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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Product roadmap software study

Bubblegroup

New report into the Product Roadmap Software Marketplace is published. Bubble is pleased to share news that our PPM Software Bubble Innovator features in a new and independent review of the Roadmapping software marketplace. In its recently-released (49 page) research report, ‘Roadmapping Software Studie’, TIM-Consulting and Fraunhofer IAO evaluated a number of prominent vendors offering technology and product roadmapping software. Inspird roadmap.

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. Do you want to learn more about Agile?

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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.

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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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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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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All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation

ITONICS

Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

Agility: Tanker, Speedboat, or School of Fish?

Huub Rutten

This blog is about agility. The word “agility” is used a lot in the world of management, especially the world of innovation management. Company transformations are promoted and sold with the promise to make the company more agile, whatever that may be.

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Agility: Tanker, Speedboat, or School of Fish?

Huub Rutten

This blog is about agility. The word “agility” is used a lot in the world of management, especially the world of innovation management. Company transformations are promoted and sold with the promise to make the company more agile, whatever that may be.

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Agility: Tanker, Speedboat, or School of Fish?

Huub Rutten

This blog is about agility. The word “agility” is used a lot in the world of management, especially the world of innovation management. Company transformations are promoted and sold with the promise to make the company more agile, whatever that may be.

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All You need to know about Roadmapping in Innovation

ITONICS

Roadmapping has been used in industry for a while and recently has been extensively scientifically analyzed and further developed. All companies from corporations to SMEs need a quick and effective opportunity to deal with the topic of roadmapping, identify new technologies and embed them in their own corporate strategy. Thus, it’s essential to actively use robust methods such as roadmapping – to stay ahead of the competition. 4 Types of Roadmaps You should know.

The power of agile innovation

Wazoku

Innovation agility enables reduced times to market. Adopting more agile working practices and allowing for more decentralised innovation, engenders innovation more holistically across the organisation – and this can have significant benefits. These pillars are the key components required for building a coherent and strategic roadmap for building a culture of innovation and becoming an ‘everyday innovator ’. The post The power of agile innovation appeared first on Wazoku.

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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 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. Frequent communication outside of standard agile interactions.

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How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

It’s how to build agility into your organization such that you can adapt as the strength of those advantages diminishes. To help your organization become more agile, I offer four pieces of advice, each of which ties to an essential element of agility. According to a recent McKinsey survey , one of the biggest differentiators between agile organizations and non-agile organizations is a commitment to actionable strategic guidance.

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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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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. To navigate the accelerating change threat successfully, the operating model needs to become agile. Setting The Scene.

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Purpose Driven Innovation

Gregg Fraley

Just kidding, Design Thinking can be a good choice, as can Agile, or Lean, or your own blended system. Do Purpose First, Select a Framework, Then Do Projects. Without a Clear Purpose, Innovation Drifts Off Course. It may seem obvious but unless you know who you are, and what your purpose is, as an organization you will flounder. Innovation Leaders sometimes get it backwards. This wastes Time and Money. In the innovation space there is endless discussion about frameworks. Which is best?

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Seven Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders

Gregg Fraley

You will fail with: Lean, Agile, Design Thinking, TRIZ, Stage-Gate, Osborn-Parnes CPS, KILN’s FuseTrail, or a homegrown/blended framework. If you want to kick start an innovation program, get in touch, I can give you a roadmap and help you adapt it to your context. Innovation Fundamentals for Leaders. First of Seven Blogs. Invest in Frameworks, But First, Establish a Culture Where Innovation Thrives. Leaders — How Are You Doing With These Basics?

The Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And What To Do About It

New Markets Advisors

The other key reason to maintain stable Jobs research is that it allows teams to be more agile. He is a co-author of the award-winning book Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation. market-research agile innovation jobs-to-be-done customer-insightThe Dwindling Shelf Life of Market Insights?—?And And What To Do About It We often talk about how the world is changing faster than ever.

Increasing innovation focus on the end-user segments within the energy transition story

Paul Hobcraft

There is a compelling need to design a roadmap for changing the energy system in nearly all cases. Each energy roadmap needs to build a business case, one that starts by asking where are the efficiency increases going to come from to pay for any change? What solutions can be achieved in retrofitting or renovating buildings over a building roadmap design concept? Source of visual used: [link].

Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies. Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.). For example, it defines who has to commit what to the Product Line Roadmaps, in any case the delivering parties.

Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies. Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.). For example, it defines who has to commit what to the Product Line Roadmaps, in any case the delivering parties.

Governance Charter for Managing New Product Investments

Huub Rutten

Note: this risk is per definition embedded in several Agile methodologies. Agile gives a lot of power to the developers, the shop floor.). For example, it defines who has to commit what to the Product Line Roadmaps, in any case the delivering parties.

Swimming along a road in a flood of digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

We need to create a digital transformation strategy, a clear roadmap and build the business case as it is going to be, well, umm…… transformational. A key need of this digital transformation is going to be asking the question of how can we build in ‘greater agility’ and what is presently stopping us from achieving this. Forming a strategy, roadmap and business case needs real considerations.

