Project Management for Software Development

Four Project Feature Prioritization Systems in Four Minutes

Small software development projects are easy to manage. GitHub issues or Basecamp todos are more than enough to keep things going. Adding a feature or refactoring a small software development project is also easy, because there aren’t too many moving parts to consider.

Redmine Hosting Providers

Redmine Hosting Providers

Redmine is a free and open source, web-based project management tool written using the Ruby on Rails framework. It allows users to manage multiple projects and associated subprojects. Redmine features issue tracking, project wikis and forums, time tracking, and flexible, role-based access control.

Scaling Agile: The Small-is-Beautiful of Hubs

Scaling agile is all the rage these days, and especially popular with laggard adopters who want to broaden their management span of control. Most scaling frameworks are just classical military hierarchies suitable to command-and-control: in a suitably arranged organization of 625 people, the average number of communication hops between any...

Limiting Work-in-Progress (WIP) for Software Developers

The idea of limited work-in-progress (WIP) is coming from Lean methodologies. At its core, it means that software developers should start new tasks only when the current piece of work is done and delivered. Finding the right work-in-progress limit can increase overall system (organization) throughput.

The Agile Project Stakeholder Engagement Canvas

Stakeholder engagement is critical in agile projects. Agile project managers, business analysts, product owners, Scrum masters as well as agile teams must plan their approach to collaborate well with stakeholders and build productive working relationships.

Five Key Insights for Open Source Projects Sustainability

Five Key Insights for Open Source Projects Sustainability

Many technology firms are turning to open source tools to accelerate innovation and growth. As these firms work to influence open source projects, governance practices sometimes shift from coordination among a small group of software developers and firms to management by large communities of contributors and organizations, often with competing...

Kanban for skeptics - Clear answers to Kanban in software development

Kanban for Skeptics

At the beginning of his book Kanban for Skeptics, Nick Oostvogels says “By listing the 5 most common arguments against Kanban and my response to them, I hope to help people in their Kanban journey and build great organizations that create amazing products.”