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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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, 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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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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Agile in the Real World

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Addi Regev, lead a conversation around “Agile in the Real World”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor.

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

Taffy Williams

Agile entrepreenur interview Startup

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wagile Product Development – Being Agile with Waterfall Clients

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jessica Fredican, lead a conversation around “Wagile”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… About The Product Mentor.

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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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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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3 Things the Most Agile, Innovative Companies Must Master Now

Inc Startups

The evidence is clear: success in today's environment is an ongoing experiment. The Future

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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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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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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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A Guide to Making Your Startup More Agile in the Early Stages

Inc Startups

A Guide to Making Your Startup More Agile in the Early Stages. Startup

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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Make Things Go According to Plan: 5 Tips to Increase Strategic Coordination, Agility, and Confidence

Inc Startups

Improve your results by baking more agility and coordination into your strategic plans.

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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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Agile Marketing

Will Price

The article introduces best practices , including a look at Gatorade's command center, for agile brand marketing. Agile marketing allows brands to become more iterative, relevant, and responsive to the lives, interests, and trends impacting the customer I write to share an article we published today on iMedia, Why You Need to Consider Daily Marketing Messages.

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