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Strategic portfolio vs project portfolio - bridging the gap

Strategic portfolio vs project portfolio - bridging the gap

Strategic and project portfolios are not the same. Tina Behers explains the key differences between the two and covers why understanding these differences can help organisations and project teams work more effectively and achieve their goals more efficiently.

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Adaptavist predicts agile transformation trends for 2024

Adaptavist predicts agile transformation trends for 2024

As 2023 draws to a close, our experts got together to share their predictions for 2024. In the agile camp, we paired up Tina Behers, VP of Enterprise Agility, Aligned Agility and Jon Kern, Digital Transformation Consultant and Co-author of the Agile Manifesto.

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Navigating change: assessing and addressing organisational readiness for agile transformation

Navigating change: assessing and addressing organisational readiness for agile transformation

Successfully adopting agile practices goes beyond changing development team processes. It demands a thorough assessment of the organisation's readiness for transformation across all aspects of the business. 

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Transition to enterprise agile planning in six steps

Transition to enterprise agile planning in six steps

Many organisations believe that implementing a tool is a silver bullet. It is not, but technology can help support your people and processes during your agile transformation. Let us explain.

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Agile fireside chats: agile all grown up

Agile fireside chats: agile all grown up

In the summer of 2023, The Adaptavist Group convened some of the industry's leading agile experts for a special roundtable—Agile back to basics: foundations, interpretations, and paving the way forward.

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See you in Texas for the TBM Conference 2023

See you in Texas for the TBM Conference 2023

We are thrilled to be gold-level sponsors for the 10th annual event, fuelling transformative insights for technology business management in Austin, Texas! - 24 October 2PM - 26 October

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Tina Behers gets back to basics with agile

Tina Behers gets back to basics with agile

This summer, some of the industry's leading agile experts got together for a special roundtable – Agile back to basics: foundations, interpretations, and paving the way forward. Aligned Agility’s Tina Behers, VP Enterprise Agility, was one of those experts. 

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The State of Agile: Going Back to Basics

The State of Agile: Going Back to Basics

Agile methodologies have become ingrained in software development and beyond over the past two decades. However, as the concept spreads, has its original intent been lost?

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Scaling agile organisations: stop using MoSCoW to prioritise initiatives

Scaling agile organisations: stop using MoSCoW to prioritise initiatives

In this blog, Jean Henson explores scaling agile, using the MoSCoW method to prioritise work, and when you should ditch it.

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Agile strategies in action: the triumphs

Agile strategies in action: the triumphs

In this blog, Tina Behers speaks from experience, explaining what makes a good agile transformation strategy.

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Agile strategies in action: the tribulations

Agile strategies in action: the tribulations

This blog takes a hard look at the uglier side of agile transformation strategy, with tips from Tina Behers to stop you from straying off course.

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How to Integrate Aha! Roadmaps with Jira

How to Integrate Aha! Roadmaps with Jira

In this blog, our expert Peter Kerrigan, explores how Aha! Roadmaps can give the most accurate reporting by integrating two systems, with best practices for configuration and managing this integration for Jira Software and Aha!

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Change Program for existing integrated Jira projects

Change Program for existing integrated Jira projects

Our agile expert Shannon Wright explores how configuration and changes with a specific program within Jira Align will happen with an update to another program.

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Convert synced Bugs to Story of type Defect

Convert synced Bugs to Story of type Defect

Agile technical expert Shannon Wright explores converting synced Bugs to Stories that come under the type ‘Defect’ within Jira Align. We will also show you some simple steps to make this change.

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Enterprise agile planning made easy with Apptio

Enterprise agile planning made easy with Apptio

Jean Henson shares the benefits of agile planning across the organisation and how you can connect the dots using Apptio.

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A crash course on Jira Align's Custom Hierarchies and Custom Rooms

A crash course on Jira Align's Custom Hierarchies and Custom Rooms

In this blog, our Agile expert Kim Herren will help you unlock powerful reporting capabilities using just two features for greater visibility.

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Sprint management in Jira and Jira Align

Sprint management in Jira and Jira Align

Agile technical expert Shannon Wright shares how to configure settings so you can manage sprints between Jira and Jira Align.

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How to change Jira Key for synced projects in Jira Align

How to change Jira Key for synced projects in Jira Align

In this blog, our Technical Lead Shannon Wright shares a step by step guide on how to change Jira Project keys with ease.

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Making strategy execution easier with Quantive Results

Making strategy execution easier with Quantive Results

Jean Henson shares how Quantive Results software and our consulting services can make all the difference in your transformation.

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Ideation in Aha! - From intake to value

Ideation in Aha! - From intake to value

In this blog, our Aha! Roadmaps expert Peter Kerrigan shares how you can capture product ideas and customer feedback using Aha! Ideas.

