Enterprise Agile Planning

Enterprise Agile Planning solution provides a scalable enterprise-level Lean Portfolio Management, Agile Program Management and Agile delivery platform that supports organizations from strategy to delivery, no matter where they are on their transformation journey. Plan and fund both Lean-Agile and traditional portfolios in a single platform for strategically aligned, outcome driven plans. Enterprise Agile Planning solution empowers organizations to deliver the value that matters most while transforming on their terms and timeline.

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 Become a Scrum Master

In the Star Wars franchise, becoming a Jedi master takes many years of rigorous physical and psychological training. Fortunately, learning how to become a Scrum master is somewhat of a less burdensome commitment — and there are no Sith Lords or Death Stars to worry about, and Yoda isn’t constantly finding fault with your efforts...

What is Waterfall Methodology?

Many new project managers — as well as non-project managers who have the mantle of project manager thrust upon them — are surprised to learn that there is not one single, universal methodology for building, executing and completing projects. In fact, there are dozens of them, each with its own structure, rules, advantages and disadvantages....

8 Kanban Board Templates for Agile Marketing

Editor’s Note: For this post on Kanban board templates for Agile marketing, we’re excited to welcome Jim Ewel to the Planview blog. As one of the leading voices on Agile marketing, Jim co-organized the first meeting of Agile marketers and co-authored the Agile Marketing Manifesto. Since 2010, he has helped over 70 organizations adopt Agile...

What is Scrum Methodology in Project Management?

On some projects, especially those that focus on software development, it is preferable — or in many cases necessary — to take an iterative approach, in which small deliverables are completed in rapid succession; ultimately leading to a finished product. The bad news is that waterfall methodology (which we will look at in a moment)...

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...

Increasing Agility with Capabilities-Based Planning

Capabilities-based planning originated in the fields of defense and military planning, and it’s understandable why. In this area, operators will never have full information about what threats or risks they face, so capabilities-based planning focuses on ensuring they have the ability to adapt and succeed in the face of change and meet whatever challenges may...

Scrum: How to Plan Project Sprints

In the Scrum methodology, iterations, work and deliverables are completed in “sprints.” These sprints usually align with the project goals of a product owner, i.e. the specific team lead on a development project. A sprint can take anywhere from one week to four weeks and the scrum sprint planning session takes place on Day One....

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...

How High-Performance Teams Tell Stories to Get What they Need

Storytelling is much more than just a colorful way to convey a message. Stories activate parts of the brain in sympathy with the events of the story in question. In other words, when we get captivated by a story about a mountain climber who is hanging on for dear life, or a star athlete who...