Category Archives: Agile


Scrum Revisited: Video Edition

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I’ve been crazy again about Scrum recently and wanted to share these great videos with you. ?All are entertaining and relatively short, and good for Scrum newbies. Enjoy! Scrum Basics This is one of the best “intro to Scrum” video I’ve ever seen! ?The first minute is a little slow, but it gets better after […]

Agile… No PM Needed?

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Today I want to address this comment that was left on a previous post here at Anon Simple, adopt agile methods, which incorporate self organizing teams. Just like that, no PM needed. Now I am studying PM, but its only to make me a better member of modern agile self-organizing generalist teams. My Reply: […]

Get Developers Pumped About Project Management

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Yep, that’s what I said. This is a great presentation of how one firm utilizes SCRUM in the real world.? Jim Kinter and I have both written about SCRUM on this site before, and I think this video does a wonderful job of giving you a feel for it. It’s also played to some hip […]

Implementing SCRUM…the basics – Part 1

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I started to write a response to a recent blog post about the effect that a slowing economy will have on the adoption of?Agile project management methodologies when I realized?from the comments on that site that there may be some folks here that are not yet familiar with Agile/SCRUM. I’m going to speak specifically about […]

Agile & Waterfall Scheduling and Sprint Planning

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In my last article I shared some background and differences between agile and waterfall development methodology. I would now like to share a few lessons learned in managing a project that is utilizing both methodologies concurrently. As I come across more, I will add a post. Scheduling Agile, by definition doesn?t typically consider functionality being […]

Agile & Waterfall Background

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I am a Lead Systems Engineer on a very large multi-year project to deploy image processing software for a satellite ground system, and would like to share some experience and lessons learned in trying to manage a project using agile and waterfall software development in harmony.

All About SCRUM

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SCRUM is something I have some experience with, and I believe there are many tools and techniques that grew up in various methodologies that we all can learn from. You may already know that I’ve written about SCRUM on before, and the various applications of techniques that can be relevant to all types of projects, even those far removed from software development.

Fast Money? No, Agile EVM!

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…dogs and cats living together… MASS HYSTERIA! – Dr. Peter Venkman

No, it’s true! Earned Value Management techniques can work with non-traditional project management methodologies, including Agile, Critical Chain, and Lean PM.