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January 2023 NKDAgility: What is the difference between traditional and empirical approaches

Welcome to this month’s edition of NKDAgility.

In today’s fast-paced, rapidly changing world, agility has become more important than ever. The ability to quickly adapt to new situations, pivot when necessary, and continuously improve is key to success in the 21st century.

In this edition, we will explore the importance of agility in today’s world and how it can help organizations stay competitive and achieve their goals. We’ve selected a few of our most loved articles and videos on Agility and hope you find it valuable in your own journey towards agility.

  • The difference between traditional and empirical approaches
    If your organization has become successful using traditional and project management approaches, it can be difficult to understand why change is necessary. In short, traditional approaches work just fine if you’re working in a simple or complicated space – such as building bridges or roads. You know how to do the work, you know all the variables, and you have a fair idea of how long it will take and how much it will cost to get the job done. In complex environments, everything changes, and you need a new style of working if you’re going to build products that customers love and outcompete innovative competitors. That’s where Empiricism comes into its own. In this short video, Martin Hinshelwood explains the difference between traditional and empirical approaches.
  • Overview of The Scrum Framework with Martin Hinshelwood
    Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams, and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. The Scrum Framework is made up of five values, three Accountabilities, three artefacts, and five events.In this video, I’ll go through an overview of each one, explaining what they are for and why they are there. The focus will be on the process itself, and we will leave the complementary practices until later.

Community

The Lean-Agile Practitioners Community has grown to over 1300+ members, and new usability updates by our platform team will hopefully make it an even bigger success this year.

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Thank you very much to all who are making this community more extraordinary.

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Joshua Partogi

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Martin Hinshelwood

Martin Hinshelwood

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What Classes are Right for you

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Applying Professional Scrum (APS) with Certification

Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

Enables all members of the Scrum Team to learn Scrum while doing it, experiencing what it is like to deliver products using the Scrum framework

Scrum Masters

Courses to help Scrum Masters and Delivery Managers improve their skills

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with Certification

Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

An interactive activity-based course where students gain a strong understanding of Professional Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master.

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A) Training Experience with Certification

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A)

An advanced class to help experienced Scrum Masters learn how to overcome the challenges they face through immersive facilitated excersises.

Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) Training Experience with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM)

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗘𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲-𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 (𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠) is delivered over two half or one full day(s) and includes the industry recognised 𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. It shows how leaders can guide their teams toward continuously improving customer outcomes, organizational capabilities, and business results. EBM focuses on customer value and intentional experimentation to systematically improve an organization’s performance and achieve its strategic goals.

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e) Online Flipped Learning Experience with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e)

Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a 14h workshop, delivered over four half-days that provides a foundation of the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation.

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) Live Virtual Training with Certification

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU)

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students experience how Scrum and User Experience (UX) align and integrate to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end-users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes.

Developers / Scrum Teams

Courses to help all members of the Scrum Team improve their skills

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) with Certification

Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

Enables all members of the Scrum Team to learn Scrum while doing it, experiencing what it is like to deliver products using the Scrum framework

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) Live Virtual Training with Certification

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU)

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students experience how Scrum and User Experience (UX) align and integrate to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end-users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes.

Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) Training Experience with Certification

Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) Training Experience with Certification

Teaches Scrum practitioners how to apply Kanban practices to their work without changing Scrum, bringing greater transparency and flow.

Product Owners / Product Managers

training to help Product Managers improve their abilities.

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) with Certification

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog. Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects, including but not limited to product ownership, that drives value from their products.

Professional Scrum Product Owner – Advanced (PSPO-A) Online with Certification

Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced (PSPO-A)

Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced (PSPO-A) is a hands-on, activity-based course that focuses on helping experienced Product Owners and Product Managers expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders.

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) Live Virtual Training with Certification

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU)

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students experience how Scrum and User Experience (UX) align and integrate to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end-users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes.

Managers

Manage Scrum Teams indirectly.

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with Certification

Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

An interactive activity-based course where students gain a strong understanding of Professional Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master.

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A) Training Experience with Certification

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A)

An advanced class to help experienced Scrum Masters learn how to overcome the challenges they face through immersive facilitated excersises.

Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) Training Experience with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM)

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗘𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲-𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 (𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠) is delivered over two half or one full day(s) and includes the industry recognised 𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. It shows how leaders can guide their teams toward continuously improving customer outcomes, organizational capabilities, and business results. EBM focuses on customer value and intentional experimentation to systematically improve an organization’s performance and achieve its strategic goals.

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e) Online Flipped Learning Experience with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e)

Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a 14h workshop, delivered over four half-days that provides a foundation of the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation.

Reach out to me directly if you would like to schedule a private course at your organization.