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The Best Templates for Agile Methodology

IdeaScale

Agile methodology is one of the most popular methods of software development and is a great way to organize and plan projects with your team. Best Templates for Agile Methodology. Here are some of the best templates that help make the agile methodology even more efficient.

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Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

To get the outcomes the executives are expecting from innovation, they’d need to build an agile organization where innovation happens at scale. So, what is it exactly that makes an organization innovative and agile? Key Principles of an Agile and Innovative Organization .

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Agility is the 2023 Success Factor

Leapfrogging

Agility, the ability to think fast and move quickly, is an imperative for every team this year. Yet we can’t lose sight of another critical success factor for navigating today’s highly uncertain world, especially in 2023: agility. Three Steps to Strategic Agility.

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Are These Agile Transformation Blind Spots Holding You Back?

Planview Blog

It’s common to encounter blind spots when you’re navigating an Agile transformation. They can show up as Agile practices that are meant to improve business agility but are applied so extremely that they end up making organizations less agile. Hyper Focusing on Agile Teams.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

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Increasing Organizational Agility

Braden Kelley

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts … Continue reading → Change Management Strategy agile agile change agile development agile project management agile software development fixedness flexibility organizational agility

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Agile Leadership

CMOE

We live and work in a world of never-ending change that is accelerating all the time. Speed and agility are the ultimate competitive weapons. If you create a culture of agility, you create a significant competitive advantage that is hard to replicate.

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The Journey of Agile Transformation

IdeaScale

Agile Transformation is where behaviors evolve, and decisions improve to reach success. The Agile Transformation journey is one of triumphs and obstacles. Understanding agility is the first key to making it happen. What Is Agility? Agility occurs in cycles.

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The Dynamics within Agility.

Paul Hobcraft

After working through a number the one that held my attention and has become central to my thinking to take organizational practices forward was provided by a recent report from McKinsey “ How to create an agile organization ”. This report has been part of a broader ‘agile’ series from them but this one specifically gave me my necessary anchor point, to move forward with my own design thinking for agility and innovation. Stable and Dynamic Practices of Agility.

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Significance over Success. Innovation over Change. Anticipation over Agility.

Daniel Burrus

In a world where exponential change and digital disruptions abound, you simply cannot rest on your laurels and merely rely on what you’ve already built. Because of the rapidly accelerating rate of change, your business is only ever as strong as its next innovation.

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The 12 principles of Agile

One2Team

Twenty years ago, software development specialists met to define and give a framework to the emerging Agile movement : this is the Agile Manifesto. The 4 values of Agile: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Responding to change over following a plan.

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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.

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Organisational agility is about more than speed

The Future Shapers

Agility has a speed component, but this is not the most important component of this trait. Agility goes beyond just speed. It includes balance, coordination, and the ability to react to a change in the environment. Adaptability Agility Culture Change

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Are You Doing Agile Right?

Leapfrogging

What is the Agile Innovation Process, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? Today, everyone wants to be agile. It’s seen as sexy and cool to be agile, but most people don’t know what the term really means. Still, concepts like agile design and agile software development have taken over the popular zeitgeist recently, and businesses are looking for ways to develop the agile mindset at every possible opportunity.

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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born. You can create a culture of agile innovation by empowering your employees.

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Making Agility Compatible For You

Paul Hobcraft

Is Agility compatible for many working in established businesses? “To To be agile” is often a badge of honor. Agility is today going far beyond just being responsive,it goes into constantly adjusting and being versatile, modifying to meet rapidly changing conditions. The challenge is to keep the stability but to build around it a more agile, dynamic set of capabilities. You crave for some agility, some freedom to do things differently.

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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

But it is likely that you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions after they’ve occurred. This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the competition off at the pass.

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Cultivating A DEI Garden Where Seeds of Innovation Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

To thrive from unprecedented challenges and sustain organic growth in a globally competitive environment, we must leverage innovation as a driving force, along with agility, adaptability and resilience. Many studies around innovation lean into the technical and process side of the equation but barely explore the cultural aspect — a sustainable foundation of innovation. Research proves time and again that there exists a powerful connection between innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion; our challenge is to build a vital cornerstone for change by optimizing that connection. That is where nurturing a cultural foundation for innovation starts. This article aims to call out some critical aspects of achieving that goal by connecting the dots of evidence-based research, corporate practices, and personal reflection.

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Creating Great Change, Transformation and Innovation Teams

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard Teams and organizations need to be agile, resilient and able to effectively navigate change and transformation to stay ahead in today’s fast-paced business environment.

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Top 10 Human-Centered Change & Innovation Articles of January 2023

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month, we will profile the ten articles from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Human-Centered Change & Innovation. But enough delay, here are January’s […] Change Digital Transformation Innovation Top 10 agility Artificial Intelligence CHATgpt Customer Experience jobs Leadership politicians Psychology startups teamwork

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10 Free Change Planning Tools

Braden Kelley

Have you downloaded your ten free change planning tools?

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Scaling Agile Through Cascading Missions

Moves the Needle

I had a conversation recently with a few industry professionals who were expressing concerns about the idea of scaling agile. Their objection was that not everybody can be agile nor needs to be. The post Scaling Agile Through Cascading Missions appeared first on Moves the Needle.

