Category: Knowledge

Working Effectively With Developers

Developers and testers often do not work effectively together. Either the developers can change, we can change, or both. I’ve never had much luck directly changing other people’s behavior. The article “Working Effectively With Developers” discusses of the interactions between developers and testers.

10 Lessons in Guerilla Tactics of Project Management

While many brilliant books and articles have been written on good project management, there is little attention paid to all the possibilities a project manager has to create the appearance of managing a project well without the burden of actually doing it. “10 Lessons in Guerilla Tactics of Project Management”...

Using Stakeholder Analysis in Software Project Management

Stakeholder analysis is a technique to identify and analyze the stakeholders surrounding a project. A proper analysis of the stakeholders will help you to construct a project approach suited to the situation and will allow you to negotiate better with the stakeholders.

Managing Risk on Agile Projects with the Risk Burndown Chart

Risk management is a central part of traditional project management and is included as one of the knowledge areas in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) body of knowledge. In many of my classes, participants ask how Scrum and agile address risk management. Some are concerned that agile or Scrum ignore...

Agile Project Management Adoption Obstacles

“I’ve personally witnessed several failed agile adoptions that could have been prevented. The first was in a company that had spent more than a million dollars on its transition effort. Executives brought in outside trainers and coaches and hired five people into an “Agile Office” to which new Scrum teams...