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Agile Benefits Management

by Mike Griffiths, 26 November 2015 | The Agile Blogosphere

Benefits are why we undertake projects. Projects are expensive to undertake and have a risk of failure. So, we need to get benefits from them, or at least think we will get benefits from them, to start projects in the first place. Often the benefits of a project are not fully realized until after the project is finished. This is why benefits management is usually the domain of program management. Sitting...
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Agile Talent Management

Talent Management is the science of human resource planning to improve business value. It includes the activities of recruiting, retaining, developing and rewarding people along with...
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The Evolution of Teams

My other workshop submission for the Agile 2015 Conference is titled “The Evolution of Teams” and examines one team that stopped doing the traditional agile practices is more agile...
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Big Agile, the Route Less Travelled

Scaling Collaboration not Process is the Key to Enterprise Agility. Agile methods have been found to be extremely effective when used correctly. A reasonable reaction to witnessing...
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Helping Your PMO Help You

by Mike Griffiths, 12 September 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

Do any of these traditional PMO scenarios match your agile team experiences? Your traditional PMO is so laughably outdated that most agile projects ignoring them; other projects produce...
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9 Ways PMOs Can Help Agile Projects

It may not always be apparent but the goals of the Project Management Office (PMO) and agile teams are well aligned. Both groups want to get to the same destination: namely successful...
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Methodology Wars – Contradictory Constraints or More Options?

Some rifts are occurring in AgileLand - a world supposedly driven by cooperation, trust and appreciative inquiry! Debate is arising about first generation agile methods (XP, Scrum)...
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Planning Balance

Life is all about balance, live too conservatively and you run the risk of missing out on life’s adventures and opportunities. Live too wildly and you run the risk of misfortune and...
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Promoting Shared Leadership

Agile methods suggest replacing top-down, command-and-control management with empowered teams and shared leadership. That all sounds nice, but what exactly is shared leadership and...
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Linking Agile to HR Theory

To many people, agile is the opposite of sound theory. Instead of proceeding in a structured, well-planned manner, teams “self organize” and iterate through prototypes to try...
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Go Talk To Your Stakeholders

by Mike Griffiths, 24 September 2012
The Agile Blogosphere

As a PM, what is the most effective thing you can do for your project in the next hour? (After finishing this article, of course!) I would suggest speaking to your project team members...
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Collaborative Games for Risk Management

This is the third part in a series on agile risk management; Part 1 looked at the opportunities agile methods offer for proactive risk management, while Part 2 examined the benefits...
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Agile Risk Management – Harnessing the Team

Last month we looked at how agile methods provide multiple opportunities for embracing proactive risk management. The prioritized backlog, short iterations, frequent inspections and...
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