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Webinar Recap: Why Use a “Benefits Register” in Programs and Portfolios

June 22, 2020

On June 16th, 2020, Inflectra's agile champion - Sriram Rajagopalan, Ph.D. hosted the last webinar in the Risk Management webinar series. The webinar explored why to use a “Benefits Register” in programs and portfolios. 

If you missed the webinar, please enjoy this recap, complete with a video recording.

Webinar Agenda:

The webinar covered the following areas:

  • How to establish the value of benefits in the program and portfolios
  • The important principles of benefits register
  • The approaches to using the benefits register in value delivery
  • How to use the Benefits Register effectively. 
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Webinar Recap: Why to Use RACI to Manage Stakeholders?

April 28, 2020

On April 23, 2020, Inflectra and #SriramRajagopalan hosted a webinar called: Why to use RACI to Manage Stakeholders? This is the 1st webinar in the Risk Management series by Inflectra. If you missed the webinar, please enjoy the recap in this blog.

Main Take-Aways:

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • how to establish the importance of engaging stakeholders
  • review the stakeholder engagement tools
  • understanding the role that RACI plays in an organizational context
  • review the patterns in using the RACI correctly.
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Webinar Recap: Scream For Scrum or Scream At Scrum: What’s Going On?

March 9, 2020

On February 7, 2020 Inflectra and Sriram Rajagopalan hosted a live webinar: Scream For Scrum or Scream At Scrum: What’s Going On? 

If you missed the webinar, here is a recap blog to catch you up.

WEBINAR TAKEAWAYS:

  • Discover management patterns that sow the seeds of Scrum failure
  • Understand the empirical principles of Scrum and its core values
  • Learn about the patterns of failure in Scrum implementation
  • Identify the team-specific patterns for Scrum success.

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Webinar Recap: Metrics in the Brand New World of Programs and Portfolios

March 3, 2020

On February 18, 2020 Inflectra and Sriram Rajagopalan hosted a live webinar: Scream For Scrum or Scream At Scrum: What’s Going On? 

If you missed the webinar, here is a recap of the webinar.

WEBINAR TAKEAWAYS:

  • Learn how to establish the value of metrics in the program and portfolio
  • Identify the most important principles around metrics
  • Choose the metrics that need to be in place for programs and portfolios
  • Apply and integrate metrics into agile and lean initiatives within programs.

The webinar recording is inside. 

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Webinar Recap: How To Incorporate Lean & Kanban in Product Lifecycle Management

February 4, 2020

On January 23, 2020 Inflectra hosted a live webinar: How To Incorporate Lean & Kanban in Product Lifecycle Management. If you missed the webinar, here is a recap of the most important take-aways 👇:

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Webinar Recap: Patterns to Avoid in Agile Ceremonies

January 14, 2020

On January 9th, 2020 Inflectra hosted a live webinar: Patterns to Avoid in Agile Ceremonies. If you missed the webinar, here is a recap of the most important take-aways 👇:

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Webinar Recap: How To Write Good User Stories

December 19, 2019

On December 17, 2019 Inflectra and Sriram Rajagopalan hosted a live webinar: How To Write Good User StoriesIf you missed the webinar, here is a recap of the most important take-aways:

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Blog: How To Write Good User Stories

December 19, 2019

In the following blog post, Sriram Rajagopalan - Inflectra's Enterprise Agile Champion explores how-to's of writing good user stories and gives practical recommendations on how to achieve just that.

This blog complements Inflectra's December 17th webinar on the same topic, with the webinar recording available inside. 

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Webinar #Recap: Managing Risk in the Agile Enterprise

June 22, 2019

On June 6, 2019, Inflectra and Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan  hosted a live webinar on Managing Risk in the Agile Enterprise. This was the last live webinar in Inflectra's Tier 2 agile webinar series called: Deeper Dive Into Agile: Practical Tips On Managing Agile Projects.

If you missed the webinar, we understand - and are happy to share with you the most important take-aways.

