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Top 10 Essential Product Owner Characteristics

Top 10 Essential Product Owner Characteristics | Agile Management | Scoop.it

From 1 to 10!

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Also read the 4 questions Product Management needs in order to give direction:

1) Why are we building this, and what problem are we solving?
2) Who is it for: Primary Audience? Secondary?
3) What is important to that audience?
4) What are the constraints?

 

Also Read: http://agilescout.com/infographic-what-is-a-product-owner-responsible-for/

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http://agilescout.com/agile-product-management-product-owners-are-key/

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Adhocracy: the roots of Agile at Scale

Adhocracy is a type of organization that operates in opposite fashion to a bureaucracy, a form of management which emphasizes individual initiative and self-organization in order to accomplish tasks.

 

This is in contrast to bureaucracy which relies on a set of defined rules and set hierarchy in accomplishing organizational goals. The term was popularized by Alvin Toffler in the 1970s.and further developed by Henry Mintzberg.

 

Adhocracy allows organizations to operate in a more flexible manner. This flexibility can work well in fast-changing industries where organizations that can identify and act on new opportunities the fastest have a competitive advantage. Adhocracy may also work best with smaller organizations where managers are still able to comprehend and direct the organization when necessary. 

 

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Do you recognize the roots of Agile at Scale?

 

Note that Adhocracy is not to be confused with what is called "adhocism" which reflects an organizational philosophy or style characterized by aversion to planning, a tendency to respond only to the urgent, as opposed to the important, a focus more on "fire fighting" than on establishing systems and procedures through goal setting and long term planning.

 

Also Read: http://finntrack.co.uk/mba_sub/balys_16.htm

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http://www.readability.com/articles/quubmz8b

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Adhocracy: the roots of Agile at Scale 

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Agile Coaching Introduction from DevJam

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Dude's Law: Value=Why/How

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The Agile Maturity Model (AMM)

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AMM: Fool or Fact?

 

Level 1 - The Rhetorical stage.
Level 2 - The Certified stage.
Level 3 - The Plausible stage.
Level 4 - The Respectable stage.
Level 5 - The Measured stage.

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Can Managers Lead Agile Teams?

Can Managers Lead Agile Teams? | Agile Management | Scoop.it
If we are going to start treating managers like grown-ups… and start asking them to behave like agile leaders… and giving them a real role on an agile team… let’s begin by exploring why we excluded them in the first place. Maybe if we can take a step back and think about the original problem …
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The Law of Two Feet

The Law of Two Feet | Agile Management | Scoop.it

The Law is very simple: If at any time you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet, go some place else.

 

When “you are you are neither learning nor contributing” you CHECK OUT mentally. Your body is there– your head is not. This is DISENGAGEMENT.

 

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Agile Development in a Standard Project Management Methodology

Agile Development in a Standard Project Management Methodology | Agile Management | Scoop.it

 

So the agile question this time around is this…can an agile development process be fit into a standard project management methodology? Or does the entire project management methodology and process for the project thus become agile as well?

 

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See also:

https://datapro.fiu.edu/campusedge/files/articles/batrad1527.PDF

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http://people.cs.aau.dk/~jeremy/SOE2011/resources/Boehm.pdf

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Agile Myths

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Over the years several myths have formed around Agile delivery. Here are some of the more popular ones.


Agile is a silver bullet.
Agile is anti-documentation.
Agile is anti-planning.
Agile is undisciplined.
Agile requires a lot of rework.
Agile is anti-architecture.
Agile doesn't scale.

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Top Twelve Myths of Agile Development: 

http://www.agileconnection.com/article/top-twelve-myths-agile-development

 

7 Agile Myths:

http://agile.dzone.com/articles/7-agile-myths

 

Myths and Misunderstandings about Agile Teams:

http://disciplinedagiledelivery.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/myths-and-misunderstandings-about-agile-teams/

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Agile in the enterprise: To succeed, avoid the fundamentalists

Agile in the enterprise: To succeed, avoid the fundamentalists | Agile Management | Scoop.it
Agile development can work for big enterprises too -- if you avoid the "agile fundamentalists."
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Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility.


Via Claude Emond, Philippe Vallat
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Claude Emond's curator insight, February 2, 8:36 PM

White paper written by Agile guru Jim Highsmith for Thoughtworks. Can be found there:  http://thoughtworks.fileburst.com/articles/adaptive-leadership-accelerating-enterprise-agility-jim-highsmith-thoughtworks.pdf  . Jim Highsmith published a longer version of this as a ebook at the end of 2013. You can buy this book on InformIT there: http://www.informit.com/store/adaptive-leadership-accelerating-enterprise-agility-9780133598445  . You can find a free chapter of this book here: http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780133598445/samplepages/9780133598445.pdf 

Claude Emond's comment, February 3, 9:37 AM
J'ai acheté le livre. Pas trop long (une centaine de pages) et bien illustré, comme le white paper. J'aime les images :)
Claude Emond's comment, February 3, 9:38 AM
I bought the book. Not too long (a bit more than 100 pages) and well illustrated...I love illustrations :)
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The Agile Holocracy

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Agile is a culture, not a set of practices. It is upper management's job to establish that culture, and then let it work. A holocratic organization is one of the better ways to do that.
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Best Agile Management Blog Posts of 2013

It's a busy week. Take a break to ring in the New Year with my list of Top 10 Agile Management Blog posts of 2013, complements of the VersionOne Agile Coaching team.

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Where Agile and Enterprise Architecture collide.

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Where Agile and enterprise architecture collide
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Agile methodologies are transforming software development, enabling organizations to build software that delivers business value more efficiently than ever before.
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Transactional analysis: theory examples, articles, diagrams, models...

Transactional analysis: theory examples, articles, diagrams, models... | Agile Management | Scoop.it
Free transactional analysis articles, theory, diagrams, plus business training for management, sales, marketing, project management, communications, leadership, time management, team building and motivation.
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John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:24 PM

This is one of the most succinct explanations of Transactional Analysis that I have read for a  long time. I particularly like the diagrammatic layout of the four Effectve and six Ineffective modes.

 

The explanation given to Adult and Child state  seems to miss some critical points: the Ego-state refers to the client's version of Adult or Child not a 'generally accepted' construct; and Child can have Free or Adapted Child, which gives further sub-dvisions and additional contaminations. Karpman's tDrama Triangle could also usefuly have been given some space.

 

Those criticisms are set against what is an amazing achievement: the ability to abridge many studies and theories into a 24 page summary. I enjoyed reading this, and am reminded of a number of important angles.

Daniel Chernet's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:31 AM

En anglais, avec une belle description des modèles de Julie Hay et Anika Moutain sur l'okness et les modes de fonctionnement ok ok

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Iterations vs Increments (Mona Lisa and Mrs Fox)

One of the best ways to tilt the playing field of Product Development is to take an iterative or incremental approach. What does this mean though? It is easy to get confused about the difference be...
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I Need Agile Methodology

Agile Methodology Parody of iPhone VS Evo Very funny! Check out 'Evil Agile Man'
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Techniques for Keeping Retrospectives Lively

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This article highlights the importance of one of the key ceremonies of the sprint, the retrospective. It then goes through some of the common challenges teams face while holding retrospectives. It also puts forth a few thoughts on how to make these reflections thought-provoking ones!

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Executives (alone) Can't Make Agile Work

Executives (alone) Can't Make Agile Work | Agile Management | Scoop.it

In the present day, Agile is a mainstream idea. Now formally authorized leadership- management- is leading the charge. now Agile is being pushed on teams, without their consent. By authority. Professional “agile coaches” seal the fate of the teams, by acting as management’s proxy, force-feeding training and “inflicting help” on teams, teams that never, ever consented…because no one asked them in the 1st place.

 

Here are some quotes ( Martin Fowler):

*  “Imposing a process on a team is completely opposed to the principles of agile software, and has been since its inception.”

 

*  “Imposing an agile process from the outside strips the team of the self-determination which is at the heart of agile thinking.”

 

*  “Not just should a team choose their own process, the team should be control of how that process evolves.”

 

*  “…I’d rather have a team work in a non-agile manner they chose themselves than have my favorite agile practices imposed upon them.”

 

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See also:

http://newtechusa.net/agile/agile-adoptions-open-space-and-control/

and

http://newtechusa.net/agile/open-agile-adoption-explained/

and

http://newtechusa.net/agile/push-vs-pull/

 

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The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership

Why does having the overview and influence make us feel rewarded? How do we adapt better to change? And how can we shift mindsets to become more Agile? Find out from breakthrough research in neuroscience why all the "soft, people stuff" around Agile works, how we can help people adapt better to change, and how we can influence real mindset shifts in an organization.

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Estimation Matrix - Agile Estimation Technique for Beginners

Estimation Matrix - Agile Estimation Technique for Beginners | Agile Management | Scoop.it

Here are a couple of practical recommendations on using an estimation matrix technique for teams new to agile estimation.

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Poor Governance creates complexity

Poor Governance creates complexity | Agile Management | Scoop.it
Good governance reduces ambiguity and complexity.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 2, 3:32 AM

Back to the roots! the main and central mission of management is: reduce ambiguity and uncertainty. How? by deciding!

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PMI's Organizational Agility: In-Depth-Report

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How to reduce waste in IT projects - Over processing

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In manufacturing over processing means doing more than the customer requires. For example: painting areas cus...

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Change By Stealth » Change Factory

Change By Stealth » Change Factory | Agile Management | Scoop.it

RT @appetite4biz: Why small and meaningful is as good as (or better than) grand and glorious" in #ChangeManagement http://t.co/FKlfXGzBkh...


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Agile Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall

Agile Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall | Agile Management | Scoop.it
More enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup. In doing so, they are failing at the most basic level.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:26 PM

It's a good one, showing the evolution

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The Minimum Viable Product and the Minimal Marketable Product

The Minimum Viable Product and the Minimal Marketable Product | Agile Management | Scoop.it
FInd out what the Minimum Viable Product and the Minimal Marketable Product are, how they differ, and how they can be combined successfully.

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Brigitte Roujol's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:26 PM

2 entrées du glossaire lean-Start-up

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Agile leadership – key soft skills for IT professionals

Agile leadership – key soft skills for IT professionals | Agile Management | Scoop.it

Agile leadership – key soft skills for IT professionals. bDuring the past five years, agile practices have emerged to become a mainstream way to manage IT projects.

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