More COVID-19 impact - the age of agility

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The one thing I vividly remember from my first few days as an audit rookie at PwC was a class where the instructor said "never forget - an internal control should deliver more savings than the burden it puts on. Industry Commentary

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5 Ways To Increase Your Agility In The Face Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business and entrepreneur advisor, I have no trouble getting owners and managers to agree that change is happening faster and faster in the consumer and technology world, requiring them to keep their business more agile , just to keep up. Crisis-driven agility is not enough today.

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How To Build A Career In Agile Software Development


It is no surprise that Agile as a revolution of the software development and project management world is still picking up its pace. How are Scrum and Agile Causing a Huge Impact? Thanks to Scrum, and pardon the pun, but individuals are becoming much more agile.

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An Introduction To Scaled Agile Framework


In fact, a recent survey showed that 80% of responding companies said they were using Agile practices in one way or another. By adopting the Scaled Agile Framework, or SAFe, you can keep your business operating as efficiently and effectively as possible long term.

Tom Bogan – The Importance of Being Agile

deal architect

Tom Bogan is CEO of Adaptive Insights, a company whose business planning cloud automates previously manual planning tasks—for finance, sales, and workforce planning—and supplements those capabilities with enterprise-scale reporting and analytics. Tom joined Adaptive Insights when it was at $40

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Why You Should Consider Agile As Your Next Career Move


Today, the application of Scaled Agile framework, Kansan, as well as Scrum has ensured improved productivity in software development in line with world-class project management techniques. With the introduction and intervention of Scrum, more professionals are leveraging increasingly on Agile.

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Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile


If you keep up with the news on project management and business strategy, you’ve probably come across the buzzword “agile” more than a few times. But what does it mean to be agile and do agile as a business unit? But can agile really be used for anything, in any industry?

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7 Principles Of Business Agility To Dodge Disaster

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Every entrepreneur must be alert enough to spot the change early, and agile enough to adapt quickly. It all starts with agile leadership. agility business entrepreneur startup

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Generation Agile: 10 Tips How To Lead Effectively A Newly Outsourced Development Team


Agile, as the name suggests, is modeled with adaptability in mind. Agile project management and team leadership are best showcased by leading a team of developers in completing software development projects. Agile At A Glance. Agile is here to stay.

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Principles that make Agile Project Management a success

Our Own Start-up

The goal of agile project management is to produce shorter development cycles and more frequent product releases than traditional waterfall project management.

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5 Agile Practices That Are Fueling Marketing Teams


Each spring, the annual State of Agile Marketing Report sheds light on how Agile ways of working are being adopted within marketing. This year, for the first time in the report’s three-year history, Agile techniques overtook those maintaining traditional processes.

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Agile Everywhere, Part II


Over the years, I’ve written a lot about the Agile methodology on this blog. For those of you who are regular readers, you may remember a post I wrote about our Agile Everywhere initiative — where all Return Path teams were tasked with implementing agile practices.

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4 tips to make any team agile

The Next Web

The goal of agile programming is to provide early and continuous delivery of valuable software. But it’s not so easy to implement methodologies that can deliver on the agile promise, and the blame typically lands on people: they’re just not the tech elite.

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Agile Everywhere


I’ve written a bunch on this blog and in Startup CEO , about Agile Development and the Lean Canvas and Lean Startups in general (see a really old post on Agile Development from 10 years ago when we first adopted it here , and one on Agile Marketing here ).

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Do You Have An Agile Social Media Policy?

The Startup Magazine

Chief amongst these mistakes is the belief that your company can maintain a sluggish, sordid presence on popular platforms instead of needing an agile, fresh-faced approach. Do you have an agile social media policy? How to improve social media agility.

