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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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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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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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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A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

Through a blend of pattern recognition, predictive analytics and exploring cognitive computing we can change much with innovation” “We have been steadily learning to adapt what we knew inside an organization with what we should increasingly listen to outside it. In my view I visualize a new integrated innovation engagement platform to be like this shown below. I’d love to engage on this to realize its potential. need to change our mindsets.

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. If you didn’t get to attend these engaging sessions, read on to get the scoop! Becoming Agile and Beyond.

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Integrating ‘Agile’ Approaches into ‘Waterfall’ Cultures

InnovationTraining.org

Agile” and “Waterfall” offer us very different approaches to project management. These processes can each guide us, depending upon our goals, knowledge, and values surrounding stakeholder engagement. Core Elements of Agile. Responding to change over following a plan.

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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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Thriving in Ongoing Change

The Human Factor

Typically in unexpected change, we go through various phases including: Shock | a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience | “What is this?”. We are experiencing wave after wave of change tossing us back to the beginning (shock) constantly. agility Change Holly G.

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. Teams will walk through the following 4 steps: “Turn your brain on” – Discussion and establish rules of engagement.

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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.

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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Everything is changing faster- can we respond differently in our Innovation work?

Paul Hobcraft

I was pondering some thoughts around the quest for growth, the demands for change, and the need to become nimble, agile, and more dynamic in what we do. We continuously want to change what we have, even when it patently does the jobs we need ‘it’ doing. Changing our ways.

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Lessons from Silicon Valley on Innovation and Engagement

IdeaScale

Innovation is a concept often tossed around in business strategy as an instrument of change. The era of the “data economy” is well and truly upon us, meaning that companies must be more agile than ever before. Adapting to change requires constant innovation across all industry verticals, and there’s no better Petri dish for innovation than the booming technology sector. Change management and innovation have been interwoven into the cultural fabric of Silicon Valley for years.

Don't break the rules - become flexible and agile

Jeffrey Phillips

Each one of these relatively significant changes in how business operates had experts writing about "breaking the rules". Rather, what we should be working on is changing not "the rules" but how we think about business, how business operates, and how we best engage customers and their needs. Not rules but engagement Rules are restrictive and binding, they keep ideas, people and processes in line. They are built for a time when there was less change and more certainty.

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Four steps to apply a Scaled Agile Framework in your business

mjvinnovation

The Scaled Agile Framework is a methodology derived from agile methods, focusing on a project to disseminate agile thinking and practices in an organizational context, from management to teams. These are just some of the benefits of implementing a Scaled Agile Framework.

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Agile Project Management: what it is and how to apply it in your business

mjvinnovation

We live in a time of profound change that has demanded an enormous capacity for flexibility and adaptation. Keep reading to understand why agile project management provides numerous advantages over traditional forms of project management. What is agile project management? Agile

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Our inabilities to adapt needs changing.

Paul Hobcraft

They become fixed, rigid and locked into their established ways, not adapting to the changes occurring around them. If we can’t adapt to changing times, we simply struggle to survive, that is the growing reality operating in today’s environment. Simply put companies ‘die’ due to their inability to adapt to change and transformation projects fail because the message somehow fails to register and never gets completed to the original objectives.

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Digital technology is changing the innovation ‘game’

Paul Hobcraft

This ‘knowledge is becoming out of date before we can learn from it and sometimes highly dangerous to follow or believe in some rapidly changing times. We need to change our thinking and design in the digital insight part more specifically within and along the innovation process. Technology in all its forms is altering the innovation game but are we adapting to this radical change potential?

Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management

Wazoku

Communication and engagement with employees are an essential part of business at any time. The benefits of an engaged workforce include improved employee retention and loyalty, a happier and more motivated workforce and better general well-being.

Catalysing change through innovation teams

ImagineNation

Reinforcing and validating the importance and role of collaboration, where a range of new, inspirational, and adaptive models that lean into complexity and catalyse and embed innovative workplace culture changes, have emerged. Capacity to change. What makes Israel so innovative?

Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

If you just diving into innovations, this sort of strategic conversation can change the goalposts, alter the perspective, and can give the innovation a more focused framing to build propositions around.

The office of the future: how to enable an agile work environment

The Future Shapers

If well implemented, agile working can revolutionize the work-life attitudes and balance of the next generations. By engaging the workforce at all levels and empowering individuals to make choices, agile working has the power to spur creativity, favour communication, generate motivation and improve well-being. Agile working can be defined as a means to give people the freedom and autonomy to make choices, as long as they provide results.

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How Viacom Uses Lean Startup & Agile to Engage Viewers

Innovation Leader

Kimberly Hicks of Viacom says in an arena where people’s media consumption and the devices change so quickly, the lean startup approach is extremely helpful

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Employee Engagement 2015: Not Much Has Changed

The Human Factor

Do you have an engaged, committed workforce? They identified 12 key indicators that translate to high levels of employee engagement: I know what is expected of me at work. To determine whether you have an engaged workforce, use this list as the basis for an employee survey and see how many positive responses you get. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014. However, 51% of employees were not engaged, and 17.5% reporting a strong sense of engagement.

Squads, Scrum, OKRs, Kanban and Design Sprint: how to combine agile practices and gain more efficiency

mjvinnovation

We all know that agile methodologies are not written in stone. In reality, we are talking about a set of practices that should be used to manage projects and demands to adapt to changes and gain efficiency quickly. The practice is very common within agile logic.

