EVM is a simple quantitative technique that can be used to measure the schedule progress and optionally the budget progress of software projects. This article explains what EVM is and walks you through an example of using EVM to measure test-effort progress.
The article “Managing Schedule Flaws using Agile Methods” presents several symptoms and causes of schedule problems, describes metrics and diagrams that can be used to track your team’s progress against its schedule and proposes Agile approaches to mitigate these risks.
As Scrum teams quickly release new software, Bob Martin recommends to monitor that the team is not hyper-productively making a mess! You have to make sure they are practicing the disciplines that produce data that can be measured. You use that data to measure the quality of the code they...
as a project manager or as business stakeholder how does one determine whether to bring the project back to life or just kill it? Answering this question is not that hard. You will find it in this post “When Do You Kill A Project?“
In his blog post “Earned Value versus Earned Schedule“, Glen Alleman discuss the concepts of Earned Value and Earned Schedule.
The Pomodoro Technique is a way to get the most out of time management. Turn time into a valuable ally to accomplish what we want to do and chart continuous improvement in the way we do it.
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...