Agile is sometimes introduced as a cheaper way of delivering projects, products, and services. Unlike the traditional approach of measuring the value delivered based on the planned deliverables, the budget spent, and meeting the critical milestones, Agile doesn't and shouldn't track the delivery in the same way. Agile is a new approach, and traditional project finance management may not be relevant or can become an impediment to agility. Agile is or should be based on trust, and in an Agile organization, most of the financial planning and reporting should not be necessary. However, very few organizations have the necessary conditions to abolish tight financial management. This webinar will propose a few financial management approaches for Agile projects, highlighting the necessity as well as the challenges of each of the proposed models.
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The Case for Project Risk Management: In Predictive (Traditional) vs. Adaptive (Agile) Life Cycle Approaches
Although the project failure rate has seen improvement over the last decade or so, roughly half continue to fail. As such, project risk management [which is designed to address risks that contribute to project failure] has gained significant interest over the same period.
We all know that life is not in black and white, nor is Project Management. Experienced Project Managers know when and how to adapt the project management tools and techniques so that they can help the most, are relevant, and add value to their projects and organizations. This presentation advocates for using Agile practices, even in waterfall projects, and gives examples from real life situations where specific practices were successfully used. The advantages and possible setbacks will be illustrated and discussed with the audience.
Kanban and Kaizen are considered by some teams as the natural evolution from Scrum to an Enterprise Level Agile. While there are few Agile frameworks that adapted Kanban and Kaizen to software development as a scaling up approach, it is little known that these Lean Six Sigma practices originated in manufacturing more than 50 years ago. In fact, the 1990s Agile Enterprise used Kanban and Kaizen at scale for large teams and complex products, proving their utility.
Start an online discussion about agile and the divide will become painfully apparent between those agile purists who believe that the only way to deliver value is through Scrum or similar frameworks and those traditionalists who believe that agile was just a passing, failed fad. PMI acquired Disciplined Agile (DA) in late 2019 and many of you are probably wondering what DA is and how it might be relevant to you, especially if you don't lead software development projects. This webinar will provide an overview of DA's pragmatic, choice driven approach to realizing value.
Rather than simply delivering a quality product, project managers are now expected to take responsibility for ensuring the benefits that the product should provide. Although expectations have moved on, the corresponding tools have not kept pace. This webinar presents a novel and powerful framework by which to extend existing tools into the benefits-delivery space.
Agile was born from the necessity to adapt product development to market changes. In the 1990s Agile Enterprise, the Agility combined with Lean practices resulted in fast market release of products combined with efficiency delivered by waste reduction and improved development and build processes. Using Lean Six Sigma for innovation brought efficacy and efficiency. In any product development, systematical innovation is crucial to the competitiveness. Although TRIZ (Theory of Solving Inventive Problems) has been developed with special emphasis on manufacturing, it is after all an approach to product development and process improvement. TRIZ proved useful in process problem solving, so it can be useful for all project management issues and activities.
Based on the presenter's experience as a practitioner, this webinar is an analysis of the principles of the Earned Value Standard and the challenges of using it in Agile projects.
Are your Agile teams struggling to meet their sprint goals? Sprint planning is a critical activity to set the foundation for a successful sprint. In sprint planning, the product increment is defined and estimated so the team can get ready to work on the sprint goal from day one. In RefineM's webinar, learn how to put together an effective Sprint Planning Meeting and carry out the activities necessary to get your team ready for the sprint.