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Agile Mindset: How to Use Sprints to Streamline Projects

mjvinnovation

Keep reading to see how successful executives are achieving results in their everyday business through incorporating agile methodologies like SCRUM! The agile mindset. Before we get into the agile mindset, we need to remember that it is linked to Agile Philosophy. Agile Philosophy came from the Agile Manifesto, when a small group of people got together in 2001 to discuss their feelings about the traditional approach to project management for software development.

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The principles that you need to know about Agile Development

mjvinnovation

The change of culture made within the company, coupled with the correct application of this approach has the power to generate a greater impact on the delivery of value through technology, leading to the success of the enterprise. The Agile manifesto. In 2001, the “ Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, was published, which gave popularity to the term ‘Agile’ and marked the beginning of the application of light software development methods. Agile

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Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change…

The Future Shapers

The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally efficient (hierarchical) way, while at the same time operating a parallel highly agile and innovation-friendly structure wired to capitalise on tomorrows future opportunities. I have been privileged to work in complex and challenging change environments across a range of industry and consulting roles. Setting The Scene.

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Agile Sprint: how it brings efficiency to your business

mjvinnovation

Agile practices transform business in multiple directions, providing powerful models of product and service creation, project management, and much more. In this article, you will understand what agile practices are, what benefits this approach offers to your company. You’ll also understand how Sprint’s approach, derived from Agile, can boost results. What are Agile Practices. Cultural change of the seed through delivery. More agility. Agile

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Forget Best Practice, Think Always Of Learning Next Practice

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing such an unprecedented change and technology is re-writing the rule book in everything we are going to do. Technology and digital are changing business dimensions significantly. Agility, adaptability & innovation. Change Management.

The Art of Agile

etventure

In this article, etventure’s Head of Product Gregor Ilg will take a closer look at the buzzword “Agile” – and de-mystify Agile in a business context. Agile development has been around since the 90s, and became popular shortly after the turn of the millennium, when the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was formulated and signed by Kent Beck and 16 fellow software developers. If it is not applied properly, agile development can easily turn into chaos!

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Scaled Agile Framework: what is and how it works

mjvinnovation

SAFe is an agile framework for development that has been gaining a lot of prominence among developers and managers of software projects. Acronym of Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe is an agile development framework that provides a simple and lightweight experience for the team as it is divided into three segments: Time, Program, and Portfolio. One of the most difficult elements of agile philosophy is scaling. Want to understand more about agile practices? Agile

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The Simple Approach to Employee Engagement

The Human Factor

Creating an engaged workforce where employees bring all their skill, talent, passion and energy to work every day isn’t rocket science. Which leads to the question, if employee engagement is so simple, why do so many companies struggle to get it? Employee engagement works like a light switch. My goal was to point out in a humorous way some of the things leaders and managers do and don’t do that turn the lights out on making employees feel wanted, appreciated and engaged.

Knowing Your Innovation Pathway Curve – A methodology

Paul Hobcraft

The more you wish to build from incremental, through distinctive to finally more radical, game-changing innovation you need to recognize, resolve and seek solutions that take you from where you are to where you want to be. The Pathway Curve Methodology.

Working through the current disorder we find ourselves in

Paul Hobcraft

This, regrettably, is simply not good enough in today’s world as it has changed so radically in these last few months. At present, there are far more of those “burning platforms,” Burning platforms are potent drivers of strategic change.

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Customer Engagement Is More Important than Ever

The Human Factor

That’s why most companies spend a significant part of their budgets on marketing and advertising to develop customer engagement among repeat and new customers. But a recent Gallup survey suggests that developing customer engagement – which the company describes as “a customer’s emotional or psychological attachment to a brand, product, or company” – may offer a more effective growth strategy. Creating the Engaged Customer. What has changed in our world since then?

BEING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE

ImagineNation

Some of us have been hit very, very hard, by the impact of the pandemic exacerbated by the rate of exponential change. Be emotionally agile : learn to see yourself as the operating system, filled with possibilities, knowing that you are more than one part of it and flow with it.

Images and Metaphors - Finding the Right Agile Organization Design

Legacy Innovation Group

Images and Metaphors — Finding the Right Agile Organization Design. Mid–sized and larger organizations often struggle immensely with finding an organization design that allows them to grow and stay agile at the same time. Next to the understandable fear of interfering with an established system that has been in place and worked well for so long, there are also oftentimes misconceptions as to what agile really means. Engage an entire organization around that image.

Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Wazoku

At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. Do we all have a common goal to engage and involve everyone in innovation across our firms? Culture change can be a very difficult topic to broach and makes people uncomfortable.

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A Simple Guide to Building an Engaged Team

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: We don’t need tons of research to tell us the importance of having employees who are engaged in their work. The result of an engaged set of employees shows up when an employee goes beyond his call of duty to serve a customer or when a team gets formed organically to address some specific issue that has cropped up during the day. It is no surprise either when that having such an engaged workforce can and does become a true competitive advantage.

Transforming What? Delivering Future Impact

Paul Hobcraft

The work to be done is how well it can adapt to change. In today’s global market, with its rapid technology diffusion, disruptive and constant change with an emphasis on servicing the work to be done is more important than the work done and intangible assets are fundamental to this.

DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION

ImagineNation

As we move towards the beginning of a new year in the cycle of seasonal changes, here in Melbourne, Australia, it is summer, a time for accelerating growth. What causes disconnection and how might we manage it to be more mentally tough and emotionally agile in an extremely uncertain future?