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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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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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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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Meeting the Agile and Hybrid challenge with One2Team

One2Team

In this example, the PMO has a view of all projects and can track agile transformation over time by comparing the number of projects carried out by methodology. Agile or even Hybrid projects (half Waterfall, half Agile) are still poorly represented because they often operate in silos!

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MANAGING BOTH THE FUTURE AND THE PRESENT

ImagineNation

This means that every organisation, regardless of its size and specialisation, requires its leaders, and teams paradoxically, to be both competent and confident, to be both human-centred and customer-centric, in effectively managing both the future and the present.

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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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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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Agile vs Waterfall: Which one is better for your company?

Cascade Strategy

Agile and waterfall- no, they’re not yoga positions. These opposing approaches to project management can determine whether you successfully implement your plans or meekly peak with a PowerPoint presentation.

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Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing

mjvinnovation

Before Agile, MJV’s marketing team encountered many difficulties in dealing with its routine challenges. An Agile Coach for Agile Marketing. Agile methodologies have always been part of the MJV framework in its external projects. Agile beyond IT.

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How to Embed Agile Thinking at Every Level of Your Company

CMOE

The leaders at each of these levels perform different duties, but no matter where you sit in the organization, agile thinking matters. The term agile was coined in the information technology (IT) field in 2001 and was used to refer to a group of methodologies.

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What Marie Kondo taught me about agile project management

mjvinnovation

She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! She is the woman of the moment and can teach you a lot about agile project management! In this article, in besides knowing better the Japanese sensation of the present, you will see what lessons she can bring us about agile project management. What is the KONMARI method and what is its relationship to agile project management methods? Agile

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Why Most Corporate Mindset Programs Are a Waste of Time

Innovation Excellence

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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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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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5 Tips for Adding Value to Agile Design

InnovationTraining.org

Agile Design Tip 1—Clear Goals Supported by Design Research. In Some Thoughts on Design Research, Agile, and Traps Charles Lambdin stresses the importance of clearly defined goals. Expand online clothing offerings, streamline the sales funnel, and clearly present all costs to customers are useful goals because they provide direction. Agile Design Tip 2—Leading with UX Design. Watson reminds us that “Agile wasn’t created with UX designers in mind.

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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. More agility. Agile

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The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects. Many UX professionals seem stymied by the challenge of effectively integrating UX within an Agile development framework –but there are others in our field who have encountered the same problems yet are finding effective solutions. Be present in the life of the scrum team.

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10 Excuses for Not Developing Strategic Agility

The Human Factor

In today’s warp-speed business world, strategic agility – the ability to move fast with flexibility and focus – is no longer a competitive advantage. Interestingly, when I talk about this concept in keynote presentations or small groups of business leaders, I always get the same response. Afterwards, many of the questions posed to me have to do with how to develop more agile organizations that can respond quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs.

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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.

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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. There was a presentation earlier which explored the topic and importance of trust. The post Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation appeared first on Wazoku.

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An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

Although I was attending as a sponsor/exhibitor for Indigo Studio, I did manage to break away to go to the “There’s more than one way to skin a cat: Integrating UX into an Agile environment” session. As sometime director of Design at Infragistics, I personally have had first hand experience trying to integrate UX into an existing, established Agile engineering process with large-ish teams. I recently attended UXPA 2013 in D.C.

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The Dangers of Legacy Thinking

Daniel Burrus

One example is agility—the ability to respond quickly to changing events and market conditions. Being agile, both internally and externally, seemed like a bulletproof way to approach things. As the rate of change increases, even the most agile of organizations will be hard-pressed to keep up—let alone leap ahead with new ideas and innovations—and agility will likely prove to be less effective. Agility in and of itself is not something to be completely discarded.

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Combining scenario management and business model thinking: Why strategic agility is the new way to define your corporate strategy

The BMI Lab Blog

This is what we call strategic agility. How is it possible not only to present both approaches in one day but also to combine them? Observing and updating scenarios is therefore an essential component of strategic agility.

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Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

I had worked with SCRUM before, done training with Ken Schwaber (author 1 and co-founder of the Agile Alliance) and knew a few things from experience about how to achieve some success integrating a design team within SCRUM. I am not anti-Agile although I’ve been bitten a few times and feel trepidation when I hear someone singing its praises without having much experience with it. Where did Agile come from? Agile can be thought of as a risk-management strategy.

