Contributed by Sonali Malu Do you run your projects using process, or strategy? Sometimes we even hear that these terms are used interchangeably. But they are not the same. A process essentially has certain steps involved to complete it; A strategy may not always have the same set of steps. A process is always a […]
A quick confession I ?grew up? in a waterfall world. All of my early projects used a waterfall methodology. Another way to describe this could be a step or stair step approach. We stepped through the phases. When we completed the initiation phase, we moved on to planning, then to design, then to construction. In […]
Guest post by Jim Kinter I’ve been thinking about how to help a colleague get his arms around a Scrum implementation that seems to be out of control and rife with what my friend Ken Schwaber refers to as “ScrumButs”. During our conversation, I cringed several times when reference was made to their “version” of […]
Guest post by Jim Kinter In my previous post I referenced a conversation with a colleague about a Scrum implementation that hasn’t produced the results he expected. His expectations from the outset seem to be primarily focused on productivity, but motivation and drivers for choosing Scrum is for another day. As I was mulling this […]
There is a great new site in town about Agile project management. They are running a series of interview/guest posts on The State of Agile. To my surprise, Peter from AgileScout.com reached out to me and asked me to be one of the interviewees.? It’s pretty amazing to be included in this list of Agile […]
Complexity in project estimation is important, and yet many if not most project managers seem to ignore it from what I’ve seen. I have been thinking and reading up quite a bit on relative methods for eliciting estimates for projects. I’ve enjoyed Planning Poker mostly as a means to get a team working more as […]
Whenever I tell people that I am both a PMP and an Agilist, many look at me as if this had to be some deep, dark secret.
How could one study and practice a formal project management methodology and also use Agile?
Josh asked me to write about some of the challenges and obstacles that we face in our environment. In order to do that I should explain a little about that environment.
Over the past 36 months we have transformed ourselves…
In this post, I explained that SCRUM is not a silver bullet and?that there some significant barriers to entry for organizations wanting to adopt SCRUM. In this post, I’m going to introduce Agile estimating, planning poker, fibonacci, and velocity. Let’s say that your organization is ready to go, you’ve turned command and control on it’s […]
Dr. Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creators of the Scrum software development process. He and Ken Schwaber invented Scrum in 1993. Since then he has worked with many software companies and IT organizations to extend and enhance this process.
I’ll add a bit about the Nokia Test and Shock Therapy, but you’ll have to watch the video for the rest.