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6 LEVELS OF AGILE  PLANNING
One of the misconception is that agile processes doesn't do enough planning. In reality, Agile does lot more planning and risk mitigation than traditional processes. Agile focuses on planning very often instead of doing comprehensive and assumption based planning once. Agile Planning (a.k.a. planning onion) has 6 levels - Strategy, Portfolio, Release, Iteration, Daily, and Continuous. Read more...



5. AGILE RELEASE LIFECYCLE
In the following innovative video blog, Virtual Mr. Agile is helping an agile team through a series of live discussions with the team members to explain Agile release lifecycle. These discussions cover many topics such as agile manifesto, sprint "0", role of scrum master, definition of ready and done etc.



4. AGILE STRATEGY MANIFESTO
Agile product development is fast growing with intense focus on perfecting agile execution, however, the strategy for many organizations is still non-agile. For example, agile product development teams are pushing business owners to prioritize backlog to deliver highest value features in their iterations. However, business owners are not necessarily providing prioritization based on organization's strategy. A strategy involves making choices throughout the value chain that are interdependent. If agility is only limited to a part of the value chain then it creates friction and value chain becomes weak.  Read more...
3. AGILE GOVERNANCE
It requires strategic vision to commit to embracing the emerging business environment. This involves creating an agile strategy that manifests principles of adaptation across the value chain. An enterprise's agility drastically reduces if only part of the value chain is agile, hence, an Agile Enterprise needs an Agile Governance  to drive Agility across the organization.  Purpose of this governance is not to control. Its main function is to ensure alignment of agile execution with agile strategy. Read more...





2. AGILE - A PERFECT PARTNER
Over the last decade, Agile has emerged as a charming leader and a shining star. More and more teams are interested in Agile but they are not sure how to get there. Taking a big bang approach to Agile is not a viable option for most of the organizations. Most successful partnerships with Agile are tailored to the strengths and limitations of the organization. This article is aimed at providing an innovative approach for Agile partnering with real life story. Read more...



1. WHY AGILE? - AN INVESTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
This article is meant for those people who believe in making right investment choices. It is not for the people who see agile as another process for software development. Organizations make huge investment in the product development, hence, it is important to think as an investor when you choose product execution methodology. Here are top four reasons for considerations for moving to Agile. Read more...