7 Strategies To Enhance Agility In The Face Of Change

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.

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A New Flavor of Agile

The Product Guy

” In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Andrew Hsu’s, lead a conversation around “Agile across the Business”. How to thoughtfully include everyone’s experience to build the most effective product.

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Agile Everywhere, Part II

OnlyOnce

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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Strategy in an Agile Environment

The Product Guy

Strategy for agile teams is about how they link the high level decisions that leaders make with the day-to-day actions that team members make. In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Strategy in an Agile Environment”.

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Agile Everywhere

OnlyOnce

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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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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Agile thinking helps entrepreneurs achieve success

Taffy Williams

Thinking Agile is critical to enhanced performance and eliminating impediments. The word Agile suggests an ability to move quickly, easily, smarter and in a clever manner. An entrepreneur recently asked me how Agile was different from The Pivot. Choose your path wisely!

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Quick prototypes and agile startups.

47 Hats

The post Quick prototypes and agile startups. I don’t usually mix my day job at TheRightMargin with my various passions here at 47hats, but an experiment I and three other employees are getting ready to launch was just too useful for people here to pass up. As self-funded startup founders (SFSFs?) we tend to code first and ask questions later. I’m a programmer dammit, and if I write a cool feature then users will love it! Maybe.

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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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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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Why 2018 Is the Year of the Agile Marketer

Inc Startups

Being Agile in Today's Market is More Important Than Ever Before. Marketing

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Agile success generates great feelings

Taffy Williams

Try to keep the emotions in balance with your ability to Think Agile. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile. Agile emotions entrepreneur Startup Think Agile Yes, it is a bit like THIS!

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Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile

YoungUpstarts

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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Business Agility Is Really About Adaptability

Inc Startups

Here's a simple model you can use to develop the #transformation plans required to enable superior #agility. Pivot: Reinvention Central

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May Startup Blog Insights - Entrepreneurs Get Agile! with Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams

Agile entrepreenur interview Startup

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3 Ways to Leverage Agile Leadership

Inc Startups

How some of the best leaders navigate change and uncertainty with agility. Hint: It involves clarity, connection, and confidence.

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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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6 Enterprise-Caliber Tools For Agile Sales Teams

Inc Startups

In the enterprise sales world, agile is taking over. Sales

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Agile and non-agile entrepreneurs must communicate clearly

Taffy Williams

Agile thinkers may see the pieces of information come together in a manner to generate a new solution. More is available via the book Think Agile ; also, the company website , photo website , or “ LIKE” ColonialTDC on Facebook. Agile Agile Thinking communication entrepreneur Startup

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Small Business Agility and The Power of &

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Most importantly, however, we work to keep our businesses agile. AT&T's " Power of & " campaign knows business agility best. Everyone has their own definition of business agility , but " Power of & " frames it as a way in which businesses can "do it all."

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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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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?

YoungUpstarts

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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Agile Marketing: How to Implement Scrum for Digital Marketing

ConversionXL

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.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

SoCal CTO

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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Startup Blog Insights - Agile Contingency Planning and Agile Success

Taffy Williams

Referenced Articles: Agile thinking requires forward contingency planning Agile success generates great feelings Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile. contingency entrepreneur Startup Think Agile

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The Agile Board

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mark Suster wrote a post about boards of directors last week in which he coined the phrase "the agile board." They are agile boards who add significant value. Like Mark, I prefer the agile board and I think an active and engaged board ultimately works out much better for the entrepreneur and the company he or she is building. So go read Mark's post and learn about how to create an agile board.

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5 Patterns agile leaders must monitor

Taffy Williams

Here are the five things agile business owners should keep their eyes on: 1. T affy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. entrepreneur leadership planning Startup Think Agile

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Startup Blog Insights - Thinking Agile is Important to Your Business

Taffy Williams

More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile. Agile entrepreneur Startup Think Agile Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group.

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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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The Deal with Agile

The Product Guy

Not only is this the biggest new product launch for the company in 5 years, but it represents our first effort in transitioning from waterfall to agile development process. Pre-agile: Clients only got involved once the product or feature "went live." Guest Author: Jay Fox.

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Escaping the Design Trap in Agile Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

The biggest trend in marketing in 2016 has been the idea of “agile marketing.” In a survey conducted by Workfront and Marketing Profs, roughly 30% of marketers are already using an agile methodology in their departments. Still, agile marketing can be intimidating, especially if you’re used to quarterly plans and static budgets. As Marketer Gizmo explains : When they hear the phrase “agile marketing,” most people think of the Scrum methodology.

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Focus is important but so is agile thinking

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs must learn to balance two skills and know when to use them; a) Focus and, b) Agile Thinking. The ability to be more agile in one’s thinking comes from practice. When the situation dictates, agile thinking should take the lead over focus.

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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 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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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 leaders take care in what they say to others

Taffy Williams

With this in mind, it is important that agile thinking also include taking care of what and how we convey a message to others. The point of this discussion is that more agile thinkers realize they may impact others. Agile Agile Thinking communication entrepreneur leadership Startup

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Become More Agile in your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

Keywords: Agile methodoligies, API, JIRA, product management. Keywords: Agile, Cybersecurity, Startup, Strategy. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. . Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below….

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Startup Blog Insights - Are Your Partners Agile and How does Your CEO Spin?

Taffy Williams

Reference Articles: Investors and partners may not think agile CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin Taffy Williams is on Twitter by @twilli2861. More is available via the book Think Agile ; also, the company website , photo website , Google+ , or Facebook.

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Achieving Greater Agility Through Proper Business Intelligence

YoungUpstarts

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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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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