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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How to Achieve a Successful Agile Transformation

280 Group

You’ve decided to move to Agile product development. Before you pop open the Champagne, here’s the bad news : 47% of Agile transformations fail. Cargo-Cultism – Agile is installed, not instilled . Command-and-Controlism – Agile teams are using a Waterfall process .

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Keeping Austin Agile at Agile City Limits 2022

Agile Velocity

We had so much fun at Keep Austin Agile this week! We hosted Agile City Limits with a special guest-star appearance from Mathew McCut-out. At Agile Velocity, we focus on business outcomes over practices. 9 Business Outcomes of an Agile Transformation: Employee Engagement.

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Don’t Do Agile. Be Agile.

The Product Coalition

Are you still not quite sure what Agile is, or are you sure if it is relevant today? technology startup agile product-management agile-methodologyThis article is for you. 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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Unraveling the Agile Manifesto

The Product Coalition

Agility isn’t optional if you want to win. Let’s look at the most common mistakes when interpreting the Agile Manifesto. product-management leadership technology startup agileContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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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Whose Agile Journey is it Anyway?

Agile Velocity

This past weekend I went to an Agile meetup and a particular question kept coming up in many variations, “Whose agile is it?” And the answers equally had many versions–Some sided with ‘software teams’ and said, “Agile only works for development teams”. . Agile Article Leadershi

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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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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.

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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When Agile isn’t Agile

The Product Coalition

Signs your organization has missed the point of Agile and it’s become another buzz-word! Treating Agile as just a method not part of a mindset, or culture, is a common contradiction in orgs trying to become Agile organizations. The same is true of Agile. the Why of Agile.

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Are Stable Agile Teams Really That Important?

Agile Velocity

was recently on a call with executives and the Chief People Officer asked how important stable teams are when looking for a more Agile way of working. I have actually used this pattern often with Agile Leadership teams that are responsible for an Agile Transformation.

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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.

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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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 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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Three Keys for Successful Agile Coaching: Level, Empathy, and Experience

Johanna Rothman

On the ANE panel last night, an agile coach asked, “What's my path forward as an agile coach? Focus on business results, not agility per se. Nobody wants to “be agile.” ” People want the results agility offers them.

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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.

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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SUNDAY REWIND: Dual-Track Agile: Why messy leads to innovation

Mind the Product

Dual-Track Agile is an IT development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Dual-Track Agile: Why messy leads to innovation appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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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Combining DevOps and Agile Transformations to Achieve Business Outcomes

Agile Velocity

Did you know you can maximize your chances of achieving desired business outcomes by combining DevOps with an Agile transformation? When you hear “Business Outcomes,” “DevOps,” and/or Agile transformation” – what comes to mind? Agile. Agile Transformation.

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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.

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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3 Agile Transformation OKRs Leaders Can Use to Avoid Wrecking Ship

Agile Velocity

The leaders and change agents we meet are eager to ensure their Agile transformation avoids hitting rocks or running aground. We aim to address those obstacles in this article by offering three Agile transformation OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) for you to consider.

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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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From “Concept to Cash” – How To Use Value Stream Mapping For Agile Transformation Success

Agile Velocity

Value stream mapping is a common practice in the Agile space because it allows leaders and stakeholders to see where the flow of value delivery is slowing down and exposes opportunities to create better alignment across teams. Agile transformations (but not for the reason you might expect).

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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.

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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Agile Coaching – A Key Role to Improve Performance

Agile Velocity

What Does An Agile Coach Do? Learn more about utilizing an Agile coach for a successful transformation. The same is true for Agile Velocity (AV) Coaches. Agile Coaching to Levels. Agile Coaching For Growth and Results.

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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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Agile Velocity Joins the Scaled Agile® Partner Network

Agile Velocity

We are excited to join Scaled Agile’s Partner program. This worldwide network includes transf ormation and platform providers who help enterprises facilitate and accelerate business results through the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe ® ). About Agile Velocity.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

An Outcomes-Driven Approach To Business Agility

Agile Velocity

A free, 1-hour webinar on the Path to Agility® – Introducing a simple yet powerful way to profoundly better outcomes. See firsthand how Path to Agility makes sense of Agile transformations. That’s a powerful promise and explains why Agile is attractive.

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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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Agile Release Train


What is an agile release train? An Agile Release Train (ART) is a feature of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The train is made up of multiple agile teams. Principles of an agile release train. An Agile Release Train works with the SAFe principles and processes.

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SUNDAY REWIND: Agile died while you were doing your standup

Mind the Product

Despite the successes Agile has brought us, Nate Walkingshaw believes that it’s time to take our lessons from the approach and move on. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Agile died while you were doing your standup appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The 3 Principles that Lead to Better Collaboration Between Design and Product Management Teams

Speaker: Felix Watson Jr., Product Manager at Google, and Terrell Cobb, Designer at Microsoft

In this webinar, Felix Watson and Terrell Cobb will teach you three principles that will help you gain alignment between both Designers and PMs.