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? about me agile planning agile software development digital transformation enterprise 2.0

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5 Ways Scrum Leaders Drive Astoundingly Successful Collaboration

Social, Agile and Transformation

Product owners, tech leads, and scrum masters are three common roles you find on scrum teams. I've written about their key responsibilities such as product owners prioritizing backlogs, tech leads overseeing estimating, and scrum masters ensuring team collaboration and cohesion.

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What is the Modernized Role of Scrum Masters

Social, Agile and Transformation

The 15th episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke focuses on the modernized role of the scrum master. . Ten years ago, scrum masters were the experts on agile methodologies and charged to coach teams through the process.

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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. Scrum.

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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. However, as software leaders, we often find that as we go to implement these approaches, we feel stuck.

Adopting Agile Scrum - is change & hard work

IT Toolbox

In my work week, this has meant a change to Agile Scrum as a development methodology. Agile isn't entirely new. Our approach before this had been semi-agile. We used some principles of Agile software developmentWith a change of leadership comes many other changes. And along with that comes a number of learnings that are worth repeating here on my blog.

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6 Best Practices for Remote Work by Agile Software Development Teams

CEB IT

In 2020, the sudden shift to remote work created concern among software engineering and apps leaders that development velocity would suffer. So before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had frequent, small releases and were very agile. How do we support fully remote agile teams?

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Scrum Transition Journal: Grooming Woes Part 2

IT Toolbox

As my organization transitions farther into the process of adopting agile scrum for our software development, I'm learning more and more about what keeps a Product Owner busy! Yesterday I wrote about grooming the backlog and prioritizing all the stories. But there's a big piece that I missed. Stories tend to multiply. So at any given

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Meeting notes for your agile and scrum meetings? Here's why they are important and some options to implement

Social, Agile and Transformation

My question for the agile scrum masters, coaches, and team leads today is whether or not you are documenting meeting notes after planning sessions, standups, and other common scrum meetings? about me agile planning big data enterprise 2.0 offshore development organizational change software development

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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. Organizations looking to transform need to go beyond scrum practices and improving IT project execution. The message from panelists was clear.

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Hype Cycle for 3 Phases of an Agile Backlog Groom

Perficient - Digital Transformation

I was reading about the Gartner Hype Cycle and realized the same curve could be applied to Agile Backlog Groom (or simply Grooming ). Grooming is the process for an agile scrum team to absorb new work and add details. agnostic and if you are a water-scrum-fall champion, this applies to you too. Agile Backlog Groom. The groom session goal is for the scrum team to move from initial introduction to common understanding. The agile groom hype cycle.

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The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

The race to digital is heating up in financial services (FS) organizations; increasingly, the engine making this happen is Agile. Quite simply, it is software that makes any financial business truly digital. Organizations are therefore in a rush to become great at rapidly innovating, developing, and delivering new software products to win new clients and retain and serve existing ones. Scrum. agile software development.

The Scrum Guide 2020 Aims For Focus And Inclusivity But Might Scare Designers Away

Forrester's Customer Insights

I attended the 2020 Scrum guide update event that also celebrated its 25th anniversary. Age of the Customer Agile experience design (XD

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Agile Mindsets: Don't try to get a perfect architecture; Plan to get it wrong

Social, Agile and Transformation

I still find teams that have adopted scrum and other agile practices, but still strive for perfection when trying to conceive architectures and implementation plans. agile planning agile software development cloud computing data management DevOps innovation it management software development software qa

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Balancing Speed in Agile

IT Toolbox

Recently I discussed the difference between SCRUM and Kanban based agile software development. I’m guessing that some out there think that one of these methods might be better than the other. I can imagine that someone might think that whichever produces the fastest release rate or hits some target cycle. Hang on just a minute. That’s a false value. Faster is not

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No Scrum Master? No Problem - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 No Scrum Master? How should Enterprises fill the Scrum Master Role? Ive blogged a bit on Product Owners in the Enterprise and Why Project Managers are still needed , but what about Scrum Masters?

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What Agile Teams Can Learn From 1st Graders

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I saw this hanging in my daughter''s classroom I knew it needed to be shared with Scrum Masters and other agile team members. So much what makes agile teams successful is dependent on their collaboration - establishing a shared understanding of priorities, solving problems, developing solutions, resolving blocks, and improving practices. agile planning agile software development it management organizational change project management software development

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New Agile Teams - Common Questions, Simple Answers

Social, Agile and Transformation

Many readers of Social, Agile, and Transformation know that I''ve recently started a new position as Global CIO of Greenwich Associates. When I came in, I committed to the team that we would rapidly adopt Agile Development and Agile Planning practices in order for us to fulfill our goals. Today, less than one hundred days into this position, we have Scrum running in three programs and Kanban.

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Benchmarks for Healthy Agile Planning that gets User Stories Written and Estimated

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile practices, and scrum in particular are really strong at prescribing steps to go from sprint start to end. Teams practicing scrum will usually have a commitment meeting at the start of the sprint to decide the scope of work they aim to complete and daily standups during the sprint to discuss status and blocks. agile planning agile software development DevOps

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Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. My colleagues and I from BusinessWeek gave a presentation last week covering our agile planning and development process and ended with an intro to SCRUM by @silviogalea.

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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

With the ever-evolving software development landscape, large enterprises are increasingly “going Agile.” Agile is applicable to many scenarios; for example, Extreme Programming (XP) zeroes in on software engineering while wrapping in novel approaches to boost quality, and Scrum is the most widely adopted agile method. But scaling Agile for the enterprise is easier said than done. Agile Maturity. Are Agile and CMMI Compatible?

