5 Recommendations on How Much To Invest in Agile and Scrum Courses

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you considering getting formally trained or certified in agile methodologies or scrum? Are you looking to become a certified scrum master, or maybe get trained in an agile framework such as SAFe or LeSS, or specialize in agile transformation with classes like StarCIO Agile Planning?

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Why Data Science, DataOps, and Data Governance need Agile Methodologies

Social, Agile and Transformation

While the words I'm using to describe a data science are different than software development, the process and mindset are very applicable to agile methodologies. . agile data big data data management data scientist future of work organizational changeIt's called science for a reason.

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How to Become an Agile Superhero

CEB IT

Agile is as much a philosophy as a methodology. Highly successful agile practitioners model their growth after the second set of superheroes. They develop skills, live agile values, and strive to continuously improve their proficiency and breadth of knowledge?— — becoming true “agile superheroes.” ” “Agile is as much a philosophy as a methodology,” says Bill Holz , Vice President Analyst, Gartner. Model agile values.

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What is the Most Important Agile KPI?

Social, Agile and Transformation

I'm asked this question on selecting agile KPIs all the time from leaders. . Some want to try measuring agile methodologies with the same project management measurements that worked for them in the past, while others are trying to establish some oversight on a process that they don' fully understand.

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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.

On An Agile scaling journey ? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

This year I'm excited to have my team colleague Amanda joining me in the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey. So in addition to successful Agile team practices, alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing and operations, we are looking into more Agile at scale issues like budgeting and DevOps. Software development leaders continue to buy into Agile--while they eradicate traditional waterfall style development.

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Agile Transformation Everywhere! - Winning over Stakeholders

Social, Agile and Transformation

One of my favorite workshops that I do is called Agile for Stakeholders. Now there are books, frameworks, and tools to help agile product owners, scrum masters, and leads, including StarCIO Agile Planner, but there are limited resources for stakeholders.

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Effective Metrics Are Critical For DevOps and Agile Success

Forrester IT

Read more Categories: Agile. Agile Testing. Agile Agile Testing BizDevOps DevOps IT Infrastructure Robert Stroud automated deployment automated testing cloud cloud computing metricsIn the days of old, not very long ago, release cycles were measured in years --organizations were using "on-time" and "on-budget" as the mantra for project efficacy. Business today is compelled to deliver business technology in cycles of hours, or days.

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Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

Forrester IT

The most dangerous parallel initiatives are those where, on one side, they are changing their development teams to become more Agile, but a separate initiative in the same enterprise exists where their Operations folks are running a development and operations (DevOps) transformation. But I don't want to dig in here about Agile+DevOps and how overused and abused the term "DevOps" is. Read more Categories: Agile. Agile Testing. agile software development.

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12 Top Posts for Agile Product Managers

Social, Agile and Transformation

I take on the challenge of defining the role's strategic responsibilities and illustrating how product managers should best work with agile teams. agile planning organizational change product managementThe fourth episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke covers the role of product management.

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What is Agile Planning in 5 Minutes with @NYIke

Social, Agile and Transformation

Why are some organizations stuck with fr-agile development processes? Hint: It's not because you need to "scale" agile. Many organizations succeed in getting an A-team practicing agile and then look to "scale" their best practices to the rest of the organization. But IMHO, the issue at many organizations is not about scaling agile. agile planning agile software development it management leadership product management

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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.

DevOps The Code To Delivering With Velocity, Quality And Agility

Forrester IT

In my recent report, " How To Deliver Services With Quality, Agility, And Value ," I look at these issues and discuss how to pragmatically assess your DevOps journey. Agile. ARA Tools Agile Application Release Automation Atom Bank DevOps IT Infrastructure Lyft Rob Stroud airbnb cloud uberEvery business today is under pressure from a startup that is disrupting their traditional market.

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5 Critical Takeaways from the 2020 State of Agile Report

Social, Agile and Transformation

The 14th annual state of agile report is now available, and it's one of the papers I look forward to reviewing every year. It provides a barometer on what the practices, tools, and business benefits aligned with agile methodologies. agile planning agile software development cio DevOps digital transformation enterprise 2.0 It surveys over one thousand software development professionals from a mix of company sizes, development team sizes, geographies, and industries.

