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Commit to Simple Agile Principles and Collaborate on Meaningful Self-Organizing Standards

Social, Agile and Transformation

A few weeks ago, I suggested three questions that could spark a discussion and debate over your organization’s agile principles. I believe every organization applying agile methodologies across multiple teams needs to define their agile ways of working –.

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Yes, it’s Agile --> Three Useful Questions that Block Scrum Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

In Chapter 5 of my book, Digital Trailblazer, I share several of my stories of helping organizations define their agile ways of working. If you’re married to a framework, it’s hard for leaders to develop agile cultures and mindsets. And while empowering self-organizing teams is fundamental to agile, it doesn’t mean that agile leaders shouldn’t establish and adopt.

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Happy Agile Teams: How to Ask the Right Questions

Social, Agile and Transformation

Here’s a question I think about a lot when leading digital transformations and guiding agile teams. agile planning agile software development cio digital transformation future of work it management leadership organizational change

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What Is Agile Software Development? Life Cycle, Methodology, and Examples

IT Toolbox

Agile techniques drive software developers to deliver value in small increments and implement continuous feedback. The post What Is Agile Software Development? Agile Agile Methodology DevOps Software Development

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12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

Businesses today compete on their ability to turn big data into essential business insights. Modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data. 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit.

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3 Ways you can Empower High-Performing Agile Innovation Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Now take a few steps backward in time, and consider how to empower your agile teams, led by product management and supported through DevOps. about me agile planning data scientist digital transformation executive presentations future of work innovation leadership product management

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Why Define Your WoW! Agile, DevOps, Product Management Way of Working

Social, Agile and Transformation

I ask this question to agile leaders working with five or more teams: What boundaries and empowerments do you set for your self-organizing teams? . More specifically, are their agile teams free to choose their own tools and technologies?

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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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15 Behaviors that Kill Agile Cultures and 5 to Pioneer Agile Mindsets

Social, Agile and Transformation

Similarly, it's easier to define what an agile mindset isn't than what having an agile mindset actually means. . agile planning agile software development cio digital transformation future of work innovation it management organizational change product management

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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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Energize Your Agile Transformation

Forrester Digital Transformation

Agile development & operations (DevOps As technology executives embark on their journey in development and delivery modernization, they should have a comprehensive understanding of challenges, trends, and critical decisions in the industry.

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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.

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From Keynotes to Confident Aha Moments: Three Questions to Discover Your Agile Principles

Social, Agile and Transformation

about me agile planning cio DevOps digital transformation innovation leadershipI am close to completing my keynote at ETx Canada, a conference for Canadian CIOs, CISOs, and DigitalTrailblazers, and developed in partnership with the CIO Association of Canada.

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How Agile Planning can Boost Digital Business Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

"We're practicing scrum, scaling agile, but not seeing the benefits we were expecting," is a comment I hear all too often. The simple answer is, following scrum ceremonies and focusing on scaling rituals isn't going to achieve agile mindsets, culture, and transformation.

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If Scrum isn’t agile, a SaaS solution could be

Venture Beast

Scrum seems to be the most popular way to “implement” agile development. However, it's not certain if Scrum can actually be considered agile. Read More.

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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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4 Methods to Achieve Agility in Software Development

Flexagon

If, like me, you have worked in organizations that have successfully implemented scrum within your product teams, you are familiar with the scaling challenges across teams: managing dependencies, aligning and coordinating work, maintaining consistency and achieving agility at scale.

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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.

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End the PDF madness with PDF Agile

Tech Republic

Edit PDFs quickly and easily with PDF Agile Premium for Windows. The post End the PDF madness with PDF Agile appeared first on TechRepublic. Software pdf agile premium windows

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How to Focus Stakeholders on the Benefits of Agile Planning and Experimenting

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you have a partnership with business colleagues and stakeholders aligned to agile practices, culture, and mindset? agile planning agile software development cio digital transformation executive presentations future of work innovation leadership organizational change product management

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Tips for Making Your Agile Framework More … Agile

Information Week

With a holistic approach to agile, project teams will better identify the framework and workflow that will enable them to achieve project goals

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How SMBs Win with Agile and DevOps: Differently than Large Enterprises and Tech Companies

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it managementTech companies often have the people and skills to fully operationalize DevOps practices (CI/CD, IaC, AIOps, etc.).

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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.

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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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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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Business Agility: Why Bother?

Information Week

Business agility creates competitive advantages that ensure success in a turbulent marketplace. If you don’t bother with it, you may be in trouble. Sponsored

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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.

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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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3 Important Responsibilities of Business Analysts in Scrum and Agile

Social, Agile and Transformation

Does your agile team practicing Scrum or Kanban need a business analyst? agile planning agile software development cio DevOps innovation it management product managementWhen do you know that your team is missing a business analyst, and what responsibilities do you assign them?

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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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Five Reasons Your Agile Practices Fail to Deliver Results

Social, Agile and Transformation

We can call many processes "agile," and teams can claim that they are practicing scrum. Still, there are sizable steps going from following basic agile ceremonies to agile methodologies or cultures. Specifically, teams are not agile if all they are doing is.

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The 3 Principles that Lead to Better Collaboration Between Design and Product Management Teams

Speaker: Felix Watson Jr., Product Manager at Google, and Terrell Cobb, Designer at Microsoft

In this webinar, Felix Watson and Terrell Cobb will teach you three principles that will help you gain alignment between both Designers and PMs.

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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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Why the Cloud Is the Quickest Way to Business Agility

Information Week

While cloud is not a magic wand, it pushes companies to become more agile -- and successfully compete

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3 Problems with Just-in-Time Planning and Solving Them with Agile Planning

Social, Agile and Transformation

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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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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.

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CIOs Must Streamline IT to Focus on Agility

Information Week

Chief information officers’ focus should move to promoting a culture of agile thinking within IT and putting the priority on product-oriented projects

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How Agile Delivery Managers Collaborate with Product Managers and Drive DevOps Standards

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile and Scrum teams work with product owners to define requirements and prioritize backlogs, then have the team/tech leads that guide them from commitment to done every sprint and release.

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Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Should A CIO Choose?

The Accidental Successful CIO

There is the classic method that has been used for over 40 years called “waterfall” Then there’s the new upstart in town that everyone seems to be flocking to called “agile” All of these options can place a CIO in a difficult place. Agile also has benefits.

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Agile + Low Code = Digital Transformation Rocket Fuel

Forrester Digital Transformation

The need for […] Age of the Customer Agile Application Development & Delivery digital business Digital Transformation low-code platformsTruly digital firms have business models with technology at the core, and this technology is software.

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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.