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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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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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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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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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.

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

Social, Agile 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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3 Signs Devoted Agile Development Teams Lack Urgency and What to Do

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week, I posted 40 reasons why IT lacks a sense of urgency and followed it up with a 5 minutes with @NYIke video on creating a sense of urgency in agile transformations.

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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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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.

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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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.

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How Feedback Loops Drive Powerful Culture Change in Agile and Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

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3 Ways to Reform Detractors that Really Undermine Agile and Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning cio digital transformation future of work leadership organizational changeLast week I covered seven leadership detractors in digital transformation and what to do about them.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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.