Radiators. Agile Leadership Network Group News. India Scrum Enthusiasts Community (ISEC) Group News. Agile Helpline!: Agile Momentum Part 1 - Dealing With Friction. In 1930s, automobile industry introduced agile in the form of lean manufacturing. With its growing popularity, other industry segments started realizing that agile principles are not limited to any industry segment or functional group.
Over the past decade, software industry has also adopted agile principles and it has become a popular product development methodology. Core of agile is to structure organizations in such a way that they can embrace change and adapt quickly to service the customers in their ever changing needs. However, taking a big bang approach to agile is not a viable option for many organizations, as most successful adoptions of agile are tailored to the strengths and limitations of the specific organization.
Like any other change, agile adoption is not welcomed right away and faces resistance. Agile Perspectives from People10 » Beyond Scrum, Kanban and XP : The Total Agility framework of Four Quadrants© Agile has been an enigma to a lot of people except for the geeks and evangelists..
And even they all had their own interpretation of ‘what is agile’. Some say it is about ‘teamwork’. Some people swear by its technical practices that bring about the best in class product quality. Some talk about how the features are managed in chunks to bring about maximum business value and quick delivery.. In the end, the question, is ‘is it about being fast, is it about bringing high quality, is it about better managing client’s needs, or is it about building a high performing motivated team” ?
Every agile practitioner has a different answer. The blind men and the agile elephant (courtesy nature.com; G. Product quality, motivated teams, happy client, fast-paced delivery – that all sound like a lot to achieve… The Utopia? In any software development scenario, the distinct sets of questions we try to answer are: (note they have been grouped into four sets) Why Small Businesses Should Scrap Strategic Planning. If you want to witness true cultural diversity, watch Dubai International Airport come to life one morning.
Every color, every language, and every custom you can imagine weaving through an Armani- and Rolex-studded mall. We claim to celebrate diversity in America. But when it comes to companies, we prescribe one size fits all. This realization hit me hard this week. There is a disconnect. You see, most of what we learn in business schools and textbooks is written for large companies. I read a fascinating dissertation on my flight over to Perth, Australia this week that proves what I have suspected all along. I got off my flight at 6:30 a.m., rushed to my hotel for a quick shower, and by 9 a.m. was starting my first of three workshops, for a group of about 10 companies. They don’t have the management time or resources to invest in days of planning. Because their top teams usually lead their sales efforts, taking them off the road has an immediate negative impact on revenues.
Value Stream Mapping - Lean Transformations Group. . Value stream mapping is a Lean tool that is useful for all types of organizations. It can be used for both the main profit stream and the administrative stream. The Value Stream Map tool: Shows flow of process steps required to complete a product, service or administrative function from order to delivery Reveals waste and measures process performance Links material and information flow Gets employees involved in planning and deploying a process improvement plan Gives managers and executives a picture of the entire process to produce a product, provide a service or perform an administrative function Value stream mapping begins by involving your employees who are doing the work.
Agile PMP Group News. Cynefin Lego Game. A game to let you experience four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework Context The Cynefin Lego Game is part of agile42’s management training for the Agile Management Framework.
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Using Journeys Lines for Retrospective « Luis Gonçalves – Blog. Hi guys, my next iteration retrospective is coming.
Since I ran out of good ideas for the retrospective I decided to get advice from my “Sensei”, he is a cool guy always ready to help us when we need. Below you can see the conversation between us. Luis: Good morning Sensei, do you have time? Sensei: Sure how can I help you? Luis: You know our next Iteration is almost over and I am thinking about good exercises for our retrospective. Luis: Sure. Luis: Like I said, it was almost comparable to a Roller Coaster, so I believe something that would capture what really happened during the iteration… I don’t know maybe some simple way to visualize the energy during the iteration… I think everyone would benefit if they could see and understand how others felt with all those changes.
Luis: Hummmmm are you talking about the “Journey Line”?
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