An uncertain business environment is an ideal environment for agile delivery practices—the flexibility and adaptability encouraged by prototypes, continuous feedback and refinements. But there still needs to be clarity about needs, goals, and what ultimately constitutes success.
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The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.
We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
The PMI® Organizational Agility Conference returns bigger and better than ever as we examine evolving approaches to resilient value delivery! To remain relevant in the VUCA world, organizations and delivery professionals need to build change resilience—the ability to remain in a state of change while delivering value. This virtual conference will explore the concept of change resilience with professionals who are driving it within their organizations—and those who are living it as part of their own development.
It can be hard to understand the differences between Agile vs Waterfall methodologies. It might seem like it does not matter which project management methodology you choose. Even though both methodologies are different, they both have the same goal which is to facilitate the completion of projects. Don’t miss out on the advantages that these methodologies can offer!
Agile has often been positioned as the silver bullet from the training class that will deliver "twice the scope in half the time," only by shifting the "mindset" and throwing out centuries of knowledge. There will be #noprojects and #noestimations, and the Scrum Masters should replace Project Managers. The reality is that most Agile scaling initiatives beyond software product development or maintenance will fail if they are not treated and managed like a project with clear goals, resources and delivery timeframes. Project Management Knowledge areas, especially Organizational Change Management, Stakeholder Management, and Risk Management are even more important in adaptive delivery, aka Agile, than in predictive delivery. This webinar is a comparison between product development and project management, including what is different and what is common between the two disciplines, how one fits within the other, and the mandatory "mindset change" required to move from product to project.
This webinar centers on how the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master successfully leads one or more agile teams and effectively takes on complex and key initiatives inside the organization. Together we explore: - How a DASSM starts by looking inwardly and intelligently lead themselves. - What tools a DASSM uses to lead teams to high performance. - How a DASSM creates organizational alliances enabling the development team to deliver value to customers early and often. - How a DASSM successfully leads the team inside the organization navigating common requests for planning, reporting, and metrics.
Scaling Agile has been a hot topic in the last 3 to 5 years. Organizations that have successful software deliveries are trying to spread the success of the Scrum Team(s) beyond technology departments. On the other hand, laggards, teams and organizations that didn't embrace Agile when it became clear that it is the future, are cutting corners and launching mammoth programs to "do" Agile. Scrum, the core of the most recent "scaled" frameworks, was designed for teams of less than 10 people developing software products. Even at that size, it is "difficult to master", according to its authors. This webinar takes a look at Agile scaling from both perspectives: agile software development created for small homogenous teams AND agile manufacturing conceived in the last century for large companies as a replacement to Lean. The webinar is based on the author's 30+ years’ of experience as a practitioner. From manufacturing to software development and then to projects, this webinar is an analysis of the famous mindset change and the challenges and lessons learned while doing it and helping others to do it.
Have you been wondering about what Agile Estimating and Planning looks like? How it is different from traditional methods and why you would even consider using agile estimation methods? If you're looking for a closer look at how we estimate, what story points are, how to use velocity for planning, dealing with fixed date and fixed scope projects, maintaining product backlog using scrum boards for daily standups then this webinar is for you!
Podcasts and blog posts to help you manage the challenge of transitioning from traditional project management to Agile. Dave Prior celebrates success, embraces the learning that comes from failure, and digs deep on topics you need to be up to speed on.
This blog explores pragmatic agile and lean strategies for enterprise-class contexts.
This blog concerns itself with organizations moving to business agility—the quick realization of value predictably and sustainably, and with high quality. It includes all aspects of this—from the business stakeholders through ops and support. Topics will be far-reaching but will mostly discuss FLEX, Flow, Lean-Thinking, Lean-Management, Theory of Constraints, Systems Thinking, Test-First and Agile.
This blog is a conversation between the Agile Practice Guide Team and our PMI and Agile Alliance Communities to gain insight, support and collaboration around the creation of a usable and relevant body of work that supports transition to hybrid and agile in project work.
Scrum is the most popular framework used within an agile environment to convert complex problems into valuable products and services. In this blog, we will examine all things Scrum to shed light on this wonderful organizational tool that is sweeping the globe. There will be engaging articles, interviews with experts and Q&A's. Are you ready to take the red pill? Then please join me on a fascinating journey down the rabbit hole, and into the world of Scrum.
This blog will explore agility at the enterprise level, examining how agile principles can be implemented throughout the organization—and in departments other than IT.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
Agile project leaders and teams can use this one-page worksheet to help plan and create sprint goals, including description, demonstration items, Definition of Done, and key metrics. Use in conjunction with the article Sprint Planning: Are You Doing It Backwards?
This spreadsheet is an example of how to determine WSJF prioritization, as described in the article Prioritize Weighted Shortest Job First.
애자일 변환은 어디에서 조직의 가치를 극대화 할 것입니까? 비즈니스 환경이 급속히 변하는 지역이나 고객 또는 이해 관계자가 서비스 또는 제품의 지속적인 개선을 기대하는 지역 일 것입니다. 민첩한 접근 방식으로 가장 이익을 얻을 수있는 영역을보다 효과적으로 파악할 수있는 유용한 방법을 제시합니다.
This template provides a work breakdown structure for business intelligence projects and for requirement effort estimation for a waterfall methodology-based project or user story estimation for an agile-based project.
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When companies move to an agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), they often remove the processes and analysis of their waterfall SDLC because, as the Agile Manifesto puts it, “They value individual and interactions over processes and tools.” Some of the rigor should be removed – waterfall processes can get bogged down with gates and sign-offs. However, caution must be exercised to not go too far against processes and analysis and rely just upon backlogs and user stories. Requirements and the analysis that leads to those requirements are just as essential in an agile project as they are in a waterfall project. The difference lies in how much requirements analysis is completed and the timing of it.
The world is changing, and so is the way we work. Agile and asynchronous remote teams are the key to finding and retaining top talent, who should be judged by their results—not their attendance.
Instead of change management, what if your team and your managers could manage for change? How different would your team, project and organization be if you optimized for change?
In agile product development, we try to work on fewer things and stick with them until we finish. Rapid priority shifts are expensive and demoralizing. But that’s not always clear on the go-to-market side, so we need stories like the Hungry Man Parable to build better understanding.
An important Agile principle holds that face-to-face interactions are the most efficient and effective way to communicate. But more than ever, project teams are working in a distributed manner. One agile activity that they can accomplish without much sacrifice is backlog grooming. Here’s an example.
To truly create value, you need to capture the unique context of your team and organization—that is, you need to develop situational awareness. Read about four broad areas of contextual assessment that can help.
Does the Daily Scrum help your team grow, or do they waste time? Here is some insight on the importance of holding Daily Scrums—and how you can actually use them as a tool for team cohesion.
The sudden shift to remote work this year has forced us all to adapt. How does it change how agile teams develop and grow? And how can we ensure effective communication, consistency and alignment? Here are some answers and things to consider.
Question: Unfortunately, we were just starting a new agile team process as circumstances forced us to begin working from home rather than in the office. Since one of agile’s important principles is working as a small, collaborative team, this makes it difficult for us. How can we continue to get the best value for our company by working together even though we are no longer collocated?
You already know that you’re stuck in agile limbo. Now it’s time to talk about how to escape it by using the most important tool we have for unleashing the power of your teams.
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