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Software AGs Agility Layer

deal architect

I spent some time at ProcessWorld, Software AG’s annual event. I very much enjoyed TUCON, Tibco’s event, and I wanted to hear about AG’s own events processing, SOA, collaboration and other initiatives. The conference started off with a very promising. Enterprise Software (other vendors

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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Agility In The New Year


by Taffy Williams, author of “ Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed “ The New Year brings new events that may positively or negatively affect your business. The following agile activities may help you be more prepared in the New Year: Identify & Plan.

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It’s An Agile World

Feld Thoughts

One of the emails reinforced the challenge of “traditional software development” vs. the new generation of “Agile software development.” ” I started experiencing, and understanding, agile in 2004 when I made an investment in Rally Software. At the time it was an idea in Ryan Martens brain; today it is a public company valued around $600 million , employing around 400 people, and pacing the world of agile software development.

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The Agile Board

Both Sides of the Table

Over time at my first startup our developers encouraged us to move to Agile development. So when I read my post it sounded to me more like a new philosophy for “The Agile Board,&# so I put that as my subtitle. THAT is the “Agile Board&# I was after.

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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?


If companies are to thrive in a data-driven economy, they can’t afford to be handcuffed to ‘old’ technologies; they need the flexibility and agility to move at a moment’s notice to the latest market innovations. How can your company meet the agility imperative? Agile Data Fabric.

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Agility Is The Key To Survival In Good Times And Bad

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Every entrepreneur must be alert enough to spot the change early, and agile enough to adapt quickly. It all starts with agile leadership. business business agility entrepreneur innovation

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To Survive the Rebound Will Require More Agility

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change. Here are the key aspects of agility requiring focus: Eliminating bureaucracy. An agile company starts with agile leadership at the top.

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Are Agile Innovation Methods Right for Your Team?

The Startup Magazine

Developing successful agile innovation methods can drive companies to great new heights. Then implementing agile innovation methods should be top on your list of to-dos. So, how do you determine if agile innovation methods are right for your company?

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[Interview] Michael K. Levine, Author Of “People Over Process: Leadership for Agility”


Though agile is all about process and that’s where much of our attention has gone, it’s time we shifted out focus on people and interactions. In his new book “ People Over Process: Leadership for Agility “, technology expert Michael K.

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Achieving Greater Agility Through Proper Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) is the gateway for achieving greater agility. Agility in this sense means the flexibility to make more informed decisions based on a diverse array of data outlining consumer patterns and purchasing behavior. by Dan McCarthy, event manager for Venueseeker.

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Thoughts on agile management

The Equity Kicker

Steve Denning, one of the leading business thinkers pushing the business world to abandon the outdated idea of maximising shareholder value has published an interesting article on Forbes titled Why do managers hate agile? The good news for agile fans is that this battle is only going one way.

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Are You Agile Enough for the New Business Economy?

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change. These volatile markets are already creating unexpected opportunities and risks – you must be alert and agile enough to spot them and adapt quickly to survive and prosper. Here are the key aspects of agility requiring focus: Eliminating bureaucracy. Rotating good people to new roles keep both them and their new roles agile.

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Business Agility will Prosper on the Rebound

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change. But volatile markets do create unexpected opportunities – if you are alert and agile enough to spot them and adapt quickly.

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The Future of Corporate Agility

Startup Lessons Learned

Mark Raheja, founding partner at August , a consultancy focused on organizational development, will be speaking as part of the enterprise learning track at Lean Startup Week about agility at scale. In thinking about the future of corporate agility and management, what modern practices are most vital to today’s leaders? Guest post by by Jennifer Maerz, contributing editor of Lean Startup Co.

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Agile Marketing: How to Implement Scrum for Digital Marketing


Agile marketing may not be a phrase you hear often, but it’s becoming increasingly popular and important. An Introduction to Scrum and Agile Development. The Product Owner is a key organizational figure in an agile environment. Scrum “Artifacts” for Agile Marketing.


AgileFall – When Waterfall Sneaks Back Into Agile

Steve Blank

AgileFall is an ironic term for program management where you try to be agile and lean, but you keep using waterfall development techniques. While his groups has changed the mindset and cadence of the organization, the folks he reports up to don’t yet get Agile/Lean learning and outcomes.

