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Creating Alignment from Portfolio to Program to Team

Agile

Creating Alignment from Portfolio to Program to Team

Achieving a successful, company-wide Agile transformation requires that the people in all three levels of enterprise Agile project management (team, program, and portfolio) be effectively transitioned. But even more important than the transition of the...

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How to Take Agile to the Program and Portfolio Levels of Your Organization

Agile

How to Take Agile to the Program and Portfolio Levels of Your Organization

One of the most persistent myths haunting Agile transformations everywhere is that Agile doesn\'t scale. It\'s simply not true. Not only can Agile scale to the full enterprise level, but it must do so to...

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3 Ways for Agile Teams to Collaborate on the Program Level

Agile

3 Ways for Agile Teams to Collaborate on the Program Level

Scaling Agile beyond the team level is a challenge for many organizations. While an individual team may have a nice, comfortable cadence with their Sprints and Retrospectives, it can throw them off when they get...

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Where Do You Land on the Agile Maturity Matrix?

Agile

Where Do You Land on the Agile Maturity Matrix?

Agile is a journey, not a destination. There\'s not really a point at which you\'ve “gone Agile,” especially since the tools and best practices are constantly being enhanced. As with any important journey, a road...

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Must Know Acronyms When Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

Agile

Must Know Acronyms When Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

Just like the federal government, the Agile world is full of acronyms. We compiled a list to provide you with a GTR (go-to resource) for key Agile and cPrime acronyms. SAFeTM – Scaled Agile Framework...

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Hybrid Projects: How Can Waterfall and Agile Work Together?

Agile

Hybrid Projects: How Can Waterfall and Agile Work Together?

While it\'s tempting for proponents of Agile methodologies to claim they work best for every development project, that\'s simply not the case. While Agile project management methodologies can generally be used for any development project...

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Improving Project Reporting with cPrime’s New Burn-up Chart Gadget  for JIRA

Atlassian

Improving Project Reporting with cPrime’s New Burn-up Chart Gadget for JIRA

An Agile project is exciting by its very nature: you\'re jumping into the development process with both feet, working toward milestones during quick sprints, constantly watching your project evolve. You\'re seeing shippable results within days...

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Ship-it Snippets: Awesome Teams with Jeff McKenna

Agile

Ship-it Snippets: Awesome Teams with Jeff McKenna

What it takes to have an awesome team: What is an awesome team? How can we create an environment to help teams thrive? Awesome team vs. Awesome Organization Co-located teams vs. Distributed Teams Different personalities...

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How an Agile Coach Can Save You Money

Agile

How an Agile Coach Can Save You Money

Finding the right people to complete a project can feel like a critical challenge that must be immediately resolved. It might sound like you’d be taking a step backward to first bring in an Agile...

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How to Decide What Projects are Suitable for Agile vs. Waterfall

Agile

How to Decide What Projects are Suitable for Agile vs. Waterfall

Advocates of Agile are known to imply or outright state that Agile works best, hands down. Just as often, opponents will counter with any number of reasons – both legitimate and outrageous – why classic,...

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Think You’re Ready to Be an Agile Coach? Take This Quiz…

Agile

Think You’re Ready to Be an Agile Coach? Take This Quiz…

If you\'ve been involved with agile for some time, especially in the role of ScrumMaster or Product Owner, it\'s a natural career path evolution to consider the possibility of becoming an Agile Coach. If you\'re...

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3 Key Steps to Building an Agile Team

Agile

3 Key Steps to Building an Agile Team

Building successful teams is a key factor in making a success of your Agile transformation. In fact, Agile transformation will not succeed without teams that collaborate effectively and efficiently. But building an Agile team requires...

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