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

Social, Agile and Transformation

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Partner Webinar: A Framework for Building Data Mesh Architecture

Speaker: Jeremiah Morrow, Nicolò Bidotti, and Achille Barbieri

In this webinar, learn how Enel Group worked with Agile Lab to implement Dremio as a data mesh solution for providing broad access to a unified view of their data, and how they use that architecture to enable a multitude of use cases.

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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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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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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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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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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3 Meaningful KPIs to Focus Agile Development, DevOps, and IT Ops to Deliver Business Outcomes

Social, Agile and Transformation

We’ve been practicing agile for twenty years since the manifesto was published and transitioning to DevOps cultures for about ten of them. We’re trying to improve customer experiences, develop digital products, agile software development AI cio cloud computing DevOps it management

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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.

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 surveys over one thousand software development professionals from a mix of company sizes, development team sizes, geographies, and industries.

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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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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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5 Reasons to Estimate Agile Development with Story Points

Social, Agile and Transformation

I have a few posts on agile estimation. Here's one on why estimating is important, another one on how to do one-week agile planning sprint, and a more detailed one on how to conduct an agile sizing meeting. Does agile poker help? agile planning agile software development product management software development

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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.

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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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 management

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Release management strategies for agile development teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is release management part of your agile practice? agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it management software development software qaAre you able to tell stakeholders target dates for your next application releases? Are you tracking how often your teams hit these targets and which releases hit the targeted scope and quality? I’ve asked this question of many teams and hear various answers.

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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.

How to Capture and Manage Technical Debt in Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you're concerned about the technical debt accumulated by your organization, then consider developing ways to capture and measure it. In my last post, I suggest teams should target nimble architectures and leverage agile principles that enable iterating on the design. agile planning agile software development it management product management software development

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Are you a Digital Trailblazer? Develop the Skills and Confidence to Lead Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

She was a developer with an innate talent for UX. She learned agile, led offshore development teams, and developed her confidence to become an architect on several modern SaaS platforms. He could have just been another software developer on one of our teams, trying to.

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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. Application Development.

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How to Implement Agile on Lowcode and aPaaS Development Platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

A colleague and friend recently asked me whether agile practices were appropriate when managing development on lowcode or aPaaS (application Platform as a Service) technologies. These higher level languages enable developers to write a class of applications faster and maintain them easier by providing development environments, programming constructs, and other tools.

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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.

20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Development Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some very strong Agile Product Owners, others that needed a lot of help transitioning from BRD centric waterfall product management, and others that have strong backgrounds in other product roles (product strategy, management, or marketing) and are new to agile product development. I've partnered with many successful agile product owners that have launched innovative.

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

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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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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

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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.

Why Agile Development Should Not Own DevOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Thanks to Ramon Monteiro @ivisualize for developing this cool visual depicting my last post on The Key to aligning Agile Dev and Stable Ops to a Successful DevOps Transformation. While agile development teams continue to iterate and improve applications for the Business, and Ops insures that systems are stable and reliable, the CIO leads the entire IT organization through a DevOps transformation.

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5 Ways to Improve Developer Productivity and Quality on Agile Development Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Many leaders that are new to scaling agile ask me about measuring individual developer and tester productivity since most agile metrics such as velocity are aggregate measures around a team's performance. These leaders support team dynamics and some promote agile's self-organizing principles.

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Three Advanced Practices for Agile Development Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Sometime ago I saw a question posted on a social media site, "Why is Agile hard to adopt?" The basic practices of agile are relatively straightforward, so what''s hard? Driving an agile culture, or getting an organization to "operate with agility", yes, that''s not trivial and it takes time for teams and individuals to "think agile". agile planning agile software development it management organizational change product management software qa

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Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Should A CIO Choose?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Which software development methodology is best? As a CIO I suspect that you are well aware that there are a number of different ways that your IT teams can go about developing software (and doing a lot of other things). It all begins with the waterfall approach to developing software.

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Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

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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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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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. . And just like software development, data science requires a. It's called science for a reason.

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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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Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).