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Agile denotes the quality of being agile, ready for motion, nimble. Agile Development methods are attempting to offer an answer to the eager business community asking for lighter weight along with faster and nimbler software development processes. This is especially the case with the rapidly growing and volatile Internet Software Industry as well as for the emerging mobile application environment. Disciplined Agile Software Development includes an ...

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Contracting in Agile – You try it

One of the key principles in Agile development is “Customer collaboration over contract negotiation” Unfortunately, that means that if you’re trying to follow Agile methods, you’re left without useful guidelines to follow when it comes to contracting and coming up with contracts that fit the way that Agile teams work. Time-and-materials of course is a no-brainer, regardless of how the ...

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A Prototype is Worth a Thousand Lines of Code

A picture is worth a thousand words. A prototype is worth a thousand lines of code. Two key elements of product management – and of agile development are elicitation and feedback. Low fidelity artifacts can significantly improve both. Polished, codified prototypes can create problems that prevent you from getting the benefits of communication. Prototyping Anti-Pattern David Bernstein has three good ...

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Does the PMI-ACP set the bar high enough on Risk Management?

I’m trying to understand the PMI’s new certification for Agile Certified Practitioners, and what value the PMI brings to managing software development projects using Agile methods. So I bought RMC’s PMI-ACP Exam Prep Guide which is written by Mike Griffiths, a guy who understands a lot about project management and Agile methods, and who has been heavily involved in the ...

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What can you get out of Kanban?

I’ve spent the last year or so learning more about Kanban, how to use it in software development and IT operations. It’s definitely getting a lot of attention, and I want to see if it can help our development and operations teams work better. What to Read, What to Read? There’s a lot to read on Kanban – but not ...

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Client Reviews: From Waterfall to Agile

We are currently transforming a large organization with 200+ people to adopt new agile behaviors. The transformation started off with identifying 3 pilot projects to be the first adopters of agile skills and techniques. The 3 projects started their agile journey with creating a story map to organize and visualize their business requirements. The story mapping technique enabled the project ...

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Build documentation to last – choose the agile way

Lately I wondered what the best way to document a project is? My documentation experience vary among different tools and methodologies.  I would like to share some observation I have and a conclusion about the best way to document a project. The documentation could be classified to the following categories: Documentation place: In line code/ version control system (via code ...

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The Demise of IT Business Analysts

IT departments typically staff themselves with a group of folks known as business analysts. These folks have the responsibility of talking to folks that work in the business and translating their needs into a format that more technical folks can understand, because for some reason or other, most managers think that developers are unable to speak the same English that ...

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Five Step Illustrated Guide to Setup a Kanban System in an Enterprise Organization

We’ve been through a significant number of Kanban implementations and our approach has largely been based on the approach outlined in David J. Andersons Kanban book. During our travels, we find that we sometimes need to make certain adjustments to the standard steps and during our recent work with a large-scale organizational transformation where we are applying Kanban across the ...

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