Does Agile Transform a Business?
We’ll talk about the above, rarely asked question in a minute. But first let us talk about your day so far, perhaps it’s gone something like this; After your commute to work, you’ve arrived at the office, opened your laptop and then sat back gazing out the window dreaming of the upcoming weekend. Let’s analyse […]
Management in an Agile world
Agile was introduced to the world in 2001 after 17 men had met in Utah and devised the Agile Manifesto (agilemanifesto.org). It was created with a focus on software delivery projects and this is evident by its given title: Manifesto for Agile Software Development. However, in the intervening years, Agile has grown into something that […]
What Is A Team?
Agile in general, and Scrum in particular, relies for success on self-organizing teams. The eleventh of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto states that “the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams”(1). Empowering the team is one of the seven principles of Lean. One of the central Scrum patterns is ‘Stable Teams’ (2). […]
The Real Role of the Business Analyst: Connecting Strategy to Action
If business analysts were just people who”analyze businesses” they would have, at most, a passive role that wouldn’t contribute to their organizations’ achieving their goals. The real role of the business analyst is a far more active one and provides the essential link between the organization’s goals and its IT projects. Business analysts who adopt […]
Actually, Project Managers are Pretty Good at Estimating Software Projects
Fortunately for the organizations they work for, development teams are smart enough not to build the original project’s design — which is why we have Scrum and Agile. But, even with Scrum, good estimating may be the least important thing you have to do: Adopting Scrum, Kanban, or any Agile methodology means that you have […]