Getting Rid of Requirements
“Requirements engineering” was supposed to ensure that development teams delivered applications that users wanted. That didn’t happen (as the process of requirements engineering itself demonstrated). The answer to giving users what they want turns out to be getting rid of requirements altogether. Requirements exist because everyone recognizes that users aren’t developers. On that understanding, requirements […]
Do You Speak Agile?
Assessing the Fluency Your Agile Team(s) Need to Acquire Agile has apparently ‘crossed the chasm.’ Its early adopters have achieved sufficient momentum to ensure its entry into the mainstream of software and IT development, if not product development in general. In fact, one estimate is that currently between 12 and 15 million people use Scrum […]
Agile Needs People Skills
Agile Needs People Skills Every company, colleague, academic or friend I speak to these days has a concern about complexity and the accelerating pace of change, both of which are leading to high levels of uncertainty. In Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon’s excellent 2016 report for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – ‘Thinking The […]
The Rise of Agile in the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition
Coming Soon: Agile Project Management “Agile Project Management is an oxymoron: Agile is product management, not project management.” Agree or disagree, Agile Project Management is coming soon. This fall the Project Management Institute (PMI) will release the sixth edition of their Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). At the same time, they […]
What is the Role of a Business Analyst in Agile?
If you’re thinking that the Agile methodology doesn’t make clear the business analyst’s job…well, you’re not wrong. However, you may be looking in the wrong place. Learning Tree’s business analyst in Scrum course follows the Institute of Business Analyst’s when defining the role of “business analyst.” Drawing from the institute’s “A Guide to the Business Analysis Book […]