Scrum and what it is for

Scrum – When to Use It, When to Avoid It

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 […]

Extreme Programming (XP)

*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 […]

Communication as a project failure

Why Do Projects Fail?

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 […]

Osmotic Communication Visual

What is Osmotic Communication?

Quite simply, Osmotic Communication is the accidental overhearing of background information that may later end up being important. The term was coined by Alistair Cockburn, one of the signers of the Agile Manifesto. “Osmotic communication means that information flows into the background hearing of members of the team, […]

Sharing Schemes in Jira

If you went through an earlier tutorial on custom issue types I created (Customize Issue Types in Jira), you would have noticed that I modified the Issue Types for one project and one project only. But what if we wanted to create a standard set of Issue Types […]