Change Management in an Agile Project

Change Management in an Agile Project

Any self-respecting professional likely thinks of themselves as being ‘good at change management’, but what does that mean exactly—especially in the context of an Agile project? Blending effective change management practices with Agile principles and practices can save organizations tremendous amounts of resources in both time and money, but incorporating the two requires precision, efficiency, focus, and flexibility. Here are some insights into how to practice effective change management in an Agile project.

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8 Stand-up Meeting Ideas to Try with Your Team

8 Stand-up Meeting Ideas to Try with Your Team

Standing meetings get a bad rap—although launched with the intention of keeping a certain topic, goal, or initiative top of mind, they often devolve into disruptive wastes of time that keep teams from doing real work. We all have recurring meetings on our calendars that elicit behind-the-screen eyerolls. However, when facilitated properly and organized around a shared goal, standing meetings…

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Top 6 Software Development Methodologies

Top 6 Software Development Methodologies

Looking to add more structure to your software development workflow? Selecting the right software development methodology for your product organization depends largely on your team size, goals, and other factors. Here is an overview of the most widely utilized and recognized software development methodologies to help you decide which is right for your team.

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Your Guide to Agile Methodologies

Agile Methodologies

Agile, Scrum, FDD, Lean, and Kanban There are many methodologies that are considered to be Agile, and several that are similar enough that they’re worth mentioning as part of a larger conversation about workflow and resource management. Within one organization, there can be teams practicing Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and others—how do you know which of these Agile methodologies is right for…

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5 Benefits of Lean for Marketers

Being a effective marketer today requires creativity, strategic thinking, and most importantly - focus. With thousands of channels and mediums available to market to prospects and customers, and hundreds of marketing tools to choose from when creating our tech stacks, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. All too often, as marketers we focus our efforts on the…

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Train Your Brain to Single-Task with Kanban

Multitasking is a silent killer of productivity, disguised as a ‘life hack.’ In their book Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life, authors Dr. Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore describe how multitasking increases the risk for making mistakes and missing important information and cues. Their research shows that people who multitask are less likely to retain information in working memory, which…

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Regain Focus with Kanban

How often do you find yourself at work flipping between tabs, unable to complete a thought before moving onto something else? You go from answering an email to checking a Facebook notification to reading some LinkedIn article, and then - what was I doing? Oh yeah, answering that email. It’s the digital equivalent of walking into a room and forgetting why…

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