*The following was written by guest blogger Tammy Ziemba What Is DSDM? Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) is an Agile strategy fusing Agile principles with the entire project life-cycle. DSDM rationality foundation is the project arrangement with the key objectives of the association. The point of a DSDM […]
Scrum has been too often shoved into situations where it has no business being. I know Scrum proponents will often tell you Scrum is versatile and it can go anywhere – it can’t. There are jobs that are too big for Scrum. Scrum is a lightweight approach. It […]
*The following is written by guest blogger Tammy Ziemba Extreme Programming (XP) is an agile software development framework that aims to deliver higher quality software and higher personal satisfaction for the development team. XP is the most explicit of the frameworks in regards to suitable design practices for […]
*The following is written by guest blogger Tammy Ziemba Test Driven Development (TDD) is a moderate programming advancement process that is driven by a computerized test case which characterizes the ideal improvement to the system. The test is first executed to come up short. The developer at that […]
*The following is written by guest blogger Tammy Ziemba Agile development is based upon a value system and specific core practices, that when reliably connected, result in high performing software development organizations. Build up Wildly Important Goals: A team can concentrate on 1-3 things at any given […]
Projects fail for several reasons and those reasons often vary depending on who you ask. My own opinion, you can track back just about every single failure reason to issues with planning or issues with communication; sometimes both. That is, of course, assuming you have adequate support from […]
If you are using Kanban within Scrum or another Agile framework, you may not need to worry much about this. The meetings used as part of those frameworks should work perfectly fine. This is more meant to be a suggested guide of meeting types if you are embracing […]
Pedro Manuel Faria is the CEO of a company called In Forming, a spin-off company of Famousgadget Lda. Pedro was kind enough to let me interview him in a rather unconventional fashion, through LinkedIn messaging. Our main discussion topic was the new project management software his company was […]
Untrained staff, new employees, inexperienced technical resources. If you have been a project manager (predictive or adaptive) for any duration of time, you have had to work with someone who lacked some knowledge in a needed area. You have probably also had tight deadlines and not enough time […]
The Scrum Master is one of three recognized roles in Scrum. They are the servant-leader for the Scrum team, which means they serve the team by working to provide what the team needs to complete their job. This could be working to make sure they have the right […]
A joke I heard once was that in an 8 hour day, Agile has 7 hours of meetings and 1 hour of work. There can be some truth to it if you let it happen.
Agile is supposed to be strict. I am not saying miss a daily standup because you don’t feel like doing it, I am saying there are situations where letting some team members not attend would be acceptable.
The answer is yes you should hold a kick-off meeting. But why? The kick-off meeting gives everyone a chance to get together (team members, stakeholders, customers, etc.) and discuss the project. You can make sure everyone is informed of their expected role in the project It gives you […]
That often depends on who you ask. Some will say it is the Scrum Master. Some will insist it is the Product Owner. Some people will insist there isn’t one – technically, by name only, there isn’t one. But I am here to tell you that A) There […]
*The following is written by guest blogger Salarco Since 2012, I’ve been working for an international organization that promotes leadership through different kinds of cross-cultural exchanges for young people between 18 and 30 years old. Our goal is to promote peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential through […]