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Making Your Business More Agile: Essential Steps for Modern Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The Coronavirus pandemic has underlined the importance of being agile in the world of business. Modern-day businesses have to be adaptable and agile to survive in an ever-changing landscape.

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Selecting An Agile Coach


Starting around 2004 and 2005 I began seeing an increasing number of teams moving to Agile, and of course the first thing they needed was training and often some coaching. I thought - incorrectly it turns out - that this would be a temporary issue, while the Agile community gained experience, especially with commercial product companies. So it''s no wonder that so many Agile trainers are bewildered by commercial product companies.

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Should Your Startup Be an Agile Company

Women Entrepreneurs Can

These days, one of the decisions that startup owners make (or at least should think about making) is whether to be an agile company from the very start, to try to adopt it later or to do things the more traditional way. Agile 101. Most agile teams and companies do.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


Instead, what they had was a contract that promised Agile Software Development with Rapid Iterations and an incredibly vague list of features. In all four cases, I would claim that what's at fault is a common misunderstanding in Agile Software Development.

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Q&A on Startups, DevOps, and Agile

Feld Thoughts

Raj Bhargava (CEO of JumpCloud ) and I have been talking about how startups can leverage DevOps and Agile more. The post Q&A on Startups, DevOps, and Agile appeared first on Feld Thoughts. We created a conference on DevOps last year for our portfolio companies and it was a huge hit. DevOps is a movement that we are deeply interested in from multiple perspectives.

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Use agile budgeting to manage your cash

David Teten

So here’s the solution I have recommended to some of my portfolio companies: “ agile budgeting ”, i.e., monitoring a few key variables while giving managers significant flexibility. Entrepreneur Jeff Magnusson provides a sample agile budgeting workbook. Regardless of whether you take a traditional or agile budgeting approach, Robert A. This agile approach is not restricted to small startups. Successful agile budgeting requires modern technology.

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How To Keep Your Start-up Agile


(Click on picture to enlarge article). Start-up founders often tell the same story: there is a huge difference between the initial idea and what the start-up ends up doing. Few get it right on the first try.

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Rally Software Acquires Agile iPhone Product

Feld Thoughts

Rally has re-released the product (previous a $15 download) as a free product called Rally for the iPhone that tightly integrates with the Rally SaaS-based Agile software lifecycle environment. If you are a Rally customer, this is a no-brainer app for you; if you aren’t a Rally customer but are an Agile development shop that also has a bunch of iPhone users, take a look at Rally’s products. Tags: My Investments acquisition agile iphone rally

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Why Startups are Agile and Opportunistic – Pivoting the Business Model

Steve Blank

Pivots are why startups must be agile and opportunistic and why their cultures are different from large companies. Startups are the search to find order in chaos. Steve Blank. At a board meeting last week I watched as the young startup CEO delivered bad news. Our current plan isn’t working.

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Even Branding Should Be Agile: An Interview With Base Creative’s Matthew Kinsman

Up and Running

Thirteen years later, Kinsman is a veteran of the industry and a thought leader advocating in Forbes for an agile approach. The agile strategy is all about brand flexibility. This type of rigorous, critical quality-control allows your brand to be agile.

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Agile Marketing, Part II


Agile Marketing, Part II. Tags: Business Marketing Technology agile marketing marketing product development I wrote about this years ago when I was temporarily running Marketing and was noting a lot of the similarities between running contemporary Product Development and Marketing efforts. Nick Van Weerdenburg just put up a great post called Why Marketing is Becoming Like Software Development which you should read if you run or work in, or work closely with, a marketing department.

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7 Tips To Keep Your Team Ahead Of “Business As Usual”

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Every entrepreneur must be alert enough to spot the change early, and agile enough to adapt quickly. It all starts with agile leadership. business agility business as usual pace of change

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