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What is Agile? Is it processes? Is it a type of culture?

Agile processes require a certain context to be effective — so this means we need to form teams, build backlogs, and measure and control work in a way that gets us to a working, tested product at the end of each sprint if we want Agility.

It’s more than just the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum. It’s the ecosystem Scrum and other Agile practices operate in that really matters. The problem is that this ecosystem doesn’t exist in most of the companies that are actually trying to adopt Agile — at any kind of scale.

In this video, you’ll find out about the 3 things it takes to create the necessary foundation to be Agile.

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When we talk about Agile Transformation, are we talking about process changes or implementing methodologies like Scrum and SAFe? Or are we thinking it’s more about culture and getting a new way of thinking to spread throughout the teams and organization? Usually people think it’s one…

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The term Agile Pillars is just another name for the four core values that were laid out in the Agile Manifesto. They were intended to guide teams as they navigate their work.

THE AGILE MANIFESTO PILLARS ARE:

  • Individuals and Interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over…

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In this panel discussion from the Elevate Agile 2021 conference. LeadingAgile CEO Mike Cottmeyer sits down with CIO Brian Sondergaard, Chief Methodologist Dennis Stevens, and COO Chris Beale to explore the first principles and emerging strategies we are applying as we get into the realm of organizational redesign, including:

  • Teams, Backlogs, Working, Tested Product
  • Anchoring in Economic Concerns
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Reducing Dependencies
  • Creating a Cohesive Architecture
  • Discovery and Invention

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To get to our business Transformation goals, we must be able to measure our success along the way. We must create a credible and accountable plan for stewarding the organization as it moves closer to greater Business Agility, focusing on the business outcomes we want to realize.

LeadingAgile’s Melissa Oberg explores why it’s so important to focus on outcomes in Agile Transformation, and a unique metaphor that describes how it can be done.

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Adopting Agile is never about adopting an Agile methodology. It’s always about delivering better business outcomes. Agile process is-at best-a means to an end. At worst, it can be a distraction that results in focusing on the wrong changes for the enterprise.

Understanding your business goals will…

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When asked what an Agile organization is, most people tend to think it’s one that’s built around a certain mindset, or around Agile practices like Scrum or SAFe-or both. But if it were as simple as a mindset or process change, so many Agile Transformations wouldn’t fail…

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One of the major challenges of introducing Agile into an organizational ecosystem is that Agile principles, practices, mindsets, organizational structure, governance, and metrics aren’t usually in line with how most corporations do business.

Agile gets installed in the small and is instantly at odds with the current…

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