Category: Knowledge

Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust

In this interview of James W. Over by Grady Booch, they about the evolution and future of the software development process, a common failure of most startups, and learning about Watts Humphrey’s outrageous commitment.

Scrum Obstacles

Concrete barriers to Scrum adoption are inevitable. Test cycles will not magically shrink without effort. Most of the challenges in Scrum adoption are not technical, but social.

Earned Value Management (EVM) for Mere Mortals

This article explains the usage of Earned Value Management (EVM) in software development projects. EVM is simply a way of calculating two pieces of data for a project: schedule performance and called cost performance.

Common Teamwork Misperceptions

Mistaken beliefs about teamwork that can sidetrack productive collaboration. This blog post from J. Richard Hackman presents six common teamwork misperceptions.

The Importance of a Project Team Size

In this article, Johanna Rothman explains why the size of a project team matters. Teams larger than 9 seems to have problems to communicate and teams smaller than 3 could lack the creative power to solve issues.

Fixing the Quick Fix

In this article Esther Derby discusses the balance between quick fixes and long term solutions in project management.