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The Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. The question was: What differentiates an Agile Data Center from a traditional data center? Because each organization has a different definition for their data center, it’s difficult to provide a one-size-fits-all answer to the differences between an agile data center and a traditional data center.

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The End of Agile? Not a Chance.

Information Week

Enterprise organization need to understand the full evolution of Agile to reap its benefits. Here's some advice on best ways to implement Agile practices today

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On An Agile scaling journey? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

This year I'm excited to be teaming up with Diego Lo Giudice on the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey. So in addition to successful Agile team practices, alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing and operations, we are looking into more Agile at scale issues like budgeting and DevOps. Software development leaders continue to buy into Agile--while they eradicate traditional waterfall style development. Agile survey.

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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.

An Agile Business Needs an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

If you ask any business leader whether they’d prefer that their organization be thought of as ‘slow moving’ or ‘agile’, most would respond with ‘agile’ as their preference. Those that don’t respond in the affirmative toward agility are most likely running a dying business or are just out of sync with their industry and their organization. While everyone most likely knows what agility means, let me take as second to define the term and set the stage for the discussion.

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Infosec17: Recruit agile people for agile security teams

Computer Weekly

Organisations should enlist agile people to join agile security teams that are able to deal with the continually changing cyber threat landscape, say security team leaders

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What is the Role of the Tech Lead in Agile?

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development enterprise 2.0 Tech lead is a role many organizations assign without providing a role description or defined responsibilities. That's because it's often used as a role on an initiative, product, project, or team, and not a formal job description. Most organizations spend their efforts on defining and wording job descriptions and related career paths. They don't go more in-depth into. future of work leadership organizational change

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Crafting an AI-Relevant, Data-First, Agile Methodology for AI & ML Projects

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence CTO News agile Cognilytica crisp-dm methogologies Microsoft training waterfallCompanies of all sizes are implementing AI, ML, and cognitive technology projects for a wide range of reasons in a disparate array of industries and customer sectors. Some AI efforts are focused on development of intelligent devices and vehicles, which incorporate three simultaneous development streams of software, hardware, and constantly evolving machine learning models. Other […].

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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. To do this, you've learned a wide variety of techniques and methodologies - SCRUM, Kanban, TDD, DevOps, self-organized teams, and much more. However, as software leaders, we often find that as we go to implement these approaches, we feel stuck.

Synergizing Agile Projects

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Let us ensure that it does not upset their tummies at any cost and add a little bit of that “secret ingredient”, plenty of “love” to make it taste “wow”” I explored on synergizing my dish and extended the same to Agile projects.

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We are Doing Agile, but are not Agile

Social, Agile and Transformation

Everyone, or at least almost everyone is doing some form of agile practices today. In fact, some leaders drive their digital transformation programs with leading agile to deliver customer facing applications. agile planning agile software development cio innovation it management leadership organizational change product management

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2020 Predictions: Agile - Devops - SRE, Low-code, and AI

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development AI cio citizen development DevOps digital transformation IOT leadershipIt's been several years since I blogged on new year predictions.

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10 Predictions for the Unpredictable Agile World

Information Week

The Agile change bus will continue its journey, but this time with the additions of flow, design thinking, and improved metrics

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

15 Reasons Why StarCIO Agile Planning Drives Results!

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have been introducing different aspects of StarCIO Agile Planning. Prior to that, I posted on how StarCIO Agile Planning drives architecture standards and developing great products! This week I published a first white paper titled StarCIO Agile Planning: The Missing Practices to Gain. about me agile planning agile software development cio digital transformation enterprise 2.0 Last week I shared how continuous planning is used to deliver solid roadmaps.

