Project Management for Software Development

Self-Organization and Anarchy

“Self-organizing teams are at the core of the agile management, but the concepts have become corrupted – and counterproductive – in parts of the agile community. Although self-organizing is a good term, it has, unfortunately, contingent within the agile community who encourage an anarchistic management style and have latched onto...

The Value of a Plan

“When we “plan”, we expect the actual project result to conform to that plan, and then deviations become team mistakes or sign of the team’s failure to work enough. When we “speculate”, we take the opposite perspective – it’s the plan we suspect was wrong. The plan, or speculation, is...

Eight barriers to effective listening

Nearly every aspect of human life could be improved by better listening, from family matters to corporate business affairs to international relations. Most of us are terrible listeners. We’re such poor listeners, in fact, that we don’t know how much we’re missing. The following are eight common barriers to good...

Running an Open Source Software Project

“Running an Open Source Software Project” by William Echlin presents the project management activities in open source projects and compare them to the needs of commercial projects.