Why You Need to Shift Your Team from “Agil-ish” to Agile [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about how to adapt Agile values and become more effective at delighting your customers, join our upcoming webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile , this Thursday at 10:00AM PT. More “Agil-ish” than Agile. Or, “We’re Agil-ish.”

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Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The post Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar] appeared first on 280 Group.

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The Power of Agile — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Last month, we presented the webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile. How do you get executive buy-in for implementing true Agile practices when your start-up is Agil-ish, but not fully invested in the Agile methodology? Agile Budgeting.

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How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. The Brave New Agile World. While agile methods have given us plenty of benefits, a number of product management challenges still persist.

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Scaling Agile With Collaborative Learning

Speaker: Yuval Yeret, Enterprise Agile Coach, AgileSparks; Aryeh Sivan, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai Technologies; and Yuval Zach, VP Customers, Shamaym

Continuous learning is a new addition to the Scaled Agile Framework. Join us for a panel discussion with Akamai, AgileSparks, and Shamaym sharing successful strategies for scaling Agile and practical takeaways for your team.

Agile Product Life Cycle-Practices & Tools

The Product Coalition

In the previous article, I discussed in detail about Agile Product Life Cycle and its different phases and outcomes that allow an organization to function end to end in an agile product life cycle. Maintenance This stage is an important phase of the agile product life cycle.

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4 Agile Leadership Tips For A Successful Agile Transformation

Agile Velocity

An Agile transformation is a major organizational shift requiring senior leadership to be deeply engaged. This is great news as Agile has historically only communicated the things leaders can’t or shouldn’t do, e.g. attend retros, task teams, etc. Enable decision agility.

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Why we say Agile when you want to say chaos

Mind the Product

Most people working in a tech environment have experience working with Agile methodologies. However, it’s very common to see that Agile principles and philosophy are not correctly interpreted and implemented. Some companies fall into the “Agile = speed increase” trap.

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You Can’t be Lean Unless You’re Agile

Mind the Product

I see so much talk and confusion over what’s Lean and what’s Agile. The two terms can get used interchangeably, so much so that in some places they’re blended into one term, simply Lean-Agile (thanks again, SAFe ??).

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5 Agile Transformation “Aha!” Moments Learned From Swim Lessons

Agile Velocity

In addition to all the picture-taking, I’ve also been thinking about how the process of learning how to swim is similar to Agile transformations and the development of new Agile capabilities. Agile transformations are not only about addressing pain points.

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How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

With quality assurance/control already embedded in our development process, what if we expand that role to champion usability and customer delight? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience.

Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives

Mind the Product

Retrospectives are an essential part of any organization running agile software development. The post Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Aging Fun with Drunk Agile (Video)

Johanna Rothman

Daniel Vacanti and Prateek Singh graciously invited* me to be on an episode of Drunk Agile: Episode 37 Johanna Rothman Part Deux More Bigger Aging. Ordering the work by value, even though agile approaches hope the value changes. (Re)defining

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Agile Principles and Values

The Product Coalition

agile-methodology scrum agile software-development4 values and 12 principles Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

The Brave New Agile World. As agile practices have become more widely adopted, the processes used to develop products have significantly changed: Product people and development teams now tend to collaborate much more closely. Listen to this article: [link].

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A Masterclass in How to Navigate the Messy Connection Between Work and Value in Your Team

Speaker: Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

In this talk, Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org, discusses the interesting, messy connection between work and value. He outlines how changes to the Scrum Guide have shone a spotlight on the challenge that many teams face when delivering more value.

Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives. When should you consider Scaled Agile?

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20 Agile Memes

DevelopmentCorporate

There is a fair amount of Agile humor. Here are 20 of the most popular Agile posts from the past few weeks based on views, likes and shares. The post 20 Agile Memes appeared first on Development Corporate. I belong to a Facebook Group called Product Management Memes.

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Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

They think that the agile tools they use, such as boards, offer a strategic advantage. However, they adopt or “install” an agile framework or process without customization. Instead, agile organizations need flexibility, not rigidity.

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Translation and localization platforms. Tips for agile teams

The Product Coalition

localization translation agile localization-service platformLocalization is not an easy task, especially if the content is regularly updated. Here’s how TMSs help streamline the localization process. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Agile HR: An Agile Approach to Performance Reviews

Agile Velocity

As teams learn how to work in new ways during an Agile transformation, an organization may consider adopting Agile values in departments outside of IT to support the initiative. In an Agile Uprising Podcast Agile and HR – BFF’s?

