Model?


Agile Software Development Methodologies – Definition. Dictionary definition of agile, Agile is to move quickly and easily. Agile Workflow thus similarly translates to the simplest and effective method for software solutions. Agile vs Waterfall.

What is Agile Transformation?


What is Agile Transformation? Agile Transformation Strategy. Agile Transformation Roadmap. Waterfall to Agile Transformation. How to Ensure a Successful Agile Transformation. Agile Transformation Coaches. What is Agile Transformation?

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How To Start Managing Outcomes With Evidence Based Agility In 5 Minutes Or Less!

Imagine, a Professional Scrum Product Owner who believes in using Evidence Based Management to optimize sustainable, measurable business outcomes (not activities like velocity).

Fighting climate change with agile values

As Agile Coaches we look at this challenge through the lens of agile principles and values. We need openness to face the inconvenient truth that economies and their businesses will have to be different in the future in order to sustain our planet. We enable their teams and leaders to turn complex challenges into sustainable solutions through agility - for their business, for people and for our planet: [link]. . German version. .

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How to create sustainable resilience across the supply chain


Although organizations should strive to do both, they often fall short in one of these two areas – sacrificing agility for preparedness, or conversely favoring nimbleness over hindrance.

How to unlock value and enable sustainable digital transformation


The new breed of digitally-enabled enterprises is agile and able to understand, predict, and service their customers’ needs seamlessly across physical and digital channels.