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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

“The most powerful person in the world is the story teller.” – Attributed to Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc. Nearly three decades ago, I remember my father taking me to a tailor’s shop for a pair of shorts to be worn as a high-school uniform. The tailor measured and made notes, and then he finally…

An Agile Attitude: Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the history of Agile and the Waterfall vs. Agile model. Now, I’d like to pick up where we left off and consider how MSP is adapting to more and more organizations implementing Agile.   A Short History of Microsoft Project (Or How MSP is Adapting to Agile) Microsoft Project…

An Agile Attitude: Part 1

Implementing Agile can be challenging but rewarding Implementing Agile can be very challenging for many organizations (especially in Waterfall development cultures), but at the same time, it can be rewarding. This article covers a short history of Agile methodology, which became main stream this decade to rev up software development with a faster approach. It…

5 Metrics for Agile Development

Let’s say you were to meet gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt and say to him, “Here’s a great track in front of you. You run. We’ll monitor your running and declare you the fastest!” Would he run? His response would probably be, “Run against what?” If you said, “Just run, man! Don’t worry about the…

5 Common Agile PM Transition Pitfalls to Avoid

Agile transformations do not take place overnight, which is the stark reality. They require discipline and consistent inspecting, adapting and follow-through. Any well-intended transformation is at risk of slipping back to old ways if certain challenges and pitfalls are not addressed and avoided. Here are five major pitfalls organizations face in their agile transitions: 1….

Team Players: Exchanging Project Data with Your Development Team

The topic of agile and project management generates a lot of interest among project managers. It may be that PMs are boggled by managing IT projects that don’t adhere to the standard waterfall method of development. After all, if a team of developers is talking with users and getting together every week to reprioritize what’s…

10 Key Business Analysis Trends to Guide Your IT Organization to Greater Results in 2011

This year organizations are picking up the pace to leverage rapid developments in technology which will enable them to be more productive and more competitive. To ensure their success, requirements management and development (RMD), or business analysis, is a critical discipline that cannot be overlooked in their initiatives and programs. RMD is the process of…

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