Agile

The Agile Blog provides advice and resources for people actively looking to advance their Agile practices. With regular posts by Ryan Martens and Jean Tabaka as well as key contributions from Rally’s Agile coaching and product teams, the Agile Blog has no shortage of subject expertise. Check out some of our favorite entries by visiting the top posts page, and be sure to subscribe by RSS feed or email to keep up-to-date.

Value Management: Building the Right Thing

Posted by Catherine Connor, Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:00 in Agile

In our pursuit of portfolio-level agility, and with capacity management well-covered in our capacity planning blog series, it's time to start talking about value management.

Principle #5 of Capacity Planning: Tolerance for Incomplete Data

Posted by Brent Barton, Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:00 in Agile

The first four Principles of Capacity Planning start us on a planning journey to run a business more effectively. Here are the topics we’ve covered so far:

Agile for Project Managers

Posted by Rally Software, Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:17 in Agile

Agile: Where It’s At

Did you know that according to job board indeed.com, openings for project managers (PMs) with Agile experience have grown more than 2,500% since 2005?

Try AgileZen and Mobilize Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Posted by Geri Mitchell-Brown, Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:00 in Agile

Limited Time Offer: AgileZen Impact Edition

Are You Doing Portfolio Management, or Issuing Hunting Licenses?

Posted by Alex Pukinskis, Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:46 in Agile

Do you have a set of budgeting, funding, and approval processes so complex that nobody knows how they all work? Is the easiest way to get something done at your company to escalate to a senior executive, or go straight to a developer?

The other day, I was helping a customer untangle their approval/funding/budgeting processes. Now, this may not sound like the most delightful afternoon, but it was hot outside, and we were all ready to do it.

Tuning your Scrum Standups

Posted by Alex Pukinskis, Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:00 in Agile

I recently taught my first Scrum workshop in a while, after a number of years of doing other work. The team was excited and ready to go. The next day, they held a daily standup in the traditional style. Each person answered the three questions:

“What did I do yesterday?”  

“What will I do today?”  

“What’s slowing me down?”

Rally’s Colorado Crew Pushes Pedal Power

Posted by Geri Mitchell-Brown, Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:54 in Agile

In Boulder, Bike To Work Day (BTWD) is a big deal. At Rally, it’s HUGE. This year, as in years past, we went all-out and we played to win. Here are some highlights.

Portfolio Management for the Fast-paced World

Posted by Catherine Connor, Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:00 in Agile

Project and portfolio management is overdue for an overhaul. Fundamental principles of traditional portfolio management practices no longer apply in our highly complicated and fast-paced world. The mismatch gets compounded by the pervasive use of software in almost every industry.  

How Rally Customers Helped Us Give Away $10K

Posted by Geri Mitchell-Brown, Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:22 in Agile

Cynthia Koenig (center), Executive Director of Wello Water, and two team members express their appreciation for receiving the Citizen Engineer Award. Why put a suitcase on your head? Read on and RallyON!

Rally For Impact Scrimmage: A Great Day of Work and Play

Posted by Geri Mitchell-Brown, Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:03 in Agile

Question: What do you get when you mix …

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