The development of Agile project management remains one of the most influential business trends of the 21st century, and for good reason. Agile provides numerous benefits to both teams and their parent organizations, increasing adaptability and accelerating value delivery in every effort. Still, effective implementation is no simple endeavor and requires a deep understanding of…

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Productive outcomes— delivered as quickly as possible— are a top priority for any organization. Unfortunately, in complex environments, productivity can be difficult to manage. At the turn of the century, Agile development emerged as one of the most effective ways to manage complex development efforts.  The Scrum framework now boasts widespread adoption. In fact, according…

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What is a coach? According to Merriam-Webster, the literal definition is “a large, usually closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having doors in the sides and an elevated seat in front for the driver.” While this interpretation is certainly less relevant today, it’s valuable to reflect on where the word’s most popular current usage comes from. The…

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When it comes to organizational change, whether that is new development techniques or company acquisitions, it is imperative that companies manage the change appropriately to ensure successful implementation. That said, as the Agile rebellion gains more and more traction across industries, it has become even more important for companies to integrate Scrum into their way…

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Becoming agile is about more than just Jira and Scrum. To be a successful company, the entire organization must play their part. But how? An agile executive would know. In this Lunch and Learn, Robb Pieper, CEO of Responsive Advisors will discuss areas affected by the agile delivery with some general solutions to common problems…

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A Scrum Master’s responsibilities occupy a unique position within an organization. While they play a vital role in improving project management conditions (87% of employees say having a Scrum Master improves the quality of work-life for teams), the Scrum framework grants these individuals few authorities.  They have little power to make direct changes, nor can…

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Despite popular belief, scrum is not a methodology—it is a framework. Frameworks are less prescriptive than methodologies, yet still provide room for additional processes, structures, and tools as needed. To fully understand the Scrum framework, it is important to first have an understanding of agile development.  Agile is essentially a set of principles supporting the…

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A lot of people are trying to do agile without being agile. But what does that mean and why should you care? In this video Jeff Maleski, Managing Advisor at Responsive Advisors and Professional Scrum Trainer, talks about the dollars and cents of maximizing value and responding quickly to change.

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Scrum was imagined to be integrated into teams that work closely with one another. In fact, according to the Agile Manifesto, “the most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” But, with the pandemic taking hold, most companies are on strict ‘stay at home’ orders, leaving…

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