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Blog: Risk Management in Agile Initiatives

June 18, 2019

The principles of risk management play a pivotal role in the project management framework. While the principles of project management do not specifically recommend waterfall approach, some agile practitioners incorrectly disassociate from the principles of project risk management in agile approaches to product development or project management.

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Webinars On Demand: Agile Management By Inflectra

June 13, 2019

We have recently completed a series of in depth webinars on agile project management, software development and testing. The webinar series was immensely popular and so we are offering these webinars on demand. 

Please view the details below and register. 

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Webinar #Recap: Estimating User Stories in the Agile Space

May 23, 2019

On May 7, 2019, Inflectra and Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan  hosted a live webinar on Estimating User Stories in the Agile Space. The webinar is part of Inflectra's Tier 2 agile webinar series called: Deeper Dive Into Agile: Practical Tips On Managing Agile Projects.

If you missed the webinar, we understand - and are happy to share with you the most important take-aways.

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Blog: Art of Agile Estimation

May 22, 2019

Frequently, people wonder whether agile estimation approaches differ completely from the plan-driven approaches in project management. While each framework has its own uniqueness in their approach to gathering estimates, the nature of estimates gathered should be considered in relation to the project or product lifecycle.

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Webinar #Recap: Preparing for Career Roles in the Agile Arena

May 6, 2019

On April 25, 2019, Inflectra and #SriramRajagopalan offered to a group of aspiring agilists a webinar on Preparing for Career Roles in the Agile Arena. The webinar is part of Inflectra's Tier 2 agile webinar series called: Deeper Dive Into Agile: Practical Tips On Managing Agile Projects.

If you missed the webinar, we understand - and are happy to share with you the most important take-aways.

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Webinar Recap: 5 Principles to Managing Your Application Lifecycle with SpiraTeam®

January 31, 2019

On January 24, 2019, Inflectra and #SriramRajagopalan offered to a group of aspiring agilists a webinar on Five Principles to Managing Your Application Lifecycle with SpiraTeam®. The webinar is part of Inflectra's certificate course called: Journey Into Agile With Inflectra - A Free Webinar Course.

If you missed the webinar, we understand - and are happy to share with you the most important take aways from the webinar.

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STAGE: The 5 Principles Of Application Life-Cycle Management

January 25, 2019

The blog is produced in conjunction with Journey Into Agile With Inflectra - A Free Webinar Course.

Often, when people hear about application lifecycle management, they interpret the terminology with things they know. Project Managers or Scrum Masters will think of the current scope of the project or the specific iteration/release that has a known scope and relatively short duration. Business Analysts, Product Managers, and Product Owners think of the product lifecycle management that has an uncertain scope and unclearly long duration. Architects, Designers, Developers, and Testers focus on software development lifecycle. Operations, Service Delivery, Program Managers and Portfolio Managers think of the deployment considerations, release documentation, and benefits realization.

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Journey Into Agile With Inflectra - A Free Webinar Course

January 2, 2019

Inflectra and  #sriramrajagopalan are teaming up to bring you a free five-part online training course on agile project lifecycle management called: Journey Into Agile With Inflectra.

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Using a Pseudouser to Act as a Traffic Cop in Agile Projects

September 11, 2018

During his work assisting our clients with their agile transformations, Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan has found a best practice to be the use of a "Traffic Cop" pseudo user to better manage the flow of work items in a project and/or sprint.

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Getting Smart With Inflectra

February 13, 2017

Remember when we asked you for your ideas for how we can help your career? Well, we had a great response, and the clear winner was for us to provide tools to help you become trained and certified in our products. Working with our colleagues at Agile Training Champions, we have developed an initial course list for our products.

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Management Debt: The Costs of Non-delivery and Non-conformance

February 7, 2017

The principles of lean have always focused on maximizing the value delivery. In fact, the Japanese term Muda (Arnheiter & Maleyeff, 2005) refers to the seven different types of wastes that one should remove. In this guest post from our agile transformation partner Sriram Rajagopalan, we discuss the types of waste that can be eliminated using a Lean methodology, and the role of Management Debt in perpetuating wasteful practices.

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