Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.” For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. Deliver whenever I want it. Don’t question when I want to change it. True “Agility” is a much deeper change and most enterprises will

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Agile for Traditional Projects

By Susan Parente | Risk Management Guru – Agile Generalist – Instructor and Consultant, IIL “Can Agile practices be incorporated with traditional project management?” This is a very common question today, and the answer is yes! In this blog, I’ll cover two great Agile practices that teams have found to be valuable to incorporate on traditional projects,

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What is Agile and Scrum?

By J. LeRoy Ward,  PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM   |   Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL  The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference? It seems like almost every company, regardless of their industry, is practicing Agile and Scrum in some way and at some level

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The Agile Transformation Challenge All Organizations Face

By Erik Krisko, Enterprise Transformation Coach and Consultant I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to present at this year’s 2018 Agile and Scrum Online Conference, hosted by the International Institute for Learning (IIL). In my session “From Freight Train to Airplane: The Automotive Transformation”, I discuss Enterprise Transformation efforts taking place to prepare

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference, Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum.“  The keynote discussed how, over the years, project management has undergone continuous improvement efforts by extracting best practices from other management practices such as Six Sigma. Now, the

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

By Tom Friend – Agile Consultant / LtCol USAF (Ret) CSP, ACP, AHF, FLEX, CSM, PSM, ATP The 6th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, held in Alcala de Henares, Spain, brought together scientists, engineers, and researchers from NASA, the European Space Agency, universities and industry. Case studies on how agile methodologies have been

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How to achieve the Agile Transformation — Part 2

By Jim Stewart PMP, CSM  As mentioned in the previous article, Agile involves moving to a new way of working on projects; therefore, it brings its own set of issues that must be dealt with. Here are a few of the more common ones: Organizational Culture Organizations are typically top-down in nature, meaning there is a

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