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Agile Program Management

Agile Program Management enables teams and teams of teams to deliver value together. It is the practice of visualizing, planning, coordinating, and delivering your organization’s biggest initiatives quickly, effectively, and with clear visibility into the value delivered. Agile Program Management provides structure for teams to practice Program Increment (PI)/Quarterly planning, map dependencies between each other, coordinate and manage how their work gets delivered within the team, across multiple teams and across the entire organization. It enables teams to connect their tool of choice into a program or teams-of-teams board with ease – enabling them to continue delivering value without disruption.

Everything You Need to Know About OKRs

Do you know everything you need to know about OKRs? OKRs, which stands for Objectives and Key Results, is a widely popular process that companies use to link organizational and team goals to measurable outcomes. OKRs help to answer these two questions: Where do we want to go? How will we measure our efforts to...

Buying Agile Program Management Software? Start here.

Agile Program Management describes the way Agile organizations plan, organize, and execute initiatives in a complex, iterative environment. Agile Program Management builds upon the foundation of Agile project management, and provides guidance for how to coordinate, fund, plan, and execute initiatives at scale.   Having the right solution to facilitate Agile Program Management can make or break your initiative.   Like with any software...

Taming the Agile Chaos: Real Stories from the Trenches

Scaling Agile has always been a quest to deliver more of the right value, but what happens when it isn’t working the way you’d hoped? How do you determine that your organization isn’t as Agile as it thinks it is? How do you know when your scaling Agile practices need to change? Worse yet, how...

Agile2021: 20 Sessions for Scaling Agile

No matter where you are along your Agile journey, you’ll want to block off some time on July 19-22, 2021, to (virtually, of course) attend Agile2021!  This four-day event is truly a global celebration of Agile: The program schedule is using a follow-the-sun format, with 200 sessions taking place in three regions around the globe...

How to Write OKRs: What to Avoid and What Really Works

One of the biggest challenges that organizations face when adopting the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) system is how to write OKRs.  Whether you’re a Planview LeanKit ™ or Agile Program Management solution customer that would like to take advantage of the OKRs functionality we launched recently or you are simply interested in learning more about OKRs, here are some pointers for writing effective Objectives and...

Remote Retrospectives: 11 Tips for Leading Retros Remotely

There is a lot of guidance in the world about hosting retrospectives in person, but not as much about leading remote retrospectives. As a product manager of a Lean/Agile product, I’ve participated in and led my fair share of retrospectives, both remotely and in person.   Retrospectives can be an incredibly helpful tool, giving teams an opportunity to bond, learn, and grow...

Talking OKRs with Planview’s CPO Patrick Tickle

We’re excited to announce that Planview has built Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) capabilities into Planview LeanKit™! In this post, you’ll learn:  why we’ve added OKR capabilities into the Planview platform  why OKRs are particularly valuable for Agile organizations  how OKRs have changed in recent years   what to look for in OKR software  But first, here’s a quick introduction to OKRs,...

Lean Coffee Format for Virtual Teams

What is a Lean Coffee?   The Lean Coffee format is a structured, but agenda-less, meeting designed to facilitate collaborative group discussions. “How can you have structure without an agenda?” you might ask. Allow me to explain.  Seattle-based Lean thinkers Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith are credited with the invention of Lean Coffee. They wanted to start a regular discussion...

What Makes a Successful Agile People Leader?

Agile people leaders know how to build relationships, empower teams and individuals, and keep work aligned with company goals.   They understand that a supported and aligned team is one of the most powerful assets a company can have — and they will work hard to set up their teams for success. In many ways, the Agile people leader is the ultimate servant leader.  Servant...

How to Become an Agile Coach

As Agile has exploded in popularity, more and more people are interested in learning how to become an Agile coach. In fact, “Agile coach” was named as one of Indeed.com’s best jobs in 2019, with an average base salary of $161,377. Meanwhile, the demand for passionate, experienced Agile coaches is at an all-time high.   If you’re passionate about...