Tagged with Agile

PERSPECTIVE: Importance of Sprint Retrospective

PERSPECTIVE: Importance of Sprint Retrospective

One of the four items in Agile Manifesto is: value individuals and interactions over processes and tools And one of the twelve principles induced from the manifesto is: Build projects around motivated individuals, give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done Unfortunately, in practice, most of Scrum … Continue reading

QUOTATION: Agile

Agile operations is about a mindset as much as any technology. Ironically,  the most agile teams that decree agile loudly are really agile from Web Operations

QUOTATION:Agile

Agile ostensibly focuses on improving communication and the flow of ideas, but when that focus is lost, Agile can become a excuse for falling to communicate, especially at perceived process boundaries. from Web Operations

REVIEW: Scaling Lean and Agile Development

REVIEW: Scaling Lean and Agile Development

A very interesting, vivid and beneficial presentation! The purpose of the presentation is to illustrate “how” to scale lean and Agile across multisite. It presents practices and tips related to adoption of offshore, multisite development and coordination within large scrum teams. I liked that fact that was presented at the beginning: “big projects” can be … Continue reading

TIP: Save the Iteration

Estimation is a guess-work. Hence, when we estimate an iteration, there is a possibility to not being able to finish all scheduled features. Not a big deal! Extend the Iteration! Not exactly. Extending the iteration is one of the worse Agile anti-patterns1. It is never ever a good idea to extend your iteration. Below are … Continue reading

PERSPECTIVE: Agile in not a project management methodology

Defined by CollabNet ” Scrum is  a management framework for incremental product development using one or more cross-functional, self organizing team of about seven people each. Scrum provides a structure of roles, meeting, rules and artifacts.” By definition,Agile is a a mind set, as well as, a set of engineering practices for rapid delivery of … Continue reading

PERSPECTIVE: Agile and Project Estimations

Customers usually ask: how much? and how soon? It is inevitable to have answers for those questions. Especially when  bidding for projects, Project Managers usually need to estimate even when  they have no complete requirements document and no signed-off specifications. Even for internal projects, it is usually hard to get senior management commitment without having … Continue reading

REVIEW: IT Project Management: Best of 2009

The best IT project management articles on TechRepublic in 2009 20 cynical project management tips Very ironic yet realistic facts about project management. You’ll enjoy reading them. Agile project management: Estimating the unknown An excellent article to answer the dilemma of budgeting and time-estimating for the entire project, which is taking against agile methodologies as … Continue reading

PERSPECTIVE: FDD vs SCRUM

“At Bayt.com, we had opted to use FDD. While I believe that SCRUM, as all other agile methodologies is excellent in supporting human-oriented software development environment, I continue to believe that it lacks well defined control points (milestones) that are required to track the progress of features implementation. It is clearly focused more on the … Continue reading