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Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! Who should be the scrum master? This concept isnt new and I suspect some of the good agile coaches practice this approach. agile planning. (17).

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The Scrum Master - A role or responsibility?

Social, Agile and Transformation

At a recent industry event for publishers, I sat at a table with a number of agile development leaders and we discussed the ScrumMaster role. Agile practitioners love to talk about roles and responsibilities. agile software development project management software developmentDo you have a dedicated ScrumMaster? For the most part, the answer came back as a ‘no’ for a number of philosophical and funding reasons.

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Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

CIO Dashboard

The #NoEstimates debate has struck a nerve with the software development community. It’s all about exploring alternatives to estimates (including cost, time, and effort) for making decisions in the software development life cycle. The traditional approach of software development estimating focuses on: Taking the highest priority planned work. Allows scrum team to focus on researching a viable solution by taking away timeline-driven approach.

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Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

CIO Dashboard

It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods. On the other hand, the evolutionary development approach inherent in agile gives designers more freedom, enabling them to respond to changing needs as they arise. While the benefits of agile are clear, scaling agile is not without its casualties. Whatever approach you choose, scaling agile requires complex navigation during each phase.

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IT Applications: Four Roles for Business Analysts to Play on Agile Projects

CEB IT

IT applications teams, whose job it is to develop software for a company in-house, employ business analysts to do a range of tasks that involve talking to IT’s internal customers (anyone else in the company) and help turn customers’ requests into a salient request for either an upgrade or a new piece of software. These responsibilities are most similar to the traditional BA role, and one-third of IT functions have requirements leads on Agile teams.

We're an Agile Family! - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Were an Agile Family! A colleague sent me this TED talk, Agile Programming for your Family. But to be a agile family with a scrum board, and family retrospectives? agile planning. (17).

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Measuring Costs in Agile Delivery - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Measuring Costs in Agile Delivery. One of the questions I sometimes get on Agile Delivery is on computing actual costs. Use the agile backlog tool to keep a running total of Actual Hours per story.

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When to Say “No” to #NoEstimates – A Case Study

CIO Dashboard

Recent traction around the #NoEstimates d ebate suggests the development community is looking to break free from traditional agile techniques like relative and t-shirt sizing. In the complex world of enterprise software development, we say no. Unfortunately, the ability to successfully evaluate progress, switch direction and move with agility was hindered by a lack of data inherent in the #NoEstimates approach. Are Agile and CMMI Compatible? 10 Ways to be More Agile.

Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers. Ive been asked lately about the role of project managers on agile or SCRUM teams. Agile practices evolve. software qa. (8).

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) May Not Be Maximum Value

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In software development, the Minimum Viable Product ( MVP ) is the quickest time to release for something useful. In this case, its simple, set your agile team on a cadence/trajectory that will get any viable product with the least effort. Design Development Digital Transformation Integration & IT Modernization agile Backlog Groom minimum viable product MVP scrum software devleopmentMinimum Viable Product by Henrik Kniberg.

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Top 7 Ingredients to Establishing an Agile Development Practice.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Top 7 Ingredients to Establishing an Agile Development Practice. Below are seven key ingredients to kicking off a successful agile development team and process. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages.

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Is Your Enterprise Ready for Agile Development? - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Is Your Enterprise Ready for Agile Development? What happens when an Enterprise wants to go agile? One of the beauties of agile is in its name. Who doesnt want to be agile? software qa. (8).

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Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development. Are you a technology executive looking to adopt or migrate to an agile software development practice? Then follow a guide for starting agile.

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Adopting Agile Development - The role of the CIO - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Adopting Agile Development - The role of the CIO. First, the CIO must be able to negotiate priorities and develop a path for consistent delivery - which is why I thing the CIO loves Agile (or should love it).

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Agile Product Owners in the Enterprise - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Agile Product Owners in the Enterprise. Labels: agile software development , product management , project management. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile planning. (17).

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Larger Scale Agile Development - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Larger Scale Agile Development. Back in January, we had one team at BusinessWeek practicing agile software development. Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. agile planning. (17).

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How To Get a Team to Think Agile - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 How To Get a Team to Think Agile. Ive seen this issue before; a team is struggling to move into an agile process. In my case, they are using agile to plan out an architecture. Thinking Agile.

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Agile Does Not Need A Maturity Model - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Agile Does Not Need A Maturity Model. This post, Does Agile Need Its Own Process Maturity Model caught my attention. My advice: Keep it simple, and build process maturity (agile, software delivery.)

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What are Main Characteristics of Agile EA

Future of CIO

Agility is not just the ability to change. While emerging technology trend such as SMAC (Social/Mobile/Analytics/Cloud) brings both unprecedented opportunities and potential risks in shaping business today, Agile business needs Agile Architecture, static enterprise architecture frameworks have to give way to continuous business transformation best practices. But, what’re the new characteristics of Agile EA? Agile EA What Is Agility ? Agile EA

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Getting Enterprise Executives to buy in to an Agile Development.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Getting Enterprise Executives to buy in to an Agile Development Lifecycle. People have asked me, "how do you get executive buy in on moving a department or team to an agile development software lifecycle "?

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Maturing agile development without a maturity model - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Maturing agile development without a maturity model. Here’s the issue with agileAgile, implemented as a collection of processes will only get teams slightly more efficient.

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Offshore Agile Development - Totally Feasible! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Offshore Agile Development - Totally Feasible! Over the course of the year, weve tripled the size of the team and now have several teams practicing agile development similar to how we do it on site.

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