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How to Optimize Transparency Through Value Stream Mapping

Business Agility

How to Optimize Transparency Through Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Identification and Mapping is one of the best tools used in SAFe that develops deeper transparency within your organization. However, Value Stream Mapping is also one of the tools most often skipped or...

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Four Keys to Organizational Transparency – Brought to You by Agile

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Four Keys to Organizational Transparency – Brought to You by Agile

Building trust takes time, restructuring around customer value takes more time, and changing culture, takes even more time. The success of each of these ongoing endeavors depends largely on transparency within an organization. When is...

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Five Lessons Learned to Prepare You for Virtual PI Planning Meetings

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Five Lessons Learned to Prepare You for Virtual PI Planning Meetings

Many organizations are in various stages of implementing Program Increment (PI) planning as part of their development processes. Those organizations that have successfully implemented PI planning processes in a physical world may experience additional benefits...

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SAFe in a Nutshell – The Simplest Way to Understand SAFe

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SAFe in a Nutshell – The Simplest Way to Understand SAFe

SAFe is the most popular framework in use today to guide an organization’s efforts to scale agile practices beyond the team level. But, when people look into it for the first time, this is what...

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Which Solution Do You Need – Jira Align or Jira Foundation?

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Which Solution Do You Need – Jira Align or Jira Foundation?

When you’re in the midst of a home improvement project and realize you need a unique tool, you’ll probably jump in your car and visit the local hardware or home improvement store. While you’re there,...

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The Power of Enterprise Level Reporting in Jira Align (Part 4 of 4)

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The Power of Enterprise Level Reporting in Jira Align (Part 4 of 4)

Please note: This is one in a four-part series on the powerful reporting capabilities offered through Atlassian Jira Align (formerly Agilecraft). The series will cover Jira Align reports of specific value to agile practitioners at...

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How to Turn Slack Into Your Enterprise Collaboration Hub and Why You Should

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How to Turn Slack Into Your Enterprise Collaboration Hub and Why You Should

It’s highly unlikely you’ve never heard of Slack. That’s not a blanket generalization, it’s a statistical fact: Over 12 million people use Slack daily who spend an average of 90 minutes in the app every...

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The Power of Portfolio Level Reporting in Jira Align (Part 3 of 4)

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The Power of Portfolio Level Reporting in Jira Align (Part 3 of 4)

Please note: This is one in a four-part series on the powerful reporting capabilities offered through Jira Align (formerly Agilecraft) by Atlassian. The series will cover Jira Align reports of specific value to agile practitioners...

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Skyrocket Your Portfolio Planning and Forecasting

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Skyrocket Your Portfolio Planning and Forecasting

Every business wants to have the ability to accurately forecast what’s going to happen in the future. And, not just tomorrow or next week. When thousands of people and billions of dollars are involved, large...

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The Dojo Primer – What it Is, Why it Works, and How to Do It

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The Dojo Primer – What it Is, Why it Works, and How to Do It

If you’re a coach or trainer in an agile development organization, you’ve probably heard of the Dojo concept. But, for many Agile practitioners, the Dojo is just a neat catchphrase, an abstraction, or it means...

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Mastering Product Agility in the Modern Organization

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Mastering Product Agility in the Modern Organization

Back in the days before agile really took hold in the software development world, workflow processes were dominated by project management. You might not remember what that was like, but you can imagine it: It...

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How to Get Portfolio Strategy Aligned Using Jira Align

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How to Get Portfolio Strategy Aligned Using Jira Align

Too often when formulating strategy, enterprises look to their strategic inputs and ROI to guide the way. It makes sense. After all, without sufficient ROI, a company won’t last long. And, there’s certainly benefit at...

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