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Managing your enterprise transformation strategy using OKRs

Managing your enterprise transformation strategy using OKRs

In this blog, Director of Business Agility Jean Henson shares her experience and tips for using OKRs to manage your agile transformation strategy.

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Ten predictions for the future of agility

Ten predictions for the future of agility

As technology evolves and businesses become more complex, agile development needs to adapt. In this blog, three top consultants give their predictions on the future of agility.

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Team 23 April 19 & 20

Join Aligned Agility and The Adaptavist Group at Atlassian Team 23!

Join Aligned Agility and The Adaptavist Group at Atlassian Team 23!

Attending this year’s Atlassian Team event? Visit The Adaptavist Group at booth four and meet experts from across the Group to talk about all things agile transformation.

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Rock climbers: the ultimate agile practitioners?

Rock climbers: the ultimate agile practitioners?

Jean Henson, Director of Business Agility, shares her thoughts on how organizations can learn how to be more agile from the way rock climbers plan and complete their climbs

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Partnering with Quantive

Partnering with Quantive

We continue to expand our agile transformation offering by partnering with Denver-based Quantive, the world's leading strategy execution platform based on the OKR management methodology.

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Partnering with Apptio

Partnering with Apptio

We’re excited Apptio is now part of our Group’s partner ecosystem. They’re an established agile solution provider and their platform contains robust financial features not commonly offered in the marketplace.

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Track your OKRs with confidence

Track your OKRs with confidence

We have a handy OKR tracking template to get you started with OKRs. It includes built-in calculations that will help you to define your goals.

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Scale your agile strategy with Aha! Roadmaps

Scale your agile strategy with Aha! Roadmaps

Agile transformation consultant Peter Kerrigan gives a quick intro to Aha! Roadmaps and how it can help you build and track additional levels of strategy above the team level.

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Eight more myths about OKRs

Eight more myths about OKRs

In this blog two-parter, we’re busting myths wide open about OKRs and share eight more myths you may be falling for.

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How to add a Jira Project and Board in Jira Align

How to add a Jira Project and Board in Jira Align

In this blog, our technical lead consultant gives you step-by-step instructions on how to connect and sync your Jira work items from Jira Cloud or Jira Data Centre with Jira Align.

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Busting common myths about OKRs

Busting common myths about OKRs

We’re busting myths wide open about OKRs (objective key results). How many OKR myths do you believe? Read our latest blog to learn about eight common misconceptions about OKRs.

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Make more of your program level in Jira Align

Make more of your program level in Jira Align

This blog is the first of a series where our top consultants share their expertise and top tips on tools like Jira Align so you can make the most out of them.

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Focus your agile product roadmap using OKRs

Focus your agile product roadmap using OKRs

Start building agile goal-orientated product roadmaps. Get a copy of our handy infographic, which illustrates six steps to create an agile OKR-focused product roadmap and explains the difference between a feature and outcome-driven approach.

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Agile leader in focus: Tina Behers Part I

Agile leader in focus: Tina Behers Part I

Get to know Aligned Agility’s VP Enterprise Agility – find out what Disney World has to do with agility, the difference between agile and digital transformation, and about her holistic approach to transformation.

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Agile leader in focus: Tony Camacho

Agile leader in focus: Tony Camacho

Get to know Aligned Agility’s Director of Technical Agility – find out his simple steps to set your organization up for transformation success, why external consultants can be pivotal for change, and how he describes agile at scale to his mother.

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OKRs: a five-step guide for product managers

OKRs: a five-step guide for product managers

If you’re a product manager unsure how to use OKRs alongside your roadmap, this blog is for you. Our agile transformation consultant Peter Kerrigan gives pro tips and a five-step guide of how to combine your product roadmap with your OKRs.

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Tracking OKRs? Why software, not spreadsheets, will set you on the path to success

Tracking OKRs? Why software, not spreadsheets, will set you on the path to success

In this blog, our Director of Business Agility Jean Henson takes a deep-dive into OKRs and explains why software, not spreadsheets, is the way forward when it comes to getting OKRs right.

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Agile leader in focus: Tina Behers Part II

Agile leader in focus: Tina Behers Part II

We continue to get to know Aligned Agility’s VP Enterprise Agility. In this second blog, find out how Tina measures agile success, and her advice for other women stepping into the agile space.

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Agile leader in focus: Jean Henson

Agile leader in focus: Jean Henson

Get to know Aligned Agility’s Director of Business Agility – how she got started, what challenges she sees organizations commonly face, how she defines success, and which agile trends she’s got her eye on.

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Getting to grips with OKRs and how to track progress

Getting to grips with OKRs and how to track progress

Tracking transformation progress can be tricky. With new tools popping up and processes to contend with, measuring success can feel like a minefield. In this blog, we look at who should set OKRs, and how you should track them.

