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 […]
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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). […]
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The Praxis Approach To Successful Projects & Programmes

Authors: John Moore & Peter Dillon-Parken So, it’s your first week on the project, you look around for the requirements documents, and what you’ve got is basically a bunch of notes. In short, very little project definition has been done. This is the situation that quite often confronts project managers – does Praxis help with […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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