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Agile News: Articles and Videos for Your Fall Reading List

Published By Leyna O’Quinn
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 Proven Benefits

This video features benefits organizations are experiencing when it comes to Agile transformation. Statistics include insights around operational performance, financial performance, time to market, and more. Enterprise Agile Planning and Agile Program management can help you transform your organization.

For Agile Success Flexibility Matters Most: Here’s How to Achieve It

This article explores an in-depth survey conducted across more than 300 organizations on what factors contribute to success in Agile development. One of the most stressed aspects that led to success with Agile was cultivating a culture of experimentation within organizations. One of the surveyed executives stated, “We don’t have time to do it right, but we always make time to do it over.” This quote illustrates how embracing failure quickly is crucial to succeeding with Agile. Other factors that contributed to success with Agile development in the survey included funding based on business outcomes and customer-centric work processes. 

Remote Agile: Sustain Performance While Working Remotely

This piece discusses how Agile is an optimal framework for organizations transitioning to remote teams during the pandemic. Since the pandemic has started, many organizations were forced to adapt to remote work and some organizations started experimenting with Agile. Over the last few months, many organizations have adopted Agile and are in need of methods to optimize performance while leveraging Agile. Some of the methods that improved performance included building trust within teams, maximizing virtual collaboration and replicating agile rituals.

3 Ways to Manage Agile Teams at Scale

This article is targeted at executives and managers overseeing and running Agile teams. Discover three ways that help with scaling Agile including facilitating cross-departmental communication, seeking common objectives across teams, and promoting continuous feedback for projects. These methods help organizations that are riddled with inefficiencies when they attempt Agile at scale.

Agile & The Battle for Better Business

This article provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the future landscape of Agile in today’s evolving market. This piece goes into the logistics of how Agile is used in organizations instead of outlining the big picture. The author covers aspects of Agile like managing teams, hiring for teams, Agile cycles and the responsibilities of Agile team members. Additionally, the author provides several case studies to exhibit how organizations use Agile in the real world.

Aligning Global Teams Through Agile Program Management: A Case Study

Featured on the SAI blog, this case study explores how Agile Program Management can be used as a template to align global teams on company objectives. Many organizations with global campuses struggle with aligning objectives and having teams in sync with one another. Agile program management helped Planview teams overcome several barriers that included time zones, cultural barriers and distributed teams. This ultimately led to better alignment across teams, faster time to market and better marketing campaigns.

Final thoughts

The different content pieces above covered different aspects of Agile and how Agile is improving operations for organizations across many verticals. From specific responsibilities of Agile team members to managing Agile teams at scale. To learn more about Agile Program Management, check out the demo series:

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Written by Leyna O’Quinn Sr. Content Strategist

Leyna O’Quinn is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified SAFe Agilist. She has been managing the Planview blog strategy for more than 7 years. She writes about portfolio and resource management, Lean and Agile delivery, project collaboration, innovation management, and enterprise architecture. She has more than 15 years of experience writing about technology, industry trends, and best practices. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing.