Leading DevOps – Inspiring and Influencing Enterprise Agility

Introduction Every enterprise today is under tremendous pressure to respond to changing business conditions more quickly. The common term for this responsiveness is agility, and this agility requires building flexible infrastructure and advanced processes to help bring innovative modern applications to the customers more quickly. As the long awaited shift to more sophisticated infrastructure and processes requires significant changes at...

Extend Agility Beyond the Team with Lean Thinking and the Portfolio Kanban

Introduction The Agile Method is an approach to project management that is designed to help development teams effectively that characterize the creation of new software applications. Continuous Software Engineering and DevOps studies are also the examples of how the software development domain is approaching aspects of agility beyond software development teams. A SAFe portfolio is a single instance of the Framework...

What is Agile HR?

INTRODUCTION Agile is rapidly emerging as the new working standard in our complex world. Across the globe, organizations and teams are redesigning how they work in response to change in their market, and the need to gain competitive advantage through digital innovation. The involvement of Agile for Human Resources are enormous. Current HR and people are lacking the knowledge of...

The 6 principles of agile leadership

Introduction Agile leadership is the art of creating the right environment and context for the self-managing teams. It’s the responsibility of the agile leader to continuously improve the environment of the agile teams. Environments where teams collaborate, learn from each other, get quick feedback from users and are focused on quality and continuous learning. He or she doesn’t micro-manage the...

The Development Team in Scrum – Just Developers or a Real Team?

Introduction The Development Team forms an integral part of a Scrum team. Scrum recognizes that small teams are good and essential for self-organization to be effective. It acknowledges if a team is too small it may struggle to be cross-functional. It makes a recommendation towards teams between 3 and 9 being the optimum. At the Sprint Review, a “Done” increment is...

How Business Agile Can Increase the Effectiveness of Your Team

Introduction Agile not only transform an organization’s approach to software development, but also enterprise departmental functions, project management practices, and product development. To survive an ever-changing environment, creating more innovative, cross-functional, and multidisciplinary teams that generate growth and effective skill sets has become important across the entire organization. Taking an Agile approach can boost self-organization and also increase the effectiveness of employee...

Career Opportunities for PMP® Certified Professionals

Introduction A recent PwC survey states that certified PMP project managers handle more than three fourth of the high performing projects. Also, companies with more than one-third PMP certified managers have much better project success than companies which do not. What’s more? PMP is the fifth highest-paying certification in the year 2016. Sounds important enough? If it does, the following...

The 3 Best Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Resources for Beginners

Introduction Scaled Agile Framework is an enterprise-scale development framework. It uses a combination of existing lean and agile principles and combines them into a framework for large-scale projects. SAFe is designed not so much as a single methodology, but as a broad knowledge base of proven best practices that real teams have used to deliver successful software products. SAFe provides...

Benefits of Having a PMI Membership

Introduction A PMI membership signals that you are serious about your project management career. PMI’s goal is to advance the practice, science and profession of project management in a proactive manner. So that organizations everywhere will embrace, value and utilize project management and then attribute their successes.PMI membership shows your dedication to your project management career and your professional development....