Tagged: agile

From Project Manager to ScrumMaster

David Martin had a problem as a project manager: his projects never came out on time or on budget. He tried to apply all PMBOK best-practice guidelines: taking care of schedules, tracking progress carefully, making sure that the team estimate correctly and ensure requirements stability. It still didn’t work and...

Scrum BurnUp Charts

A Scrum BurnUp Chart is a specific Big Visible Chart that is used to show progress for a release or iteration. The horizontal axis represents Time and the vertical axis represents Scope. For a release burn up the horizontal axis is used to represent iterations while for an iteration burn...

Three Deadly Pitfalls of Agile Implementations

Many agile implementations start off with good intentions, but do not deliver on the promise of agile. This article discusses three recurring themes of failure related to agile implementations: inexperience, lack of planning and limited executive sponsorship. Before you embark on your agile initiative, or if you are looking to...

Accidental Scrum

This article presents the story of a project that was performed in a Scrum manner without even knowing that the method was Scrum. What initially looked like an impossible project was delivered in six months, with exceptional customer satisfaction and confidence all around. Facing uncertain requirements, the team decided to...

Remote Programmer

This video describe reasons for working remotely as a programmer. It presents a couple of useful habits of the remote worker and then focus on working effectively in a distributed team. There is a huge difference between just being a remote worker and being a member of a distributed team....

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...

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...

How to Change the World

How do I make my managers more Agile? How can I make customers more cooperative? When transforming organizations and other social systems people usually encounter obstacles. And these obstacles very often involve changing other people’s behaviors.