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Getting started with OKRs (and how to avoid common pitfalls)

Getting started with OKRs (and how to avoid common pitfalls)

There’s still a lot of confusion about what OKRs are and what they’re not. In this blog, we’ll explain the difference, as well as how to set OKRs, and the common pitfalls to avoid.

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WEBINAR 26 SEPTEMBER 2023

Webinar: Jira Align - Ask us anything

Webinar: Jira Align - Ask us anything

In this session, we address your burning questions about Jira Align, the leading enterprise tool for managing teams and projects at scale—from gaining buy-in to implementation, training, and understanding how Jira Align can support innovation in your teams.

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CONFERENCE 10 & 15 NOVEMBER 2022

See us at SAFe® European Symposium Frankfurt and Paris

See us at SAFe® European Symposium Frankfurt and Paris

We’re excited to be part of the SAFe® European Symposium in Frankfurt and Paris this November. Join us for a knowledge-packed day featuring customer stories and thought leadership from inspiring speakers, including Jean-Philippe Comeau from Aligned Agility.

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CONFERENCE 22 - 25 AUGUST 2022

Join us at SAFe Summit in Denver in August

Join us at SAFe Summit in Denver in August

Join us at The Adaptavist Group stand, alongside experts from Gravity Works. Bring your burning questions and learn how we can make your agile transformation take shape. See you there!

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Measure transformation success with Jira Align

Measure transformation success with Jira Align

Successfully measuring and keeping track of agile transformation efforts across the enterprise is a tough task. In this one hour webinar I'll show you how Jira Align achieves this - taking your transformation to the next level.

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CONFERENCE 18 - 22 JULY 2022

Come see us at Agile2022 in Nashville this July

Come see us at Agile2022 in Nashville this July

We’re Platinum sponsors of Agile2022, which is dedicated to exploring, innovating and advancing Agile values and principles. At Agile2022, you’ll learn about the latest Agile practices, ideas and strategies – plus have a chance to chat with our experts. And when you visit our stand, you could receive a poster signed by Jon Kern (co-author of the Agile Manifesto) or win an iPad Air with Apple pencil.

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CONFERENCE 10 & 15 NOVEMBER 2022

See us at SAFe® European Symposium Frankfurt and Paris

We’re excited to be part of the SAFe® European Symposium in Frankfurt and Paris this November. Join us for a knowledge-packed day featuring customer stories and thought leadership from inspiring speakers, including Jean-Philippe Comeau from Aligned Agility.

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Tracking OKRs? Why software, not spreadsheets, will set you on the path to success

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is a goal-setting methodology that plays a core role not only in strategic planning, but as an essential tool for teams. Our Director of Business Agility Jean Henson takes a deep-dive into OKRs and explains why software is the way forward when it comes to getting OKRs right.

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Agile leader in focus: Jean Henson

Get to know Aligned Agility’s Director of Business Agility – how she got started, what challenges she sees organizations commonly face, how she defines success, and which agile trends she’s got her eye on.

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Aligned Agility at SAFe SUMMIT Denver Colorado
CONFERENCE 22 - 25 AUGUST 2022

Join us at SAFe Summit in Denver in August

Join us at The Adaptavist Group stand, alongside experts from Gravity Works.

Bring your burning questions and learn how we can make your agile transformation take shape.
See you there!

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Aligned Agility at SAFe SUMMIT Denver Colorado
FREE WEBINAR

Measure transformation success with Jira Align

Successfully measuring and keeping track of agile transformation efforts across the enterprise is a tough task.
In this one hour webinar I'll show you how Jira Align achieves this - taking your transformation to the next level.

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Getting to grips with OKRs and how to track progress

Tracking transformation progress can be tricky. With new tools popping up and processes to contend with, measuring success can feel like a minefield. In this blog, we look at who should set OKRs, and how you should track them.

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Getting started with OKRs (and how to avoid common pitfalls)

There’s still a lot of confusion about what OKRs are and what they’re not. In this blog, we’ll explain the difference, as well as how to set OKRs, and the common pitfalls to avoid.

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CONFERENCE 18 - 22 JULY 2022

Come see us at Agile2022 in Nashville this July

We’re Platinum sponsors of Agile2022, which is dedicated to exploring, innovating and advancing Agile values and principles.

At Agile2022, you’ll learn about the latest Agile practices, ideas and strategies – plus have a chance to chat with our experts. And when you visit our stand, you could receive a poster signed by Jon Kern (co-author of the Agile Manifesto) or win an iPad Air with Apple pencil. 

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Nashville ready for Agile 2022 with Aligned Agility and Agile Alliance
FREE WEBINAR

Measure transformation success with Jira Align

Successfully measuring and keeping track of agile transformation efforts across the enterprise is a tough task.
In this one hour webinar I'll show you how Jira Align achieves this - taking your transformation to the next level.

Webinar Hosted by Tina Behers

HOSTED BY

Tina Behers

VP Enterprise Agility, Aligned Agility

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