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Message Driven Agility (pt. 2): Harnessing Business Signals that Matter

Business Agility

Message Driven Agility (pt. 2): Harnessing Business Signals that Matter

Turn down the noise of your software signals and turn up the context with Slack Don\'t miss our previous blog, Message Driven Agility Pt 1 - Fighting Fragmentation with Slack The possibilities of message driven...

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Where’s the Value? Value Stream Identification vs. Value Stream Mapping vs. Value Stream Management

Agile

Where’s the Value? Value Stream Identification vs. Value Stream Mapping vs. Value Stream Management

Q: What is a Value Stream? A: A tool for learning that helps organizations to become more responsive   How Value Stream Identification Makes Us More Responsive Value Stream identification helps make our organization more...

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Sprint Review

Agile

5 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Sprint Review

A few weeks ago, one of the Scrum teams that I have been supporting informed me that they had not been doing Sprint Reviews because they had completed nothing worth demonstrating to the team or...

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Five Transformational Steps Toward Increased Organizational Agility

Agile

Five Transformational Steps Toward Increased Organizational Agility

As agile project management has become more prevalent in IT organizations, there has been an increasing trend toward overall organizational agility or business agility, as it is sometimes called.  This involves a full transformation of...

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14th Annual State of Agile Report – 5 Key Results You Need to Know

Agile

14th Annual State of Agile Report – 5 Key Results You Need to Know

The Annual State of Agile Report has become something of a standard in my organization over the past few years. It has been an interesting journey to see the practice of Agile methods spread across...

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Types of Application Security

Cprime

Types of Application Security

In an earlier post, we discussed what application security is and why it\'s important. That was covering the basics. So, what next? Once you know the importance of application security, you should of course work...

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Success with your Agile Team is all about Change Management – Here’s How

Agile

Success with your Agile Team is all about Change Management – Here’s How

I recently realized something that I probably have always known in the back of my mind years ago – implementing new ways of working is primarily about change management. Although I have coached numerous teams...

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Agile Change Management – 3 Tips for your Agile Adoption

Agile

Agile Change Management – 3 Tips for your Agile Adoption

Recently, I have been studying how people, teams, and organizations respond to change. This may seem surprising, but I have found the human side of Agile to be the one aspect that is most often...

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Message Driven Agility (pt. 1): Fighting Fragmentation with Atlassian + Slack

Atlassian

Message Driven Agility (pt. 1): Fighting Fragmentation with Atlassian + Slack

Let’s face it. Our world of work is fragmented despite our best efforts to achieve agility. At the heart of successful Agile transformations are tech stacks powered by workflows that transcend across value streams. Organizational...

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Why You Should Use Xray for Jira as your Test Management Solution

Agile

Why You Should Use Xray for Jira as your Test Management Solution

Many activities go into developing any type of software. From gathering requirements to deploying to real-world users, lots of factors influence the final product. Testing is one of these factors that you have to take...

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Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 2: Strategic Alignment

Business Agility

Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 2: Strategic Alignment

Strategies for shifting from “imitation LPM” to “real LPM.” In the previous installment of this blog series we provided an overview of the signs of imitation Lean Portfolio Management (LPM). In this state, organizations have...

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Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 4: Tooling

Business Agility

Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 4: Tooling

In the previous articles in this series, we’ve discussed the dangers of “imitation” lean portfolio management (LPM), the steps required to set up effective LPM in your organization, and the importance of connecting all levels...

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