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Welcome to the Era of Extreme Agile

Information Week

Extreme circumstances necessitate extreme agility. Here's how to weather the storm amid widespread, systemic change

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Agile Continuous Planning to Deliver Solid Roadmaps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile teams can't wait till the end of a release to begin planning the next one. Furthermore, this approach to planning doesn't simplify drafting roadmaps and forecasts that many organizations require from their agile teams. And while there are many benefits from the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), its Program Increment (PI). The time gap it creates is a tremendous loss of productivity.

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Developing great products with StarCIO Agile Planning

Social, Agile and Transformation

The goal was, and still is, to establish a shared understanding of the requirements with the agile development team without overly specifying how the story should be implemented. More mature agile. about me agile planning agile software development digital transformation it management product managementWriting user stories was once a relatively straightforward exercise.

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How to use Spikes and Deliver Agile POCs

Social, Agile and Transformation

In my last post, I discussed shallow commitments, an agile tool team can use to negotiate with product owners when they are asked to commit to more stories in a sprint above their velocity and comfort zone. agile planning agile software development innovation software development

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Building an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

Similarly, the cloud has given organizations access to an almost limitless amount of processing and storage power with low costs, relatively high reliability and a great deal of agility. These companies have transformed (or are working to transform) their data centers from a monolithic, underutilized liability to an agile and valuable asset, but they’ve often failed to push agility as a core concept for IT professionals working within their IT groups.

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5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

I find that agile teams, because they are agile, may leave behind fundamental-to-IT risk mitigation strategies that can make sprints, releases, and application development more reliable and robust. Risk mitigation should be a basic tenet of agile mindsets and culture, and perhaps even agile governance. It's particularly important for teams new to agile, teams working on complex legacy.

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Complexity – The Killer of Agility?

Eric D. Brown

In fact, in “The Data Center of Tomorrow” I wrote that the: “data center will be a combination of internal and external systems that combine to create an agile, efficient and effective technology delivery platform.”. Either way, complexity has the potential to be an agility killer if it isn’t managed or planned for correctly. Without proper thinking and planning, this complexity can have a negative effect on agility within the data center.

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Does IT Agility Equate to Business Survival?

Eric D. Brown

I’ve been writing about agility within the data center and IT group recently. While reading a white paper titled “ Agile IT Empowers Business Success ”, I ran across an intriguing sentence: “ If the business can’t adapt, it may not survive.“ In order to drive this adaptability, organization’s require both an agile business and an agile IT group , which is something I wrote a bit about last week. Information Technology The New CIO Agility CIO IT

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What Drives Agile Teams to Become Agile Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week I moderated a panel at nGage's Enterprise Transformation Exchange on Developing an Agile IT Organization: Concepts, Culture and Concerns. CIOs and other IT leaders are looking to agile practices to transform operations, develop new products, about me agile planning agile software development cio digital transformation executive presentations future of work innovation it management organizational change software development

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Building the Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

When I speak with clients about the software defined data center, the one benefit that the majority of people tend to really latch onto is the ability of SDDC to bring agility to the data center. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled The Agile Data Center that touches on the subject of the agility in the data center. In that post, I wrote: “Agility doesn’t necessarily mean new systems nor does it mean moving your data center to the cloud.

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10 Principles Guide How Agile Organizations Use Technology

Information Week

CIOs and IT teams have a great opportunity to show how the strategic use of technology can help the company achieve its agile goals

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Agile Planning Business Roadmaps, Architecture Standards, and DevOps Releases

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile planning doesn't end when stories are written, accepted by the team, sized, and ready for development. Story writing is one aspect of agile planning, but it's not the only one. At StarCIO, agile planning is done at several levels depending on the complexity of the requirement.

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Why IoT Development is Heading to Agile

Information Week

For a growing number of organizations, Agile is the answer Applying legacy software development approaches to IoT projects is inefficient and counterproductive.

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Agile Takt Time

Perficient Financial Servies

My earlier blogs was focused on Agile Risk Management. Let’ say a fictitious agile team completes 7 story points (or tasks) in 10 days of the first sprint. Takt time can be tweaked and calculated for agile projects. Agile Takt Time = 10 / 7 = 1.42. What is a “TAKT Time”?

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