We've been creating a number of series in our Agile Blog that we'd like to make sure you know about. All of these posts exist individually on the blog; this page is intended to help show how they are connected. Here you can find an overall description of each series and a collection of all links in that series. The page includes both in-progress series and completed series.
This series focuses on the challenges of traditional resource management, the differences with Agile resource management, and how a Portfolio Kanban approach can solve the true challenges of resource management in IT and product development organizations.
- Five Ways to Cheat Brook's Law to Speed Development Time
- How to Visit the Factory Floor of Your Software Portfolio
- Why We Resort to Conflict Driven Resource Management
- An Agile Approach to Resource Management
Scaling Agile to the Strategic Level
This series focuses on managing strategic Agile at the release level and above with Rally tooling and services. Potential topics for exploration include:
- Scaling Agile to the Strategic Level
- The Making of Project Stratus
- Rally's Agile Strategic Planning Service – Now Seeking Early Adopters
- Rationale for Project Stratus?
- Project Stratus for “Agile Software Requirements”
- Eric Ries & The Lean Startup – It's Everywhere
- The Lean Startup and Customer Development – How It's Moving Through Rally
- Serious Games Drive Agile Strategic Planning
- We Are “Go For Launch”
- Rally's London Agile Portfolio Management Forum
- Applying Lean Startup Principles to Your Agile Rollout
- Lean Your Portfolio Management Process
- Prediction in Kanban vs Scrum Commitment
- Steering vs Planning
- The Realistic Roadmap
- Steering by the Dashboard Lights
- Concept to Cash Value Stream
- When Mid-Range Planning is M.I.A.
- Driving Your Portfolio to Value
- Others – based on your comments and feedback
N Levels of Planning
This series invites discussion around the various levels of planning in Agile organizations for products, product teams, and for the innovative business. Topics to date include:
- N levels of Agile planning and beyond
- “Tell Me Why” — or, Start with “Why” Before “How” or “What”
- “N levels” – Your mileage may vary
- Rally's Strategic Planning
- Planning for Enterprise “Pull”–business and departmental N levels planning
- Business models that pivot your organization for value
Agile Tooling for High Assurance Software Development
Rally's Craig Langenfeld and Dean Leffingwell discuss potential tooling solutions that support the particular demands that are placed on product development teams in regulated environments.
- Agile Tooling for High Assurance Software
- Using Agile Tools to Track the Iteration in a High Assurance Environment – Define|Build|Verify
- Tools to Automate User Story Verification- Part 1: Rally and Quality Center
- Tools to Automate User Story Verification- Part 2: Incorporating SCM
- Using Rally to Map High Traceability User Stories: PRD to SRS
- High Assurance Agile Software Development: Traceability Matrix Examples
Measuring the Impact of your Agile Investments
This series focuses on measuring and quantifying the impact that Agile practices have on business outcomes.
One Hit Wonder Friday!
Jean Tabaka explores the complex world of one hit wonders and provides insights into how businesses can avoid this fate. Follow this series to see the next one hit wonder will be! Posts to date include:
How to Foster a Culture of Innovation
This series with Ryan Martens illustrate the ideals that we see in a “Culture of Innovation” including steps that you can take to create an innovative culture at your own organization.
- Moving Beyond Pull Requires a Culture of Innovation
- Preparation is more important the Planning
- Using Problems and Difficulties in a Culture of Innovation
Agile Product Management
- How To Staff Appropriately for a Successful Transition to Agile Product Management
- What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Transitioned to Agile Product Management
- What Happens to Product Managers When Organizations Go Agile
Want More? Check out these other great resources:
- What Do Actors and Programers Have In Common? by Jean Tabaka
- [Book] Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists Work by Rob Austin and Lee Devin
Top 10 Characteristics of an Agile Organization
This series with Jean Tabaka lists their beliefs about the necessary characteristics of a great Agile organization. The series of videos and articles are: