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Earned Value Management (EVM) in Agile Development

In this article, we are going to explore Earned Value Management (EVM), a widely used traditional management technique, but we are going to look at it within the context of an Agile domain. Let’s cons...

The Big Picture with Story Map in Agile Development

“I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew, Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who. I send them over land and sea, I send them east and west, But after they ha...

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 p...

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 ...

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 re...

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...

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 ri...

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 m...

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 ma...