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The Agile Mind Set

Author : Gil Broza
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Are you frustrated or disenchanted by the results of your Agile approach? Does Agile sound like a good idea, but you're not sure how to explain it beyond roles, practices, and meetings? Is your team going through the motions, but it's still business as usual? The missing piece is the Agile mind-set -- the thinking that makes Agile processes work. This book is your compass for the Agile journey. Without prescribing any process, practice, or tool, it will show you how practitioners approach: Deciding what to work on Planning and doing the work Engaging people and performing as teams Working better Pragmatic and dogma-free, this book will help you understand what it means to be Agile and how to bring others along. I want to give this book to every executive and manager who asks why the transition is taking so long. I also recommend it for all Agile practitioners as a valuable source of insight beyond the processes and techniques described in other books. -Roger Brown, Agile Coach, Agile Crossing Gil Broza is a kindred spirit to the pioneers of the Agile movement. He reminds us of the core values, principles, and behaviors of this enduring effort to bring joy and delight to producing software. To those new to the pursuit, he brings a lantern for the journey. -Rich Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations The book's forewords are by Jim Highsmith and Linda Rising. Gil Broza, founder and principal mentor at 3P Vantage, has been supporting Agile leaders and their teams since 2004. Gil's guidance helps professionals adopt effective, humane, and responsible approaches to software development. His previous book was The Human Side of Agile.

Agile Mindset a Complete Guide 2019 Edition

Author : Gerardus Blokdyk
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Which backlog contains user stories a team may be working on? How was it done in earlier projects? What is the value of Business Analysis (BA) ? What does the data tell you? Is the product development done as projects? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Agile mindset investments work better. This Agile mindset All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Agile mindset Self-Assessment. Featuring 964 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Agile mindset improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Agile mindset projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Agile mindset and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Agile mindset Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Agile mindset areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Agile mindset self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Agile mindset Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

Beyond Requirements

Author : Kent J. McDonald
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Beyond Requirements shows how to use business analysis practices and techniques to identify key business problems, find optimal solutions, and successfully implement them. Unlike most business analysis texts, it places analysis techniques in context, positioning them as a "means to the end" of solving organizational problems, not as an end in themselves. Kent McDonald helps you integrate analysis with ideas and techniques from other domains to significantly increase your effectiveness. He also covers crucial topics ignored by many business analysis books, including enterprise analysis, stakeholder analysis, and linkages to agile methodologies. If you're a business analyst, McDonald will help you transform your role and deepen your value to the organization. If you aren't an analyst, McDonald will empower you to leverage analytical techniques to solve your own business problems, and increase your own impact on the enterprise. Whatever your role, Beyond Requirements will help you clarify hidden risks and opportunities, collaborate and measure progress more effectively, provide better decision-making support, and formulate more successful strategy.

Agile Mindset Ma g i c

Author : Yashasree Barve
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‘Nothing will work till they change their mindset.’ As an agile leader or coach, how often would you have said this? Mindset drives behaviors and behaviors drive culture. Culture is the topmost obstacle to adopting and scaling agile practices in organizations consistently as per the State of Agile report for years. Bringing in the right agile mindset in your organization is the right first step to bringing in an agile culture. However, it’s tough, isn’t it? This book unravels how to bring the change in mindset to be agile using a four-stage approach drenched with real-life stories from the trenches. Start with why one needs to change and then get into what and how through examples. Take a look at what has worked and what did not in the journey of embracing agility, along with techniques that clicked. Get ready to wield the magic of the agile mindset.

Agile Mindset A Complete Guide 2020 Edition

Author : Gerardus Blokdyk
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How important to you is it to work for your organization that is digitally enabled or is a digital leader? What other functions/roles do you collaborate with to collect, measure and analyze data? Did your team over commit / under commit? What are/were your organizations greatest concerns regarding the adoption of Agile development? How how should leadership development opportunities be designed? This easy Agile Mindset self-assessment will make you the entrusted Agile Mindset domain adviser by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any Agile Mindset challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the Agile Mindset work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every Agile Mindset task and that every Agile Mindset outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Agile Mindset costs are low? How can I deliver tailored Agile Mindset advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all Agile Mindset essentials are covered, from every angle: the Agile Mindset self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the required activities and processes so that Agile Mindset outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced Agile Mindset practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the easy elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in Agile Mindset are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the Agile Mindset self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows you exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Agile Mindset Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

The Agile Mindset

Author : Svenja Hofert
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Becoming more agile - that's what many companies want in order to remain successful in the digital age. But new processes, working methods and open-plan offices alone are not enough. The attitude, the mindset of the employees and, above all, of the managers is decisive for sustainable change. This attitude is characterized by a way of thinking and acting that productively copes with comprehensive changes and that not only takes people along but lets them grow. Svenja Hofert defines the term "mindset" and uses concrete approaches from developmental psychology as well as many checklists, case studies and interviews to show how managers develop their employees in a targeted manner in order to drive change forward together. This book is a translation of the original German 1st edition Das Agile Mindset by Svenja Hofert, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2018. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.