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Leading with Lean Agile Principles: What the 2019 NBA Finals Can Teach Businesses About ‘Winning on the Rebound’

Qmarkets

Having instigated one of the biggest debacles in NBA history, the negligence of Golden State’s managers – who also allowed two other injured players onto the court – presents a warning that decision-makers in the business realm would do well to heed. This is where Lean Agile principles come into play. Keeping the Ball in Your Court: Understanding Lean Agile Principles. A visual overview of the elements needed to sustain business agility.

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The revival of the Stage Gate method by its creator Robert G. Cooper

One2Team

Cooper, has noticed an evolution of the Stage Gate method over the years in innovative companies and proposes a new, more agile product development system. Agility and 3. Agility. One2Team: a platform that combines structure and agility for all your projects.

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LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE

ImagineNation

It requires leaders and managers to strategically mine and evoke their previous decades of stability to unearth their deep wisdom, knowledge, experience, and inner strength, and bring these elements to the present.

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RE-THINKING FOR A NEW AGE

ImagineNation

This is reinforced by Adam Grant, in his book “Think Again” (the power of not knowing what you don’t know) where he states that we are living in a time vital for re-thinking to help us become adaptive and agile, and develop our future fitness to thrive in a disruptive, uncertain world.

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Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

This case study shows how the ComputerWeekly user experience team integrated with an agile development group. Our goals were: Make content visible and easy to find Create an enjoyable and valuable user experience so users would return Increase page impressions to bring in ad revenue Allow site staff to present more rich media content Give the site more personality and interactivity The UX team created personas from ethnographic studies, online surveys, and in-depth interviews with users.

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The Secrets to Making Open Innovation Projects Work

InnovationManagement

Open innovation often requires global teams with national culture differences to work together, which presents some challenges. Here’s how to navigate them. The post The Secrets to Making Open Innovation Projects Work appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Complacency Stunts Innovation

Daniel Burrus

Agility Without Anticipation. Rather than thinking and acting in an anticipatory manner, complacency poises you to be agile and reactive, protecting and defending from behind.

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BEING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE

ImagineNation

Embracing the new world of digitisation and experimentation , from implementing change, enhancing individual and organisational agility , and developing the mindsets, behaviours, and skills to be comfortable in constantly changing contexts.

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CONTROLLING THE CONTROLLABLES

ImagineNation

Both of these are causing disruptive and unpredictable workforce changes, the need for new working practices, and a different set of mindsets and behaviours founded in cultivating an independent will, mental toughness, and emotional agility.

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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.

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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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Fear of the light

The Future Shapers

The present pandemic has only served to underscore the many flaws endemic within the globalised edifice we refer to as human civilisation. Agility Foresight Future ThinkingThe greatest fear emanates from those who fear change itself.

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WHY IS IT MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO INNOVATE?

ImagineNation

Better adapt, respond to, and be agile in fast-changing circumstances, uncertainty, instability, and to random and unexpected Black Swan events, like the global Covid-19 Pandemic. At ImagineNation we are celebrating 10 years as a global innovation consultancy, learning, and coaching company.

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GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. In addition, it covers management mandates, project cycles, resourcing, idea management systems, idea generation, concept development, prototyping, and pitch presentations. Gregg also presents information about his proprietary tools, IdeaKeg and Digital Technology MoshPit. Innovation Intensive .

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DEVELOPING A HUMAN-CENTRIC FUTURE-FIT FOCUS

ImagineNation

Being fully present, composed, and detached in adopting a beginner’s mind involving periodically challenging, questioning, and reassessing deeply held theories, archetypes, and conventions to provoke and evoke creative new ideas and innovative solutions.

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Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft

Thinking in different horizons prompts you to go beyond the usual focus of fixing innovation just in the present it provides the connections of the present with the desired future. Can we find ways to be highly adaptable, agile and fluid in grabbing and taking the parts of the innovation system and constructing them into that design and process that works for that specific challenge? We need to design our systems to be highly agile.

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RECONNECT AND RESET – IN A CHAOTIC WORLD

ImagineNation

Also, when we are grounded, mindful, conscious, and present, we are more relaxed, and we can better activate the “default-mode network” which helps us take responsibility , make more intelligent decisions and take the right actions.

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Seven Winning Habits to Practice in 2022

The Human Factor

When presenting an idea or proposal: State your assumptions and describe the data that led to them. Strategic Agility winning Holly G. Green strategic agilityWinning in business takes practice. Not just practicing any old thing, but practicing the right things.

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