Companies have embraced agile over waterfall for managing projects. But for all the hoopla around Scrum and sprints, one area of the business has resisted agile because it means it must change the way it operates.
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One of the keys to successful agile teams is to emphasize handshakes over handoffs. As a leader in a distributed organization, you want to find ways for people to connect with each other on a personal level, not just discuss work.
An Agile Center of Excellence can be "a force-multiplier" for scaling agile transformation throughout an organization, as they help to foster experimentation, share best practices and retrospectives, bring efficiency and consistency to coaching efforts, and gather support for new ideas.
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Deviations for the project manager role come from assuming they accomplish the same goal (or deliver the same results) as some other commonly found roles across various industries. Let's analyze these similarities and differences between roles, see where they clash—and where they can cooperate.
Every organization is unique and special and as a result, every agile transformation is also unique and special. There is no fixed recipe telling us how to do it successfully. So, how can a large enterprise, like the telecom giant Ericsson, succeed with a transformation.
Many companies today are rushing to adopt agile methods aiming to develop organizational agility capabilities that will contribute to better project outcomes and business results. This transition, however, poses many challenges related to the organizational structure and operations, team dynamics, product development processes, and project characteristics. Empirical research indicates there are common issues to develop a strong project management environment, regardless the type of approach being adopted (agile, waterfall or hybrid).
As companies roll out Agile to their entire enterprise, they often run into issues of scaling product ownership from the team level (with one team and one Product Owner[PO]) to the program or even portfolio level. Figuring out how to manage the product backlogs across the organization, especially in terms of dependencies, can be a monumental feat.