Agile Mindset a Clear and Concise Reference

Author : Gerardus Blokdyk
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What is our Agile Mindset Strategy? Is Agile Mindset Required? Who are the Agile Mindset improvement team members, including Management Leads and Coaches? Are assumptions made in Agile Mindset stated explicitly? Does our organization need more Agile Mindset education? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Agile Mindset investments work better. This Agile Mindset All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Agile Mindset Self-Assessment. Featuring 677 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Agile Mindset improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Agile Mindset projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Agile Mindset and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Agile Mindset Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Agile Mindset areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Agile Mindset self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard, and... - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation ...plus an extra, special, resource that helps you with project managing. INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

Unlocking The Agile Mindset

Author : Ethann Castell
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The problem - Lacklust or Failed AgileSome organisations have enjoyed much success with implementing Agile, delivering more value faster, becoming more responsiveness to change, transforming organisational culture, and moving to new and better ways of working.But for many others, their Agile journey has been less fruitful, and their Agile transformations have turned out mediocre (or even worse). The initial promise of Agile often fails to materialise. While Agile can look simple from the outside, achieving success can frustratingly prove anything but easy - the product in the box doesn't look anything like the drawing on the outside of the box. The result is that Cargo Cult Agile and Faux Agile are rampant in many organisations today.What accounts for such a difference between the successes and the failures? After hundreds of hours of investigation, research and interviews, I discovered that the solution is hidden in plain sight.The Solution - The Agile MindsetAgile is a Mindset, a way of being, a significantly different way of thinking about the world. But many organisations have treated Agile as just another workflow process, a replacement for their project management methodology, or the latest management fad that they need to jump on to so not to appear behind the times.Not so fast! What is The Agile Mindset?While other leaders in the Agile community have identified that Agile is a mindset, few, if any, have ventured beyond that to specify what that mindset is. Only knowing that Agile is a mindset is not particularly helpful by itself. In order to effect real change, we need to know what the mindset is - the contents, the component pieces, the details, and how it contrasts to traditional ways of thinking. Only then can we start to realise the dormant potential that Agile has only delivered to a few select organisations.Unlocking The Agile Mindset is a deep-dive into the underpinning philosophies, thinking and mental models which underpin Agile, and contrasts these to the legacy mindsets still prevalent in many of today's organisations.This book contains the seven keys to the Agile Mindset. These keys will empower you and your organisation to mature beyond following rigid frameworks and processes, to a place where true agility is pervasive and Agile finally delivers on the results and benefits that it can.

Hacking for Agile Change

Author : Lena Ross
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Overview Of Agile

Author : Gil Paschal
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This book is a perfect Agile reference guide for visual learners! Simplifies key agile principles as you prepare for the ACP exam. It covers the essence of both "Being Agile" & "Doing Agile" and is very useful for the PMI-ACP Exam. This book shows the agile mindset and behaviors in use on agile teams. Servant leadership traits are illustrated through mind-maps and cartoons, accompanied by short descriptions.

The Basics Of Agile and Lean

Author : Aditi Agarwal
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People often debate whether Agile and Lean are the same or different. This book is written to introduce you to the core values and principles of both Agile and Lean methodologies and will hopefully answer some of the common questions such as: - What is Agile? - What is Lean? - Which is better? Agile or Lean? - What are the 12 Agile Principles? - What is the Agile Manifesto? - How many Agile frameworks are there? - What is Scrum? - What is the difference between Agile and Scrum? - Which methodologies are used to scale Agile to large teams or to the enterprise? - What is Kanban? - Is Kanban Lean or Agile? - What is the Toyota Production System? - What are the different versions of the Toyota House of Lean? - What are the principles of Lean? - How are Lean and Agile different? - How is Lean the same as Agile? Anyone who is interested in being Agile or who wants to adopt lean thinking would benefit from this book. Grab your copy today. Learn Agile and Lean methodologies to deliver better business value. This is Book #1 in the series titled 'The Basics Of Customer-First Product Management'. Other books include: The Basics of SCRUM (Book #2)The Basics Of Kanban (Book #3) Hope this series can add value to you. Please leave your honest review on this page.

Advances in Agile and User Centred Software Engineering

Author : Adam Przybyłek
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This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 3rd International Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development, LASD 2019, and the 7th Conference on Multimedia, Interaction, Design and Innovation, MIDI 2019, which took place under the umbrella of the 14th Federated Conferences on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS, in Leipzig, Germany, in September 2019. LASD 2019 received a total of 30 submissions, of which 6 full and 1 short paper are included in this volume. For MIDI 2019 one short paper was accepted for publication in this book, from a total of 6 submissions.

The Human Side of Agile

Author : Gil Broza
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As an Agile team leader, your biggest challenge is also your biggest asset. The human side of Agile is tricky. It's the least manageable, understood, and appreciated asset in an Agile environment. Even if your customers are reasonably happy and your developers seem to be doing okay, you know your team is capable of more: delivering great products and staying ahead of ever-changing demands. You need a team that's self-organized, energetic, and flexible, even in tough situations. But how do you build it and lead it? Whether you're a ScrumMaster, project manager, functional manager, or team leader, you want to feel good about using Agile and to create the conditions for great results. But the project management skills you honed in traditional environments don't always apply to the role of Agile team leader. The Human Side of Agile fills this gap, guiding you to: Establish yourself as a confident and capable leader who adds value Build and lead an engaged team that can handle almost any challenge Cultivate collaboration and a continuous improvement mind-set Reap the full benefits of Agile in the real world with real people "I just found the next must-read book for our entire leadership team." "Tricia Broderick, Director of Development, TechSmith" "This book is up there with Peopleware, with concrete examples you can use immediately." "Dave Rooney, Sherpa, Shopify" "Agile teams need effective leaders who 'get' the people stuff. Without that you're merely going through the Agile motions." "Scott W. Ambler, co-creator of Disciplined Agile Delivery" While readable from cover to cover, the book is written as practical answers to the 80+ most relevant and pressing questions that team leaders ask, such as: "How Can I Help the Team Buy In?" "What If I Can't Work Full-Time as the Team's Leader?" "What Actions Will Build the Team's Trust in Me?" "How Can I Mitigate the Damage of Performance Reviews?" "What If a Member Doesn't Fit With the Team?" "How Can We Focus on Our Work With So Many Meetings?" "How Do I Get Stakeholders and Managers on My Side?" "How Can I Make Changes Stick?" "How Do We Avoid Reverting to Old Behaviors?" (Click on Look Inside to browse the complete table of contents.) The book's forewords are by Jim Highsmith and Christopher Avery. Gil Broza, founder and chief specialist at 3P Vantage, has successfully mentored Agile leaders and their teams since 2004. Gil's guidance helps professionals adopt effective, humane, and responsible approaches to software development.

Visual Learning For Beginners

Author : Sonja Berrio
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This book is a perfect Agile reference guide for visual learners! Simplifies key agile principles as you prepare for the ACP exam. It covers the essence of both "Being Agile" & "Doing Agile" and is very useful for the PMI-ACP Exam. This book shows the agile mindset and behaviors in use on agile teams. Servant leadership traits are illustrated through mind-maps and cartoons, accompanied by short descriptions.

The Apprentice and the Project Manager

Author : Kamal Manglani
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People and organizations constantly struggle with the pace of change and limited resources. This book narrates important lessons on how people and organizations can win in today’s competitive and ever changing environment through short stories sharing experiences of an apprentice in an auto workshop, who learns the various types of optimizations, and who later expands these optimizations in his corporate job. The optimizations draw upon principles from Lean.

This book expresses the importance of short review cycles that support a shift in behaviors and habits through numerous parallels drawn from an auto workshop and later at a corporate culture.

Human behaviors are used to understand what we need to do in order to make us all better performers. When we start to measure those behaviors we start to see our wasteful habits and start to understand what we need to alter or cut out completely. The Apprentice and The Project Manager will help the reader identify these and similar challenges they are sure to face in their professional fields, even outside of technology. This book will enable the reader to get started on a journey to develop an Agile Mindset that is critical for survival of today’s leaders and organizations within or outside of technology.

