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Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Agile Metrics: Advancing Continuous Improvement with Agile Program Management

You’re Agile. You have the ceremonies in place, you’ve got planning down – and as you move through each increment you discover the need to tweak processes and implement continuous improvement practices. Effective Agile Program Management means having the right Agile metrics to measure team progress, performance, and overall health. We recently hosted a series...

Project Portfolio Management

Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector

5 questions and answers from an on-demand webinar with Santander UK Santander UK, one of the world’s largest retail and commercial banks, has been on an Agile and digital transformation journey for some time. I recently hosted a webinar with Joaquim Cols, Director of Operations for Santander Technology UK, where he described the bank’s progress...

Innovation Management

Creating an Innovation Culture

Is it possible to cultivate an innovation culture? Start-ups have an easier time of building in an innovation machine from day one. But what about established companies?  Not only is it possible, but in many sectors it’s necessary for survival. Disrupt or be disrupted, the saying goes. While there are myriad factors at play, organizations...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Agile News: Articles and Videos for Your Fall Reading List

With the commencement of the fall season and the welcome change in weather, it’s time to curl up with your pumpkin spiced latte and tablet and catch up on the latest news in Agile. We’ve compiled a variety of newsworthy thought leadership content for your reading pleasure. Enjoy and happy reading! Agile Transformation and the...

Lean Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends, Work Management for Teams

What is Lean Transformation and Why is It Important?

What is Lean Transformation? Lean transformation is a term used to describe the strategic, tactical, and operational improvements that organizations undergo in order to create more value for their customers. These improvements represent a fundamental, collective shift in business mentalities away from traditional business practices toward a more value-driven, streamlined approach. There is no single...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Connecting International Teams Through Agile Program Management

Many organizations today deploy Agile in some capacity throughout their operations. More than 75% of organizations have stated that they have adopted Agile practices to accelerate their software delivery cycles. Although faster software deployment is a key benefit to embracing Agile, other teams within organizations like marketing and sales are adopting Agile to improve productivity....

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Expert Panel: Highlights from Eliassen Group and Scaling Agile Practices

Webinar Highlights In a recent webinar, “Agile Program Management from the Trenches”, I had the opportunity to participate with a panel of experts from Eliassen Group on the ways organizations can approach scaling Agile across their teams. We tackled complex topics like horizonal vs. vertical scaling, big board planning (AKA program increment (PI) planning in...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Agile Planning: Simplifying PI Planning for Agile Teams with Visibility

If you’re familiar with scaling Agile, you’ve probably heard of the Agile planning practice known as Program Increment (PI) planning. But not all companies use the name PI Planning. Others refer to as Big Room Planning, Big Board Planning, Mid-Range Planning, or Quarterly Planning. No matter what you call it, many companies have found substantial...

Project Portfolio Management

New Ways to Tame the IT Demand Management Beast

An indiscriminate approach to work intake and requests is a competitive disadvantage in today’s rapidly shifting business environments. Consider an IT department without an established IT demand management process: They simply say yes to everything regardless of relevance or value. Taking control of this beast requires the ability to see new project demand and route...

Agile Program Management

3 Real-World Success Stories in Agile Program Management

Organizations achieving Agile at scale can deliver quickly against larger programs, initiatives, or strategies. Agile Program Management is integral to this, providing a better, more Agile way of managing the work of interrelated teams. Here are three short case studies describing how different organizations are scaling Agile using Agile Program Management – and reaping the...