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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.

Agile Program Management

Agile Terminology

Whether you’re new to Agile or a seasoned practitioner, it never hurts to brush up on your Agile terminology! Bookmark this alphabetized glossary of key Agile terms to use as a reference whenever you need it. Agile Terminology to Know Acceptance Test A set of criteria, written from the perspective of the customer, to ensure...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

451 Research Perspectives on Agile Program Management [Video]

We recently sat down with Chris Marsh, Principal Research Analyst for the Workforce Productivity and Collaboration practice at 451 Research, to discuss the fundamentals of Agile Program Management. Chris answered four of the questions that we receive most often about Agile Program Management, articulating its meaning and value in a clear and concise way. Watch...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Architecture

6 Things to Look for in an Agile Program Management Solution

By now, I hope you’re well acquainted with our four-part Agile Program Management discussion and demo series. And, especially, my supporting blog series where I’ve shared highlights from each discussion to offer ways to help improve your approach to scaling Agile. This blog is dedicated to Part 4: Agile Program Management – Eating the Cake,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Agile Program Management, Enterprise Agile Planning

Agile Integrations: Get Visibility Across Agile Teams with Agile Program Management

So, you’re scaling Agile within your organization. How’s it going? Are you running into challenges along the way? If so, you’re not alone. Scaling Agile can be complicated and every organization is different. We’re here to help. I recently hosted a series of virtual discussions complete with product demos that outline how establishing Agile Program...