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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.

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Agile Management: What you should know about Management 3.0

The Future Shapers

One of the most noticeable changes to the way companies operate is noticing how they lead. Depending on specific leadership styles some managers will reach success while others will fail – and it has something to do with agile implementation within the company.

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Selling Agile to Executives: 8 Ways to Get Buy-in

Planview Blog

Effectively selling Agile to executives is more than just getting the go-ahead for an Agile transformation. Because Agile includes a culture shift and a mindset change, as well as funding, you need executives to truly buy in to the approach. Form an Agile Leadership Team.

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Agility and Anticipation—A Vital Partnership

Daniel Burrus

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. Agility Isn’t Enough. What Is Agility Good For? Where Does Agility Fit?

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KICKSTART CHANGE AND INNOVATE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

ImagineNation

We stated that innovation-led growth is absolutely critical and that people need to be enabled and equipped to adapt, connect and collaborate in new ways to kickstart change in agile, constructive, equitable, and sustainable ways to innovate in uncertain times.

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‘Innovation Agility: It's Not Just An Acquisition Problem. It's A Mindset Change’

BMNT

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Agility Levels the Playing Field. Anticipation Changes the Game.

Daniel Burrus

To jump ahead with both confidence and lower risk, you will need more than agility. Agility. Agility serves an important role helping companies react quickly to unforeseen change. The biggest advantage to an agile organization is that they can react faster than their slower competitors. Unfortunately, reacting and responding quickly provides less advantage every year as the exponential pace of technology-driven change accelerates.

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The Agile Manifesto Re-examined

The Future Shapers

Recently, Per-Magnus Skoogh (co-founder of Agile Extreme) invited me to meet Arie van Bennekum. Arie is one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto that was written by 17 independent thinkers in February of 2001 at a ski resort in Utah, USA. Agile as an umbrella.

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Here’s Your Agile Track Recap from Accelerate

Planview Blog

On the jam-packed agenda were several presentations, customer stories, and roundtable discussions aimed at supporting Agile leaders at all levels of the organization. Becoming Agile and Beyond. How to Build High-Performing Agile Teams. Why Agile Transformations Fail.

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Conference Wrapup – Change Management 2015

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015. The event represented a convening of nearly 1,000 change management professionals from around the globe, … Continue reading → Change agile agile development agile project management change management Conferences events project management

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Integrating ‘Agile’ Approaches into ‘Waterfall’ Cultures

InnovationTraining.org

Agile” and “Waterfall” offer us very different approaches to project management. Agile design, on the other hand, begins without a clear endpoint, assuming that any presumptions about results may bias or limit our opportunities and options. Core Elements of Agile.

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Why Agile Learners are Ideal for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Agility holds a special interest for me. I named my consulting business Agility Innovation Specialists and constantly am looking to emphasize that agility is really important to managing innovation. Build Capability Experience Innovation Innovation Perspectives People & Skills Training Agile Approach Agile Business change Innovation coaching Korn Ferry Institute Leadership

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LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

Failing to realise that this not only wastes their energy and drains their resilience, it also inhibits them from embracing and evoking both a “being” and a “doing” perspective in effectively leading and managing change in transitioning people from the old to the new.

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4 Fantastic Agile Sprint Retrospective Templates

InnovationTraining.org

These top agile and scrum sprint retrospective templates can be used during remote meetings with your team. Facilitating Agile Retrospectives Workshop. Agile Retrospective Template. Agile is one of our favorite approaches for a culture of innovation.

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9 Agile Transformation Metrics for Executives to Watch

Planview Blog

How do you know whether your Agile transformation is on the right track, or heading in the right direction? Understanding Agile transformation metrics for executives is key to proving the ROI of your Agile transformation. In Agile, the metrics themselves are not the goal.

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EFFECTING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE AND LEARNING

ImagineNation

I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008. Intentional change and learning.

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How to develop agile leaders in the New Age

The Future Shapers

More than just a “blink of an eye” experience, today’s era demands accelerating change. In short, agile techniques require agile leaders. What do you need to know to be successful as a leader in the era of constant change? Agility Innovation Leadership Innovation Strateg

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Transform Your Business with a Change Success Manager

Braden Kelley

” I was speaking with a headhunter recently about some of the roles she was recruiting for and … Continue reading → Change Digital Transformation agile software development Business Transformation Change Success Manager cloud computing Customer Success Manager Implementation organizational change SaaS software technology

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How to work in agile mode with One2Team?

One2Team

Efficiency, team flexibility, collaboration with customers: the agile method has many advantages and is becoming more and more popular within companies. At One2Team, everyone uses the Platform to Deliver Work & Projects , particularly the IT and Product teams, who work in agile mode.

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The Agile Project Management Approach to Value Delivery

Kainexus

Agile project management is an iterative philosophy that focuses on delivering value frequently and getting quick feedback from internal and external customers to adapt to emerging changes quickly.

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5 steps to have an agile HR in your company

mjvinnovation

In times of exponential change, the agile approach is dominating the market. Have you heard of agile HR? The term Agile is no longer used only in the area of ??Technology. Today, Agile Methods are transforming the way companies hire, develop and manage their employees.

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