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 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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Trending Sources

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

Taffy Williams

Agile entrepreenur interview Startup

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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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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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Agile entrepreneurs know anything is possible

Taffy Williams

T affy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. YES YOU CAN! It is easy to develop a negative attitude or receive advice from negative people. This is especially true when tackling difficult situations.

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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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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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Insights - 4 Ways Agile Entrepreneurs Can Optimize Their Time

Taffy Williams

Reference Article : 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs optimize time Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed.

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2 Considerations for agile succession planning

Taffy Williams

T affy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. You may recall the character Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movie: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

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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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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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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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4 Qualities That Make an Agile Leader

Inc Startups

Recent research has determined the importance of "learning agility," a set of leadership behaviors that help drive innovation and a grow a company's bottom line

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Creating Agile Businesses with AT&T’s “Power of &”

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

AT&T's " Power of & " campaign emphasizes what modern businesses should know best: business agility. Only the most agile companies are capable of being everywhere at once, communicating locally and globally, and providing the ultimate personalized customer experience.

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The Massive Downside of Agile Software Development

Inc Startups

Here's why agile software development won't solve all your problems Every good comes with a bad.

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

YoungUpstarts

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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Agile Teams improve chances of success

Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. Follow me and I will help you grow! Entrepreneurs go through extremes rarely experienced by the normal work force.

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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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RIP PRDs. Long Live “Agile Conversations”

Street Smart Product Manager

Long Live “Agile Conversations” appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Many of my free product help calls are about ways to pursue customer development and gather VOC, bootstrap new product efforts, and apply lean principles to product management activities. I recently had an email Q&A with a fellow PMer in which I shared what’s worked for me. So I decided to post my answers here — of course, your mileage […]. The post RIP PRDs.

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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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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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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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The 'Agile Method' Works for Unicorn Startups. It Should Work For You, Too

Inc Startups

Agile works. Software, hardware, marketing, business planning - it doesn't matter. Bringing Innovation to Market

Lean Startup in the Enterprise Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Management Managing Entrepreneurship agile agile marketing lean enterprise lean startup in the enterprise leanux waterfall More enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup.

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Agile Leadership and the Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

Remaining flexible is one of the most important traits a leader can possess--especially today

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Introducing Agile to Product Teams

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Introducing Agile to Product Teams”.

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Selecting An Agile Coach

SVPG

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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Startup Blog Insights - 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs use to optimize time

Taffy Williams

Reference Article: 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs use to optimize time 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.

GBP | Dirk Paessler | How to Grow & Stay Agile. Part 1: Top 6 Business Decisions

Business of Software Blog

How to Grow and Stay Agile – Top 6 Business Decisions. Next Events: The post GBP | Dirk Paessler | How to Grow & Stay Agile. BoS Insights Agile business Culture growth hiring

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Punch Up Your Writing With Agile Combinations

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

As an online entrepreneur, you no doubt understand the importance of good writing. Strike that. Great writing. Of course, becoming a great writer is easier said than done. The thing is, you don’t need to be Jane Austen or even Stephen King to learn how to use words effectively.

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