Category Archives: program management

Pragmatic Manager Posted: Time for a Decision

I published another Pragmatic Manager this week, Time for a Decision. It’s about program management decisions, and collaborating across the organization. Do you receive my Pragmatic Manager emails? If you think you are on my list, but are not receiving … Continue reading

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Scaling Agile? Think Out, Not Up

I taught the Influential Agile Leader workshop with Gil Broza last week in Edinburgh. (That’s why I was quiet. I was traveling and teaching. No time for writing, blogging or tweeting.) One of the participants asked me what I thought … Continue reading

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Using Release Trains to Get on Track Posted

My most recent column on projectmanagement.com, Using Release Trains to Get on Track is up. It’s another one of those columns that addresses the question, “What do you do in a program with agile and non-agile projects?” I hope you … Continue reading

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Organizing An Agile Program, Part 5: Measurements That Might Mean Something to a Program

This is the last in this series of organizing the agile program management posts. It won’t be the last of all the posts, it’s just the last in the series of organizing posts. If I’d realized how many words I … Continue reading

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Organizing An Agile Program, Part 4: Start From the Teams and Work Up

We got here because I started with Managing the Stream of Features in an Agile Program. That got me to Organizing an Agile Program, Part 1:Introduction, Organizing an Agile Program, Part 2: Networks for Managing Agile Programs, Organizing an Agile … Continue reading

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Organizing an Agile Program, Part 3, Large Programs Demand Servant Leadership

In Organizing an Agile Program, Part 1, Introduction, I suggested you think about the communication paths of your programs. Instead of hierarchies, I suggested you think of networks of teams. In Organizing an Agile Program Part 2, Networks for Managing … Continue reading

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Managing Programs with Agile and Traditional Projects Posted

I have a new article up on projectmanagement.com, Managing Programs with Agile and Traditional Projects. You know the problem with a program: you have some agile projects and some not-agile projects, and maybe some projects who suffer from an identity … Continue reading

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Organizing an Agile Program: Part 2, Networks for Managing Agile Programs

In Organizing an Agile Program: Part 1, Introduction, I discussed the difference between hierarchies and networks. I used Scrum of Scrums as an example. It could be any organizing hierarchy. Remember, I like Scrum as a way to organize a … Continue reading

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Organizing an Agile Program: Part 1, Introduction

If you want to organize an agile program, so you can manage the stream of features in your agile program, you have some options. It depends on the size of your program. The communication structures in your agile program matter. … Continue reading

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Think Small: Five Tips for Agile Program Management Posted

I have an article posted on projectmanagement.com. Think Small: Five Tips for Agile Program Management is up. I’ve been quite busy with client work, and was too exhausted to blog. (I know, can you imagine??) Please comment over there.

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