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Exploring the Principle of Transparency in Lean and Agile

Transparency in Agile What is Transparency in Agile? Transparency in Agile teams is the open sharing of all project-related information among team members and stakeholders, including progress, challenges, and processes. In Agile teams, transparency is foundational for effective collaboration and…


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Managing Queues in Product Development

Why Manage Queues? Effective queue management reduces cycle time, increasing profits by minimizing inactivity in product development processes. Queue management is pivotal in optimizing cycle time within product development, directly influencing economic outcomes. The primary issue in extended…


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Optimize Batch Sizes

What are "Batches" in Product Development? Batch size refers to the quantity or volume of tasks, items, or units grouped for processing, development, or transmission at one time.


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Optimizing Flow with Work in Progress (WIP) Limits

What are WIP Limits? WIP limits are a deliberate constraint placed on the amount of work in progress within a process, which is pivotal in enhancing the workflow's focus, efficiency, and overall effectiveness. Work In Progress (WIP) limits define the maximum quantity of work in each stage of a…


Visibility in Agile

Explore the Principle of Visibility in Lean and Agile

What is the Principle of Visibility in Agile? The Principle of Visibility in Agile emphasizes making all aspects of the Agile process visible to improve decision-making, accountability, and progress tracking. The Principle of Visibility in Agile is about making work visible and creating an…


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Case Study: Using Agile to Improve Productivity by 240%

Introduction This is a case study of a two-year project with an actual client. Over the period, we iterated through numerous improvement evolutions, experimenting with various concepts and processes. At the two-year mark, we measured the following improvements:Productivity increase of 240% Reduce…


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Mastering SAFe PI Planning

What is SAFe PI Planning? PI Planning (Program Increment Planning), a regular event in SAFe, orchestrates Agile teams to envision shared objectives, devise strategic roadmaps, manage dependencies, and strengthen collaboration, aligning team efforts with overarching business goals. PI Planning…


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Mastering the SAFe Confidence Vote

The Confidence Vote in SAFe The Confidence Vote is a crucial element in the Program Increment (PI) Planning process within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). It serves as a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the confidence level that Agile Release Train (ART) members have in the feasibility…


Mastering Team and Technical Agility with SAFe

What is SAFe Team and Technical Agility? Team and Technical Agility refers to the ability of development teams to adapt rapidly to changing customer needs, business goals, or technology while maintaining a high standard of work and technical excellence. Originating from the Agile Manifesto (Kent…


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Agile Leadership: Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management

Introduction Agile leadership is about more than just managing projects and overseeing teams. It encompasses many skills and competencies, from emotional intelligence and conflict management to fostering resilience and effective remote collaboration. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in…