How to Successfully Implement Strategies – a Brief Guide

The Human Factor

Strategic Roadmaps. This is where you should rely on a strategic roadmap. The roadmap represents the bridge between ideas and action. Putting together a roadmap will give you tangible dates and budgets for implementing your strategy and allow you to assess your progress.

Manoj Khanna

Innovation 360 Group

Enabling organizations – strategic roadmaps, IT optimization, operating model definition. Area of expertise: Lean & Agile Management. Agile Engineering Practices. Based in the Netherlands and New York, USA. Background: Hello! I am Manoj. For over 18 years I’ve helped strengthen teams from large commercial insurance companies, investment firms, big commercial banks, and media & telecom agencies within continental North America, Europe and Asia.

6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Brainwriting, or agile solution building , is a collaboration exercise that engages the entire team with each other’s ideas and allows everyone to insert their unique perspective into the mix.

An Insider’s Guide to Modern PPM: Evolving Approaches and Technology

Planview Blog

Consequently, modernizing PPM means supporting teams no matter what methodology they use – from waterfall projects, to collaborative, to Lean-Agile approaches to work delivery and beyond. PMOs can build organizational agility and increase responsiveness while accelerating on-strategy delivery.

Mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

Paul Hobcraft

While CX was initially the primary catalyst for digital transformation, innovation, agility, and the pursuit of digital relevance are the new factors driving companies along the maturity model. Right behind this was the need to modernize the IT infrastructure with increased agility, flexibility, management, and security (80%), and the third priority for enterprise transformation is improving operational agility to more rapidly adapt to change (79%).

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AQX Law Firm: Product Strategy and What’s Ahead

Anaqua

Customers continue to drive the roadmap, supported by advancements in technology and business practices. In November 2020, Hyperion Research awarded Anaqua the Highly Innovative designation for our Customer-Driven Roadmap and Persona Driven User Interface. Simply put, if it is not in our clients’ best interest, then it is not in our product roadmap. While customers drive our roadmap, we develop some of the enhancements, we partner for some, and we acquire for others.I’d

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

We need to manage reskilling and upskilling to mitigate against both job losses and talent shortages but prepared the future workforce to be more nimble, agile and fluid. We need to understand how to become more intrapreneurial, agile, and adaptable, and continuously seek out a diverse set of collaboration spaces as places where we can be seen, appreciated, and valued. We need to build our personal roadmap. Source: World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report 2018.

A new cycle of innovation design

The Future Shapers

A key need of this digital transformation is going to be asking the question of how we can build in ‘greater agility’ and what is presently stopping us from achieving this. Then it is the agility to achieve better response times to customers ‘needs, to respond to market changes quicker, to translate insights into knowledge and then into the product and service innovations that meet ever-changing needs. We really do have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design.

The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Coaching Culture in the Office

CMOE

In fact, it’s actually an agile practice that can be weaved into virtually any type of interaction. Coaches must take time to understand each person’s strengths and development needs in order to craft a customized and effective coaching roadmap.

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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

My opening roadmap for our individual future design is built on connecting and collaborating. Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation, designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. We need to be more agile, iterative , to be encouraged to be extracting, experimenting and exploring. There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities.

The Shining Digital City On the Hill

Gregg Fraley

The time to invest in innovation agility is now. The team cranked out 320 ideas, wrote up 20 as elaborated concepts with mini-plans, and we roadmapped innovation projects for the next three years. Digital Technology Remains An Unharvested Field.

Why Strategy Is Important to Your Business Success

CMOE

Strategy Promotes Strategic Agility. A well-defined strategy is important— but strategic agility is even more important. Strategic agility is the organization’s capacity to respond rapidly when an internal or external opportunity emerges.

How Women Can Thrive in a Fast-Moving Business World

Business and Tech

The behaviors and mindset required to build an inclusive business that empowers agility, innovation, and drives sustainable business success also overlap with those that respect and value women.

3 Warning Signs Your IT Strategy is All Wrong

MSSBTI

must be flexible and agile to support increasingly dynamic requirements as digital business models evolve. Your digital transformation begins with a digital strategy and technology roadmap. The strategy will include a shared vision and a leadership roadmap to give them a competitive advantage, prepare for emerging technologies, and recognize the skills needed to be ready for the digital future.

If you want your employees at the forefront of innovation, let them fly free

ideas4allinnovation

Markets demand agility, but also addressing problems from an innovative and creative perspective; and pause and reflection are needed for this to be possible. To be autonomous, employees should refer to the organization’s roadmap; this should stay present and not dissipate between the sea of tasks that make up their daily activities. As symbolized by the graph, getting the machinery to move with agility requires the cogs to fit together.

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I had written in a piece “ Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play ” we need to apply five aspects in a new innovation roadmap, one that is required to be built on connecting and collaborating continuously: Exploring innovation through more facilitated conversations and investigation, designing pathways, roadmaps, blueprints and recognizing pattern recognition. We need to be more agile, iterative , to be encouraged to be extracting, experimenting and exploring.