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?—

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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. .

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Do Executives Help or Hinder Agile Teams?

Information Week

Executives have priorities that may conflict with agile practices and mindsets. They can play a critical role in empowering agile. But do they

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Breakthrough Agile Transformation: The Important Leadership Roles

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've written several posts on the CIO and leadership roles in agile transformation, agile adoption, and agile practices.

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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.

2020 Book Reads: Agile, Innovation, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

about me agile software development cio DevOps digital transformation enterprise 2.0 For the second year in a row, I share with you all the books that I read as part of my GoodReads challenge.

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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 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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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.

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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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How to be a Program Manager in Agile Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

"We don't need program managers," said the agile leader. Surely, many of the responsibilities we expected of program and project managers have shifted since the pre-agile world. . Let's think about that for a few seconds.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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Adapt Business Applications to Deliver Agility and Innovation

CEB IT

New business opportunities require agility from application portfolios. The post Adapt Business Applications to Deliver Agility and Innovation appeared first on Smarter With Gartner.

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6 Best Practices for Remote Work by Agile Software Development Teams

CEB IT

Agile development teams are inherently self-organizing and adaptive to change , but application technical professionals must maintain a strong team culture of close collaboration, feedback loops and dynamic interaction to stay effective. How do we support fully remote agile teams?

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The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

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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How to Drive Agility with Intelligent ERP in the New Normal

Social, Agile and Transformation

Driving agility has taken on greater meaning and importance because of the COVID pandemic, and successful digital leaders recognize the urgency in enabling smarter, faster, safer, and innovative organizations.

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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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A Masterclass in How to Navigate the Messy Connection Between Work and Value in Your Team

Speaker: Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

In this talk, Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org, discusses the interesting, messy connection between work and value. He outlines how changes to the Scrum Guide have shone a spotlight on the challenge that many teams face when delivering more value.

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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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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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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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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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.

Four Agile Workstreams in a Data Driven Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile data cio citizen development data management data scientist future of work leadership organizational changeIn this episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke, I share a four-step process to start getting your organization more data-driven. You can start with any of the four steps.

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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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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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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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How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

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

With quality assurance/control already embedded in our development process, what if we expand that role to champion usability and customer delight? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience.