Nowadays, Agile Transformation is one of the trendiest organizational topics. In recent years, a new role emerged: the Agile Coach - the knight on a white horse that will transform the organization to be the best. Claims that using Agile will improve quality and deliver twice in half the time or that a new 'mindset' will drastically improve happiness are very common. And in most of the cases, they result in failure although other significant benefits may be observed. Agile Transformation is still a transformation at the Enterprise level. To be successful, it should be treated as any other large Organizational Change: a project with clear objectives, resource allocated, and metrics to measure the success. Agile Transformations are tough projects, and an experienced Project Manager should lead them; for large organizations, a specialized Change Manager may be required. This webinar presents several patterns of Agile adoption with pros and cons and recommendations for organizations that want to become Agile. The webinar is based on real life projects.
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Agile, for many a silver bullet, worked pretty well for software development teams with most of them being the first attempt to have a structured approach. Bringing some order to chaos was beneficial, and the results were in some cases spectacular. Most, if not all Agile frameworks were developed by software engineers and for software engineers. Apart from a couple of frameworks, like Disciplined Agile and SAFe that combine Agile with traditional Lean practices used in manufacturing, most Agile frameworks were developed for small teams (less than 10) and a start-up culture.
Is your team or organization on track with Agile? Are you sure? Agility assessment is a powerful tool to get you on track with your team's or organization's agility and how you can improve Agile in your organization. Join this webinar to learn more about assessment tools and techniques. Has your organization or team recently implemented Agile, and if so, are you on track to realize the intended benefits? Are you sure things are on track? If you are not assessing your organization’s or team’s agility, you may be missing warning signs that Agile is not working for you.
Nowadays, digital transformation is a hot topic. Every organisation has their own initiative to introduce new tools aimed mainly at enhancing mobility and collaboration. However, the concept of digital transformation is not new; it has been done several times before, most notably with the adoption of the Personal Computer and the .com revolution. Digital or not, transformation means disruptive change and challenges to organisational culture. Agility, rather than being the driver, should support digital transformations by contributing to the mindset changes, adding flexibility to processes, and last but not least supporting empirical learning.
This session will discuss the use of Agile Techniques in implementing Organizational Change Management. This presentation will be focused exclusively on Organizational Change Management using the Disciplined Agile process-decision toolkit to realize the benefits.
This webinar is a review of the resurgence of Lean principles describing why and how Lean evolved and why it failed to adapt to the modern market. Practices like Kanban, Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, Servant Leader, to name just a few, are not new. The second part of the webinar is an analysis of Lean vs Agile using DevOps, RPA and AI - three of the 'new' practices seen as Agile evolution.
VUCA , an acronym that stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, has become a buzzword in management and business circles. It has added a new dimension to management principles and practice this requires a fresh approach to adapt to the new situations that are emerging in business and industry. Over the years project management standards have been adapting to industry practices and through its revisions introducing new topics and areas of knowledge. The objective of the standards has been to present information that is relevant and valid for today's operations. Various project management standards have been studied to assess if the four parameters of VUCA have been included and discussed and if they are adequate for the practising project manager to function effectively.
There is an increasing recognition that embracing Agile (either adopting several Agile practices or going through a complex Agile transformation) becomes mandatory in these times of a rapidly changing market place. An Enterprise Agile Transformation is, however, a deep organizational change for which “copy & paste” does not work. This presentation explains why there is no one single recipe for Agile transformation and illustrates through real life examples the crucial role that culture plays in any such an endeavor.
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is considered by some as the most suitable option to scale Agile from a software development team to a large program of work. Although presented as an Agile framework, SAFe includes many practices from Lean and ITIL, and it is considered by some agilists as too formal to be Agile: a re-branded 'waterfall'. This webinar is an analysis of SAFe from a project, program, and portfolio delivery point of view. The webinar looks at the SAFe practices used before the publication of the Manifesto for Agile software development (Agile Manifesto), especially the Lean ones. The presenter will provide recommendations on how SAFe can be used in projects that are not software development related, in combination with the PMBOK® Guide, to provide Agility for 'near perfect' product development processes.
How Project Management Provides a Foundation to Homebrewing: Project manage your way to better beer!
This webinar will detail how project management skills can be leveraged to learn home brewing, set up a home brewery, and then go on to master the science of beer brewing. In addition, the webinar will detail the vital role project management played in the history and evolution of beer making.