The Agile Mind

Author : Wilma Koutstaal
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In this book, Wilma Koutstaal covers all aspects of agile thought, and how it emerges from and interacts with memory, perception, emotion, executive control, motivation, and action, as well as how it is related to creativity, mediated by learning and environmental input, enhanced by plasticity, and destroyed by rigidity. The Agile Mind brings together much theory and work in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology, so will be a valuable resource for researchers in those fields.

AGILE LEARNER

Author : JAMES. ANDERSON
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The Agility Mindset

Author : Fiona Cannon
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Shows how to unlock the massive efficiency savings and productivity gains by reframing the approach to flexible working by concentrating on workforce agility. We know that organizations don’t need the same number of workers 9-5, five days a week 52 weeks a year. We know that not all of the best talent will work when and where we want. We know that command and control Taylorism stifles innovation and creativity. So why do we keep thinking of flexible working as a cost to the organization? A simple mindset shift is all that is required to grasp the opportunity that smart organizations are already exploiting. Stop thinking about “flexible working” and start thinking about “workforce agility”. By creating win-win working practices you can attract the best talent by offering the flexibility they crave and secure the agile, just-in-time workforce that can get the job done. The Agile Future Forum, a business-to-business initiative started by 22 founder members – mostly CEOS of big employers including BT, Lloyds Banking Group, Cisco, Tesco, KPMG, HM Treasury and Ford – have conducted case studies and a collated best practice from world class organisations which show that a more agile approach to flexible working not only delivers better performance but can also save between 3 and 13% of personnel costs. The Agility Mindset blends the insights of scores of CEOs, along with the frontline experience of practising managers to create this very practical guide. Based on rigorous research, but packed with practical diagnostics and frameworks, the book shows you how to create a fit for purpose workplace in a world where only the agile will flourish.

How To Create An Agile Mindset For A Leader

Author : Earl Darcangelo
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This is a compelling business advice book that encourages adaptation and balance. I believe every leader needs to read this book to be able to quickly adapt to changes. This book outlines a powerful model and actionable steps using the Re4 Coaching Model developed by Chuen Chuen. The Re4 Coaching Model, clearly illustrated in this book, helps you see your world with objective clarity, understand what has to be done and why. Through this coaching model, you gain the resolve and confidence to overcome challenges with authenticity, integrate theoretical learning with practical steps and learn to thrive. The Re4 coaching model focuses you by using four basic principles: - Reconstruct the map - change your perception to find the truth; - Refresh the Lens - identify and remove assumptions and bias; - Renew the Identity - use your new perception and lens to create a new business persona that tackles change; - Rebuild the Capabilities - Learn and practice new skills and actions for improved outcomes.

The Agile Enterprise

Author : Mario E. Moreira
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Discover how to implement and operate in an Agile manner at every level of your enterprise and at every point from idea to delivery. Learn how Agile-mature organizations adapt nimbly to microchanges in market conditions. Learn cutting-edge practices and concepts as you extend your implementation of Agile through the entire enterprise to meet customer needs. Veteran Agile coach Mario Moreira argues that two critical conditions must be conscientiously cultivated at a company before it can expect to reap in full measure the business benefits of mature Agile. First, individuals at every level must be committed to the mindset and the implementation of practices rigorously focused on delivering value to the customer. Second, all employees must be empowered to take ownership. This holistic transformation wrenches the status quo and provokes a strong focus where customers and employees matter. What You'll Learn Establish an idea pipeline to quickly and productively evolve customer value through all levels of the enterprise Incorporate a discovery mindset—experimental, incremental, design, and divergent thinking—and fast feedback loops to increase the odds that what you build aligns more closely to what customer wants Leverage Lean Canvas, personas, story mapping, value stream mapping, Cost of Delay, servant leadership, self-organization, and more to deliver optimum value to customers Use continuous agile budgeting and idea pipelines at the senior levels of the enterprise to enable you to adapt to the speed of the market Reinvent human resources, portfolio management, finance, and many areas of management toward new roles in the enablement of customer value Map a top-to-bottom and end-to-end holistic view of your Agile galaxy to gauge where you are today and where you’d like to go in your Agile future Be truly Agile throughout your enterprise, focused on customer value and employees above all else Who This Book Is For Executives and senior management; sponsors of Agile within a company; ScrumMasters and Agile coaches, champions, and consultants; project management and quality assurance officers (PMOs and AMOs); portfolio managers; product managers and product owners; marketing and business managers; functional, middle, and resource managers; engineering heads and managers; cross-functional engineering/scrum teams; and entrepreneurs and venture capitalists