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Scaling Agile beyond software development is a challenge because most popular Agile frameworks are conceived by software developers for software developers. In many cases, ‘scaling’ is done by returning to Lean Six Sigma practices, the very approach that Agile has tried to improve or even replace. Kanban is a Lean Six Sigma practice used with great success in manufacturing for almost 100 years. It is mistakenly considered as part of the Agile ‘umbrella,' and although it can be very successfully used in an Agile environment, it has built-in limitations that can significantly impact the most important Agility value: adapting to change. In this webinar, the presenter will share his practical experience with Kanban in manufacturing and software development projects.
The daily standup is a key Agile practice. Since the latest Scrum Guide release, it has changed and become less rigid than before, no longer relying on the key three questions. In addition, for teams running Kanban, the daily standup can take on a different form.
Organizations lead successful digital transformations when leaders are self-aware and they understand the needs and drives of their people that work for them, have a flexible method to quickly staff teams, and align diverse professionals to a common goal; they can boost the effectiveness of all contributors: manufacturing, operations management, engineering, software developers, IT specialists, and more.
This PM Network interview offers some perspective from a chief data officer, including balancing the need to remediate the legacy landscape with building future capabilities for growth: https://www.pr ...
McDonald's $155 million Digital Acceleration initiative was a PMI Project of the Year finalist: https://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/565563/2018-PMI-Project-of-the-Year-Finalist--McDonalds-Custo ...
A chief of IT services shared her thoughts on determining project delivery approaches, managing stakeholders and more in this PM Network interview: https://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/565565/PM ...
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This project charter includes sections for allocating phase owners and tasks; timelines; budget/resource allocation; and cost estimation. Adapt it to fit your project.
This transition plan provides the resources supporting production the required information they will need to support the solution when deployed into the production environment. This documentation will provide the operational support resources the detail to facilitate the following: monitor and support in production and minimize outages and their negative affect on the business; obtain role-specific education; triage, troubleshoot and resolve an incident.
The Project Canvas framework, which covers the basic principles and fundamentals of projects that everyone should know, is practical and easy to implement. It is a proven tool that will assist you in leading projects more successfully and in making your dreams a reality.
Use this Go/No Go production readiness checklist to assess if your organization is prepared to deploy an application. This spreadsheet aims for a composite or holistic view between the business and technical aspects of an application deployment. There are 36 questions in nine categories to respond "yes" or "no" to, with self-adjustable weighting and a final score.
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When project management and corporate governance join forces, organizations can boost efficiency and maximize growth opportunities. A fully engaged IT project management office will assist senior managers in the prioritization of the best ROI and strategic projects and make certain that IT projects deliver what’s expected.
Project leaders need to know where to focus their attention and teams at all times or they risk higher costs, missed deadlines and unhappy stakeholders. Ruthless prioritization keeps the things that would be nice to do from getting in the way of the work that matters most.
In most IT circles, the mere suggestion of marrying agile and waterfall application development models into a seamless hybrid would be scoffed at. But there is merit to the concept.
Given the strength and wide adoption of the COBIT framework, can it be adapted and modified to address sustainability issues in IT-based projects?
For 2019, the expectation of the CEO and their leadership team will be that the CIO demonstrates decisive leadership, momentum and innovation that drive value to both the top and bottom lines.
Many organizations began their PMO journey in IT, but the traditional IT PMO is changing significantly. What does that mean for those PMOs, for IT and for organizations as a whole?
In the quest of software excellence, IT organizations try various approaches across different phases of an application's lifecycle. However, two areas that are often neglected are requirements management and testing.
What are some of the fundamental building blocks required in software projects? Things that can help position teams to adapt to changes quickly (including implementing the latest tech trends) and ultimately add value to business?
Security foundations for a project should be strongly laid in the initiation phase, preferably when the project charter is created and signed to document all possible risks, threat vectors and security loopholes, and should include conceivable remediation measures. Internal, external and technology-related risk are examined in alignment with project management processes.
Even when engineering teams follow best practices and work on incorporating security requirements into software products, companies still see an influx of reported issues. Keep these tips in mind.
Project bugs and the forecasting of progress can be complex. An Excel spreadsheet can be employed to gauge the progress of the testing and resolution teams. Using this simplistic method in conjunction with test-estimation techniques can help the project manager determine the completion date for testing efforts.
There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into defining and completing an end-of-life cycle for every software product. It also requires a skilled program/project manager. Here are some recommendations to help facilitate this process.
Business analysis that precedes system implementation is one of the key factors influencing overall project success. The goal of the analysis is to elicit requirements on the solution and provide inputs for their prioritization.
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