Project Management for Software Development

How Does the Project Manager Fit In Scrum?

What is the project manager supposed to do when teams are transitioning to Scrum? This question has already been asked and answered many times, but the answers are often different and sometimes contradict each other. This article discusses ways the project manager can fit into the Scrum, based on personal...

Small Teams More Efficient Than Large Teams

Carl Erickson shares in this blog post a study done on 564 information systems projects that seems to indicate that smaller teams are more efficient than larger teams. Small teams were defined with less than 5 people and large teams with more than 20 people. To complete projects of 100,000...

Late Projects Are All the Same

The famous Tom de Marco shares in the article “All Late Projects Are the Same” some experience of his 50th year working in information technology. He thought initially all late projects were the same in that they were really estimation failures, not performance failures. Now he thinks that all projects...

Sustainable Pace

This article discusses sustainable pace as an essential element to long term well being in project management. In Scrum projects, the team needs to be comfortable speaking up and pushing back; the Scrum Master needs to help shield them and Product Owner, to listen. There needs to be a safe...

Kanban Weakspots

This video is an interview with Pawel Brodzinski about his experiences in using Kanban in his development teams. In particular it covers the weakspots of Kanban as this is the title of Pawel’s presentation at the Lean Kanban Central Europe conference.

Moving Toward Evidence-Based Software Investment

Evidence-based software investment is a concept based on the idea that the software industry could succeed with a model that’s not based around designing, funding, and fulfilling individual projects – and then starting all over again.

Scaled Agile Framework

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAF) is a proven, publicly available framework for applying Lean-Agile practices to the enterprise. It will soon be available to the general public in a structured format on an interactive website. SAF has been scaled to over 140 teams and 1,000 people, yet can still be...