5 Levels of Agile Planning


Within Agile, planning is done continuously. Planning is about working out what to do, and that must come before working out how long it will take. In this post I would like to present a process that will allow team members to understand the whole sequence of planning from vision to user story. Level 1, Vision: … Continue reading 5 Levels of Agile Planning

Scaling Up and Rolling Out Change


Kaiser Permanent (KP) is the largest integrated healthcare system in United States, the facts as of 2014 are over 10 million members, 177,000 employees and with annual reporting revenue of $56.4 billion. KP undertook few years ago a scaling journey to develop and implement electronic health record systems with the goal to make life better … Continue reading Scaling Up and Rolling Out Change

Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value


IT performance and well-know DevOps practices, such as those that enable continuous delivery, are predictive of organisational and business performance. How IT performance is measured? the most used criteria is measured in terms of throughput and stability. The individual measures that make up IT performance are: Deployment frequency Lead time for changes Mean time to … Continue reading Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value

What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?


Today the only source of competitive advantage and value delivering comes from seeing what customers need and delivering it. Digital disruptors are changing complete industries, delivering value at a lower costs, with faster development times and with greater impact on customer experience. Digital disruption is simply a mindset that leads to a way of behaving; a … Continue reading What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?

Program Management Governance in Few Words


The first thing the program must do is establish program governance by planning how it will monitor and control the constituent projects. Effective governance ensures strategic alignment, the realisation of promised service and benefits, stakeholders are communicated with and kept aware of progress and issues; appropriate tools and processes are used in the program; decisions … Continue reading Program Management Governance in Few Words

What is a Program?


A program consists of a group of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated way, in order to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the organisation’s strategic objectives that would not be available by managing each project individually. Programs are the link between the business strategy and the individual projects that will implement the … Continue reading What is a Program?

What are the Responsibilities of a Project Manager?


As defined in What is a Project post; "the role of the project manager is to deliver the project on time, within budget and with the needs of the business fully met". 8 Key Tasks of a Project Manager Clarify the Objectives: it is very important for the project success to have clear objectives, the project will be … Continue reading What are the Responsibilities of a Project Manager?

What is a Project?


A project can be described as a temporary organisation that will focus on the: creation of a group of business deliverables as defined by the project scope within an agreed time frame (usually of a year or less) within cost budget and quality parameters A project is the implementation of a change, with a beginning, middle … Continue reading What is a Project?

In Agile, What to do if Team Velocity is not as you Planned?


If after three or four sprints you notice your velocity is not where you had hoped it would be, do not panic. This might happen, this is why you need to set expectations accordingly and told your client not to trust your initial plans. The good news is that by the time you know about … Continue reading In Agile, What to do if Team Velocity is not as you Planned?

In Agile, How to Handle New Client Requirements?


When your customer discovers what they really want in their project, ask them how they would like to handle it. You can push out the release date or add more resources (which is like saying we are going to need more money), or you can drop some of the less important stories from the to-do … Continue reading In Agile, How to Handle New Client Requirements?