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Dynamics of Change in Agile and Open Operating Models

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

This webinar will review the derivatives and dynamics of change in Organizations, defining how some companies that follow the Agile and Open operating models maintain high levels of performance while remaining very adaptable and progressive to new opportunity.

Special Agile CoP Leadership call

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In this unrehearsed call, Joseph Flahiff will coach Liza Wood through the issue she decides to bring. Joseph has done no preparation, and does not know the problem that Liza is going to bring. This is just what it is like when team member comes to a coach for a 1:1 session.

Improvisation and Agile Project Management

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

Agile PM is one of the emerging ‘hot topics’ in the PM domain, and given the breakdown of the ‘plan – then execute’ model in Project Management, the adept project manager is constantly having to improvise to deliver against changing project deliverables. This webinar considers and compares Agile PM and Organizational Improvisation, and offers assistance with moving PM execution from the ‘tools and techniques’ based PMBOK® model towards techniques better equipped to deal with today’s ambiguous and changing project environments.

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Risk Management Grid

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The Risk Management Grid is a technique to identify potential risk events that could impact one of more of the project’s Seven Win Conditions. Importantly, it also serves to decide how those events will be prevented or mitigated.

The Three-Sentence Project Skinny

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The Three-Sentence Project Skinny is a concise summary of the purpose of the project. It addresses the what and the why.

Project Ins and Outs

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You can't do everything, nor should you. This template helps you figure out what is in and what is out of your project.

Project Imperatives

PREMIUM deliverable

These are the do-or-die, must-meet requirements in order for the project to be considered a success. As such, they are continuously focused on by the project manager and core team.

The Seven Win Conditions

PREMIUM deliverable

Win Conditions address how success will be measured. How do you stack up when it comes to stakeholder satisfaction, your schedule, scope, quality, budget, ROI and team satisfaction? This template helps you rank priorities, and provides areas for metrics and descriptions.

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From a Fixed to Agile Mindset: How to Make the Transition

by Johanna Rothman

In agile, we often think of having an experimental mindset where we try something, measure the results, retrospect and replan. We need to do that for our projects. And, as agile leaders, we need to do even more. We need to have the agile mindset.

Quality Project Management: A History Lesson

by Mike Griffiths

How do we define quality as a project manager? Is it managing a project really well, or managing a successful project? How about managing a successful project really well? That sounds pretty good. However, it poses the next question: What is a successful project? Let’s look at some examples of project success, failure and ambiguity.

Agile Adoption: Changing Behavior by Asking the Right Questions

by George Dinwiddie

Successful agile development requires that people collaborate in self-organizing their own work. Being told how to do that is counterproductive, yet waiting for them to discover agile practices that work can take a very long time, perhaps forever. What’s a manager to do?

Danger, Will Robinson! 5 Anti-Patterns of Agile Adoption

by Bob Galen

As an experienced agile coach, this writer often gets asked about agile tactics and practices--what works and what doesn’t. There are no singular answers, but there are some generative behaviors and rules for agile done well. In this article, he explores a set of common anti-patterns that he sees in an effort to share what not to do in your agile journey.

Making the Leap into Agile Testing

by Paul Carvalho

You think you have a handle on how to deliver your projects. Then a mandate comes down that your development team is “going agile”. This is an understandably scary proposition for some people. Here we look at general patterns, models, values and practices that lead to success when thoughtfully practiced by motivated individuals.

Scrum, Kanban or Scrumban: When, Why and How?

by Vandana Roy

Is Scrum better, or Kanban? Which is more suitable for your project? Such questions--and sometimes the responses--put managers in a dilemma about which framework to embrace. Each has its own benefits and tales of success...

5 Ways to Compromise Your Team's Success

by Gil Broza

The popularity of agile methods among knowledge workers continues to rise. Unfortunately, most organizations that use such methods are actually not agile friendly. In particular, they have grafted the flat, empowered, collaborative agile team construct onto their existing functional power hierarchy. Here are five agile killers to avoid…

Does Agile Apply to Your Project?

by Johanna Rothman

How do you know if agile applies to your project? If you are like many project managers, your company is in the midst of an agile transition. Maybe you want to transition to agile, maybe you are already agile…but your organization? Not so much. Here are four tips to see if agile applies to your project.

Interchangeable Project Lenses Can Reveal the Unseen

by George Dinwiddie

When we see the same view every day, we get complacent. A prudent project manager does not rely on any single view of the project, as multiple views can expose unforeseen problems and opportunities.

Mobius Strip and Double-Loop Learning

by Badri N. Srinivasan

The concept of double-loop learning exemplified by the Mobius strip can be a great model for encouraging transformational improvements by challenging key assumptions and strategies. Combining agile practices and a dose of courage, learn how double-loop learning can help your organization respond more effectively to change and thrive in the marketplace.


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