Project Management for Software Development

Managing Virtual Software Development Projects

In a global software development world, many software development projects are now virtually organized with team members distributed across different countries and time zones, employed directly by the sponsor company, recruited in software outsourcing organizations or freelance platforms. This article discusses the specific techniques that could help you manage virtual...

Creating the Environment for Agility

Agile methods and practices are mostly focused on one or more development teams working on a software project. Consequently, there is apparently no room left for “managers” in the agile world. However, agile teams do not exist in a vacuum – they function in an environment and whether they will...

Getting Loyalty in Software Development Projects

Lack of loyalty is a serious problem in organizations everywhere today and software development projects. People don’t expect to spend their full career in the same company and are ready to jump ship rapidly if they think that they could loose their job or if the get a better offer...

Fear of Intervention

Sometimes simple practices can be used to increase the efficiency of developers in software development projects. Fear of intervention of subordinates is one of the main impediment for efficiency and this is what Willem van den Ende discusses in this article.

Agile Beyond the Hype

Many companies adopt Agile because it is the natural thing to do. But do they know what they are getting into? In this talk we will use some anecdotes and lessons learned from Agile adoption to build a model that will hopefully help our companies adopt Agile in a way...

Tuning Agile to Business Objectives

To successfully create breakthroughs in your development effectiveness that are possible with agile, it has to be aligned with why you want to do it in the first place and what you need to achieve from it. This excerpt of the book Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development explain that...

Collaboration in Project Management

Collaboration is an essential ingredient in healthy Agile project communities, yet in my experience truly effective collaboration is perhaps the hardest thing to do well. We have become so adept at using e-mail, instant messaging, voice mail, and telephones to communicate that we have lost our preference for face-to-face communications.

Agility in Practice

BigVisible co-founder Giora Morein discusses agile coaching, organizational agility and innovation and how to convince executives that change is not only possible, but necessary.