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Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 and 2 of this series, I wrote about how an agile approach might offer strategic benefits. And because an agile approach changes your culture, I said the agile approach was part of your strategy. That means I use the most common of all agile tools: a board.

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Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

They think agile approaches are tactics and agile tools are part of their strategy. That's why they want to Buy an agile approach. Not realizing a standard agile approach is an oxymoron. Teams need to experiment and change their agile approach.

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Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

Mind the Product

Bashing agile is in vogue at the moment, so when veteran product manager and product design evangelist Jeff Patton suggested it as a topic for his keynote talk at MTP Engage I jumped at it. If the audience was expecting a speech which shot down agile methodologies, they were wrong. Instead Jeff started to deconstruct agile from a product manager’s view. He explained how “broken” agile felt to him in the days when he was in a product role and what helped him to fix it.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste.

Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

So when does it make sense to customize your agile approach to gain a strategic advantage? They want an agile approach, so they started with Scrum. We don't think we need to be “religious” about our agile approach as long as we get the benefit.

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How To Make a Success of Going Agile

Mind the Product

In June 2020 Mind the Product published a post from New Zealander Anthony Marter that really struck a chord with our community: based on a talk he’d given to Agile Auckland, his post argued that product management in an Agile practice is in dire need of a rethink.

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Agile Beyond Software

280 Group

I recently attended a meeting of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network on the topic Agile Beyond Software. The speaker was Jeanne Bradford, her talk was based on her experience developing customized Agile processes for hardware companies. At the start, Jeanne said that people doing Agile software might find their “heads.[continue The post Agile Beyond Software appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile

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Top 3 Micromanagement Symptoms in your Scrum Agile Adoption

The Product Coalition

Micromanagement in Agile and Scrum Continue reading on Product Coalition ». scrum-master leadership scrum agile management

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test. But as they say, you wouldn't put a round peg in a square hole. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size? Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven. The audience will leave with an analysis toolkit filled with the right data tools for every scenario. Data validation won't be an issue again.

Lipstick Agile

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Lipstick Agile?—?Happiness Have you noticed how many people in the agile field are unhappy with their work situation? A situation where an organization already struggles doing agile, not to mention ‘becoming agile?’ This is what I call lipstick Agile.

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Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

When you have one team learning Agile, another learning Lean, and yet another learning Design Thinking, how are you supposed to get to alignment? Jeff takes us through the basics of the three main frameworks – Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking – and then gives us a set of principles that can help us effectively meld them together. What is Agile Really About? The concept of Agile came out of frustration at the way software was delivered.

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Empowered Teams and Decision Agility

Mind the Product

In this MTP Leader panel discussion, leaders Adaora Asala, Jen Taylor, and Jeremy Toeman joined Emily Tate to discuss empowered teams and decision agility. The post Empowered Teams and Decision Agility appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Agile Marketing Using Scrum

280 Group

Many people in the technology world mistakenly believe that Agile is something new, but it really isn’t. Back in the 1940’s, Toyota adopted Agile manufacturing methodologies (specifically Kanban) to reduce waste and increase transparency across teams, and as a way to promptly address constantly changing customer needs. Agile Marketing With Development Using Agile innovation for software development may help accelerate and optimize completion of a product.

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From Project to Product: Don't You Dare Mess With Planning

Speaker: Anne Steiner, Vice President of Product and Technology at Cprime

Take a deep dive into planning and how this changes for the better as we shift from project to product. You will explore the difference between project plans and product horizons, how to create roadmaps and product horizons, and much more.

Are You Ready for an Agile Transformation? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Agile Velocity

It is no secret that Agile transformations are costly and time-consuming. It is also no secret that developing Agile capabilities can help your organization achieve business results that make the endeavor worth it. Is there such a thing as a perfect time to do an Agile transformation?

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Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice

Mind the Product

Have you ever wondered why your Agile practice feels a bit uninspiring? Something that both fascinates and frustrates me is how the discussions about Agile have flipped from being embraced [.]. Or why your engineers have become a bit jaded with all this Scrum stuff?

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Webinar: How Southwest Airlines’ Agile Transformation Helped Them Adapt to Unpredictable Challenges

Agile Velocity

For the past few years, Southwest Airlines has been building Agile capabilities within their organization to adapt to any challenge thrown their way. Their agility was put to the test when air travel halted in 2020 and continues to be challenged as the pandemic evolves.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation?

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Run a Business, Not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers. The ability to express concepts in numerical, financial, or statistical terms is a critical but often overlooked discipline. Product managers need to be as competent in these domains as they are in customer problems and pain points.