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Practical agile for change managers – Part 1

Practical agile for change managers – Part 1

Communications   A critical part of agile is being able to iterate and continuously improve in order to deliver an optimal solution. Rather than one large change release, an agile project would break this down into smaller releases. Each release will go through an...

I discovered these 5 surprises in managing an agile digital project

I discovered these 5 surprises in managing an agile digital project

As someone who is normally overseeing the change management side of large programs and portfolios, I now find myself being in the shoes of a project manager. Here’s the background. I now manage a digital software-as-a-service business (The Change Compass) aimed at...

How to manage a peak change period resulting from agile

How to manage a peak change period resulting from agile

Most of us work in organizations where change is the constant, and where at any one time there is a myriad of changes. What happens when there is a lot of changes being worked on? How do effective organizations manage change within this common environment? And what...

The big elephant in the room on managing agile changes

The big elephant in the room on managing agile changes

There is now a lot of content out there on how to manage agile changes, including agile methodology and agile ways of working.   This includes early and continuous engagement, creating a multidisciplinary team and designing smaller iterative changes.  There are kanban...

The ultimate guide to Agile for change managers

The ultimate guide to Agile for change managers

So agile is all the rage at the moment.  Most organizations are implementing some form of agile methodology in how they manage initiatives, anywhere from the waterfall project methodology on one extreme end through to the pure agile project methodology on the other...

5 things Eames taught me about agile project delivery

5 things Eames taught me about agile project delivery

Recently I was reading about the creative process of Ray and Charles Eames, the couple who epitomized modern furniture design in the 1940s-60s. I was immediately struck by how many agile concepts were championed by Eames all those years ago. What we now know to be the...

What we need to know about agile we learnt from change management

What we need to know about agile we learnt from change management

Agile is a software development approach.  However, it is now applied not just in software development but also features prominently in project management and operations management. With the increasing popularity of agile, change practitioners are also rushing to...

What is missing in driving change management in an agile setting?

What is missing in driving change management in an agile setting?

"Agile is all the rage at the moment in driving change and transformation. There are many who call out the importance of stakeholder management, communicating regularly, ensuring strong sponsorship and clarity of business requirements. Others emphasize on the need to...